Zindagi Trust

Our mission is two-part: 1) To provide non-formal primary education through a creative, well-designed curriculum to Pakistan's underprivileged working children, thus empowering them to become responsible citizens as well as readying them for vocational or secondary education. 2) To assist the Government of Pakistan in reforming state schools and curricula so as to bring them at par with the challenges of present time, so that the majority of the country's youth that studies in them can get an equal opportunity at a bright future.
Aug 14, 2013

Meet one of our star graduates, Natalia

Natalia
Natalia

Natalia joined Zindagi Trust in March 2011. Excluding class 3; she bagged the 1st position every term during her entire primary education at the Zindagi Trust Manzoor Colony School for working children. She graduated in May 2013 at the top of her class and we are pleased to share her stellar record with you.

 

With the support of Zindagi Trust she continued her education after finishing the non-formal primary education programme for working children. She has been enrolled in Hammad Foundation School, one of the cooperative schools of Zindagi Trust.

 

Natalia is very much motivated with the work of Zindagi Trust & deeply thanks her teachers for being so supportive during her initial schooling. She pays tribute to her teachers & all those who are associated with Zindagi Trust.

 

Natalia has a friendly nature and enjoys a good friends’ circle. The secret she shared about her studies is that she studies daily according to her schedule & never wastes time in chatting or watching TV. In her spare time she helps her siblings with their homework. She helps her mother in cooking but is not interested in cooking. She wants to grow up to be a model. She is very much concerned about her studies & wants to be a position holder in her secondary school as well.

Zindagi Trust wishes her all the best for her future! 

 

Student Name:             Natalia

Father’s Name:            Ejaz Tabbasum

Father Job:                   Estate Agency

Father Income:            Monthly; Rs 12,000

Student’s Job              Embroidery

Religion:                   Christian 

Sibling:                      Sister 1: Brothers 4

Date of Admission:   21. 3. 2011

School’s Name:         Manzoor colony

 

Natlia's Academic Results:

Class KG  1st  Position  , Result  (99% ) Attendance 79%

Class One  1st  Position  Result  (  96% ) Attendance 77 %

Class Two   1st  Position  Result (96%)  Attendance 81%

Class Three 2nd Position Result (  97% ) Attendance 76 % 

Class Four 1st Position Result (97%) Attendance 81%

 Class Five 1st Position Result (92%) Attendance 71 %

Natalia demonstrating an answer on the board
Natalia demonstrating an answer on the board
Natalia working on an assignment in class
Natalia working on an assignment in class
Jun 26, 2013

Energy drinks and an updated menu

Children get a taste of an energy boosting drink
Children get a taste of an energy boosting drink

We have introduced Horlicks, a health food drink for children, to the students of Kindergarten as part of their breakfast at SMB Fatima Jinnah School, thanks to a generous donation.

The students have been enjoying the drink, specially after playing sports in the sweltering heat. A big thank you to GSK from the staff and students at SMB Fatima Jinnah School as well as from everyone at Zindagi Trust.

Check out a video of the adorable tots lining up to get their breakfast here and talking about what they eat for breakfast at school every day here. We look forward to your continued support to keep recharging the kids for school every day!

Jun 19, 2013

Graduates star in mainstream schools

Attiya with her 2nd position trophy
Attiya with her 2nd position trophy

We recently received the annual results of the two mainstream secondary schools in Karachi where our top graduates from our Paid to Learn primary education programme for working children were placed. Our graduates are doing well in their new schools and showed excellent results. At the Hammad Foundation Secondary School, three of our graduates bagged a Top 3 position in their class, a tremendous achievement given that these working children, with barely two years of informal education under their belts, were now competing with students who have been in a private school all their life.

The school’s annual prize distribution ceremony was held at the Gujjar Hall in Manzoor Colony where our Academic Coordinator, Iqbal Ahmed, was invited to see the progress of our graduates and also to present awards to 35 best students, out of whom our 3 Zindagi Trust stars were as follows:

1.      Anila daughter of Nadeem of Class 8 stood 2nd out of 20 students
2.      Samreen daughter of Abdul Razzaq of class 6 stood 3rd out of 25 students
3.      Attiya daughter of Shahid Ali of class 6 stood 2nd out of 25 students

At Al-Shams Grammar School too, our graduates did a great job. Khanzaib & Rashid passed class 8 with flying colours: Khanzaib stood 2nd and Rashid stood 3rd in a class of 18 students. Sana, a student of Class 7, stood 1st in her class of 20 students. All three of these students were position-holders throughout their time at Zindagi Trust’s non-formal school and we are delighted to see that they continue to flourish in the new environment at their mainstream school.

Anila, Ambreen and Atiya - our 3 rockstars
Anila, Ambreen and Atiya - our 3 rockstars

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