Educating 2300 child workers in Pakistan

Aug 16, 2011

Updates of Zindagi Trust’s Schools Across Pakistan

Today, I would like to take this time and start the updates with a thank you note, which means a lot to us. Thanks to the generosity of our donors who are supporting us to literate the population of working children.  Zindagi Trust and its beneficiaries are very grateful to all its donors and supporters who are making difference in their lives.

The impact that the project makes on the students is that these working children graduate in primary education and continue their secondary education. Confidence building and communication skills are at the heart of their education.

Last academic term ended in July, 2011. A total number of 275 students graduated. An intake of 350 children got admission in ZT schools across Pakistan. Academic coordinators are working for the admission of successful students in grade 6 in ZT co-operative private & government schools. 

Mentioned below table shows the result and progress of Zindagi Trust schools across Pakistan, which is rated as Very Good. 

Grade                         Percentage
A +                              40%
A                                 20%
B                                 17%
C                                 10%
D                                  5%
Needs Imp.                    8%

In August 2011 Zindagi Trust students across Pakistan started their new academic term with great interest. Teachers welcomed students in their new classes and distributed course books & stationery. A part from scheme of work, academic coordinators and teachers have planned a lot of activities which includes competitions, periodical picnics & celebrating events for the new academic term to make learning interesting.

Finally, Zindagi Trust is thankful to all the people for they’re over whelming help in cash and kind. The work of ZT would not be possible without the generous support of our donors around the world. We thank all of our donors and pledge to continue their great work! 

We wish our patrons a very happy Ramadan, a month of God's blessings. We are confident that Zindagi Trust will remain high in their priority when donating to charitable organizations.

Jun 12, 2012

North Region organizes Inter-Schools Sports Day

On behalf of Zindagi Trust I would like to thank our donors for their generous support. Your commitment to helping paid-to-learn-schools children is sincerely appreciated. Your generosity is making a huge difference in the lives of working children. It is evident from the report below of the inter-schools sports day.

Sport activities enhance the morale of students and enable them to utilize their talent in a befitting manner. Every year PTL schools across Pakistan hold sports day in their schools. It is the first time that North Region PTL schools organized an inter-schools sports day activity. It was between Chah Sultan and Temaspabad Schools’ children, held in the school premises. The Regional Coordinator with his team supported the event.

It was a fun filled event for both, teachers and children. The event comprised of sports, games and fun for 9 year old to 13 year old children. The games included; three legged race,  frog race, tug of war, musical chairs, basket ball, spoon race, jumping the rope, sack race, bangle wearing, balloon and putting balls in water pot & basketball.

It was finally time for basketball. The Basket ball match was between Chah Sultan and Temaspabad schools children. Both teams fought well against each other. It was a breath-taking match ending with Chah Sultan success.

It was a proud moment for PTL schools’ children as they were rewarded with prizes. It was an extremely memorable day for the children, teachers and regional team of north schools!

Thanks again to our donors for their generous support!

Mar 2, 2011

Academic Activities in I Am Paid to Learn Schools

Before sharing an overview on the academics in PTL schools across Pakistan, Zindagi Trust thanks all its donors, well wishers and contributors for their full support and contribution.

Recent academic term for Paid-to-learn Schools across Pakistan started in November, 2010. An intake of around 480 children got admission in PTL schools across Pakistan. A total number of 250 students graduated and 100 students were successful in getting admission in grade 6 in different private and government schools.  It would be really heartening to know that since start of 2010, drop out ratio has dropped to 6%, which is much below the national drop out figure i.e. 50%

At this juncture i.e. beginning March, we are at the end of the academic term. Teachers and academic coordinators are engaged in preparing students’ consolidated report based on their on-going assessment. In March students will appear in the summative assessment and the term will end with promotions of students to next grades.

Apart from the content of the syllabus, academic team is very much focused on the ethical and emotional development of PTL students. The progress report comprises ethical and emotional development of each child as well.

Aforementioned initiatives and achievements raise our morale. We believe that it is all because of our donors’ support and good wishes. Zindagi Trust is obliged and proud of its donors.

We look forward to our donors continued support and an active participation in terms of suggestions and guidance.

Dec 2, 2010

Success:3 PTL Schools Wins Surf Excel Contest 2010

Surf Excel presented world’s largest Design For Change School Contest all across the globe over 50,000 schools. Last year it was initiated in India and was applauded the world over to a great extent. This year 25 countries participated in the contest (list of countries) and Pakistan was one of these. The contest was geared primarily towards students from classes 3-8 (8 to 13 years old) and induced Pakistani children to spread “I Can” philosophy amongst young generation in Pakistan to solve the world's greatest challenges.

About Contest
The contest timeline was from August, 2010 to October, 2010. Children were encouraged to visualize solutions to the problems that they face and execute them. It was 4 steps process; Feel-Imagine-Do and Share (Detail). Through this contest children got the exposure to sharpen up their creative and problem solving skills that each child possesses and is very crucial to nurture early childhood education.

Zindagi Trust Paid-to-learn Schools Win Three Prizes
From Pakistan 200 schools participated in the contest. (list of schools) Three Zindagi Trust PTL schools children across Pakistan at large tackled issues related to their own context and showed their commitment to change Pakistan and won; Jinnah Prize, Quickest Impact and Most Environmentally Friendly prizes among the seven categories.(categories detail). Zindagi Trust is proud of its students who proved that they will be among the leaders who are trying to bring change in Pakistan.

Surf Excel team received 200 entries from all over Pakistan. Out of 200 entries 35 were declared winners. It was a very difficult task for the jury to group thirty five winning projects for this year’s Design for Change Pakistan contest by category. (Jury Profile)


Sep 7, 2010

Project Updates - I Am Paid to Learn

We are back to share with you last quarter’s report of Zindagi Trust I-am-paid-to-learn schools across Pakistan

I Am Paid To Learn schools graduate: A total number of 253 students graduated in June, 2010 across Pakistan. Out of 253 students 80 students showed their interest to continue their studies.

New Entry: An intake of around 500 children for K.G classes started their studies in I-am-paid-to-learn schools across Pakistan. The admission process was started in the month of May’10 and was completed by June’10. Preference was given to the siblings of children already in schools.

Expansion of Secondary Education for Zindagi Trust graduates: With the support of our donors we have achieved a mile stone of expanding our PTL primary schooling scope to secondary education for our promising primary graduates. A good number of cooperative schools across Pakistan agreed to support us in this noble cause. Finally, third batch of 80 Zindagi Trust graduates have been registered with various cooperative schools.

Summer Camp 2010: It was an exciting and memorable academic term for Zindagi Trust PTL schools primary graduates across Pakistan. Schools were on break for summer vacation during which summer camps were organized by our partner private schools. Every year this is the time when PTL schools students enjoy and have fun related activities.

Generation School Organized Summer camp at Zia Colony Campus-Karachi. It was a touching experience for Generians visiting a school in the slum area. The children there were very enthusiastic and greatly enjoyed the skill-developing activities planned for them. At the end of the summer camp activities, children were awarded shields and gifts. It was a satisfying experience for both the schools. Everyone did a great job and had fun with the bright children, enjoying heart warming community service!

On-going Assessment: On going assessment techniques have given positive results on students’ learning. On going assessment was carried out on daily classroom teaching to measure teaching and learning outcomes. The main focus of on-going assessment is to develop students’ conceptual understanding of different subjects, rather than passing tests and examinations. Students were assessed on their on-going assessment and were promoted to next grades. This year academic result was 99% which is rated as excellent.

Teachers’ Capacity Building: Since Zindagi Trust’s inception, special focus has been laid on teachers’ capacity building. Teachers are exposed to a variety of teaching / learning strategies and methodologies through which they try to make learning interesting and effective. Every six month academic team at Head Office reviews Teachers’ Training manuals. It is also one of the greatest achievements that teachers showed confidence putting into practice newly acquired knowledge and skills in a congenial environment in their respective schools across Pakistan.

Response from Donors: It is heartening to note that our concept of providing education to the less privileged at their door steps is receiving patronage with our donors through Globakgiving. Their response has encouraged us to bring further improvements so as to evolve the programme to meet the needs of the time. We look forward to their continued support.We also look forward to an active participation from our donors in as far as bringing improvements in our programme is concerned. Suggestions and guidance from our donors is very valueable to us.

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Project Leader

Abdul Haque

Karachi, Pakistan

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