Islamabad: In today’s world of science and technology, we even have to go beyond the necessary overhaul of the education system until we reach the stage of literate society, the official said on Wednesday. President of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Colonel (r) Amirullah Marwat. .
He was addressing the launching ceremony of the Community Learning Center in the Sarai Kharboza area of Islamabad.
He said community learning centers functioned as a potential institutional vehicle for promoting adult literacy and lifelong learning.
“It is an institution within the community where the society is directly involved in the development process through the triple typology of education, formal, non-formal and informal,” he said.
He said that the NCHD had introduced the concept of community learning centers as a solution to provide learning access to the community within their system.
“With this concept, we could cover the learning needs of children and adults in the same institution, which is cost effective,” he said.
He said NCHD will establish 100 community learning centers on a self-help basis to promote literacy skills and lifelong learning in the country.
“One of the key goals is to empower backward and marginalized communities. The CLC will provide lifelong learning opportunities for community members, including adults, women, youth and children. It will be a multifunctional organization used for basic and post-literacy literacy, continuing education, vocational training, savings and income-generating activities, ”he said.
The head of the NCHD said that the activities of the CLC have been designed taking into account the learning needs of the different target groups in the community.
However, he said that in addition to the literacy and non-formal education center, mobile literacy, libraries, information resource center, computer, ICT skills center, sessions health and hygiene training, free medical camps and the disaster preparedness and safety training workshop will be part of the community learning centers.