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Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

"My brother was so angry with my 'bhabi' advocating for my education that he beat her right in front of me"

From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence ag ...

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Posted By ITA Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

 "My parents feared a broken-engagement would make me undesirable for marriage and would bring dishonor to the family"

From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to ...

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Posted By ITA Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year’s theme is to “End Gender-Based Violence in the World of ...

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Posted By ITA Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year’s theme is to “End Gender-Based Violence in the World of ...

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Posted By ITA Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year’s theme is to “End Gender-Based Violence in the World of ...

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Posted By ITA Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year’s theme is to “End Gender-Based Violence in the World of ...

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Posted By Nigar Noor
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Ever since the inception of Pakistan, the laws regarding the persons with disability have seen a lag. While today, the discussion around disability is at the forefront and the priority of many, there has been a plethora of struggles that the persons with disability saw to get their voices heard.

Several laws have been passed to preserve the rights for all in general, and for those with ...

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Posted By ITA Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Saima Saleem stands as a role model for women to stand up for their rights. Being blind and a woman, made her more susceptible to discrimination in our society. However, this did not hold her back to stand up for her rights.

Like her sister and brother, Saima was born blind but with a strong determination to excel. Saima has an M.Phil. in English Lit ...

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Posted By ITA Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Umaima is from a humble background where her father supports her family of five on a small income. With the limited salary, Umaima’s father was unable to support her desire for a quality higher education. Umaima has always had a passion for art and creativity, which her family acknowledged and supported after realizing ...

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Posted By ITA Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Salva Robab Chohan belongs to a middle-class family from Sialkot city. Her father is a driver. She is the eldest of her siblings, with two younger sisters who are able to continue their studies because of the scholarships offered by the NTS. The children know that they belong to a self-made family and have faced many hardships, thus taking a keen interest in their studies to get scholarships on ...

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Posted By ITA Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

In a small village of Mirpurkhas lives a family with four sons and daughters, of which the eldest in Aiman. Aiman’s father runs a small store with which he supports his entire family. Considering her financial constraints and her background from a family that doesn’t see value in girls’ education, Aiman never dreamt she would be able to continue her studies. Despite this, she ...

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Posted By ITA Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year’s theme is to “End Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work”. These 16 days we will be sharing th ...

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Posted By Baela Raza Jamil is the Trustee/Advisor for the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA)
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Aasoo, born in a peasant family in a village Meena Ji Dhani near Umerkot in the province of Sindh is the only girl from her village to have received formal education. Known as Aasu Bai, the reason Aasoo received education was her disability, which for many becomes the reason for not receiving education. At the age of five due to receiving an injection from a quack (which is a common practice in ...

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Posted By ITA Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Iram* Shahzadi lives with her family in Bahawalpur. Her father is blind, her mother is suffering from a serious kidney disease, and her siblings have either moved away or are younger than her. This combination makes earning even basic livelihoods for the family a huge challenge. As a result, Iram dropped out of school 7 years ago to run the family shop full-time instead. She h ...

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Posted By Baela Raza Jamil is the Trustee/Advisor for the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA)
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Meet Ms. Noreena Shams -an awesome Young Leader, the Iron Woman in Sports from Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa!  Enough is Enough! Sixteen Days of Activism! 2018 Ending Gender Based Violence Against Women in Pakistan!

Today I am simply sharing this from Wikipedia about this amazing Pakistani Sportswoman Young Leader & Champion Noreena ...

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Posted By ITA Rahim Yar Khan Team
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

 From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year’s theme is to “End Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work”. These 16 days we will be s ...

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Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Saluting-Mahjabeen today, a 33 year old female teacher who commutes on a motorbike daily to teach her students in DG Khan South Punjab, Pakistan. She has Broken ALL Boundaries for her passion to teach! 

These subaltern stories reaffirm our confidence in the art of the possible! For Mahjabeen Burqa gives her protect ...

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Posted By Rastee Chaudhry
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This years’ theme is to “End Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work”. These 16 days we will be sharing ...

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Posted By Siyani Sahelian ITA Team, Muzaffargarh
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Viol ...

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Posted By Baela Raza Jamil is the Trustee/Advisor for the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA)
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Our Sub-Altern Heroes of Pakistan-Nargis Hameedullah! 19 Years old Karate Champion Quetta, Balochistan - Defying Traditions for National Pride!

“I always wanted to be the one to bring about a change,” Nargis told Al Jazeera. “I’m very happy to be able to write my name in history”. Oh there are so many Firsts for Nargis Hameedullah and for Pakistan! Nargis a ...

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Posted By Baela Raza Jamil is the Trustee/Advisor for the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA)
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

16 Days of Activism begins today across the world and in Pakistan. From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This years’ theme is to “End Gender-Based Vio ...

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Posted By Nigar E Noor
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

'To teach is to touch a life forever'. This saying, no matter how simple it may appear, has a powerful and deep meaning. Teachers are influencers who can impact the lives of their students in ways that only few can even imagine. Apart from family, teachers are the ones who spend most time with children, and hence their ability to provide recommendation to parents is extremely valuable. He ...

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Posted By Nigar E Noor
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

 With respect to disability and particularly education of persons with disability, Pakistan has witnessed periods of efforts and periods of silence. The first ever action taken regarding disability was under the report on National Commission on Education in 1959, according to which vocational educational services be provided to people with disabilities (UNICEF, 2003). The country saw its f ...

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Posted By Dr. Baela Raza Jamil (CEO Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi)
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

"We shall absolutely ALL vote in the coming general elections!” they spoke in spontaneous chorus; they also shared their preferred party! These group of women in Gul Abad village Mardan district, were indeed very perky. They demanded 'what about our needs for literacy and numeracy, why are we being ignored?". They fully endorsed their young girls a ...

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Posted By Dr. Baela Raza Jamil
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Mohsin sat on the edge in the middle of the class, but was unable to connect and I also could not make eye contact with Fatima Zahra sitting in the last row.  Fatima struggled with tens and units whilst Mohsin sat passively until someone said ‘oh mam he loves to come here but he is a slow learner’.   My instincts as an educator trained in principles of i ...

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Posted By Sadaf Taimur
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

 On 27th January, the event, hosted by Prime Minister of Pakistan, launched Volume I of the 'Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century' report by “Pakistan Alliance for Math & Science”. Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi is a proud member of this alliance. Volume I is titled, "How Maths and Science Powers Nations" and presents the case for maths and ...

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Posted By Sadaf Taimur
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

 On 27th January, the event, hosted by Prime Minister of Pakistan, launched Volume I of the 'Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century' report by “Pakistan Alliance for Math & Science”. Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi is a proud member of this alliance. Volume I is titled, "How Maths and Science Powers Nations" and presents the case for maths and ...

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Posted By Izzah Meyer
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Education is an immensely powerful instrument of socio-economic and political change connected to global, technological and democratic developments. Since the inception of Pakistan, it has been evident that the task of nation building cannot be achieved without an educated and skilled workforce. Various efforts have been made since 1947 to not only highlight the imp ...

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Posted By Yusra Nabil
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Article 25-A of the constitution of Pakistan stipulates that the provincial governments provide free and compulsory education to all children between the ages 5-16 years.  Pakistan, a country marred by education crisis has allocated a meager budget - only 2% of the GDP - to education. It is hence not surprising that Pakistan failed to achieve the Millennium Dev ...

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Posted By Mariam Nasir
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Education plays an essential role in sustainable development. It is the foundation of every empowered society, offering a better life for its citizens. There is a pressing need to enable children to develop the skill set required to survive in a knowledge-based and technology-driven world, as well as to contribute to the economic development of their country. Studies report that alarmingly high ...

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Posted By Izzah Meyer - Manager Policy, Research and Action
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

While education has been declared a fundamental human right, and is undoubtedly life changing for boys, girls, men and women alike, it is especially beneficial for girls. Investing in female education is by far one of the best investments that families, communities and countries can make. With returns ranging from lower mortality rates and healthier families, to greater incomes and improved st ...

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Posted By Izzah Meyer - Manager Policy, Research and Action
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

In 2010, the Government of Pakistan introduced Article 25-A in the Constitution of Pakistan which declared that the “state shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age 5 – 16 years in such a manner as may be determined by law”. While this was a very positive step in the right direction, roughly 5 years later, the government is still s ...

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Posted By Yusra Nabil, Research and Communications Associate
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

 The Peshawar chapter of ITA’s national education policy consultative process, much like previous sessions, was an instant hit. The youth, teachers and representatives of the civil society made full use of this opportunity and voiced their concerns regarding education in an energetic and meaningful manner.  The education emergency in the country rightly deserves the kind of impo ...

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Posted By Rohma Labeeb Asst Program Manager
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Voicing the peoples’ thoughts, experiences, and agitations is the key to having a successful output. Therefore, when reviewing something as critical as the National Education Policy, it is necessary to incorporate every story you can get a hold of, every detail you can analyze and every child you can educate.

ITA, with the Federal and Provincial Governments, has been conducting co ...

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Posted By Sadiq Aryan is an EYA a Youth Activist, researcher and Executive Director of Youth Led Organization.
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

 Names and tags prominently give you cognition of your responsibilities along with an intention  of cascading your role to a productive end. Being Education Youth Ambassador Pakistan with Idara Taleem O Aghi prevail a consciousness for Youth to be change agent while carrying out possible passages to bring difference in education system in Pakistan. Since independence re ...

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Posted By Pauline Rose
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Now the razzmatazz celebrating the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals is over, it is time to get down to business. For education (Goal 4) that means prioritizing the 250 million children who are not learning the basics, to ensure this global learning crisis is a thing of the past by 2030.

The first, and most vital, step that needs to be taken is to address disadvantage from ear ...

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Posted By Syeda Farwa Fatima, Ed.M Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

As I head back from the bustling Big Apple to my quiet Cambridge abode, I find myself running in a slow playback of the happenings at the United Nations yesterday. Last week, while I was corresponding with my former boss, or rather my mentor, Baela Raza Jamil1, about her upcoming visit to attend the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), I was planning my own call t ...

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Posted By Saba Saeed, Coordinator Learning Metric Task Force
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

With only 58% of the population being able to read and write and 6.7 million children being out of school, education system in Pakistan must take a bold leap. The change needs to be bottom-up, systematically encouraging local community (students, teachers, parents, youth groups) to offer their reflections in the development process. Pakistan is fortunate to have the most talented pool of young ...

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Posted By Izzah Meyer, Manager Policy Research and Action
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Last week took the ITA team to Sindh where the National Education Policy (NEP) consultation sessions were conducted in Hyderabad, Mithi, and Sukkur. Our aim was to provide the Pakistani youth – teachers, students, activists, young entrepreneurs – with a platform where they can express their concerns regarding the current ...

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Posted By Izzah Meyer, Manager Policy Research and Action
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

When it comes to nation building, there is no doubt about the importance of involving all citizens in the policy planning process. The participation of various stakeholders including youth, educators, civil society members, and government officials alike ensure that social cohesio ...

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