Separation Learning Programs Propelled in Gilgit, Skardu

Distance learning programs launched in Skardu

Separation Learning Programs Propelled in Gilgit, Skardu
Learning Programs Propelled in Gilgit, Skardu

LAHORE - On the footprints of Tele School Channel, Alight Pakistan and National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) together with the Department of Education of Gilgit-Baltistan have launched a web distance learning program on Radio Pakistan and FM channels for youngsters in Gilgit-Baltistan districts on Tuesday. 

Named as “Muallim,” the radio program would be aired on FM-93 Radio Pakistan and FM-91 Gilgit and Skardu at 2:00 pm and at Radio Pakistan’s Medium Waves 1512 kilohertz at 7:00 pm and daily, which might benefit many children who are unable to attend regular school classes thanks to lockdown within the wake of worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Besides, it'll be live-streamed on the Facebook pages of FM-93 and FM-91 channels respectively for the advantage of children. Recordings of those educational programs would be available to download from the Facebook page and YouTube Channel of “Alight Pakistan”.

This online distance learning initiative by Alight Pakistan, NCHD and Gilgit-Baltistan Department of Education would cater to educational needs of youngsters in Grade-I, II, and III as they might be taught subjects of Urdu, English, Mathematics and General Science with special specialize in health and hygiene in unique story-telling and easy-to-understand style by qualified and trained teachers even in hard-to-reach remote areas to make sure equity in teaching.

“Schools and colleges are closed down and youngsters are forced to remain reception thanks to coronavirus, this online distance learning initiative through Radio Pakistan and FM channels will help children keep themselves engaged with their studies,” says Dr. Tariq Cheema, Country Head, Alight Pakistan.

“As the uncertainty about containment of pandemic and resultant lockdown prolongs, this online distance learning initiative will mitigate the tutorial loss of youngsters thanks to the closure of institutions and supply them learning opportunity at the doorstep,” said Chairman NCHD Col (Retd) Dr. Ameerullah Marwat, adding that the entire world is heading towards distant learning because nobody knows on when the life would return to normalcy.
Alight Pakistan and Government of Pakistan through the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training have already launched a state initiative together with Educate a toddler (EAC) program, a worldwide program of the Education in particular Foundation (EAA), to enroll a million Out-Of-School Children (OOSC) in Pakistan.

Through its strategic partners including provincial education departments, NCHD, BISP, and other civil society organizations, online distance learning initiative through Radio Alight Pakistan is implementing this three years program in 56 districts of Pakistan where over 850,000 OOSC are enrolled thus far.

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