Minawar Girls High School


The department of Education of Gilgit-Baltistan gave permission to Outliers International to temporarily use a vacant building for the girls high school classroom. The building was once a government owned primary boys school and was severely damaged during the 2005 earthquake.

During 2013, Outliers International staff and community volunteers renovated and repaired the building to provide 9th grade education to 23 girls.

The goal for 2014 is to build a new classroom to accommodate the incoming 10th graders, as well as a building for a science lab and a library.

Minawar Girls Middle School


Information On The Region

Location:
The Village of Minawar, Pakistan is located in the Northern tribal region of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Area Overview:
The literacy rate for women in tribal areas is as low as 12%

Particular Need:
In 2014, we need a facility to use to provide 9th and 10th grade education to girls in the village of Minawar, Pakistan.

Solution:
Refurbish an existing school building for the girls high school project and provide a science lab and a library.

Sustainability:
Plan in progress.

Enrollment:
49 in Middle School Project, 35-40 projected for 9th and 10th grade.

Partners:
Outliers Pakistan Gilgit-Baltistan CDO

Project Status:
Girls Middle School Project was started in 2010 and completed in 2013. Girls High School Project building new classroom for 10th grade to start in early 2015.

Current Needs:
Classroom building for 10th graders, additional teacher and computer lab.

Minawar Girls Middle School was established by Outliers International in September 2010. Prior to that, girls in Minawar did not have access to post primary school education. The Girls Middle School currently has an enrollment of 49 girls attending the 6th, 7th and 8th year grade levels.

In 2012, the Pakistan regional board of education took full ownership of the Minawar Girls Middle School, thereby guaranteeing the sustainability of girl’s education in Minawar for grades 6th through 8th.