G-1166

Enhancing Basic Education

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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: Pakistan

Location: Union Council Amerji, SBA

Total Budget: $37,399

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy



Background:

Pakistan has one of the lowest literacy rates of 55 per cent and stands at 160th in total countries of the world in terms of literacy. The country is facing tremendous challenges in the education sector with 25 million children not attending schools at all. Sindh is the home of second highest proportion of out of school children with 51 per cent. In rural Sindh 18 per cent of primary schools have no physical compound or buildings, more than 65 per cent have no electricity, more than half have no drinking water facility, 49 per cent are without latrines or sanitation facilities, and 44 per cent has no boundary walls. Number of districts in Sindh is suffering from flagrant out of school children percentage and one of them is District Shaheed Benazirabad, the home of Rotary of Club of Nawabshah Central. According to Annual Status of Education Report the percentage of out of school children in District Shaheed Benazirabad is 28%, and the district ranks 65 among the 146 districts of Pakistan in terms of availability of basic faculties in primary schools surveyed by AlifAlan, a prominent watchdog.

Besides the lack of basic facilities, the weather of district also affects the schooling system as it remains hot and scorching most of the year. The average temperature from March to October remains 45 cc. As a result, the schools have to be closed before the due timing which precludes the completion of the course clipping the Effective Transition Rate between Primary and Lower Secondary Level, which is only 54 per cent. The key reason is for the squalid situation is unavailability of adequate infrastructure and dearth of basic facilities.

Need:

Rotary Club of Nawabshah Central has identified 15 schools of Union Council Amerji District Shaheed Benazirabad, Sindh, Rotary District 3271, which are in exigence needs of desks, teaching/reading boards teacher tables, chairs, and fanning system. During the survey conducted by members of the club, it has been founded out that children have been seating on wooden-boards placed on the pieces of rocks or on the classroom floor, teaching/reading boards are in irreparable-condition, teachers has no proper arrangements to carry out their affairs and there is no electricity in the schools to provide fanning to children during the boiling summer heat when the temperature rise to 52 cc. Albeit the whole District Shaheed Benazirabad is lamentable and ranks 65 out of 146 districts of Pakistan in terms of availability of basic faculties, the union council Amerji is the most underprivileged and illiterate union council with the lowest enrollment of children in the primary schools as well as over 2000 out of school children aging 5-16 years, according to Education and Literacy Department Government of Sindh and Free and Fair Election Network respectively.

Provision of desks, teacher tables, chairs, teaching/reading boards, and installing solar panels in order to provide ceiling-fan system to 15 identified schools under this Global Grant will ameliorate the schooling quality and increase access to quality education. It will ensure uninterrupted academic season for children leading to enhancing the enrollment and retention rate and decreasing the number of out of school children in the union council. Teachers' teaching ability will also be impacted in positive way and the learning outcomes of children will be benefited. In this regard, meetings with School Administration, School Management Committees, Parents and District Education Office, District Shaheed Benazirabad have already been undertaken to ensure the sustainability of items. The project is to complete in the span of six months. Members of Rotary Club of Nawabshah Central will be responsible for planning and implementation of the grant while the International partners will provide the majority of funding, coordination, and financial management.

Goal:

Enhancing Basic Education and Increasing Literacy

Objective:

To provide basic facility of seating to students

To provide basic needs i.e. teacher tables/chairs to carry out their jobs

To equip the schools with teaching/reading boards and solar fanning via solar power

Outcomes:

15 primary schools will be equipped with basic needs

524 enrolled have access to improved schooling and have access to basic facilities

At least 300 new children will be enrolled due to availability basic facilities

29 teachers will have access to teaching/reading boards and facilities benefiting improved teaching methods and learning methods

Summary of Implementation Strategy

1. Formation of Procurement Committee comprised off two members of RC Nawabshah Central and One member from the partner club

2. Preparation of Notice Tender to procure basic facilities and solar panel and submission to Procurement Committee for approval

3. Publication of Notice Tender in the News Paper to call bids from the prospective venders

4. After 15 days, selection of appropriate vender in opening biding in the presence of Procurement Committee at RC Nawabshah Central

5. Agreement Signing with the selected venders for basic facilities and solar panels

6. Provision of Items to identified schools

7. Handing and taking over of items in ceremonies at the schools in presence of District Education Officials, School Management Committee Members, Members of Rotary Foundation and Rotary Club of Nawabshah Central

8. Obtaining undertaking from School Management Committee about ensuring proper maintenance of the items

9. Collection of newly enrolled out of school children data and submission to Rotary Foundation and partner club

10. Submission of narrative report with pictures of each ceremony to partner club

11. Final Submission of narrative and financial report to Rotary Foundation and partner club

Project Beneficiaries:

524 Primary Schools Students

At least 300 newly enrolled out of school students

29 Primary Schools Teachers

75 School Management Committee members

Indirect Beneficiaries:

Parents of students

Sustainability:

School Management Committees will be engaged and they will be encouraged to look after the provided items. In this connection meetings with SMCs chairmen and members will be held in which non-members parents will also invited to promote sense of ownership among the community members towards education and schools. The strategy will help in ensuring the sustainability of the initiatives as well as foster the community members to keep on contributing for the betterment of schooling and quality education.

Budget:

S. No. Items Specifications Unit/S Unit Cost Total Cost

1 Desks 4'L X 2'9"D X 2'6"( desk height), 275 US$75 US$20,625

18"Seating height 25 sq.mm MS tube

frame work powder coating finish top ,

seating and storage 18mm thk pre lamniated

board with 2mm thk edge banding

2 Teacher Tables 1200 x600 x760mm (H) 25 US$47 US$1,175

Structure made of mild steel

square pipe 25x25mm (Mild steel/cold

rolled IIL wall thick 1.2mm. Having 04-nos

rubber shoes 25x25mm good quality.

Finished with N.C. silver paint

3 Teacher Chairs Wooden Seat & Cane Back 12 US$19 US$228

4 White Teaching/Reading Broad 5.5x 5.5 whiteboards 30 US$100 US$3,000

5 Solar Panel 300 Watts (4 Fans 2 Savers) 15 US$708 US$10,620

6 Solar and Facilities Transportation Cost US$943

7 Tender Notice Publication in News Paper US$283

Total US$37,399

Primary Host Partner

District: 3271

Rotary Club of: Nawabshah Central

Primary Contact: Syed Ali Hyder Kazmi

Email: aliskazmi@hotmail.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

Dropped
This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #3000000.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Nawabshah Central (3271)

11-Jun-16

$1,000

$2,000

$3,000

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$21,266

-

$21,266

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$11,133

$2,000

$13,133

Total

$37,399

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries

11-Jun-16

System Entry

Creation of project page.

2-Sep-17

System Entry

System Entry: Project dropped per lack of response to the carry-over notification emails.

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