Punjab Education Foundation and Punjab Education Initiative Management Authority

IDARA-E-TALEEM-O-AAGAHI

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), or the “Centre of Education and Consciousness” Public Trust, was established in 2000. With humble beginnings in Lahore, ITA has expanded programs (capacity building, services, research, advocacy and policy influence) across the country with 23 offices and 131 staff members. It is certified by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) and has a tax-exempt status. It has also been accorded special consultative status by the UNECOSOC on April 27, 2017.

The mission of ITA is to advocate and demonstrate universal access to quality learning and standard setting in education as a comprehensive inclusive learning experience for human evolution. Since 2000, ITA has been engaged in the education sector through a rights-based partnership approach to improve quality and governance of education from school to state level, ensuring inclusive and gender mainstreaming approaches and evidence-based advocacy for policy influence (mainly within the public-sector space). It emerged both as a response to the deeply felt crises of learning and systems by its original sponsors, and also to the government’s demand to help improve failing public sector schools.

Formal Education – Supporting Public and Newly Opened Schools in Remote Areas

  •  Uplifting Low Performing Public Schools in Punjab in collaboration with Punjab Education Initiative Management Authority (PEIMA) under Public School Support Program (PSSP)
  •  Opening of new schools in remote, distant and under-served areas in Punjab in collaboration with Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) under New School Program (NSP)

 

Dashboard

Total # of Schools

Total # of Direct Beneficiaries

Teaching Staff

146

13000+ 

594

Non-teaching/Support Staff

Community Workers

296+

400+

 

About the program

  •  1 - Public School Support Program (PSSP): Baseline Report

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) in collaboration with Punjab Education Initiative Management Authority (PEIMA) has been working to uplift and smooth operational management of Low Performing Public Schools under PSSP program.

ITA, as an implementing partner with PEIMA, is striving hard to improve the quality of education, increase enrollment, ensure conducive teaching/learning facilities, and bring thousands of Out of School Children (OSC) back to schools. Under PSSP, ITA has operational management of 127 Public Schools in 6 Districts of Punjab viz Bahawalpur, Chiniot, Rahim Yar Khan, Muzaffargarh, Kasur, and Lahore with an aim to uplift low performing schools.

Highlights and Details of Beneficiaries:

District

# of Schools

#of Direct Beneficiaries

# of Teaching Staff

Girls

Boys

Women

Men

Bahawalpur

42

1630

1774

115

23

Chiniot

20

1127

1040

70

30

Rahim Yar Khan

17

494

617

50

03

Muzaffargarh

41

2537

2710

212

4

Kasur

06

153

98

13

1

Lahore

01

82

37

05

0

Total

127

6023

6276

465

61

  •  2 - New School Program (NSP):

ITA is working in collaboration with Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) under NSP program with the aim to set up new schools in remote, distant and under-served areas of the province of Punjab. NSP targets to establish schools where government or private schools are scarce in number or unavailable. Currently, ITA has 19 NSP units in 3 districts of Punjab i.e. Bahawalpur, Chiniot and Rahim Yar Khan.

Highlights and Details of Beneficiaries:

District

# of Schools

#of Direct Beneficiaries

# of Teaching Staff

Girls

Boys

Women

Men

Bahawalpur

8

251

274

23

8

Chiniot

10

349

326

17

16

Rahim Yar Khan

01

87

89

07

01

Total

19

687

689

47

25