Nov 10, 2015
Vision21 Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwah
The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoKP) and Vision21 Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for their partnership to establish and run second shift Speed Literacy Centers in five Government Primary Schools in Peshawar.
The signing ceremony was held at E&SE Department on Nov 10, 2015 in presence of the Minister for Education KPK, Atif Khan and the Additional Secretary Qaisar Alam.
Both parties after signing the MoU affirmed to extend the government’s efforts for providing quality education and enrolling maximum number of students to eliminate illiteracy by joining hands.
The Managing Directors Elementary Education Foundation [EEF], Allah Nawaz Soomo and Director of Vision21 Dr. Khalid Irshad signed the MOU.
According to the MOU details Vision21 will initiate and manage the Speed Literacy Centers in the afternoon shifts in the adopted schools for both girls and boys. The program will be completely free of cost for the students. Vision21 will also pay for teachers and other staff and follow the curriculum and text books authorized by the GoKP after achieving the target literacy levels. Under the agreement Vision21 will have a student teacher ratio of 20:1 for Speed Literacy Centers and will also organize training for teachers.
Speed Literacy Program is a uniquely designed literacy curriculum by Vision21 with an explicit aim to tackle massive illiteracy in Pakistan by teaching the illiterate children how to read and write Urdu and English and to educate to primary levels in a period of one year. With this unique program children can get out of the illiteracy trap and get back into education. The program has been successfully implemented in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Bannu benefiting above 700 children in a short period of time.