PAGE considers capacity building at all levels within the education sector as a pivotal aspect of addressing the gender crisis in Pakistan. It is not only the lack of educational institutes, which are sparsely sprawled at large distances in rural areas, that is plaguing the education system, but the abysmal quality of education in existing schools and colleges.
PAGE’s mandate includes setting up Capacity Building programs for communities, schools and Government departments.
Our School Engagement Program (SEP) is our flagship capacity building intervention. SEP is centered upon a capacity building approach that is tailored around a cultural, economic and social needs assessment of individual communities. The program focuses on upgrading missing facilities as well as soft interventions such as teacher training and community mobilization.
Community-sponsored buildings are refurbished for schooling, and joint monitoring systems engaging parent-teacher councils are also set up to monitor retention and achievement of female students, and thus the effectivity of our capacity building interventions.
In collaboration with READ Pakistan, PAGE also set up 5 Libraries in deprived schools in Islamabad as a pilot initiative. These Libraries are now being managed successfully by free community schools, improving literacy skills of students enrolled in schools.
Please contact us for further information on our Capacity Building programs.