Government schools remain the only means of education available for approximately two-thirds of the Pakistani population due to zero academic fees and widespread availability. Regrettably, the vast majority of these schools provide a drastically deficient level of learning for students for various reasons including: poor and inadequate infrastructure, no electricity, a lack of functioning washrooms and safe drinking water sources, outdated textbooks and learning materials, unengaging curriculum, a lack of extra-curricular activities and inadequate teaching staff. Such schools are largely frequented by those who are unable to afford private school education. Results achieved through past Zindagi Trust projects illustrates that government schools have the potential of being reformed into model institutions of learning wherein, those unable to attend private school can still obtain a quality education which caters to each student’s specific learning style. Through this project, IDRF in partnership with Zindagi Trust will be working to improve the quality of education offered at the Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School through various student development programs for 65 female educators. Project objectives will include the implementation of structured professional development activities for female educators, specific academic-enrichment and co-curricular programs for students and a breakfast component for selected grade levels.
(PHASE I) To improve the quality of education offered at the Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School through tailored student development programs for 900 female students and through structured professional development programs for 65 female educators.
(PHASE II) To provide 500 households (2875 direct beneficiaries) with COVID-19 Care Packs consisting of food and hygiene essentials and to provide 2872 female students with Learning Packs to support their studies during the lockdown. Furthermore, educational children’s content in the form of digital video stories will be developed in the local languages and shared with an open/public license for all children to access remotely and benefit from through television and various social media platforms.