Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), or the “Centre of Education and Consciousness” Public Trust, was established in 2000. With humble beginnings in Lahore, ITA has expanded programs (capacity buileding, services, research, advocacy and policy influence) across the country with 23 offices and 131 staff. It is certified by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) and has a tax-exempt status. It has been recently accorded special consultative status by the UN ECOSOC on April 27, 2017.
The mission of ITA is to advocate and demonstrate universal access to quality learning and standard setting in education as a comprehensive inclusive learning experience for human evolution. Since 2000, ITA has been engaged in the education sector through a rights-based partnership approach to improve quality and governance of education from school to state level, ensuring inclusive and gender mainstreaming approaches and evidence-based advocacy for policy influence (mainly within the public-sector space). It emerged both as a response to the deeply felt crises of learning and systems by its original sponsors, and also to the government’s demand to help improve failing public sector schools.
"Advancing Action for Adolescent Girls" crafts interventions for accelerated learning, service delivery and capacity building of out of school and highly marginalized adolescent girls (aged 9-19), for overcoming social and economic barriers through the acquisition of basic education or literacy and numeracy skills, enabling them to transition to secondary school, gain certified skills for decent work and livelihoods with life skills.
3 Adolescent Empowerment Hubs with linkages to 40 state/non-state schools established in the selected locations to address the gender challenges for adolescent girls who have been unable to complete primary and elementary education. The Hubs will offer 3 strands of programs catering to the most marginalized girls with life skills-based education as a cross-cutting theme.
REMEDIAL ACCELERATED LEARNING
The Remedial/Accelerated Learning is among the key components of the Siyani Sahelian program. As part of the initiative, 179 partner centers across South Punjab have collaborated to provide marginalized girls with quality education. The Remedial/Accelerated Learning operates on two levels:
1) Primary and Post Primary Completion: Targets drop-out girls who had limited access to formal education offering them the opportunity to resume
2) Functional Literacy: an accelerated mode of learning for never-enrolled girls which incorporates literacy and numeracy skills mapped to the Grade 2 curriculum.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING Skills, Livelihoods and Financial Literacy
Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi through its Siyani Sahelian program offers (TEVTA) certified vocational courses in tailoring, embroidery and beautician alongside a one week workshop on financial literacy for better market placements. These skillsets help the females secure a decent livelihood by making them economically self reliant
LIFE SKILLS BASED EDUCATION
In accordance with Life Skills Based Education, beneficiaries across all strands are equipped with relevant life-skills that can create a positive change in their attitudes and prepare marginalized girls for a better tomorrow. The strand incorporates strong values of leadership, communication, health & hygiene and critical thinking ability
A³G works on all fronts to develop project sustainability from the very beginning, comprising of
i) creating an enabling environment;
ii) forming strategic partnerships for project adoption;
iii) strengthening human capital of partners;
iv) upgrading existing institutions to be able to adopt the program; and
v) building continuous adaptation into project core mandate. The cross-cutting themes for sustainability, namely impact evaluation, outreach and advocacy, and alignment to national and provincial policy obligations, are also strongly factored in for a project that will provide long-lasting benefits beyond its proposed timeframe.
If you are interested in partnering with ITA to scale-up this project, please contact Ms. Saba Saeed, the Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Party Evaluations
Message from Mrs @Rashida Kamil, District Education Officer, Rahim Yar Khan on #InternationalDayofGirlChild.#DayOfTheGirl #MyVoiceOurEqualFuture @FCDOGEC @SchoolEduPunjab @BaelaJamil pic.twitter.com/sY3n2nIoBr— Siyani Sahelian (@SiyaniSahelian) October 11, 2020
Federal Minister for Defence Production and an educationist Ms @ZobaidaJalal shares her message on #internationalgirlchildday.#DayOfTheGirl #MyVoiceOurEqualFuture @EduMinistryPK @FCDOEducation @UNICEFEducation @FDEGOPOfficial @educommission @BaelaJamil @itacecorg @defence pic.twitter.com/ywvI43n7DG— Siyani Sahelian (@SiyaniSahelian) October 11, 2020
In today’s education challenge, the need for integration of 21st century skills is more pronounced than ever. Hear our #SiyaniSahelian talk about their experiences with EdTech learning in #COVID19#DayOfTheGirl #GenerationEquality #MyVoiceOurEqualFuture @FCDOEducation @BaelaJamil pic.twitter.com/LplbXt9i0M— Siyani Sahelian (@SiyaniSahelian) October 10, 2020
#Meet Our Proud Teachers!— Siyani Sahelian (@SiyaniSahelian) October 5, 2020
We are very thankful to our awe-inspiring teachers on #WorldTeachersDay who continue their services especially during these unprecedented times and ensuring that #LearningNeverStops during Covid-19 and beyond.@FCDOEducation @BaelaJamil @AnnabelGerry pic.twitter.com/Vlkm6dYR8X
#COVID19 pandemic gave an opportunity to our Siyani Sahelian to learn online with the help of mothers.— Siyani Sahelian (@SiyaniSahelian) September 8, 2020
Listen to a mother Nasreen Akhtar's comments on #InternationalLiteracyDay.#LiteracyDay @itacecorg @FCDOEducation @FCDOGEC @BaelaJamil @tariqahmadbt @AnnabelGerry pic.twitter.com/TfxgxTrEwt
Who said only men are interested in STEM education, meet our @SiyaniSahelian sharing her learning from science class.— Siyani Sahelian (@SiyaniSahelian) August 27, 2020
We are proud of them for challenging these stubborn myths and misperceptions that men are more inclined to these fields. #LeaveNoGirlBehind #GirlsLearnWomenEarn pic.twitter.com/D40VQoVwcP
We are delighted that with the constant support of @DFID_UK our @SiyaniSahelian are experiencing EdTech learning in farthest areas of South Punjab.— Siyani Sahelian (@SiyaniSahelian) August 21, 2020
Let's hear from them!#LeaveNoGirlBehind #GirlsLearnWomenEarn @BaelaJamil
@DFID_GEC @FDEGOPOfficial @AttfieldIan @AnnabelGerry pic.twitter.com/u89cALeEc3
We are celebrating #WorldTeachersDay2020 at our #SS centers and HUBS. Our instructors are the driving force that keep on surprising us with their tenacity & commitment.— Siyani Sahelian (@SiyaniSahelian) October 5, 2020
Hats off to this group of amazing people!#LearningNeverStops #GirlsLearnWomenEarn@itacecorg @FCDOGEC pic.twitter.com/2YwwQLY5PV
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