The new project in AJK titled “Youth Empowerment and Energy Conservation for Supporting STEM, NRM, and Rural Development” Launching Ceremony.
The new project in AJK titled “Youth Empowerment and Energy Conservation for Supporting STEM, NRM, and Rural Development” was launched on 22nd of February 2022. His Excellency Mr. Deewan Ali Khan Chughtai, Minister Elementary & Secondary Education (E&SE) Govt. of AJK graced the event as chief guest.
Dr Zafar Iqbal Qadir – Chairman, Taaleem Foundation Board of Directors introduced the project details along with the impact the project would create in Pir Chanasi – Muzaffarabad.
Mr.Ashiq Ahmed Khan Scientific Representative EVK2CNR CNR shared the NRM Perspective. Mr. Mohammad Akbar Country Operation Manager for Pakistan (IsDB), Dr. Tariq H-Cheema Trustee (PAGE-UK), Ms. Fajer Rabia Pasha Executive Director PAGE and dignitaries from GOAJK & Development sector participated in the event.
This project is jointly funded by Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and Pakistan
Alliance for Girls Education (PAGE-UK). Through this project, 10 institutions of Elementary & Secondary Education in AJK will be upgraded into Smart Community Hubs through deployment of IT-infrastructure, e-Learning platform, educational technologies and solar energy for providing digital/STEM education, skill development, biodiversity conservation and economic uplift of this neglected area.
Worthy minister E&SE appraised this innovative idea of digital education leading to natural human resource development, resource management, conservation of biodiversity, women empowerment and integrated rural development. He assured full support on behalf of GOAJK towards its successful implementation. He also appreciated both the donors for supporting the neglected areas of AJK for such development initiatives.
The ceremony was concluded with the word of thanks by Taaleem Foundation.