Our 100 primary graduated children across Pakistan have joined mainstream secondary schools at their doorstep. This is an exciting journey for our working children and they are struggling to cope with the new environment.
This project was initiated in April, 2010 and it would be too early to share case studies and the progress. Presently schools are off due to summer vacation, however, what is really encouraging about this project is the role of our children in the very new and changed environment. In the monthly report the teachers have appreciated these children who have become role model for rest of the children in their respective schools in terms of their behavior and attitude. Teachers appreciated our children due to the curiosity and a desire to learn, as against mindless repetition.
A survey is underway for the upcoming graduates enrollment in the mainstream secondary schools for the second batch in March, 2011. Thanks to GlobalGiving donors for supporting us to continue noble cause with zeal & enthusiasm.
We will be back with a comprehensive update by October, 2010.
By Salman J. Shahwali - General Manager, Support Services
Zindagi Trust having provided primary education to working children in the last 8 years has now expanded the scope where the successful graduates have joined mainstream secondary education.
In this regard Zindagi Trust with the support of donors has developed a program to meet secondary education expenses of those children who have shown good academic performance during their primary education at Trust's I-Am-Paid-To-Learn Schools across Pakistan.
An average total number of 100 PTL schools graduates across Pakistan have started their journey of secondary education in private and government schools at their doorstep.
We are also braced up for our next batch of primary education that starts in July 2010 for which we intend to induct more than 300 working children across Pakistan.
These intentions of making a valuable difference in the lives of working children couldn’t be possible without your kind support and patronage.
Feb 4, 2010
Our children move on in life. We wish them success
By Brig Abdul Haque (Retire) - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
We too have a chance in life now.
Zindagi Trust Paid-to-learn schools' primary graduation ceremonies of 154 students were held across Pakistan on January 15, 2010 in their respective schools. A total of 64 students from North Region, 29 students from Center Region and 61 students from South Region graduated. The proud parents of graduating students attended the ceremony and were thankful to Zindagi Trust, which has played a key role in educating their children. It is a great achievement of Zindagi Trust that since 2006 to date a total of 920 working children have graduated from paid-to-learn schools across Pakistan.
"Zindagi Trust wishes all the graduates the very best for the future."