Empowering Classroom Learning in Pakistan

Empowering Classroom Learning in Pakistan
June 15, 2014 at 01:06pm

Key to Pakistan’s development strategy is a focus on education – including efforts to bring more children into the classroom. Currently, net primary school enrollment is 72%far below the global average of 90%. One important reason for this low rate is poor school conditions, including inadequate facilities and overcrowding.

This is no longer the case at the Deer Da Dogra Government Primary School for Boys in the Sheikhupura District, which is home to a power plant operated and maintained by GE. To address this situation, GE recently donated much-needed student desks to the school, enabling it to provide a classroom environment more conducive to learning and therefore more likely to encourage greater enrollment from families living in the district.

As a result of GE’s community engagement, there is new desk and bench space for all 95 students enrolled in the school, which provides instruction for Grades 1 through Grade 5.

GE has operated and maintained the Muridke Power Plant in Sheikhupura since it opened in 2010.  The plant, which is powered by two GE 6FA gas turbines, is owned by Sapphire Electric Company, with whom GE recently signed an MoU to jointly implement a GE Predictivity, big data solution, that alongside site-specific operational experience, will help Sapphire run the plant more efficiently, at lower cost and with increased output.

GE is committed to promoting socioeconomic growth in Pakistan, both through its participation in developing national infrastructure such as power, and also by helping develop the country’s human resources.

Globally, GE works every day to support the communities in which it operates. Its employees, through GE Volunteers, donate more than 1 million hours of community service every year.

For more on GE’s commitment to supporting economic development and broad-based growth in Pakistan, click here.

4 Comments

  1. Sakhawat Sheikh says:

    Good initiative indeed. Spread these initiatives in other parts of country. Furthermore for developing human resource and exchibit inclusiveness GE should recruite employees from remote areas of Sindh and balochistan not focusing Punjab only. This will bring more telent in GE Pakistan

  2. GE Hewar says:

    Thank you for your comment and recommendation

  3. Nasir khan says:

    Firstly thanks for such initiative, please spread it to other provinces, and take on board human sources form different part of the country,

  4. GE Hewar says:

    Thank you and thank you for your recommendation.

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