Pakistan’s Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Ahsan Iqbal, yesterday launched an out-of-school children fund, to promote early childhood education initiatives in the country.
The 25-billion-rupee performance-based challenge fund, aimed to address the issue of out-of-school children in Pakistan, providing an opportunity to invest in the future of the nation, the minister said, while addressing a ceremony here.
Highlighting the importance of knowledge exchange and innovation for Pakistan’s progress in the modern world, Iqbal said that, early childhood education plays a significant role in fostering creative thinking, critical analysis, and collaborative skills in the young minds of the nation.
“The future belongs to those who embrace knowledge and innovation. We need to nurture inquisitive and creative minds through quality education,” he said, adding that, critical thinking, reflective learning, and collaboration are the key elements that will propel children towards a brighter future.
Iqbal noted that, the special fund would make a significant breakthrough in the education sector, ensuring that every child in Pakistan has access to quality education
Source: Nam News Network