ITA COVID19 RESPONSE SOLUTIONS

ITA COVID-19 response has Three Action Strategies: "for children, parents/caregivers and teachers/educators"

I - Academics, Accelerated & Second Chance Learning and Assessments

II - Creativity Expression & Healing

III - Prevention and Protection - LifeSkills and Empowerment

The Solutions will enable communities to face COVID-19 individually & collectively in collaboration with Government, CSOs, Industry & Development Partners.

Objectives

  •  To disseminate information through ICTs, New Media- Ed Tech learning solutions for accelerated second chance learning, expression, healing, prevention and protection through safe behavior
  •  To mobilize the influencers/champions including our goodwill ambassadors, and, children and youth champions to fight against #CoronaVirus
  •  To generate strategic Public Goods during this apocalyptic disruption & leapfrog education & care outcomes especially for the vulnerable groups, girls and women
  •  To support the most vulnerable groups with ration and modest livelihood opportunities
  •  To undertake rapid surveys for evidence based policy and actions

 

Solution # 1: Accelerated Learning Solutions (OOSC and In School Children)

  •  Functional Literacy/Chalo Parho Barho/Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) - a 50-60 day learning camp to boost learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy for in-school and not learning and OOS children

Outreach: 150,000 beneficiaries since 2014 across Pakistan

Link: http://www.itacec.org/CPB-(Accelerated-Learning-Programme)

Contact Person: Sahar Saeed, Phone # 0322-4616047 , Email Address: sahar.saeed@itacec.org

  •  Siyani Sahelian - Accelerated Second Chance Program - A second chance program for out of school adolescent girls (and boys) to complete primary, middle and secondary education through tech based blended learning, life skills for psychosocial support - and TVET for 13 years +2

Outreach: 22,000+ beneficiaries from 2018-2020 and reaching 16,000 by Feb 2021

Link: http://www.itacec.org/a3g

Contact Person: Saba Saeed, Phone # 0332-4165160, Email Address: saba.saeed@itacec.org

 

Solution # 2: ASER Inclusive Assessment. A household based assessment video in three basic competencies ( Lower primary content) i.e. Language (Urdu/Sindhi/Pashto, English) and Arithmetic. Tools available online free of cost to gauge learning competencies of children-and those with hearing impairment (in collaboration with DeafReach)

Target Audience: Students of Grades 1-10, Age: 5-16

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12on9QVVZe4&t=978s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBUjeWYJBRM

Contact Person: Sahar Saeed, Phone # 0322-4616047 , Email Address: sahar.saeed@itacec.org

 

Solution # 3: Technology Enabled Education Resource Library (TEERL) K-12 teachers CPD and preparation for grade and subject-specific topics mapped to National/Provincial Curriculum TEERL

Target Audience: Teachers K-10 and Students/Parents

Link: https://wp.cel.uwaterloo.ca/twf/

Contact Person: Fida Hussain, Phone # 0321-6314340, Email Address: fida@itacec.org

 

Solution # 4: Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) Online

Online Link: http://childrensliteraturefestival.com/online-activities-clf-tlf/

1 - Story Telling Link: http://itacec.org/Storytelling

2 - Online Book Club Link: http://itacec.org/Online-Book-Club

3 - Art Therapy /Interactive Activities Link: http://itacec.org/Art-Therapy-Interactive-Activities

4 - Theatre & Puppetry Link: http://itacec.org/Theatre-and-Puppetry

 

Target Audience: Children (4-16)/Teachers/ Parents

Contact Person: Sehrish Farooq, Phone # 0336-2413806, Email sehrish.farooq@itatec.org

 

Defeating Corona through stories

Solution # 5: Corona Saviours (کورونا محافظ) campaign

ITA’s Corona Saviours کورونا محافظ campaign aims to mobilize children and youth to spread awareness and authentic information for prevention of corona virus through making behavior change a reality. Click to register as a corona savior and find resources and guidelines to support this mission.

Target Audience: General Public

Link for guidelines, information and registration of Corona Saviors: http://itacec.org/CoronaSaviours

Contact Person: Joshua Dilawar, Phone # 0300-4123571, Email Address: Joshua.dilawar@itatec.org

 

Solution # 6: To promote protection and empowerment, customized animated short films on five different subjects of financial literacy, menstruation, education, nutrition & self-awareness are created with Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC) Films- Siyani Sahelian & Creating Spaces.

Target Audience: Students/Adolescent girls/Teachers (Grade 5-10)

Link: http://itacec.org/a3g/partnership_soc_films.html

Rafi Peer Theater Puppet Show: https://youtu.be/Anz3q5tP340

Contact Person: Saba Saeed, Phone # 0332-4165160, Email Address: saba.saeed@itacec.org

Protecting Our Lives through Life Skills and Empowerment

Short 5 SOC Films for Adolescents

Link: http://itacec.org/SOC-Films-for-Adolescents

Short ITA-Siyani Sahelian 5 Films by Students Trained by SOC Films

Link: http://itacec.org/Short-ITA-Siyani-Sahelian-5-Films-by-students

 

Solution # 7: SAFE Internet and Outreach Programme

SAFE Internet educates the children of Pakistan on safe use of the Internet, reducing the chances of online risks (like cyberbullying, trolling, hate speech, fake news etc.) and promoting online safety measures ensuring privacy & information security. It aims to educate 175,000 children and 11,500 teachers in Public and Private schools nationwide through training sessions (in schools/online schools) and digital content shared across social media platforms.

Target Audience: Children (between the ages of 9-15 years), Teachers, Parents & Government Departments

Link: http://itacec.org/SAFE-Internet-and-Outreach-Programme

Contact Person(s): Waqas Bajwa, Phone # 0300-8524432, Email Address: waqas@itacec.org

Zainab Zafar, Phone # 0323-5068071, Email Address: zainab.zafar@itacec.org

WASH, Rations & Livelihood support is ongoing for communities in ITA Program Locations Links to Other Learning & Support Resources (In Progress)

 

 

Covid-19 Webinar Series

 

http://itacec.org/Covid-19-Webinar-Series