PCP'S EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP) FOR EDUCATION:
PCP has designed and very successfully demonstrated a PPP for Education model in Pakistan in the province of Sindh. PCP's interest and involvement in this PPP initiative is three-fold. Firstly, the initiative is in line with its vision and mission; Secondly, PCP's experience of developing and successfully implementing a Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for education. The major objective of PCP's PPP model for school improvement is to create and sustain functional linkages between corporate/Individual philanthropists, government and local communities/CSOs for school improvement.
The facilitation role of PCP is designed to provide procedures, mechanisms, systems and operational framework for smooth conduct of PPP. The partnership includes motivation of a corporate partner; need assessment surveys in relevant districts, development of school improvement plans, implementation and monitoring as well as promoting community ownership.
Recorded results and achievements of this project are as follow:
Improving Quality of Education Programme (IQEP):
Improving Quality of Education in selected primary schools programme was started in 2008 and successfully concluded in 2010. It worked towards imparting quality education measures within a cluster of government, community-based and low-cost private schools. PCP's role in this project was to ensure effective implementation through monitoring and validation of the project activities and reporting to Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI).
The project was facilitated by PCP and implemented by Sindh Education Foundation (SEF). In line with its mission of promoting philanthropy and being a catalyst, PCP acted as a coordinator and facilitator. PCP's role in this quality education project was to ensure effective implementation through monitoring and validation of the project activities and reporting to FOSI. Teacher trainings, SMC trainings were conducted; learning material was distributed; community sharing meetings were held and also SEF conducts monthly quality assurance reviews.