National Commission for Human Development’s (NCHD) Literacy
Program is achieving its objectives and targets in far
flung areas of the country through the hard work and
commitment of its teams. This was stated by Pakistan
MNA, Dr. Azra Pechoho during her visit to the NCHD project
in district Nawabshah. While appraising the services
of female teachers, she said that NCHD is playing a vital
role in areas of primary healthcare, education and employment
generation throughout the country.
her on the occasion, NCHD’s District General Manager
informed that NCHD has reopened 196 feeder schools in
in the first
phase, while 600 more centers would be established
in the second phase. She was informed that during the
15,000 females had graduated from these literacy centers.
is currently operating in all districts of Pakistan including
FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), FANA (Federal
Northern Areas) and AJK (Azad Jammu & Kashmir).
2002, NCHD has enrolled 7.87 million previously out-of-school
children (5-7 year old) in primary schools and established
over 120,000 Adult Literacy Centers (with 95% learners
being female) all over Pakistan. For achieving the
8th Millennium Development Goal (MDG) i.e. “Global
NCHD aims to mobilize the financial as well as intellectual
resources of the Pakistani Diaspora. Corporate and
various donor agencies like GSK, Shell, Bill Gates & Melinda
Foundation, WHO, UNICEF and UNESCO have joined the
cause by funding
the NCHD programs.
raising events are held all over the world, with the major
ones in the US through
Fund for Human Development (AFHD), which besides
raising funds for NCHD’s activities, also help in
promoting awareness of MDGs.
existing PHDF/AFHD board members from
the US — Mr. Pervaiz Lodhie, Mr. Najeeb Ghauri
Shoaib Kothawala — announced their second
donation of $100,000 each. It is due to the commitment
support of such expatriate
Pakistanis, that NCHD/PHDF has so far succeeded in
US $ 26 million globally for its grassroots projects