Literacy & Non-Formal Basic Education

Pakistan has the second highest number of children out of school in the world (UNESCO GEMR, 2012). The education system in Pakistan is critically under-resourced. The government is unable to meet the financial commitments made in the Right to Education Act. The adult literacy rate in Pakistan is around 58%, which is one of the lowest in the world. In this backdrop, it is necessary to build a strong non-formal system of education which complements the formal system.