The Balochistan government will work shoulder-to-shoulder with the committed non-profits that opt to work in the province to provide quality education to children from underprivileged and remote areas. This was stated by Balochistan Health Minister Dr Amir Muhammad Khan Jogezai at a ceremony organised by the non-profit Green Crescent Trust (GCT) at a hotel. Many noted business people and industrialists attended the event and announced donations for the charitable work of the GCT in Sindh’s education sector.
Dr Jogezai appreciated that the GCT, in the last 29 years, had established 166 charitable schools with an enrollment of over 31,799 students from the deprived communities in Sindh.
He said the concerned non-governmental organisations and charities could play a vital role in providing quality education, health services, water supply, and other necessities of life to people in remote areas in Balochistan.
He also greeted the GCT for establishing its first charitable school in Balochistan in the Winder area of Hub District. He assured the audience that the Balochistan government would provide the fullest support whenever the GCT and other education sector charities decided to extend the footprint of their charitable work in the province to enrol a greater number of children from destitute families. He announced a donation of a piece of land to the GCT for setting up a charitable school in Balochistan.
GCT CEO Zahid Saeed expressed gratitude to the business community for extending uninterrupted support to the campaign of his non-profit to enrol out-of-school children in Sindh
He said it was high time that sincere NGOs, provincial governments, and the private sector joined hands and worked together to enrol millions of out-of-school children aged between four and 16 in the country. He lamented that the provincial governments couldn’t provide basic academic and infrastructure facilities at its schools despite the expenditure of hundreds of billions of rupees annually.
He said the concerned NGOs in the education sector and government, by forging partnerships, could jointly work to overcome the serious issues of the state-run schooling system. On the occasion, Bank Al Falah donated a cheque to the GCT CEO for building a state-of-the-art school campus in Khoski, Badin.