SWAT - The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) plans to launch a countrywide media and advocacy campaign for structural reforms in the education sector of Pakistan as part of its new project ILM Ideas- Education for All- Making it Possible.

 The campaign, which will be simultaneously run on radio, print, electronic and social media, is aimed to advocate for constructive and sustainable reforms in the education sector in Pakistan so that access to quality education for children can be increased.

The campaign will be designed after consultations with the primary stakeholders and on the basis of research data.

This campaign will be based on successful voice and accountability interventions in education sector implemented in 18 districts in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and Gilgit-Baltistan.

It will be designed with the engagement of education and communications experts keeping in view social, political, cultural and institutional diversity while 15 success stories will be documented to verify and validate successful interventions through an independent beneficiary analysis.

Under the project, FAFEN will choose a select of voice and accountability models that have been successfully implemented in different parts of the country to highlight the poor state of education.

These models will be replicated at the national level to advocate for reforms in education governance structure, increase in budgetary allocations by provinces for education along with proposing non-fiscal solutions and effective role of district governments to ensure provision of facilities in educational institutions.

Though FAFEN will consult with relevant segments of the society especially teachers, children and parents, however, its primary goal is to engage the political parties, elected representatives, governments officials at provincial, district and constituency levels and policymakers so that they can play their positive role for translating the campaign conclusive messages into concrete actions.

It also seeks to build pressure on the federal and provincial governments to take concrete steps for reforms in education governance which is crucial to ensuring access to quality education for children aged 5-16 under Article 25-A of the Constitution.