Insaaf Afternoon School Program
The Insaf Afternoon School Program aims to provide
equitable educational opportunities to children in areas where
access to schools remains a challenge along with low retention
and high drop-out rates. The program is designed to ‘upgrade’
the existing primary or middle schools to middle or high school
level respectively, thereby allowing the students to transition
into higher grades within the same premises. This provides easy
access to the students and results in an increase in retention.
It has resulted in a highly cost effective solution and is
currently ongoing in 577 schools across 22 districts in Punjab,
so far enrolling over 20,000 children. Given the promising
outcome, the Government of Punjab plans to scale-up this
initiative to the remaining 14 districts as well.