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Welcome to the 2015 ITA Newsletter! It's been another exciting year in the life of our dynamic organization. We have innovated and experimented. We have exciting programs, young motivated teams, engaged communities, and a leadership that believes that change as well development and growth have to be organic. "A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves." So we continue to empower children and communities and in turn feel empowered and inspired ourselves.

Read on and be inspired too!
Dr. Narmeen Hameed
Chairperson ITA

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Reviewing the National Education Policy: Stakeholder Voices
ITA along with ASER, Right to Education Team, and Pakistan Alliance of Independent Schools (PAIS) held consultative meetings across Pakistan in order to mobilize public opinion and contribute to the revision of the National Education Policy. With 14 sessions held across Pakistan including districts in Punjab, KP, Sindh, and Balochistan as well as ICT and AJK we were able to engage over 700 Pakistani youth (teachers, associations, students, EYAs/activists, young entrepreneurs in education and learning) civil society members, government officials and experts in a policy dialogue.
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International Literacy Day 2015

ITA in collaboration with Oxfam GB (OGB) hosted the 'Finance More to Educate Morw' seminar at the Islamabad Hotel on the 17th of September, incelebration of International Literacy Day 2015. In line with the International Literacy Day 2015 theme of Sustainable Societies, ITA created a platform for education experts as well as the youth to discuss and put for ward recommendations regarding education financing and effective budget allocations for schools. The recommendations have also been suggested for the upcoming revision of the National Education Policy 2009, scheduled to release in January 2016. The seminar was attended by various provinc i a l educ a tion ministry representatives, education experts, youth, students, teachers and parents as stakeholders of the educational sector.
  Global Action Week 2015

This year ITA conducted a number of activities to celebrate the Global Action Week 2015 and campaign for Pakistan's right to education.

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi  (ITA) ITA in partnership with Pakistan Coalition for Education - PCE held policy dialogues on "Financing of Education" at Shah Abdul Latif University, Shikarpur Campus and District Press Club, Rahim Yar Khan.

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi  (ITA) ITA in collaboration with Dubai Cares conducted peaceful walks in several districts across Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan to put forward a demand for theire right to education. These walks took place from schools to the offices of EDO-Education and District Officers.

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi  (ITA) Several different activities were held in schools for children and an essay writing competition was conducted among ITA's Education Youth Ambassadors.

  International Women's Day 2015

Right to Education Pakistan organized a talk in celebration of the International Women's Day 2015 #IWD2015 on March 10th at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi.
The session was titled: "Feminism and the impact of the digital age: a discussion about the portrayal of women in the media and the challenges posed by an everchanging digital landscape."
Although the discussion mainly centered around women in the media, the topics touched upon included girl's education, child labor, gender equality, and the challenges faced by women in Pakistan.
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Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi  (ITA) Making Pakistan a Child Marriage Free Zone

ITAsuccessfully launched the initiative of Child Marriage Free Zone in Pakistan and The End Child Marriages Portal at Islamabad Hotel. This initiative will be taken forward in collaboration with AWorld At School (AWAS) and Global Business Coalition (GBC). ITA gave an overview of the Pakistan's first ever Child Marriage Free Zone in Matiari (Sindh) and the socioeconomic activism involved in initiating the process of making Pakistan a child marriage free zone.

The End Child Marriage (ECM) portal was formally launched by The Chairperson Punjab Commission on the Status of Women, Ms Fauzia Viqar. The ECM Portal is a joint effort of the Alliance Against Child Marriage's partners. ITA has developed the portal and shall be the managing entity for the portal. Visit it at
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Launching ASER

ASER started the year with the launching ceremony of the Annual Status of Education Report 2014 which covered 145 rural and 21 urban districts. The launch session addressed some key objectives such as influencing specific policies and actions for education, and the contribution for global conversations on learning and quality, public private provision, early childhood care and education financing.

As 2015 comes to an end, the sixth Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) for the year 2015 will be released on 17th December at the Planning Commission, Islamabad. This year, the survey was conducted by 10,000 volunteers and information has been collected on 145 rural districts and 21 urban centres reaching out to 93,000+ households and 250,000+ children (age 3-16 years), now available for free on the website
  Children's Literature Festival reaches all territories of Pakistan!

We are extremely proud to say that CLF is the first ever national program that has reached all territories and social segments of Pakistan. From Lahore to Quetta to Peshawar to Swat, Bahawalpur, Islamabad, Karachi, Sahiwal, CLF is the only program of this scale that is exclusively for children. For the first time, Children's Literature Festival took place in Multan, the City of Saints on Saturday, on 4th of April at Government Muslim High School for Boys. It was truly an unforgettable experience for the children of this beautiful city - from storytelling to pottery making, the art of Naqaashi and Kashi, Cholistani music, putli-tamasha and much more.

Children, teachers, government officials and stars of Pakistani media all enjoyed attending another exceptionally successful CLF in Karachi this year in February, held in support of 'I am Karachi' campaign aiming to inculcate a sense of hope, pride and ownership in citizens of Karachi to collectively strive for a peaceful city.

Upcoming Children's Literature Festival will take place on the 12th December 2015 in Bahawalpur.
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Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi  (ITA)   The World Education Forum, Korea charts way for post 2015 Education Agenda

The World Education Forum took place in Korea, from 19th May - 22nd May, and presented the finalized Framework of Education 2030, while providing a unique platform for global leaders in education, ministers, policy makers and representatives of civil society to discuss the implementation of the EFAgoals and education-related MDGs.
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