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

Liaquatpur, a small village 110 kilometers away from Rahim Yar Khan had been a beautiful drive along ripe mango fields and expansive green fields on both the sides. As the day progressed and I entered my last school for the day’s field visit, I did not foresee what I was about to observe. I visited an enthusiastic pre primary class of 64 children at Government ...

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Posted By Usman Rana, April 8 th , 2016
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

On a sunny morning as I entered a village school in a district south of Punjab, I saw a little boy standing alone next to a tree, away from the crowd of children playing in the ground. Passing by him I went in to meet the Para teacher and the Head teacher for filling assessment forms for the ‘Chalo Barho Camp’ at the school. When I got done with it I approached ...

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Posted By Mr. Qazi Ehsanullah
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

As my journey started to evaluate the performance of CPB Camps for outof school children at various schools, I started penning down much of the happenings virtuously related to the educational domain. Upon reaching Multan, I foundthat the progress with regard to CPB was pretty much satisfactory since CPB Camp had already entered into its last phases of Final Assessm ...

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

To keep a vigilant eye on teaching practices has always been a source of fascination for me. Past few years have made me discover that it is not only the course content which matters but also the teaching methodology being adopted at schools which plays a vital role in students’ learning outcomes.Similar findings were shared by Ms. SajidaRehman who has recentl ...

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

The global community has failed dismally in meeting the challenge of providing all children with a quality education. This education failure is tragically apparent in Pakistan, the world’s sixth most populous country. This failure of learning is evident both in the results of public sector examinations and private sector citizen-led household-based assessments ...

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Posted By Fida Karim - M&E Manager
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Being an organization committed to the holistic evidence based reforms in the Education Sector of Pakistan Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) strongly believes that education is plays an integral role in promoting sustainable development of any country, gender entitlements and protection, its social prosperity and enhanced labor productivity. An educated populati ...

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

On the very first day of CPB camps ITA team visited schools to ensure that all the required material had reached and baseline assessments were being conducted in the correct manner. This field visit like all others also left a million questions and stories in our minds. We left Multan early in the morning to reach Muzaffargarh. Other than ensuring the smooth running of CPB camps the maj ...

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

With warm yet watchful eyes, Sajid Hussain; Head Teacher of a government school in Ghani Ghot, Bahawalpur welcomed us at the entrance of the school. Upon entering, our eyes met small groups of children sitting in the playground of the school. The ground ringing with their rhymes!While half of the team talked to the children enrolled in the CPB camp, the other half was approached by Saji ...

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

The second day of our visit to Rahim Yar Khan was as full of surprises as was the first one. ITA team visited EDO office early morning to discuss the findings about Basti Gul Muhammad and how it expects the government to play its role in reviving these ghost schools. It was on our agenda to visit another village in Liaqatpur and we wanted the government official to choose one that was facing so ...

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

Leaving Lahore at 4am for Rahim Yar Khan made me realize that it must be imperative to work in and for the district that was ranked lowest amongst 36 districts of Punjab in terms of education indicators. The ITA team led by Baela Raza Jamil reached the EDO office as per scheduled meeting time. The discussion held at the meeting focused on the grave issue of out of school children in RYK and how ...

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

Khairunisa is a fourth grader at Abdullah Bizinjo Primary Government School in a village in Sakran, Lasbela. However, i met her in an ECE classroom, bringing the children together and playing a game with them. The class teacher for ECE was absent, and Khairunisa had no class herself at that time so she took up the role and began teaching the children in her own capacity. She aspires to be a tea ...

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

A small village in Sakran in the district of Lasbela, Baluchistan has raised a call for everybody to help people set up their first school. Haji Wahid Buksh is a village which, until recently, had never been bestowed with a school. However, recently, one of the girls of the village returned after receiving a bachelors degree, and has made space in her house to teach children there. She has also ...

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

In a government primary school for girls, located in a rural village of Dureji in Lasbela, Baluchistan, I came across an ardent supporter of education, Aslam Mirkot. Aslam is a retired teacher and over sixty years old but upon shutting down of a girls school in his community due to the unavailability of a teacher, he felt a grave responsibility towards the future of many young girls who wanted ...

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

On a visit to government primary schools in Sukkur and Shikarpur villages of Sindh province, 8 students from grades 4-5 were selected to form a Girl's Club. They were empowered to become student leaders and take 5 responsibilities. These were to enroll out of school children of their community, ensure cleanliness and hygiene of their learning environment, plant trees and shrubs for a greener an ...

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

Seema Saher is a passionate advocate of empowering children of her Diwala community through education. Her story is quite inspiring and echoes the lives of many girls living in the Diwala community in Usman Koria, Muzaffargarh. She visits different households within the community and fights with the household heads to send their children to school arguing for education as a ri ...

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

Qadir Bux Khoso village in district Shikarpur is one of those villages which epitomize the rural life in Sindh. Rampant government corruption is reflected in the neglected education and health facilities in the vicinity. People have to struggle really hard to arrange even for the basic necessities of life. These are the circumstances under which Fehmida has to work. Fehmida is an ECE teacher at ...

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Posted By Dr. Radhika Iyengar
Education in Pakistan: Idara e Taleem o Aagahi ITA

Haji Bilawal Khan Khoso is a village located in UC Arain in district Sukkur. The population of the village is around 300. There is only one road which connects the villages to the surrounding areas and that too is not properly built. The only health facility in the vicinity is a kilometer away which is a Basic Health Unit (BHU). The major source of income for the majority of the people is agric ...

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