LAHORE: The two-day interactive workshop on Early Childhood Experiential Learning in collaboration with Punjab Education Foundation and UNICEF was held at Quaid-i-Azam Academy for Education Department.
The workshop aimed at improving knowledge on ECE among school owners, head teachers, teacher and communities and to share lessons learnt in ECE project. PEF MD Tariq Mahmood, UNICEF Country Representative Angela Kearney, PEF head teachers, teachers, caregivers, monitoring staff and master trainers and other staff attended the workshop.
Speaking on the occasion, School Education Department Secretary Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik said ECE would be a milestone initiative of the foundation which would give self-confidence to the budding minds as high quality education, early in life, gives children the best start.
Angela reiterated the commitment to work in collaboration with relevant departments to ensure achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 4, by ensuring equal access to quality early childhood development. She also appreciated the efforts of the Punjab government in promoting education.
PEF MD Tariq Mahmood highlighted that children who take part in quality ECE were likely to be more confident and curious about the world around them; and this would help them to do better than others.
He said quality schooling facility in early life would give such kids the best start to grow as self-confident citizens to take active part in national development. This facility would also help kids to learn important skills that facilitate them to become strong, happy and successful in later life.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2017.
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