Pakistan: looking towards the provision of education in Sindh
ISLAMABAD [ACTED News] - Schools facilities across Sindh, Pakistan are ‘in shambles’ according to a recent report by the Express Tribune. 21 schools in Sukkur are being used as hujras (male meeting places) while 10,000 schools across Sindh continue to function without any facilities. This is a problem endemic across Pakistan. One that results in 68.87 % literacy for males and 40.08% literacy for females (UNESCO). According to UNESCO figures, primary school enrolment for girls stands at 60 per cent as compared to 84 per cent for boys. ACTED is seeking to increase access to functional educational institutes through various projects including a UNICEF-funded project strengthening primary schools in Lower Dir.