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PAGE inaugurates 3rd Star School in Aspalal Colony under OOSC Program.

ISLAMABAD: (Parliament Times) Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education opens its third community based “Star School” in Aspalal Colony, Islamabad, Pakistan. The school is part of the nationwide Out-of-School-Children (OOSC) Program aiming to enroll 1 Million young boys and girls in schools all over Pakistan. PAGE is one of the key partners of this multi-partner venture which is co-funded by the Education Above All Foundation-Qatar, Ministry of Education and Professional Training – Government of Pakistan, Japan International Cooperation Agency and American Refugee Committee Pakistan.
In addition to the help from overseas Pakistanis in United Kingdom, PAGE aims to open 100 “STAR SCHOOLS” in the communities where literacy rate among female children is lower than the male children. This learning model of Star School is designed to address the massive size of estimated 13 million out of school girls across the country. This mode is cost-effective and easy to replicate in different communities.
Senator Muhammad Ali Saif inaugurated the school and appreciated the efforts of PAGE, its Ambassadors and the wider partnership towards reducing the number of OOSC across Pakistan. PAGE is one of the leading Girls’ education initiatives in Pakistan, acting as a bridge between donors, policy makers and practitioners to come together and address the gender gap in education in Pakistan and to create solutions to overcome the broader challenges the education sector is facing. Ms. Fajer Pasha, Executive Director PAGE and Mr. Wasim Ahmed, PAGE Ambassador from England were also present at the occasion. The school is located in Asplal Colony, and unchartered settlement in the Capital Territory.
Ms. Fajer Pasha, Executive Director PAGE, on this auspicious occasion said that “in order to bridge the gap in gender education in Pakistan, we need to ensure access to safe and quality education for girls in small communities who otherwise will not be able to attend a school. Star School is one of the many possible and easy solutions towards girls’ education.”

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