Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE) was established in 2005 by a group of like-minded individuals and organization committed to the improvement of quality education in Pakistan. PCE was formed as a result of intense discussions and consultations. It would provide an opportunity to extend the efforts to far out regions and impact the policies at all levels.
The need of having a legal status for the coalition lead to the registration of PCE as ’Society for Access to Quality Education (SAQE)’ under ordinance 1961 in August 2010. Gaining a confidence as advocacy network is the most difficult aspect that was attained by PCE through joint initiatives and sharing information with all stakeholders through policy advocacy on education issues related to Financing, Governance and Management and Girls’ Education
It works in 65 districts with more than 200 members including local Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Non Government Organizations (NGOs), Parents’ and Teachers Associations, civil society networks working on women and child rights and education, and equally importantly with the Media (e.g. education reporters associations) and representatives of relevant education departments.