In partnership with EAC, the British Council in Pakistan is expanding the current Ilm-Possible program to cover 60 districts covering all provinces of the country in order to reach 135,000 out of school children with quality primary education.

The overarching goal of the ILMPOSSIBLE project is to enrol 135,000 OOSC and secondly, to help ensure that an estimated 80% of students stay in school and complete a full course of primary education in 60 districts. The project is working to accomplish this by using a holistic approach that engages all education stakeholders to ensure children enrol in school, stay in school, and learn while in school. For these stakeholders, the project will deliver: 1) an increased number of better informed parents who are committed to enroling their children 2) strong, coordinated ownership amongst the community influencers and partners who will facilitate access to schools and enrolment and 3) a positive learning environment. Project activities engage and train over 14,500 young ILMPOSSIBLE volunteers, 250 Mohalla Committees, and staff at 120 schools, and mobilize civil society organizations, communities, and district education offices to work alongside parents and children to increase enrolment and reduce dropout rates. 


British Council

The British Council, one of the UK's leading international organizations for educational and cultural relations, and has partnered with EAC to enroll 135,000 out of school children in Pakistan in schools by 2016.




Pakistan is transitioning from an agriculture economy to one oriented around industry and services. The country spends a large proportion of its budget on national security and loan interest payments, leaving relatively smaller amounts for investment in infrastructure and social services, such as health and education.