Pakistan is considered as home to a significant proportion of the worlds poor. Over 30% of the country’s
150 million people survive beneath the poverty line. In rural areas, literacy of women is as low as 20%.
Sufficient amount of the national budget is not allocated to education and the drop-out rate from primary
schools is thought to be the highest in the
world, leaving many runaway children on the streets in major cities whilst others approach adulthood
through the inappropriate experience of factory labor.
To see a literate PUNJAB in the shortest possible time. SDF is here to motivate Foundations and
individuals at national and global levels to join hands with us for a brighter and much more effectively
SDF has realized the urgent need to focus on the education of this province and has therefore
implemented guidelines to initialize its projects. These guidelines work on grounds of SDF Goals:
Introducing formal education to all lower class children.
Training all illiterate lower class civilians with informal education.
Promote vocational training programs.
Equip people with life skill programs.
Improve the quality of present education in Pakistan.
Providing better support to, supervision of, and coordination of the school system in the whole country.
Encourage Computer laboratory and science laboratory in schools, School curriculum
development and redesigning of examination system.
Education Sector Reforms Assistance Program:
SDF executed ESRA program in Khanewal District. During the implementation of the program major
activities carried out were:
q Community mobilization
q Base line survey of targeted schools
q Baseline survey of twenty targeted communities
q Training Need Assessment
q Teachers Training
q Trainings of School Management committees.
After the implementation of ESRA Program SDF achieved the following goals
q 80 teachers were trained
q 20 SMCs were formed and trained
q 4 CCBs were formed and in which 100 members were trained from 20-targeted communities.
q Dropout ratio has decreased from 37% to 2% now in 20-targeted schools.