LAHORE – A ten member delegation of the United Kingdom Department for International Development led by Secretary of State Andrew Mitchell, visited a PEF partner school at Bagbanpura on Saturday.

Britain Chief Education Advisor Sir Michael Barber, Head of DFID-Pakistan George Turkington, Director General DFID Mark Bauman and Director Education Voucher Scheme (PEF-EVS) Maliha Batool were also present on the occasion.

During their visit, PEF Chairman Raja Muhammad Anwar briefed the delegation about the Public Private Partnership model of the Punjab Education Foundation. He said that the model has gone a long way to open the doors of education for the poor, adding that deserving students belonging to minority communities are equally benefitting from the scheme. He further said that only education can promote an enlightened and democratic society based on tolerance and peaceful co-existence.

PEF Managing Director Ambreen Raza also highlighted various aspects of the programmes being run by the foundation.

Members of the UK delegation interacted with students and teachers at the school and inquired about the teaching methodology and academic records.