Education

Theater Performance on Article 25-A
On the one hand, in the 21st Century which will be the century of competition and in terms of merit and skill, no nation or society can envision development without education, on the other; Pakistan is lagging behind in education sector, even the poorest countries like Sri lanka and Bangladesh are far better than Pakistan vis-à-vis education. Education in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has improved comparatively, while the condition in Sindh, is the worst. There are total 49000 primary and secondary schools in Sindh, out of which approximately 18000 are defunct. Most of those are used as go-downs and get-together places of local influential landlords. Since the enrollment in schools of rural areas of Taluka Johi is increasingly decreasing while the girls schooling is alarmingly low. Keeping this in view, the volunteers of “REACH” Organization have been making efforts to increase the enrollment in schools and encourage girls` schooling through mobilization, community events, rallies, Sports, theater performances on “ARTICLE 25-A” and Signature campaigns in communities and public-private schools. An impact evaluation of theater performances performed by a professional theater group of REACH shows that there has been great impact of such interesting programs that have helped foster interest and willingness of the communities towards the schooling of girls and paying attention to education. So far, REACH has performed overall 34 theaters in rural communities of district Dadu and have sensitized more than 1,900 community men, women and community leaders on girls` right to education. the main objective of such activities is to ensure the girls` schooling and gender parity.

 

Campaign “Educate Children-Save Society”
with very scare resources, REACH organization is making all possible efforts in order to raise awareness among the rural communities of Sindh about the child`s right to education. believing in innovation and creativity REACH adopt various approaches to advocate the rights of girls and women. So far, our organization has run as many as 28 campaigns including walk, rallies and signature campaigns. We believe that no organization can accomplish the strategic goal unless all stakeholders are playing their part to achieve the common goal. Thus, REACH is planning to be part of such organizations that have strategic/thematic similarities.

 

REACH team monitoring the performance of students under Poor Students Support Program (PSSP)
With the support of our honorable individual philanthropists, REACH organization started a program under the title of “Poor Students Support Program” (PSSP) through which extremely poor out-of-school children were identified and selected to get quality education at Oxford English School Johi. This program supports the students with school fee, books, bags, clothes, shoes and nominal pocket money. Each year 47 students are benefiting from this program and over all 188 students have already been supported. Most of the students studying under the program are girls who belong to vulnerable families who can not give primary education to their children otherwise. It has been observed that it takes longer to have sustainable impact on the lives of target population in the absence of sufficient resources.
REACH organization believes that youth of any country are valuable assets since they are the major drivers of change. taking this into account, our organization started capacity and career building program under the title of “Youth Empowerment And Career Development Program (YEC-D) for the youth of Johi city. in this program youth under the age bracket of [16-24) years were selected and admitted to the program. the major issue faced during the selection process was that youth had no sound planning for future as they could not decide what field they should seek their career in. in order to properly guide them, career counselling classes were taken which proved to be very effective. REACH organization prepared 366 youth. currently, 70% of the trained youth are engaged in the field of their interest, some of them are studying in their desired universities while others are doing jobs in government departments and non-government organizations.