Aasman Se Batein

Aasman Se Batein is a one year project (2021-2022) supported by Malala Fund, implemented by ITA in collaboration with the School Education Department. The program aims to tackle gender equality for extremely marginalized out of school adolescent girls through catchup education at post-primary levels, with life skills and psychosocial counselling.

Project Overview

Enabling most marginalized adolescent girls (aged 10-16) recover loss of learning and development through catchup education at post-primary levels, with life skills and psychosocial counselling

Objectives

  •  Extending home-based remote/blended learning opportunities for 1500 marginalized adolescent girls at post primary levels (with a need-based support for upper primary) while schools are shut or open in shifts/phased approach
  •  Ensuring that all 1500 girls supported through home-based remote learning return to school through community based advocacy campaigns
  •  Equipping 30 public middle/high schools with necessary health, safety and hygiene (including menstrual hygiene) and ICT resources to ensure protection and safety of learners, especially girls at school
  •  Organizing 3-months accelerated learning/Chalo Parho Barho (CPB) or TARL camps within the selected 30 schools to boost functional literacy and numeracy skills for 1200 girls (40 per school) who have never gone to school (with support to 400 in-school children at risk)
  •  Building capacity of 90 teachers (3 per school) on gender responsive education, ed-tech life skills, arts/creativity/healing and therapeutic learning in the context of Covid 19
  •  Providing psychosocial support and health counselling to 3000 adolescent girls (100 per school) through school based sessions on life skills with concurrent engagement of parents and teachers
  •  Training 90 girls (3 per school) to become mentors/Malala Champions to support the campaign on girls’ education and lead training for the other girls from their communities in life skills, ed-tech learning, health/nutrition and financial literacy
  •  Strong advocacy campaign (including e-publication of 60 outstanding illustrated stories authored by Malala Champions e-shared nationally and globally) to highlight achievements of the project and encourage debate around gender equality
  •  Organizing workshops, e-seminars and roundtable dialogues events with influencers to sensitize stakeholders about girls’ education

Key strands

  •  Primary and middle catch-up for out of school girls and ensuring their return to school
  •  Functional Literacy and Numeracy/CPB camps for never enrolled girls
  •  Life skills and psychosocial support for all girls enrolled in school from primary onwards

Scale and Scope

 

Direct Beneficiaries

Type of Learning

Duration

Beneficiary Target

Primary and middle catch-up

12 months

1500

Functional Literacy and Numeracy/CPB camps

3 months

1200

Life skills and psychosocial support

12 months (weekly sessions)

3000

Total

5700

 

Partner Public Schools List

Thirty public sector middle and high schools have been identified for the intervention in collaboration with District Education Authority of Bahawalpur district of South Punjab. The criteria for selection of schools include level of education, enrollment rate, dropout rate, need for support for resources and materials and geographic location (i.e. tehsils/UCs falling in rural/underserved areas). The selected list of partner public schools is attached below:

Sr#

Tehsil

Circle/Village

EMIS CODE

NAME OF SCHOOL

Type of school

1

AHMADPUR EAST TEHSIL

FAZAL ELAHI WALA

31210472

GGES AFZAL KHAN SHIKRANI

Elementary

2

AHMADPUR EAST TEHSIL

NAND PURA

31210028

GGHS BASTI LOHARAN

High

3

AHMADPUR EAST TEHSIL

NUNARI

31210522

GGES NUNARI

Elementary

4

AHMEDPUR EAST

CHAK NO 160 NP

31210070

GGES CHAK NO 160 NP

Elementary

5

AHMEDPUR EAST

RASOOL PUR

31210537

GGES RASOOL PUR

Elementary

6

AHMEDPUR EAST

KOTLA MUSA KHAN

31210063

GGES KOTLA MUSA KHAN

Elementary

7

AHMEDPUR EAST

NAUSHERA JADID

31210072

GGHS NAUSHERA JADID

High

8

AHMEDPUR EAST

MALKANI BASTI

31210378

GGES BASTI MALKANI

Elementary

9

AHMEDPUR EAST

LARAN

31210069

GGES BASTI LARAN

Elementary

10

BAHAWALPUR SADDAR TEHSIL

HAZARI WALA

31260098

GGES HAJI HAZOORI

Elementary

11

BAHAWALPUR SADDAR TEHSIL

CHANDRANI GHARBI

31260091

GGES BASTI LUQMAN

Elementary

12

BAHAWALPUR SADDAR TEHSIL

HAKRA

31260089

GGES BASTI KHAWAJGAN

Elementary

13

BAHAWALPUR SADDAR TEHSIL

PAKKA

31260100

GGES BASTI CHACHRAN

Elementary

14

BAHAWALPUR SADDAR TEHSIL

SULTAN ARAIN

31260096

GGES BASTI MALIK MEHBOOB

Elementary

15

BAHAWALPUR SADDAR TEHSIL

WAHI SHAH MUHAMMAD

31260489

GGES MUSTAFA CAMPUS

Elementary

16

BWP SADAR

CHAK NO 031/B C

31260084

GGES CHAK NO 031/B C

Elementary

17

BWP SADAR

CHAK NO 011/B C

31260072

Elementary CHAK NO 011/B C

Elementary

18

BWP SADAR

CHAK NO 038/B C

31260042

GGHS CHAK NO 038/B C

High

19

BWP SADAR

CHAK NO 035/B C

312060440

GGES CHAK NO 035/B C

Elementary

20

BWP SADAR

GOTH LAL

31260506

GGES GOTH LAL

Elementary

21

BWP SADAR

CHAK NO 033/B C

31260081

GGES CHAK NO 033/B C

Elementary

22

YAZMAN

CHAK NO 043/D B

31240356

GGES CHAK NO 043/D B

Elementary

23

YAZMAN

CHAK NO 036/D N B

31240021

GGHS CHAK NO 036/D N B

High

24

YAZMAN

CHAK NO 069/D B

31240369

GGES CHAK NO 069/D B

Elementary

25

YAZMAN

CHAK NO 098/D N B

31240051

GGHS CHAK NO 098/D N B

High

26

YAZMAN

CHAK NO 047/D B

31240363

GGES CHAK NO 047/D B

Elementary

27

YAZMAN

CHAK NO 050/D B

31240025

GGHS CHAK NO 050/D B

High

28

YAZMAN

CHAK NO 006/D N B

31240058

GGES CHAK NO 006/D N B

Elementary

29

YAZMAN

CHAK NO 044/D N B

31240053

GGES CHAK NO 044/D N B

Elementary

30

YAZMAN TEHSIL

CHAK BAGH WALA 23/D N

31240057

GGES CHAK BAGH WALA 23/D N

Elementary

 

Support Services for Partner Schools

 

Events

Project Launch

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi officially launched the girl’s education program “Aasman Se Batein” in district Bahawalpur on 14 March 2021. At the launching ceremony of the program, ITA invited members of the District Education Authority, including CEO, DEOs, Deputy DEOs, AEOs and head teachers to unfold the scope of work as well as develop collective next steps for implementation of the project in the targeted schools.

Objectives of the Event

  •  Establishing an understanding of the nuts and bolts of the project and how does this align with the govt. efforts to address learning losses in Bahawalpur
  •  Helping field staff develop technical and rigorous understanding of the project design
  •  Undertake a structured discussion with the school Head Teachers, District Education Officer (DEO female), and Deputy District Education Officials (DDEOs) on challenges of enrollment, retention and learning during Covid-19
  •  Signing MOUs with the school Head Teachers and distribution of partnership certificates by the Chief Guest

2. Webinar | Girls Education #LeaveNoGirlBehind

To create partnerships and contribute to exchange of ideas, experiences and expertise with stakeholders to scale up what works in mitigating gender deprivation, ITA organized a consultative session on “Girls Education #LeaveNoGirlBehind” on 9 February 2021. The virtual session included key players in the EdPolicy space to discuss the growing need and focus on girl’s education. The high-profile panel included the Founder of Women's Voices for Change Shad Begum, Human Right Activist, Samar Minallah Khan, Executive Director PAGE Fajer Rabia Pasha, Senior Education Advisor Foreign Commonwealth Development Office Saima Answer, Executive Director, Pakistan Youth Change Advocates Areebah Shahid, Senior Program Manager Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) Saba Saeed and Founder Science Fuse Lalah Rukh. The session was moderated by a social activist Maham Ali and led to an engaging talk with messages and recommendations from the panelists.

3. Webinar | Gender Equality in a COVID-19 World: Actions in Pakistan

The Covid Pandemic has made the world more unequal, pushing the vulnerable into more fragile conditions. Women and girls bear the brunt of such extreme conditions globally and locally. Households living in poverty or sliding into fragile conditions of living under less than US$ 2 per day are on the increase in Pakistan. Girls are the first to be withdrawn from schools and colleges, to offset income losses and instability, but at what cost? It compromises the future of multiple generations as young women plan not for themselves only, but collectively for families and generations What can be done to avert this tragedy is a critical question to ask of leaders who are in the business of visionary solutions, backed by evidence and embedded in systems.

To this end on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021 Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), building on its flagship programs on girls education, invited some incredible women leaders who have the vision to provide workforce and social protection options on the one hand and on the other opportunities for education, livelihoods, financial inclusion and entrepreneurship opportunities of a quality second to none. The high-profile panel included the Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chairman BISP Dr. Sania Nishtar, Founder, NEST/IO Ms. Jehan Ara, Chief Programmes Officer, Malala Fund Dr. Maliha Khan, Chairperson of Beaconhouse School System Ms. Nasreen Kasuri, Country Director, Sightsavers Ms. Munazza Gilani and MD of Lightstone Publishers, Pakistan Ms. Ameena Saiyid, OBE. The session was moderated by CEO ITA, Baela Raza Jamil to led an engaging talk with messages and recommendations from the panelists.

 

Enrollment Drive

As part of the enrollment campaigns, 1800 posters (with 17 unique designs), 90 streamers and 90 flexes have been prepared and printed to be displayed in prominent locations in and around the selected schools. Enrollment drive IEC material attached below

 

Gallery

itacec SAFE SCHOOL REOPENING PILOT SRP