Japan International Cooperation Agency representative recently shared an idea of establishing a modern center in Thar for education youths
By Sanjay Mathrani
The representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Pakistan has shared an idea of establishing a modern center for educating all the out of school youths of Tharparkar district through informal way with the support of Sindh government.
Such an idea was shared by Mr. Asdad Gill, the Deputy Country Head of JICA Pakistan at Thar Science Festival recently held by Thar Education Alliance in Mithi.
PPP MNA Dr. Mahesh Kumar Malani, appreciating the JICA, had assured extending his full support. He requested the JICA official to go ahead with that novel idea to educate the youths by establishing a modern center in his constituency or in any other town of the district.
Partab Shivani, the chief executive officer of Thar Education Alliance, sharing the proceedings of various sessions held during the Science Festival, told the media that one of the speakers, Ms. Sanam Khoso came up with the wonderful idea that all female teachers, like doctors and paramedics, should also be given the hardship allowances as incentives to boost up the falling standard of the education in Tharparkar.
He said that Mr. Asad Shoaib of Bahria University Islamabad also shared the valuable information and encouraged them to organize the festival comprising the various features and events in the shortest time. The speakers also expressed their resentment that only 16 government high schools out of 64 had the science laboratories.
The speakers also assured of their assistance to raise the voice on such state of the affairs of the government schools.
He informed that many speakers urged upon the concerned high-ups to establish a science academy in Thar after the name of Rohan Kumar Khatwani, the wonder boy of Tharparkar, to provide the space and opportunities to the brilliant students taking keen interest in science.
Shivani said that with the successful organization of Thar Science Festival 2021 in Mithi they had leant how to further focus on the issues of the education sector in the desert district of Tharparkar.
“The students of more than 44 schools of the district not only displayed their science models and objects but had also shared the novel ideas to bring more positive changes towards the improvement of the system in Thar,” he told.
Shivani announced to organize Sindh Science Festival in Karachi by inviting the students from each district of the province and the experts from across the country.
He said that speakers also spoke well on the preventive measures from the deadly coronavirus and briefed the audience about devastating impacts of the virus and way forward to tackle the pandemic in future while continuing with the necessary activities like studies.
“The people associated with Mala Fund, Pakistan Science Foundation, United States Education Foundation, ECO Science Foundation, Thardeep Rural Development Program, Thar Rural Development Program and other organizations not only extended their assistance in making the festival productive and successful but also shared their ideas to promote noble cause of providing the quality education to all the kids of Thar,” Shivani told.