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حکومت بروغیل کے کمیونٹی سکولوں میں فوری اساتذہ بھرتی کرے: عمائیدین کی اپیل — 7 Comments

  1. Let me recall the history of Community Based Education in Broghil valley. I say this because I was the person who introduced the concept of ‘Community Based Educational Management’ in this area back in 2000 on behalf of the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKESP). Mr. Hajiyar Khan of Brep accompanied me on this mission as Chairman Regional Education Board. At that time there existed one Government Primary School in Chikar with enrolment of 25 students manned by one non-local teacher. Being isolated from the major population, this school could only serve Chikar village of 30 households at the time. Asking a people to be prepared for managing education on their own where they were struggling for their economic survival, was like asking for the moon. Sending kids to school involved high opportunity cost for the poor parents as they would prefer to use the kids to support families in household chores, such as taking care of the siblings while mothers would tend the livestock, or ward off the birds that damage the millet or barley crop, or collect dried cow dungs for fuel.
    Our perception proved false when the communities, even with harsh living conditions, responded positively to take up responsibilities for managing education. They not only agreed to spare their children for the school but also provided temporary space for school in each village we visited. Fortunately, we found three under matric local teachers one each in Garamchashma, Chilmarabad and Lashkargaz to begin the kachi class. Thus the first ever 3 Community Based Primary Schools were simultaneously opened to provide access to mass education. AKESP provided teacher training to improve the condition of teaching and learning, later the communities received matching grant from the AKESP to meet their operational expenses as well as financial and technical support for the construction of purpose built premises.
    These primary schools are surviving to this day and produced several graduates who are enrolled in different educational institutions to pursue higher education. The communities could go thus far and have shown resilience. Now is the time for the government to pay heed to what is happening. Extending a helping hand will not cost much but will surely keep them going.

  2. With all due respect, are we suggesting that in a country which was democratically created through votes of people; the establishment and the bureaucracy should decide what should be done and what not? Sialkot and Qasoor have borders with India; the local and provincial govts. work there with full capacity why not Broghil? Arandu is a Border town and schools are established there, why not Broghil? If the institutions which you have mentioned above; would have any intention to develop the area, they would have done it by now-in the past 70 years. Perhaps they aren’t interested in that. My call was on humanitarian grounds only and that was that what is the fault of the locals in all this if they were born in a border region?

    • We are short of time. Theories and philosophies will not help. Come on to seek dirrct and practical solution.

  3. Wrong number please. KP govt will do nothing. Baroghil is a sensitive border area connecting kP with Afghanistan, Tajekistam and China through Wakhan and Little Pamir. The population of Baroghil comprises of Wakhi, Kirghiz and Sarquli( Chinese ) minority groups in KP. The matter of alternate schools can only be solved by Pak Army through the good offices of Corp Commander Peshawar,GOC Malakand and IGFC. Commandant Chitral Scouts could be focal person in the matter.

  4. I am one of those lucky guys who have visited Broghil valley twice and have had worked with the community schools there. There is so much potential in those kids if properly guided; can become good professionals. I totally agree with the writer. This area needs proper govt. attention. We as humans, all have dreams so do the people of Broghil valley-dreams of living a quality life, dreams of an educated society. The locals were so excited when these schools were established there little did they know that there was no concrete plan available at that time as to what will happen to these kids once they pass their middle school exams. A few would go out of the valley and would continue their education if they found supporters in Yarkhoun valley or Booni or Mastuj but the dreams of studying up to college level of majority of those school going children would not materialise because of lack of resources. I remember the passion and the dedication of the supervisor of these schools who would travel from one village to another motivating the parents and teaching also to make them realise how important education was for their children. I remember a sitting with Mr. Umar Rafi and this teacher where they both shared their concerns about the future of the schools and the graduates. This apprehension came true when the first batch of these community based schools got graduated; hardly a few could continue their education down south in the region. This was a decade ago, and we are still facing the same issue. The KPK govt. in their previous tenure emphasised on primary education; it appears as if they did good with monitoring of the existing schools and their practices but didn’t do anything about the basic educational needs of these far flung areas. As we all are aware of this fact that the people of the border areas are generally perceived to be clever and are not trusted by the govt.; if that is the case then why to question their loyalty to a country which is not even trusting them otherwise at least their basic rights of education, health and wellbeing would have been taken into consideration by the rulers. Cunning or not, clever or simple, trustworthy or disloyal; they are Pakistanis and should be treated with equal respect. The Govt. should listen to what these people have to say; it should improve their quality of life-education being the top preference. The writer has raised a genuine issue.

    Thank you.
    Saif.

  5. This is most important issue and KPK government should provide teachers as required to ensure education facility for this backward area on priority basis

  6. Ap schoolon ke bat kar rehe ho. May 20019 tk Hukumat national park ka baqaida opening kr raha hai .or elaqe ke logoon ko yehan tk pata nahe hai ke logoon ko mutabadil koey jaga bhi de rehe heen ya nahee …..

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