​Support to National Capacity Building to Realise Girls'​​​​ Right to Education in Gilgit-Baltistan​

A programme to contribute to the cause of girls' education in the marginalised communities of Gilgit-Baltistan through community mobilisation and social advocacy and improvement in schools' physical and learning environment.  
Duration: 2018- 2019
Target area: Gilgit-Baltistan
Funding organisation: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Implementer: Aga Khan Foundation through AKU-IED's Professional Development Centre, North ​

​Specific objectives of the project

  • Launching of an integrated social mobilisation and advocacy campaign;
  • Establishing and strengthening of School Management Committees (SMCs) and Mother Support Groups (MSGs) through capacity building programmes;
  • Providing missing facilities to the target schools;
  • Developing teachers for activity-based learning (ABL) and multi-grade teaching (MGT); and 
  • Building capacity of government education department officials to enable them to contribute to the success of the project. ​

​What have we done​ so far?

  • 93 schools supported for improving their physical and learning environment which includes minor repair and maintenance work and physical face-uplifting.
  • 900 community members reached through advocacy campaigns for enrolling out-of-school children particularly girls in Astore and Ghanche Districts of Gilgit-Baltistan.
  • 321 members of Local Level Institutions participated in capacity building programmes.
  • 93 village advocacy forums formed to coordinate with schools to address the relevant issues hindering the school improvement process.
  • 212 government officials and teachers have participated in capacity building programmes by PDCN which focused on:
    • ​​Community mobilisation and advocacy​
    • Roles and responsibilities of school management committees
    • Multi-grade teaching
    • Activity-based learning ​​​​
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*Updated on April 30, 2019. For further information about the project, please contact our Professional Development Centre North​.