30 flood-affected schools handed over to education dept
PESHAWAR: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA-PaRRSA) under Relief Rehabilitation and Settlement Department has reconstructed and handed over 30 flood-affected schools to Education Department while work on 80 other damaged schools is in progress across the province.
PDMA has reconstructed 18 schools in Malakand Division including six in Swat district, four in Lower Dir, five in Upper Dir, two in Malakand and one in Shangla while 12 schools in other districts including seven in Nowshera, Charsadda three and two have been completed in DI Khan.
The spokesperson on Sunday said that five schools in Dir Upper have been completed while six other schools would be completed soon in the district.
New schools are equipped with good facilities as required for an institution i.e boundary walls, furniture, power supply and best designed buildings.
The newly reconstructed buildings would provide best learning opportunities and have been welcomed by the community members as these schools have been reconstructed in a short span of time.
At the end of 2017, PDMA-PaRRSA had been assigned the reconstruction of these schools with financial support from the USAID.
Head Teacher of the GPS Nehag Dara, Sheer Ahmad, said that the school was handed over to them and they resumed classes at the new building.
He further said that around 360 students including boys and girls are getting education in the newly built model school. – APP