We run community-based SABAQ Centres for highly marginalized and remote communities in Pakistan where children learn only through digital lessons using the SABAQ Tab. However, technology alone can not facilitate the skills development in the children. SABAQ will provide education kits to 21,000 students in 500 Centres in Sindh. Each kit will have English and Urdu readers, practice workbooks and other classroom resources for a holistic classroom experience in a non-formal education set-up.
By establishing community led Centres within the villages and using the digital lesson to educate children, SABAQ has found a solution to reconnect with 21,000 Out-of-School-Children. But there are some aspects of well-rounded growth and development that just cannot be taught through technology. By providing 500 SABAQ Centres with Educational Kits packed with writing supplies, books and learning resources the project will fulfil the tactile, visual and cognitive requirements of the children.
SABAQ is educating 21,000 out of school children through digital lessons. Now SABAQ intends to introduce an Educational Kit that includes reading and writing supplies at its Centres. The materials in the Education Kit will help children improve their writing and fine-motor skills, practice math problems, better hand-eye coordination, and provide a realistic appreciation of visual and spatial concepts, which cannot be achieved through digital lessons alone.
Better learning outcomes and a higher rate of retention during lessons. Improved literacy rates increasing the possibility of children leading better lives than their parents. Development of mental and physical skills essential for healthy growth during adolescence. Better, future educational opportunities for children and improved standard of living for surrounding communities in the villages.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).