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Project evolved : Punjab govt to educate street children in schools

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RAWALPINDI: Project has been evolved for the enrolment of street children in the schools from the new academic year commencing from April 1 in district Rawalpindi under the directives of Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif. All the street children involved in rags picking, begging, working in factories, workshops, hotels and homes in the age group of 5-10 years will be enrolled immediately. All the headmasters of high schools, senior teachers, members of assemblies and newly elected chairmen and vice chairmen of district Rawalpindi have been directed to ensure 100 percent enrolment of street children in the schools. Literacy department has been issued directives for opening special centres in this respect. Literacy department senior officer Syed Ejaz Hussain Shah said that the admission of all the street children in schools and literacy centres will be ensured from the new academic year and education including books, copies, bags and uniforms will be provided to them free of cost. He stated that most of the literacy centres are being set up near bricks kilns and kiosks. Literacy centres will be set up in Adiala jail too, he added. Admission campaign for the children will be launched from February that will be inaugurated by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Online

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