Working in the most remote and marginalized area of South Punjab inhabited by mostly illiterate masses, the SYCOP works to promote the awareness about the importance of education through establishing NFBE (Non Formal Basic Education) Home Schools and enhancing teacher’s capacities by involving local communities, villages education committees, mobilizing District Government Officials to ensure the staff strength and regularity at school level for this purpose.
SYCOP started 10 home schools in remote, flood and rural areas. Free books and free tuition were provided to 25 students in each school because these areas had no Government or private schools and people without having money for books and uniform for their Kids, though strictly against education of their daughters. Due to incentive of free books and free tuition with motivation they started to send their female kids to schools. After 8 months in March 1996 PLC adopted 5 schools were to provide teachers honorarium and free books. In the light of these services later on PLC allocated 102 NFBE Home Community schools up to November 1998 gradually in two districts DG khan and Muzaffar Garh.
Capacity Building / Trainings:
To run this NFBE community school project we needed capacity building and empowerment of our NGO, so we prepared ourselves to provide training and awareness to teachers and communities. SYCOP has enhanced its capacity and have prepared enough material to administer Education Program. Now we have a strong team of Master trainers 5 male and 4 female trainers of Education Health Community Work, micro enterprising and human rights.
Pioneer in NFBE in south Punjab
40 Non Formal Center established under ILM project with Bunyad/Unicef in 1994. 1853 students has been passed out within the 32 months. It was a successful project and then prime Minister literacy Commission (later as Pakistan Literacy Commission) has been formed and the same sample was started in 1996.
Non Formal Basic Education (NFBE) Programme
SYCOP started 102 Non Formal Basic Education schools with the collaboration of Pakistan Literacy commission (PLC). 26 schools have been closed by completion of their tenures or due to activation of alternate government interventions. 76 schools are still running in remote countryside areas of Muzaffar Garh and DG Khan Districts.
Adult Literacy Project
20 adult literacy schools, a short term project by literacy department Punjab, have been completed in two Tehsils of District Muzaffar Garh in 2005-06.
QEEP (Quality Education Enhancing Program)
QEEP (Quality Education Enhancing Project), an innovative project of SYCOP with the collaboration of TVO has been completed in 2004-05. Main achievements were hiring a formal/Government/ghost School (named Govt. girls primary school Piplee) and its activation through community mobilization, teacher training, computer education, play ground, WASH facilities, rehabilitation and renovation of building, provision of AV aids, and new furniture, involving the school children in co curricular activities like meena bazaar, women mela on global women day. Children were polished, prepared and mobilized to perform in Radio Pakistan Multan program. Strength of school children increased from 16 to 174.
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