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Rehabilitation of Education System

Project Theme Education
Project Title Rehabilitation of Education System in Earthquake Affected Areas of Pakistan Administered Kashmir (RESinEAA)
Duration June 2008- 30 April 2011
Total Project Budget USD 1.247 million
Funding Sources Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation
Implementing Partners - Earthquake Reconstruction and
  Rehabilitation Authority
- Department of Education, Pakistan
  Administered Azad Jammu & Kashmir
- PAK Technical Education and
  Vocational Training Authority
Location Earthquake Affected Areas of Pakistan Administered Kashmir
Project Officer Vickram Chhetri
Contact (email) v.chhetri@unesco.org
Rehabilitation of Education System in Earthquake Affected Areas (RESinEAA)
The 2005 earthquake in Pakistan left more than 7,000 schools and educational institutions fully or partially destroyed. More than 900 teachers and 18,000 school children in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Pakistan Administered State of Kashmir (PAK) lost their lives. In NWFP, 46% of schools and colleges were destroyed while in PAK 96% schools and colleges were destroyed. In 5 affected districts of AJK, approximately 80% of TVET institutions had either been destroyed or badly damaged. As the damage is massive, a lot of reconstruction work is going on and a lot more is needed. Most of the facilities and buildings of the Education Departments of NWFP and PAK were also destroyed or damaged by the earthquake.

The return to schools and improvement in the education sector has been recognized as a significant factor for recovery, reconstruction and wellbeing of the children and youth, and a basis for economic growth and social stability.

UNESCO responded with Earthquake Response Programme; starting in November 2005, the comprehensive programme aimed at reviving the education system and to assist the national and provincial governments in building back an education system even better than before the earthquake. The programme's main areas included capacity building of educational officers, teachers and educational institutes, Support to Secondary, Tertiary and Non-formal Education, including Technical and Vocational Education. After the completion of the earthquake response programme in 2008, UNESCO secured additional funds to continue supporting the Government in rebuilding the education system under the Rehabilitation of Education System in Earthquake Affected Areas of Pakistan Administered Kashmir (RESinEAA).

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