In the light of situation analysis’s findings, the Government of Sindh has recognized that education can be a powerful tool for empowerment and building capacity to challenge inequalities and poverty. Sindh Government has taken drastic efforts by partnering the Sindh Rural Support Organization, signed an agreement under the UC based poverty reduction program carried out in district Shikarpur and Kashmore-Kandhkot to bring the literacy up to the standard by functionalizing 102 Primary Schools, 24 Second Shift Girls Primary Schools and 09 Early Childhood Centers in both the districts. Including renovation / improvements in buildings; adding missing facilities; hiring local teachers (preferably female); upgrading teachers capacity and strengthening the stakes of the parents through setting up functional and empowered school management committees, including their capacity building. In villages where there were no primary schools for girls, set up and run around 24 Second Shift Girls' Primary Schools in existing Boys' Primary Schools besides setting up 09 Centers for imparting Early Childhood Education in existing school buildings.
The component was undertaken to ensure delivery of quality education by keeping the schools functional and develop better environment for the students to increase the enrollment especially of girl child and out of school children. For the purpose, renovated the infrastructure and provided furniture and fixtures wherever found missed, teachers were recruited and trained, revitalized School Management Committees (SMCs), as per standard procedure with the support from District Government and Education Department. The project focuses on proper formation and support to the School Management Committees (SMCs) to manage the schools, provision of capacity building opportunities to SMCs members and teachers, provision of necessary financial support to SMCs for payment of teachers salary and operational cost for schools, provision of necessary engineering and financial support for rehabilitation of school building and improvement in school environment and linking up schools with donors and education department for ensuring project sustainability