AKU-PDCN distributes computers and UPS equips worth millions in Baltistan

Skardu, June 28: New brand Computers and UPS items worth millions of rupees were distributed among head teachers in different schools of the Skardu and Ghanche Districts, in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Aga Khan University – Professional Development Centre North has been playing a pivotal role in improving the quality of education through promotion of teaching best practices, capacity building of schools and teachers in the Gilgit-Baltistan region since its inception almost 16 years ago.

Since 2010, AKU-PDCN is implementing a project Educational Development and Improvement Program (EDIP) in Gilgit-Baltistan with generous funding from Aus-Aid. The project adapted the Whole School Improvement Program (WSIP) model and focuses on improving the quality of teaching and learning, developing leadership and management skills, curriculum enrichment and staff development, building and resources management, students social, moral development and health education, and community participation in the schools.

In continuity of its activity, in the second episode, PDCN has provided twenty (24) news brad computers and UPS to its 12 project feeding schools in district of Skardu and Ghangche. In the first episode, PDCN already provided computers, printer, UPS and internet facilities to the focus schools, LRSs, in Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Dr. Maula Dad Shafa, Head PDCN, has hand over these computers and UPS to school head teachers in the presence of Director Education Baltistan regions, district level educational leaders, teachers and school management committee members.

The Community members and district educational leadership appreciated the effort of AKU-PDCN and Aus-Aid in promotion of education in the region. They also assured the head PDCN about their support in the future.

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