Pakistan Coalition for Education held two Policy Discussions on 12th Annual Convention in Islamabad themed around "Re-thinking Education in the times of Covid-19". Around 100 participants attended the two sessions. The discussion brought focus to the host of unprecedented issues and limitations COVID has brought forth, and how to move forward with the education agenda.
11 years have passed since the constitutional amendment of Article 25-A, pledging free, quality and equitable education for every Pakistani child was made in Pakistan. Following this significant amendment, the Punjab assembly approved the Free & Compulsory Education Act in 2014. However, despite the lapse of seven years, the act is yet to be notified on the provincial level.
In an interview with Malala Fund, Zehra Arshad, leading the Pakistan Coalition for Education shares her mission statement and her vision to revolutionize the future of girl's education in Pakistan. Working simultaneously with multiple stakeholders, she aims to amplify the voices of young girls and demand a constitutional amendment that ensures 12 years of free quality education accessible for every child across the country.
Pakistan Coalition for Education in collaboration with RESULTS Educational Fund, formulated RTEI 2018, which is a global index built out of the international right to education framework to track national progress towards the fulfillment of right to education in a country. The index uses a survey of close-ended questions answered with supporting documentation to substantiate national satisfaction of the right to education.
Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) is an international annual campaign led by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE). The week is celebrated globally by the public worldwide to raise awareness on the importance of education. Every year, teachers and civil society members work towards raising awareness on different education related themes.