School for the flood hit children in Pakistan

by Fatima Memorial Hospital
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan
School for the flood hit children in Pakistan

Floods in 2010 profusely affected the Southern Punjab. Nur Foundation has started a school for the students of D. G. Khan, a remote area with the help of local partner Malik Syed Khan at Basti Habit Mastui Mouza Samina.

About 220 students are getting free education from this school. Students of Habit Mastui showed excellent result within a year. 76 students got double promotion and 13 got single promotion in a year.

The students and their families were extremely delighted at the opening of the school as they had lost hopes after the floods. We thank all the donors and supporters who helped us build this new ray of hope for the students. We look forward to join hands with our prestigious supporters. Together we can bring their lost hopes back!


Attachments: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

This project was started to rehabilitate schools in DG Khan which were destroyed during the heavy floods in 2010.In order to avoid disruption in education in Habit Mastui, Nur Foundation started providing non-formal education to the students immediately after the floods.

In December 2011, from the 21st to the 24th,Nur Foundation Education Team visited Habit Mastui Schools in Dera Ghazi Khan. This time, the team had formulated an agenda to be carried out in the schools being visited. Highlight of the agenda was a special promotion policy for the talented students of Habit Mastui School DG Khan. In this policy, about 28 students of level first and 25 students of level prep were promoted to the next level after a formal assessment.

For the rest of the students, routine midterm assessments were conducted in all Nur schools. About 1500 students appeared in the exams. This assessment was especially helpful for those students who were to appear in the primary and secondary Punjab board examinations in February and March 2012. 

Other important aspects included in the agenda were a monitoring and evaluation of the project, formal training session with the teachers on class room management, meeting with the members of community based organization and community members and distribution of stipends, stationary, books, sweaters and warm clothes to all the students enrolled in Nur schools in Habit Mastui.

Flood affected children are receiving quality education primarily because of your support and funds. Students in DG Khan and Nur Foundation are extremely thankful to their donors who made non-formal schooling possible. This, however is for the time being until enough funding is collected to rebuild schools and rehabilitate formal system of education in Habit Mastui region of DG Khan, Pakistan.


Attachments: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Segregation of students prior to conducting tests
Segregation of students prior to conducting tests

05.04.2011: In a third world country like Pakistan, education for the youth cannot be compromised in the least. In fact, the aspect of education should be paid particular attention to given its dire importance in the developing world.  The disastrous flooding in the summer of 2010 in Pakistan caused widespread damage to over a third of the country. And of course, school premises were included in the list of destruction the flooding caused.

Hence bearing this in mind, Fatima Memorial Hospital – Nur Foundation decided to set up a school in the outskirts of Dera Ghazi Khan in a locality known as Haibat Mastui. As reported earlier on, the school began operations in November 2010 and was running successfully with over 400 students enrolled for non-formal schooling. But as April began to approach, our team of educational experts from Lahore, embarked on a three day trip to visit the schooling facility in Haibat Mastui on the 27th of March 2011.

The main purpose of this trip can be described as a three-fold process in nature.  Firstly, as the academic year for schools in Pakistan begins in April, it was necessary to categorize students their respective grade levels based on their educational ability so the transition from a non-formal to a formal school could be made. Secondly, stationary and books were to be distributed amongst the children in the school. Last but not the least, proper training sessions were to be undertaken with the teachers in order to ensure they could handle various issues within the school. 

Written and oral assessments were conducted by the educational experts sent in from Lahore. These tests were based on a variety of topics taught in primary level. Moreover, formal interviews with students were also carried out. On the basis of these tests, approximately 180 plus students were placed into classes on the basis of their competence, age and gender. The students were placed in the following classes: Nursery I & II, Prep I, Class I (two sections) with 1 teacher responsible for each of the aforementioned classes. 

With the help of your generous donations, food items such as packets of biscuits and chips, as well as stationary and books were distributed amongst all the children which were all happily accepted. Detailed sessions on a variety of topics were held with the five teachers in charge of the above mentioned sections. Hence, the purpose of the trip was completely fulfilled.

The next trip is planned for end April where monitoring and evaluation of the school will be conducted. Furthermore, there are plans to distribute books and stationary to children as well.

Fatima Memorial Hospital - Nur Foundation is enormously grateful of all the funds we have been receiving. These children are the future of our nation and with your support we will ensure that it is nourished into a sturdy, bright and auspicious tomorrow. Please continue to visit Global Giving in order to receive regular updates about the continued success of this project.

Student proudly displaying his test paper
Student proudly displaying his test paper
Eager to learn
Eager to learn
The assessment test developed by FMS
The assessment test developed by FMS
Students happily munching on their snacks
Students happily munching on their snacks
Stationary & books being given to teachers
Stationary & books being given to teachers
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Shaping Young Minds
Shaping Young Minds

17.01.11: In order to facilitate the flood affected in terms of their development; both social and intellectual, Fatima Memorial Hospital in collaboration with the Nur Foundation has taken the initiative to start an academic project in the area of Haibat Mastui which is located in the outskirts of Dera Ghazi Khan in Pakistan With your generous donations, we have set up an educational institute which at the moment is catering to approximately 300 students. Five teachers, with one Head teacher have divided up these children into sections; teaching and supervising their activities. It is with immense delight that we report that these students which were once absolutely illiterate are now showing enormous progress. Our students can now write alphabets in both English and Urdu as well as count in English and Urdu numeric. These are baby steps but the growth of our students is showing auspicious signs of a much brighter future.  Come April, we plan to establish a proper matriculate system which would be at par with the level of education one can find in a well reputed public institute of Pakistan. In these bleak circumstances, the unfortunate and flood affected youth is crying out for a ray of hope which can disentangle them from a web of manifold predicaments. Education is the best tool we can arm them with to be able to strike back at the misfortunes they have been bombarded with. With education, these children will be able to get back on their own feet as independent, self sufficient and responsible citizens. With your help, these children have had a chance to receive proper education; a right which is theirs. Nur Foundation is enormously grateful of all the funds we have been receiving and we would like to pledge for your added support. This is the future of our nation and with your support we will ensure that it is nourished into a sturdy, bright and auspicious tomorrow. Please continue to visit Global Giving in order to receive regular updates about the continued success of this project.

Students Keen to Acquire Knowledge
Students Keen to Acquire Knowledge
Happily Writing Away
Happily Writing Away
Showing Off his Newly-acquired Skills
Showing Off his Newly-acquired Skills
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

 

09.12.2010:

The flooding in the summer of 2010 not only took thousands of lives, demolished millions of homes, and destroyed acres of agricultural land, but it even completely wiped out educational infrastructure and facilities over a third of Pakistan's landscape. The future of the nation; the youth were at a severe disadvantage. Hence, recognizing the lack of schooling facilities in the flood affected regions, Fatima Memorial Hospital in collaboration with its esteemed coalition partners have set up a school in the district of Dera Ghazi Khan.

Located in the outskirts of DG Khan in an area known as Haibat Mastui, the school has been successfully running for about a month now. Approximately, 200-250 students enrolled in on the very first day of the opening of the school. To effectively manage such a large number of students, five sections have been made with 40-45 students in each section. Given the wide disparities in the ages of the children, the sections have been made according to age and hence children of same ages have been grouped together. Each section is monitored by teachers who have all undergone extensive training sessions earlier last month at Lahore organized by the Fatima Memorial Hosptial. There is one head teacher; a Master's Level graduate who has been appointed as the Principal. All five teachers are being given salaries on the basis of their educational qualifications and work experience.

Coming towards the operational characteristics of the school now, the teaching staff was provided with basic nursery-level syllabi from educational specialists from Fatima Memorial Hospital's community outreach program ABNI (Anjuman Behbood-e-Niswan-wa-Itfal). Taking into account the severe lack of educational material in the disaster-struck area, Eisaar Trust and ABNI have both generously donated plentiful amounts of books and stationary which includes all essential items such as blackboards, study mats, pens and pencils, eraser, notebooks and so forth. It is also pertinent to keep in mind here that currently no fee is being charged from the students, and all expenses are being borne by Fatima Memorial Hospital and itts collaborating partner Eisaar Trust and the Global Giving Donors

To ensure the quality of education being provided and the general administration of the school, Fatima Memorial Hospital is carrying out extensive monitoring. A monitoring and evaluation committee has been developed consisting of influential locals from the surrounding regions. These locals monitor basic administrative factors such as compliance regular timing schedule, regularity and punctuality of teachers

Also, educational experts from the community outreach program of Fatima Memorial Hopsital are holding telephonic mettings with the Principal of the school on a weekly basis for monitoring and evaluating the school's progress and also to help troubleshoot routine operational problems, if any.

Since the academic school year in Pakistan begins in March, thorough evaluations shall be conducted in February for each child to assess their competence level. Examinations shall be taken accordingly depending on the individuals child's competence and skill level.

We will keep you updated with the progress of the school through this forum. Once again, we would like to thank you for your valuable contributions towards educating the displaced youth of Pakistan. Please do keep visiting Global Giving for receiving further updates.

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Fatima Memorial Hospital

Location: Lahore, Punjab - Pakistan
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @nur_crp
Project Leader:
Arif Kabani
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Fatima Memorial Hospital that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.