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Books not bullets: Malala opens school for Syrian refugee girls

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BEKAA VALLEY: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world leaders to invest in “books not bullets”. “I decided to be in Lebanon because I believe that the voices of the Syrian refugees […]

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Lyari Films & Photography School inaugurated

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Aims to portray historically rich, healthy and positive image of Liyari’s culture, folk, literature, games and history through fine arts and media education, Co-ordinator to Chief Minister Sindh for Human Rights, NadyaGabol inaugurated first of its kind in the area “The Lyari Films & Photography School”. The school was established by some art lover students […]

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SMS-based literacy programme: Education may be just a text message away

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ISLAMABAD: For 1,500 women in Pakistan, an SMS message will soon be a tutor, textbook and school all rolled into one. On Wednesday, Mobilink Foundation — a nonprofit organisation established by Mobilink in 2007 — and UNESCO signed an agreement to enhance their “SMS-based Literacy” programme. The programme, which will now enter into a fourth […]

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Increasing female school enrolment

A seminar titled “Female Education in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P)” was recently held to discuss factors that can be utilised to improve girls’ education in the province. The seminar was organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) to discuss findings of its long-term impact assessment study, begun in 2006, to analyse the effectiveness of a stipend […]

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