Developments in Literacy

DIL is dedicated to providing quality education to disadvantaged children, especially girls, by establishing and operating schools in the underdeveloped regions of Pakistan, with a strong focus on gender equality and community participation. No child in Pakistan, no matter how poor or underprivileged, should be denied access to quality education. All children should have equal opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute toward the socio-economic betterment of their communities.

Developments in Literacy
17260 Red Hill Ave
Suite 160
Irvine, CA 92614
United States
949-474 5303
http://www.dil.org

CEO

Fiza Shah

Management Team

Laila Karamally, Annie Fields, Brenda Erlinger, Jennifer Rodriguez, Minerva Thai, Rim Hussin, Faraz Khalil, Shahnaz Altaf

Board of Directors

Fiza Shah, Najmi Sarwar, Shahzad Dada, Muhammad Shazad, Zia Yusuf, Mehar Patel, Imran Ahmed, Tasnim Shehryar, Ahmereen Reza, Sara Abbasi, Ahmed Hamid, Laila Karamally, Annie Fields, Brenda Erlinger, Jennifer Rodriguez, Minerva Thai, Rim Hussin, Faraz Khalil, Shahnaz Altaf

Project Leaders

Laila Karamally

Mission

DIL is dedicated to providing quality education to disadvantaged children, especially girls, by establishing and operating schools in the underdeveloped regions of Pakistan, with a strong focus on gender equality and community participation. No child in Pakistan, no matter how poor or underprivileged, should be denied access to quality education. All children should have equal opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute toward the socio-economic betterment of their communities.

Programs

DIL currently educates almost 17,062 students at 179 schools in the most remote, impoverished regions of Pakistan. DIL educates and empowers underprivileged students, especially girls, by operating student-centered model schools in remote areas of Pakistan. DIL's holistic program includes curriculum enhancement initiatives, computer labs, libraries, reading programs and extracurricular activities which enrich the students' school experience. Together with the opportunities made available through technology, vocational training and scholarships, our students are on a path to life-long learning and nurturing their dreams. The agency strengthens the system by providing professional development and support services to teachers and principals. Our school management teams are continually assessing and striving to raise performance standards. The DIL School works as a center for community engagement and families over time take ownership over education and show demonstrable increases in adult literacy and socio-economic empowerment.

Statistics on Developments in Literacy

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2012: $2,830,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $2,060,000
  • Other funding sources: 93% individual donors; 7% grants and foundations
  • Religious Affiliation: none

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