The workshop was conducted by the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MoFEPT) in Lahore last week. It was held to highlight the issue of out-of-school children (OOSC).
Despite the recent improvements, 32 percent of Pakistani children, equating to around 20 million girls and boys, are still out of school. Some of the OOSC are enrolled in non-formal literacy programs. Additional Secretary at the Federal Education Ministry, Waseem Ajmal, underscored the Ministry’s promise to fulfill their right to education.
The World Bank, MoFEPT and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) have held a training workshop on how to address the needs of children with profound social and emotional needs (OOSC).