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ROTA launches new educational system for girls in Pakistan; project aims to reach 1000 students in SWAT district

ROTA launches new educational system for girls in Pakistan; project aims to reach 1000 students in SWAT district

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has launched the ‘Institutional Support for Participatory, Inclusive and Responsive Education’ project in collaboration with CARE International, a leading humanitarian and development organization.

The project aims to improve access to higher quality education for females in secondary school in the rural SWAT district of Pakistan by introducing the concept of a double-shift school system, where teaching operates in two shifts, with one group of students in the building early in the day and a second group of students later in the day.

The system will make use of up to 35 existing government primary schools. About 100 local teachers will be hired under flexible terms agreed with the education department. The project aims to reach up to 1,000 female students.

The project formal launching was on 12 September 2015 and will continue for a period of three years.

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