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Impact On School And Communities

Fellows work closely in partnership with their schools and communities and it enables them to create an impact beyond their classroom.

This includes working on the skill-development in their schools through workshops etc., increasing access to technology in the communities, improving schools’ access to resources e.g. fundraising for library books, science lab equipment etc., and Mobilizing school staff/ community members by working with them towards shared outcomes; creating support structures for students etc.

Academic Growth

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of the partner-school principals believe that Fellows positively impact the whole school culture.
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of the principals where Fellows are placed, recommend other schools to hire Teach For Pakistan Fellows.

Aunil equipping his school in Bhara Kahu with a media room.

As a science teacher in Bhara Kahu, 2019 Fellow Aunil greatly felt the need to help his students learn through videos and animations. However, the school did not have a computer lab and having 85 students crowd around his laptop was not working.

Relying on his belief in the power of collective action, Aunil started reaching out to his students’ parents for help.

Together, they started a public fundraising campaign and convinced the principal to create a multimedia room in the school. Although the initial purpose was just to facilitate his grade 4 and 5 students’ learning in science, Aunil soon started using this space to teach digital literacy as well and more and more teachers started bringing their classes there. 

Realizing the potential of this initiative, Aunil started workshops for school teachers on how they could incorporate technology into their teaching. He compiled a directory of videos for Science and Math for all grade levels and modeled how they could be used in lessons. Today, Aunil has graduated from the Fellowship but the media room is still being used by all teachers. In fact, all grade levels have 30% of their total classes in the media room.

Farah's quest to build a Science Lab in her school in Sihala

When 2021 Fellow Farah started her Fellowship in a government school in Sihala, Science was not being taught anymore there and students who wanted to opt for Science had already moved to other schools. Even if she wanted to teach Science, the school couldn’t afford to set up a lab and without a science lab, the school couldn’t get affiliated with the Federal Board. 

Farah wanted to check out the old lab that was in use about a decade ago. The old science lab was four rusty cupboards with apparatus fully covered in dust. However, Farah found some useful apparatus and instruments that she cleaned out, fundraised to get necessary chemicals and set up a new Science Lab at the back of our classroom.

 In less than a year, Farah’s school now has a functional Science Lab and has also gotten affiliation from the Federal Board allowing Farah to formally teach Science Subjects.

Anum and Purneema's resolve to equip their school with sports facilities.

2011 Fellows Anum and Purneema were part of the first Teach For Pakistan’s Fellowship cohort placed in Karachi. During their time at the school, they had noticed that the students in the school didn’t have any activities to do beyond studies. There were no sport facilities in the school for students to engage in.

For their Community Development Project, they worked on building sport facilities in the school that students could utilise for years to come. Anum and Purneema had multiple conversation with their Principal as well as school staff to take them onboard for this. All of them recognized that students didn’t have any physical activities to engage in school.

Iman, Sahar and Javeria's collaboration with their school staff

Multiple rounds of school closure and social isolation during the pandemic had resulted in amplifying the disruptive behavioural patterns in the students. It had posed several challenges for teachers to rethink instructional design and teaching methodologies in a way that caters for the needs of the students.

2020 Fellows Iman, Sahar and Javeria recognized this need in their school staff after having multiple conversations with them. 

To address this challenge, they partnered with Assessment for Counseling and Education and took Dr Ayza Yazdani onboard for arranging a workshop for their teachers. The workshop was attended by 26 teachers from their school. It focused on enabling teachers with the skills and knowledge of child psychology to develop proactive teacher techniques to understand the mindset and behaviour of the students.

Watch how 2019 Alum Rida Rizvi shifted the culture of corporal punishment in her school.

 

Watch 2019 Alum Ayesha Butt share about building partnering with the community and building a Learning Center amidst of the pandemic.

Dr. Ehsan Mahmood

Dr. Ehsan Mahmood

Area Education Officer, Tarnol

“Teach For Pakistan Fellows are not only well-trained and qualified but are also really committed and dedicated to the work they do. The work they have done during school closures is remarkable. They made sure their students’ learning doesn’t stop. They made WhatsApp groups to stay in touch with their students and put in every effort to reach all of their students.”

Ms. Musarat Majeed

Ms. Musarat Majeed

Principal, IMCG Rajwal

“Teach For Pakistan’s impact on students, teachers, and the community is unprecedented. The amount of dedicated effort that these Fellows put in their students has never been seen before. While parents previously only used to show up to school on necessary parent-teacher meetings, now they are actively involved in the school and their children’s learning as Fellows constantly find new touchpoints with them. The community impact  For Pakistan is exemplary.”

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