Leadership Development, Gender Equity, Citizen Participation and 12 MoreSEE ALL
Leadership Development, Gender Equity, Citizen Participation, Education, Basic Education, Curriculum, Soft or Life Skills, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Literacy, Methods & Learning, Inclusive Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and Training, Technology and InclusionSEE LESS
Pakistan faces a critical problem that of providing access to about 22.6 million children. Of these, 49% are girls who do not attend school and 34% are primary grade dropouts. Many Pakistani public schools have few resources, particularly those in remote areas. Around half of Grade 5 students have not reached Grade 2 levels of learning, pedagogy consists of rote memorization, teacher training is limited, parental/community participation is minimal (ASER Report, 2018).
Broad Class - Listen to Learn is a low cost Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) program capable of delivering interactive, student-centered instruction that is welcomed in many resource poor local communities. It covers basic skills using cross-cutting themes using universal principles for early childhood education through relevant cultural and geographical scenarios. Based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) it is a success as measured by quantitative and qualitative participant data.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||250,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Pakistan|
|Recruit||The POWER99 Foundation is registered as a non-profit development organization under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984. The Foundation has undertaken to follow a democratic, non-political and a transparent system with the overarching principle of promoting equal opportunities for women & children. It has a diverse team of 20 staff members from various faiths, religions and professional experience. Existing staff members possess the experience and expertise of providing trainings and support in administration, finances and logistics, as well as identifying areas for capacity building. The organization has set policy and procedure manuals (HR, Travel, Financial and Procurement Policies) approved by the Board of Directors. All the programs and projects of the POWER99 Foundation go through both technical and financial audits by collaborating chartered accountants and donors. The monetary affairs of each program and project are handled by our expert staff in accordance with the financial procedures and regulations of the donor organization. The Foundation uses a combination of internal and external monitoring and evaluation methods to measure the performance of program objectives. The management team ensures that all financial expenses are in accordance with the planned activities of the project in an effective manner. The program and finance department ensure that all policies and procedures are followed for all project related expenses. The inclusion of a check, counter check, and balance system ensures that the funds are spent in a cost-effective way and all activities lead to the accomplishment of project outcomes and bring project impact.|
|New Feature||The core strength of the Broad Class Listen to Learn brand is that it embodies a range of product lines that are built around quality educational material and teachers professional development. A new part of the project is the exploration of different delivery mechanisms. We will explore an online resource or web portal where children and parents listen to 5-minute audio podcasts on different subjects and topics. We will explore expanded access to lessons through subscriptions and financial support from corporate donors, enterprises, and individuals. We will market the solutions as VAS to telecom operators by creating short one-minute educational audio packages accessed via an IVR system or SMS. The idea is that this evolves into a mobile app that eventually will be cost-free because of advertisement. We will also explore partnering with publishers and teacher training institutes to distribute the material and offer training. The goal is to reach the widest audience of teachers by making the content low or no cost because it is subsidized by a third-party partnership.|
Ms. Fakhira Najib, CEO of POWER99 Foundation, has more than 20 years of experience. Ms. Najib is an educator by profession and the developer of an internationally recognized "Broad Class-Listen to Learn" IRI program. Muhammad Zubair, oversees program implementation. He has more than 26 years of experience with development sector Ana Lado is professor of education at Marymount University and author of ELLs Picture Books: Tellability and working as the English Language Specialist for Broad Class
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN