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ITA’s Covid-19 journey
Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) continues with its Covid-19 journey after it took early action and prepared a response to the pandemic so that #LearningNeverStops amidst global pandemic. ITA teams made an organized effort taking the following steps to ultimately offer multiple learning solutions with protection under the "Corona Saviours/Muhafiz" campaign.

1 - Mapping In the preparatory phase, cell phones data was collected, beneficiaries were located and volunteers were engaged across Pakistan under the Corona Saviours campaign.

2 - Strategy In the second step, learning materials were consolidated and platforms to disseminate them were decided.

3 - Mobilization Corona Saviours/Muhafiz campaign was launched to make behavior change a reality by giving powerful information for prevention against Coronavirus using messages in English, Urdu and Sindhi.

4 - Training Teachers and learning activists were trained so learning never stops for children amid schools closure.

5 - Dissemination These learning materials were shared with communities, social media and PTV TeleSchool to reach mass audiences.

6 - New Cadre And now we have a new cadre of learners and teachers who are taking learning to a new level using understanding through observations, art and creativity- and there is plenty of evidence to share!

The key ingredients of the new cadre are: Giving Agency to Learners; High Trust across Groups/Individuals; Eager to Engage with Multiple Distance & Ed Tech Learning Platforms; Working as Teams/Collaboratively; Working across Disciplines - Science, Language, Maths, Social Sciences, Cooking, Play etc; Education/Health/Protection/WASH/Nutrition; Healers through Social-Emotional Care - kuch Dukh ka Madavaa hi sahi - the Heart-Mind link! Wow! What a journey this has been! Thank you ITA Teams - Children- Parents-Activists for making a new language and practice possible for learning!

Learning Never Stops  
Idara-e-Taleem-o-AagahiOur students continue to defeat Corona through creativity, storytelling and art work as schools remain closed. They are learning with expression with the support of their families and mothers. As we share learning assignments for students, parents support them in learning.

#StillLearning Children show solidarity with the world about school closures through drawings.

Students of PEIMA/PEF Punjab schools being managed by ITA in Bahawalpur make seasonal fruits and vegetables with mud during quarantine at home. Great learning ideas from our children during Covid-19 crisis!
A student from Chiniot used watermelon to learn shapes and much more.
Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi Children learn shapes, fruits, plants and much more at home
Sanjha Verha  

ITA sets up learning courtyard "Sanjha Verha" "Our Learning Courtyards" in Rahim Yar Khan, Sukkur, Muzzafargarh and Bahawalpur (Sindh and Punjab). This is a community collaboration for Early Childhood Education (ECE) while practicing Social Distancing. Here we offer play, protection, learning, expression and health/hygiene support through Lady Health Workers (LHWs) mobilized from that very community/ village. The SV is active for one hour slots for a group of 8-10 children with parents, teachers, volunteers and Lady Health Workers. Because #LearningNeverStops in safe spaces!

PTV TeleSchool by the Ministry of Federal Education & Profressional Training- Supported by the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE)  
The government’s TeleSchool Education TV initiative is helping compensate for the learning crisis in these uncertain times. ITA is a proud partner of PTV TeleSchool that has been airing storytelling videos "Suno Suno Aik Kahani" by CLF-ITA productions, and the short films on Life Skills & Protection by ITA and SOC Films for better learning and awareness of children. The Citizens Archives of Pakistan have also joined hands with ITA for TeleSchool.
Defeating Corona through Music and Learning: Sab Seikhein Sur Say!  

Rakae Jamil composed and sung a beautiful song Chalo Parho Barho to promote learning with music during Covid-19. Listen here:

Life Skills for Kids (LSK)  
LSK is an initiative of ITA, Stora Enso and Bulleh Shah Packaging to provide life skill based education to the children aged 5-15 who are intensely involved in rag picking. These children went from trash picking to getting education and vocational skills with the help of ITA. ITA, under the LSK project, is working on Corona Saviours campaign by engaging students through online awareness on precautionary measures against Coronavirus besides providing them with online learning opportunities.
Idara-e-Taleem-o-AagahiFrom rag-picking to STEM learning with girls\' empowerment all the way - LSK students work on their science projects and explain photosynthesis process through Art Work.
Important sessions on internet safety are being held on WhatsApp group and video calls to aware LSK students about cyber bullying and trolling.
Children of LSK School drew powerful images for Labour Day.
Children’s Literature Festival (CLF)  
Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi CLF created an Online Book Club to defeat Corona through Books where children could read, think and share together. Over 170 children from across Pakistan joined and participated in this WhatsApp group. Besides, storytelling videos by CLF-ITA productions are regularly being created and uploaded on YouTube and social media, which are being aired on PTV TeleSchool.

CLF is also teaching arts and crafts activities to children through short, interactive videos. Storytelling and Activities Link: or
Covid-19 and Online Advocacy - Webinars and more  
ITA CEO Ms. Baela Raza Jamil participated in a Webinar on Engaging children in "Play-based learning during COVID-19 pandemic" by ARNEC and on "Reimagining Teacher Engagement under Lockdown". She also appeared on TV channels to share her opinion about Covid-19 and online learning. Watch here
Corona Saviours  
ITA is successfully running Corona Saviours campaign to make behavior change a reality by giving powerful information for prevention against Coronavirus using messages in English, Urdu and Sindhi. Under the campaign, we are sharing awareness posters/pamphlets, using social media to reach the people, sharing motivational messages by Corona Saviours and Goodwill Ambassadors, engaging children in creative and artistic activities, partnering with other civil society and youth-led organizations, approaching High-Tech, Low-Tech and No-Tech community and spreading awareness about Mental Health, Gender Based Violence, LSBE and SRHR.
Social Distancing is the best way to fight Coronavirus. It becomes even more important now as lockdown is lifted. Wear a mask and maintain safe social distance!

Register as Corona Saviours at or email at
SAFE Internet and Outreach Programme  
ITA, in collaboration with Telenor Pakistan, continues with the \'SAFE Internet and Outreach Programme\' that focuses on educating the children of Pakistan on the safe use of Internet, reducing the chances of online risks like cyberbullying, trolling etc. Under this programme, ITA is running a Campaign for ‘DigiWorld’, a super fun and interactive game developed by Telenor that allows parents and children to test their online/internet safety knowledge.
Advancing Action for Adolescent Girls - Siyani Sahelian  
Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi Siyani Saheliyan through their team and field workers are not only supporting Corona Saviours in disseminating prevention and awareness material against Covid-19 but are also producing protective gear and facemasks by quickly identifying their increasing demand. They have produced 8000 units of facemasks that have already hit the market with Round 2 of their production in full swing.

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi Under the Siyani Sahelian programme, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC) Films have created customized animated short films on subjects ranging from financial literacy, menstruation, education, nutrition and self-awareness in its venture to develop life skills and empower girls during the Covid-19 crisis. The short films are being aired on PTV Teleschool.
Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)  
Idara-e-Taleem-o-AagahiASER 2019 findings for the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been made public. ASER 2019 covered 25 rural and 3 urban districts in KP. ASER findings show that the proportion of enrolled children aged 3-5 years has increased in the province while proportion of enrolled children aged 6-16 years has decreased as compared to 2018. Also, more children are going to government schools than private schools.

ASER Tools are available online free of cost to gauge learning competencies of children and in collaboration with DeafReach for those with hearing impairment.
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Ration Distribution  
Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi ITA distributed ration among the needy to celebrate the true spirit of Ramzan. Help us reach out as many people as we can in these tough times. Donate using this link:
Eid Greetings  
Idara-e-Taleem-o-AagahiITA extended Eid greetings to Muslims across the world and
prayed for peace and healing of all.
Idara-e-Taleem-o-AagahiKeeping traditions alive - Children made beautiful Eid cards at home.
Mother\'s Day  
Idara-e-Taleem-o-AagahiOn May 10, ITA celebrated Mother’s Day and vowed to empower
the women of Pakistan for a better tomorrow.
International Family Day
Idara-e-Taleem-o-AagahiOn May 15, ITA celebrated International Family Day. ITA has been actively promoting learning with families during Covid-19 with families becoming an important part of learning at home.
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