RDF believes that education is a fundamental human right and a foundation for an enlightened society. Therefore securing the right to education is key to enabling people to secure other basic rights. A major challenge for education in Pakistan today is lack of interest on part of public sector institutions to provide quality basic education since the public sector is rapidly loosing its credibility due to absence of accountability and corruption. Education should provide children with the attitude as well as the skills that are conducive to promoting creativity, problem solving, and coping with uncertainties. Bringing every child into the classroom is no longer enough – each child is entitled to a high quality of education that will best prepare them for the future.
The goal of the RDF’s Education Program is to make a significant contribution to the achievement of education for all in its operation areas. We aim to improve the quality and delivery of services in education appropriate to the needs of poor children, in particular girls, and to increase their access to those services. Our purpose is to help fill the remaining gaps in coverage, retention, and quality of primary basic education.