Whole School Improvement Program (WSIP)

ITA's WSIP focuses on revitalizing under-performing public schools through Public Private Partnerships with a vision “Regenerating Schools - Regenerating Communities”, or connecting communities with schools and vice versa in a healthy relationship of mutual learning. The very idea is to encourage specific linkages between the public and private sectors enabling transformation of dysfunctional government schools into viable, self sustained and quality driven education sites. It is also an endeavor to find willing custodians ('waris') amongst the community for fully owning and defending the transformation for sustainability.

 

 

Areas of Operation

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Mardan, Charsadda, Peshawar, Swat, Swabi, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Chiniot, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Muzaffargarh, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Ghotki, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Hyderabad, Kotri, Karachi, Quetta, AJK

Target Groups

Children, Teachers, Parents, Community and the Department of Education Personnel, Assistant Education Officers (AEOs) or field officers etc.

Public Private Partnership

With the Government's strategic shift from being provider to facilitator, a tripartite arrangement has come about: Government, NGOs and School Councils/Community are seen as three partners working alongside each other through formal MoUs for school improvement, mobilization of resources, and implementation of agreed targets.
ITACEC Five Year MoU signed with all provincial Governments;
ITACEC District level MoU at the start of project, is signed on the basis of provincial MoU
 

WSIP – 4 Phased Process

Partnerships and Donors

Gender Focus

Beneficiaries
(Direct)

Phase I
Government
ITACEC PPAF
INGOs
ITACEC OXFAM GB, OXFAM America
ITACEC Dubai Cares
CSR:
ITACEC Unilever Pakistan Limited
ITACEC Telenor
ITACEC Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited (PMPKL)
ITACEC ICI
Others:
ITACEC Hersov Family
ITACEC ITACEC UK
ITACEC ITA’s own resources
ITACEC Pakistani Expatriates in UK and USA
ITACEC And individual philanthropists

70% female
30% male

Since
2000 – 2012


Students
350,000

Teachers
15,000

Head Teachers
3000

SMC Members
15,000

 

ITACEC School identification and finalization in collaboration with school education department.
ITACEC Orientation to the School improvement program – Education department, head teachers of respective partner schools
ITACEC School need assessment / baseline surveys;
ITACEC Hopes and fear sessions with community, school teachers, and students’ aspirations for school improvement;
ITACEC People’s mobilization
Phase II
ITACEC Community mobilization, general body meetings, activation of school councils (SCs/ SMCs) for school based governance;
ITACEC

Formation of School development plans (SDPs);

ITACEC Developing a roadmap
Phase III
ITACEC Implementation & monitoring of annual school development plans;
ITACEC Teacher’s training, enrichment activities, provision of teaching learning materials and site-based support by ITA education promoters (EPs);
ITACEC Physical rehabilitation of schools;
ITACEC Changing Practices – changing attitudes
Phase IV
ITACEC Advocacy for mainstreaming of improved systems
ITACEC Synergies with other programs and linkages
ITACEC Exit Strategy: partnerships & systems for sustainability

Best Practices

ITACEC

Teachers and head teachers’ capacity building and support: subject based trainings, trainings on child friendly schools (CFS), early childhood education (ECE), health & hygiene (H&H) education, disaster risk reduction (DRR); hiring of Para teachers;

ITACEC
Teaching learning materials (TLMs) & orientation of school staff on its usage: ECE kit, health kit with first aid box, sports kits, reading kit;
ITACEC

Safe learning environment through school rehabilitation of missing facilities & furniture;

ITACEC

Summer schools -  a journey of happiness through innovations & project based learning;

ITACEC

Formation of girls / boys clubs for active citizenship, voice and youth leadership;

ITACEC
WSIP public accountability sheet – calling stakeholders to account
ITACEC
Back to school kits: Uniform, sweaters, school bags, books and stationary