Preamble to the Emergence of ITA

Human survival and evolution rest upon two critical pillars viz. (1.) an environment which provides access to contemporary learning skills in a rapidly changing global setting, and (2.) a political framework for participation according to constitutional and legal entitlements without discrimination. Democracy cannot flourish without active citizen participation. Participation requires capacity for the cultivation and application of democratic principles. The capacity to develop, understand and apply democratic principles must be generated in turn through an education process. 


The objectives of the Trust are to:

  • Embark upon appropriate institutional arrangements to explore, experiment, research and implement quality alternatives committed to educational excellence in a global setting.
  • Establish an institute for professional development for educators, for undertaking reforms, and implement high standards of practice.
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Programs of ITA in Pakistan


Major Programs are:

  • Formal Education : Whole School Improvement Program (WSIP) ITA’s niche area.
  • Non-formal programs for Child Labor and Vulnerable Groups through mainstream approaches.
  • Literacy and Livelihood programs for youth and adults.
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE).
  • Health & Environment.
  • School Enrichment Program – Clubs: Summer; ICTs, Youth, Homework Study & Bridge Programs.
  • Citizenship Education, Democracy, Human Rights and Governance  (Youth, Community, School Councils & Teachers).
  • Public-Private Partnerships in Education through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  • Professional Development & Capacity Building for educators and education leaders & managers; in-country and abroad  through the Institute for Professional Development (IPD).
  • Education in Emergencies.
  • South Asia Forum for Education Development (SAFED)

Each program has gender, advocacy and partnerships as cross cutting areas.

Services: Training, Scholarships, Internships, Research, Documentation, Strategic Design, Communication Strategy & Desktop Publishing; Design and delivery of conferences and workshops.