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PRCS, FDE sign accord for students’ capacity building

PRCS, FDE sign accord for students’ capacity building
Islamabad: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society and the Federal Directorate of Education Thursday signed a Letter of Understanding for mobilizing, training and capacity-building of students studying...

Home Today's Paper National PRCS, FDE sign accord for students’ capacity building National September 18, 2020 Islamabad: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) Thursday signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) for mobilizing, training and capacity-building of students studying in educational institutions registered with the FDE.Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood, PRCS Chairman Abrar ul Haq, Secretary Education Farah Hamid, and other senior officials of PRCS and FDE were present at the ceremony.Abrar said, the agreement between PRCS and FDE will help raise a force of trained volunteers under the umbrella of RCC, which will be readily available to serve the humanity in the time of need.Under the umbrella of RCC, the PRCS and FDE will facilitate each other by effective co-ordination for blood donation camps at educational institutions, Khalid said, adding that the two organizations will collaborate to organize cleanliness and hygiene drives, tree plantation campaigns, awareness sessions, environment conservation activities, school safety campaign activities, and behavioural change activities.

Speaking on the occasion, Shafqat Mehmood said, Covid-19 has reshaped the entire world, changing the dynamics of behaviours and responsibilities, including those shouldered by educational institutions.Khalid Majeed said under the agreement, willing and motivated students from FDE-registered educational institutions will be enrolled as RCC members for voluntary humanitarian work in the time of need.

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