Lit­er­acy deptt to es­tab­lish schools for ‘young labour­ers’at brick kilns

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - STAFF REPORTER

RAWALPINDI—The Pun­jab Min­istry for Labour and Hu­man Re­source has de­cided to hire the ser­vices of a third party to mon­i­tor the en­roll­ment of chil­dren work­ing at brick kilns to the schools.

The lit­er­acy depart­ment in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Pun­jab Min­istry for Labour and Hu­man Re­source has es­tab­lished 39 schools in var­i­ous lo­cal­i­ties of Rawalpindi district in­clud­ing Chak Beli Khan, Dhok Syedan, Chak Jalal Din, Dhok Hamedan, Fateh Jang Road, Wah­dat Colony, Tax­ila, Nosh­er­wan and Gu­j­jar Khan where more than 3,000 stu­dents are be­ing ed­u­cated. The lit­er­acy depart­ment has started to work on es­tab­lish­ing an­other six schools that aim to pro­vide qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to the chil­dren work­ing at brick kilns.

The labour­ers work­ing at brick kilns also mo­ti­vate their young chil­dren to work at the brick kilns and sup­port their fam­ily. The lit­er­acy depart­ment en­rolls their chil­dren to th­ese schools to ed­u­cate them and also pro­vides free uni­forms, course books and other ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties.

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