Alight Pakistan, NCHD to establish 22 schools in Gilgit-Baltistan
LAHORE: The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and Alight Pakistan, formerly American Refugee Committee, agreed to join hands to impart free education to out-of-school children at 22 schools in Gilgit-Baltistan.
An agreement to this effect was signed by Col (retd) Dr Amirullah Marwat, Chairman NCHD, and Kamran Iftikhar Lone, Deputy Chief of Party, Alight Pakistan, at a ceremony here on Friday.
The enrolment of out-of-school children would kick off in the first week of March where 650 out-of-school children between the age of 6-16 will get quality education in Gilgit and Diamir districts, said a press release.
The NCHD and Alight Pakistan-funded schools would focus on enrolment and quality education of children belonging to the marginalised communities in the two districts.
Director Education NCHD Dr Shafqat Ali, Deputy Director Education Tahir Hameed Wyne, Assistant Director Education Tufail Ahmed and Syed Husnain Naqvi were also present. – APP