Our dear donors, well-wishers and supporters, I am taking this opportunity to thank you all for the achievements and successes of our students with the help of your financial support. It is great that Zindagi Trust primary graduated children are now studying in Secondary Mainstream Schools. This is considered as a great achievement of Zindagi Trust and for this a big Thank you to our donors for making it all possible!
Now-a-days schools are off for two-month summer vacations. During summer vacations the government & private schools management offer enriching summer programs, which are open to all. The rationale for the summer programs is to give students exposure to outdoor activities for which they do not get a chance during the year.
This update will highlight the summer camps activities held in the month of June in the schools across Pakistan where Zindagi Trust students are studying. Zindagi Trust students’ registration fees were paid for the summer camps in their respective schools and students were free to join camps of their interest. Apart from the academic coaching camps the schools had organized cricket coaching, swimming, gymnastic, skating, volleyball & basketball camps as well. The academic coordinators acknowledged the efforts of schools management for providing opportunities to our students as well to participate in and contribute in team building activities and to explore new things to live up to their full potential.
Once again Thank You for bringing smile on the faces of our children!
The project of Main Stream Secondary Education was initiated in April 2010 and has successfully completed one year. It was possible because of the support of our donors. In this regard Zindagi Trust’s deepest gratitude to its donors, well wishers and supporters who are providing magnificent support to Zindagi Trust students to continue their studies. All students have been promoted to grade 7 and have started their studies in their respective schools. Regional teams paid all schools expenses and supported students in purchasing school course books and uniforms.
This year 60 Zindagi Trust (ZT) primary graduated students out of 300 will get admission in ZT cooperative Private and Government schools across Pakistan for the year 2011-2012. These graduates have shown interest and have met the criteria of studying in grade 6.
This update will special highlight the academic progress of Khanzeb, studying in Nimra Academy Primary and Secondary School, Karachi. He has passed grade 6 with flying colors. He has secured 2nd position in his class. Khanzeb is talented, hard working and aspires to be an engineer. Well done! Khanzeb, Zindagi Trust is proud of you.
Apart from the position holders, remaining Zindagi Trust students’ academic performance for the year 2010-2011 has been rated ‘B’ which is considered very good. Great! Keep it up.
The management of Zindagi Trust acknowledges the important role of its donors and well wishers who has joined hands with us to eradicate illiteracy. With their support our primary graduated students are now studying in Mainstream Secondary Schools.
Zindagi Trust students in the government and private sectors schools across Pakistan have made great progress in their schools. This is evident from the monthly reports of their teachers and principals.
It is heartening to know that position holders live up to expected progress in the new environment as well. Apart from their academic performance, Zindagi Trust students are recognized for their punctuality, regularity and cooperativeness amongst their class fellows.
Zindagi Trust Regional Academic Teams stay in touch with the students and encourage them during monthly meetings towards showing good academic performance and confidently practicing social skills.
Above mentioned achievements motivate us and all those working with us to believe that nothing is impossible.
A big Thank you to our donors and well-wishers for their tremendous support!
Third batch of graduates of Paid-to-learn schools are now in Zindagi Trust’s cooperative private and government schools across Pakistan. Monitoring of the progress shows that all students are regular and their academic performance is satisfactory. One student named Arjun Maseh, who is studying in one of the north schools secured 1st position in his class. The school has acknowledged his performance through a letter of appreciation to Arjun. Zindagi Trust and its supporters are proud of their students, who are showing good academic results. Zindagi Trust thanks its supporters because without their support it would not be possible to make difference in the lives of working children of Pakistan. Though it is a first step on the road to Mainstream Secondary Education but Zindagi Trust is confident that with motivation to work and dedication to do it right, desired results will continue to come our way. Once again thanks to all our supporters & well-wishers.
About Arjun Maseeh
Arjun Maseeh and his five brothers and two sisters barely fit into what their poor father rents for their residence in Chah Sultan, RawalPindi. The daily wages that all the children and the father earn can hardly suffice to pay for the food and the utilities; hence education was never an option. Prior to joining Zindagi Trust School his future plan was to become a mechanic in years to come, but now he thinks that if he could continue his studies with the same zeal and enthusiasm, he would become a mechanical engineer. He is a determined young kid and believes that nothing is impossible. He is of the opinion that with hard work and Zindagi Trust’s support for his studies he would be able to achieve his aim of life. Right now he only wants to focus on his studies.
Ms. Zubaida Tabbasum is his class teacher. She says about Arjun Maseeh that he is a confident & a bright student who gives his best in all classroom activities. His rapport with teachers and his class fellows is very good.
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.
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