Thatta:04 April: Parents of girl students, legislators and members of civil society have urged the Ilm Ideas not to discontinue its project for the re-education of dropout students in remote villages of Sujawal district till the accomplishment of their academic objectives.
PPP MPA Rehana Laghari, ex-MPAs Humaira Alwani, Chetan Mal and others have appealed to the NGO that premature suspension of the girls’ education would discourage them and shatter their dreams of higher education.
Ilm Ideas, a sub-managing agency based in Islamabad and funded by DAI, an international development company, and UKAID, had hired services of a local organisation to impart secondary education to the dropout primary girl students in 18 remote villages of Sujawal district. The project which had been running successfully for the past two years had so inspired the village people that even those who had pulled out their girls from schools after completion of primary education re-enrolled them for the secondary education.
Therefore, when they received information about discontinuation of the project they were greatly disappointed and parents and some 550 students took out a procession in Sujawal town on Tuesday.
They staged a demonstration on the Sujawal-Badin road to convey their message that the Ilm Ideas had suddenly broken their dreams by discontinuing the facility in the middle of their educational journey.Dawn.
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