Vote for Education
Pakistan Coalition for Education in collaboration with Ghazali Education Trust (GET) organized a round table conference to stress on the need for all political parties to make time bound commitments with regards to education in their party manifestos. The platform was used to reflect on manifestos of 2013 and the progress made in line with the education agendas defined by the political parties, five years down the road. The event was attended by members of Standing Committee on Education from Punjab Assembly, representatives of political parties, academia, journalists and members of the civil society. The conference helped set a context for all political parties to make time bound pledges for the reform of education in their party manifestos and define a new strategy prior to the upcoming elections of 2018. In this regard, PCE presented a minimum common agenda of education for debate and endorsement. To read the draft agenda please follow the link below.
Global Action Week for Education - 2017
To further PCE’s campaigns and raise awareness on several key issues prevalent in education, PCE celebrates international days related to education. Global Action week is launched internationally, once a year, by Global Campaign for Education. PCE along with its member organizations commemorated Global Action Week for Education in 14 districts of Pakistan in 2017. As part of the week long campaign for education, consultative dialogues, awareness rallies and seminars were organized on the theme of "Vote for Education" in the districts of Swabi, Mianwali, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Ghotki, Muzaffarabad, Khanewal, Sukkur, Pishin, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Sheikhupura, Hyderabad and Quetta. A variety of education stakeholders, local government representatives, SMC members, politicians, teachers and students gathered to discuss education reform and policy framework. Each member organization drafted a charter of demands and recommendations that was presented to the local government. The participants pledged to vote for a political party that will keep education at the top of its campaign agenda for Elections 2018.