What is BEF?
BEF was set up as an independent and autonomous organization in 1994 through the Act of Provincial Assembly with the aim to improve the state of education in the province. BEF is a rapidly growing development organization which aims to bring lasting solutions in the Education sector through public-private and community partnership models.
Until 2006, BEF was managing small annual grants from the returns of seed money granted by USAID as endowment fund. The grants aimed for provision of missing facilities and assistance to support infrastructure work in private sector educational institutions.
In 2006, BEF was entrusted with a role of an Apex body to implement World Bank funded Balochistan Education Support Project (BESP, 2006-2014) under which BEF successfully carried out the following:
Key objective of the BESP project was the promotion of public-private and community partnerships in order to improve access to quality primary education, in particular for girls. It is pertinent to mention that the project has sustained successfully & rated satisfactory in WB project completion report as it has now financial backing from GoB. Post-project recurrent cost of BEF Community Schools comes for GoB which covers salaries of teachers and non-salary cost of schools.
BEF as an important education entity, pioneered the community led & community driven models and public private partnership in Balochistan by introducing urban fellowship, rural fellowship and community schools in the rural areas of Balochistan.