Under the constitution of Pakistan Article 25-A, it is the responsibility of the state to provide free and compulsory education to every child between the age of 5 and 16.The picture of illiteracy in Pakistan is grim. Pakistan is in alarming condition with second highest number of out of school children. The overall literacy rate is 46 percent while only 26 percent girls are literate. The situation is especially alarming in rural areas because of social and cultural obstacles. 48% of government schools are in dilapidated condition and lack basic facilities. The budget allocation for education is insufficient and funds that are available are not spent effectively.
> Pakistan is ranked in bottom 10 countries in gender inequality regarding girl’s education
> Every 12th out-of-school children in the world is a Pakistani
> According to UNICEF over 17% children are working and supporting their families in Pakistan
CHC is dedicated to change in Pakistan by focusing on basic education in the belief that education is the basic requisite in bringing socio economic change. Children, their families and community are the target group for CHC’ activities as child education cannot be done in isolation and nothing else but education for children can bring long lasting change in the society.