LAHORE - The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has planned to set up School Committees under its comprehensive Redressal Mechanism of Corporal Punishment in partner schools for providing conducive and child-friendly atmosphere in the schools. Under this project, 7-member School Committees will be constituted comprising of teachers, Vice Principal, student representatives, two parents and one notable of the area. These committees will look after issues pertaining to corporal punishment in schools. This was disclosed by Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Raja Muhammad Anwar while addressing the concluding session of one-day training workshop on School Committees on Redressal System of Corporal Punishment at a local hotel on Tuesday. The workshop was organised by the Punjab Education Foundation in collaboration with Plan Pakistan. Representatives of partner schools, PEF and Plan Pakistan also attended the workshop. Addressing the function, Raja Anwar said corporal punishment was tantamount to degrade human dignity which should be strictly noticed by the civil society and the media should sensitise the people at large about the dissident effects of this inhuman act by some teachers on the budding students. He told Child Rights Cell has been set-up in the PEF head office and focal persons have been appointed in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan offices, as well. Helpline has also been set up to provide prompt advice and relief to the affectees, he added. He hoped that school committees would act as pivotal platform for eradicating this practice from schools and hoped that it would also help to achieve the goals of International Convention on the Rights of the Child.