"Establishing a comprehensive scalable program for the most marginalized girls (9-19) for access, transition and retention for post primary education, skills and livelihoods"

About Us


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.


Our Team


  • Baela Raza Jamil, Chief Executive Officer
  • Saba Saeed, Senior Program Manager
  • Zain ul Abidin, Assistant Program Manager
  • Fida Hussain, Manager Academics and Professional Development
  • Faiza Malik, Manager TVET
  • Joti Ghani, Manager Advocacy and Partnership
  • Hasnain Zahoor, Manager Monitoring and Evaluation


  • Shaukat Hussain, District Program Manager
  • Muhammad Waseem, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Mazhar Hussain, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Meher Un Nissa, Health & LSBE Officer
  • Misbah Hizulam, Social Mobilizer
  • Rabia Perveen, Beautician Instructor
  • Rehana Ramzan,Machine Embroidery Instructor
  • Sadia Rubab, Domestic Tailoring Instructor
  • Farhat Bibi, Computer Instructor
  • Iram Ahmad, It Trainer & Facilitator
  • Ayesha Munir, Academic Associate


  • Zubeda Hassan, District Program Manager
  • Muhammad Jamshaid, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Tayyab Sadiq, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Hafiza Zainab Shah, Academic Associate
  • Shagufta Bashir, Social Mobilizer
  • Fatima Sajid Qureshi, Domestic Tailoring Instructor
  • Saman Sanwal , Beautician Instructor
  • Sana Fatima , IT Trainer & Facilitator
  • Nadra Kanwal, Machine Embroidery Instructor
  • Sidra Hanif, Health & LSBE Officer


  • Nadeem Wali Muhammad, District Project Manager
  • Hafiza Ayesha Riaz, Assistant DPM
  • Sahar Afshan, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Naveed Aslam, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Amber Malik, IT Instructor
  • Zeeshan Raza, IT Trainer & Facilitator
  • Benish Fatima, Domestic Training Instructor
  • Romana Yasmeen, Machine Embroidery Instructor
  • Tayyaba Ashraf, Beautician Instructor

About The Program

"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.


  • Improving girls literacy, numeracy, skills through accelerated learning packages with technology-enabled blended-learning innovations to promote self-reliance
  • Extending certified TVET skills along with enterprise development and financial literacy
  • Empowering through life skills-based education to tackle harmful social and gender norms with concurrent engagement of parents/community members for support
  • Mobilizing strategic partnerships with government and non-government institutions for scaling up and replicating systems-friendly solutions


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.


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




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

Sustainability of the Program

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 saba.saeed@itacec.org.

Partnership with Edkasa




Scaling Up for Gender Equality and Inclusion
Scaling Up for Gender Equality and Inclusion
The Siyani Sahelian Market Place Roadshow - Bahawalpur Chapter
The Siyani Sahelian Market Place Roadshow - Bahawalpur Chapter
Siyani Sahelian marketplace by ITA kicks off with a stopover at Rahim Yar Khan
Siyani Sahelian marketplace by ITA kicks off with a stopover at Rahim Yar Khan
Virtual visit by Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth FCDO
Virtual visit by Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth FCDO
FCDO Pakistan’s Development Director Visits Siyani Sahelian Hub
Girls Education and Empowerment at Siyani Sahelian Scaling Up Event
Girls Education and Empowerment at Siyani Sahelian Scaling Up Event
Partnership with Edkasa
Promoting informed discourse on issues of equity, inclusion and gender equality through targeted dialogues organized by ITA
Partnership with Edkasa
Partnership with Edkasa
Networking event hosted on girls’ education at British High Commission
Networking event hosted on girls’ education at British High Commission
FCDO Pakistan Head Joanna Reid, Lawmakers Visit SiyaniSahelian Program In Bahawalpur
International Day of the Girl Child 2018
Menstrual Hygiene Management Session
Menstrual Hygiene Management Session
Teacher Training
Teacher Training
Project Retreat
Project Retreat
students Practices in classroom Meeting
International Literacy Day Seminar
Training on Life Skills Based Education LSBE Curriculum
Training on Life Skills Based Education LSBE Curriculum
Distribution of books and other activities in Rahim Yar Khan
Distribution of books and other activities in Rahim Yar Khan.

Video Gallery

Message by DEO, Rahim Yar Khan on International Day of Girl Child

Message by Zobaida Jalal, Federal Minister for Defence Production on International Day of Girl Child.

Experiences shared by Siyani Sahelian on learning 21st Century Skills

Celebrations of World Teacher Day 2020

Message from Parents on International Literacy Day 2020

Meet our Siyani Sahelian sharing STEM Education Experience

Siyani Sahelian sharing Experience on EDTech Education

Celebrations of World Teacher Day 2020

SS Beneficiary Testimonial from Gota Kinari Center

Reimagining Education Amid COVID-19

CPB Activity Based Learning

Ambreen from GGPS Kotla Nawab

Education empowers us! In Pakistan

Siyani Sahelian Pledge to Better the Balance

News & Media

Contact Us

  • Address: 1/A Canal Park, Gulberg 2 Lahore

    Tel: (+92) (42) 35711107-9

    Email: saba.saeed@itacec.org

    Working Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 18:00


    Near Rehan Petrol Pump, Baghdad Road Bahawalpur


    Pipal Wala Mohala (near Yadgar Club), Muzaffargarh


    3 Naizi Colony, Easa Khail House, Naizi Colony, Rahim Yar Khan