In 2018, you helped us bring inspired young teachers to 800 primary school students in marginalized communities of Bhara Kahu, Tarnol & Nilore in Islamabad. In the last year, the teachers have worked to enable students to pursue big dreams: growing their reading, writing & computing skills, sparking critical thinking with experiments & instilling an independent learning discipline essential to their growth. In 2019 we are aiming to reach 2,800 kids empowering them with an excellent education.
Schooling in Pakistan is a series of broken promises. While millions of children remain out of school, of those who do enroll, 50% cannot read at, or compute math at a Grade 2 level. With outcomes like these, public schools cant be gateways to equity for Pakistan's most disadvantaged children. We believe that building schools is not enough; we need our most capable people to teach and lead change in public schools to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds break the cycle of poverty.
We inspire promising university graduates to commit two years to teaching full-time in public schools , boosting students' academic and life-skills, involving parents in the schooling process and upgrading the school's culture and capacity. TFP students improve subject skills, on average, by 1 year in 5 months of teaching & schools report increased attendance, retention and capacity of school staff.
Over 70% of Teach For Pakistan's teachers go on to affect change at scale, including supporting the government in re-writing textbooks and curricula, helping to recruit and prepare thousands of teachers, turning around struggling schools, developing technology-based solutions for learning. Support us and enable one generation of Pakistan's leaders nurture & shape the next one.