Education

Al-Asr College - Kohat
 

In district Kohat a beautiful town of Usterzai Payan accomodate 1900 students, one of the largest educational institutions Al-Asr Academy on the top of hill. HF is assisting/ sourcing Al-Asr Academy to built Girls College Block the building covers 12000 sq.ft area. The construction is near to complete by September-2010.


Fatimya
Girls College – Muzaffarabad AJK

Fatimia Educational Complex is an educational Project of Fatimia Trust (Regd) planned for “Divine knowledge”, this is the demand of society to revise and upgrade Islamic Education System through emerging knowledge.

Ahlul Bayt Public School.

Ranipur

HF with partnering Friends Trust has initiated 7 schools in Sindh and the first school building has been recently completed in rural city of Ranipur. The school is operational from new session- April 2010. It is expected that remaining projects will be completed in four years time.


Students Assistance Program

Education in Pakistan is divided into five levels: primary (grades one through five); middle (grades six through eight); high (grades nine and ten, leading to the Secondary School Certificate); intermediate (grades eleven and twelve, leading to a Higher Secondary School Certificate); and university programmes leading to graduate and advanced degrees.


Pakistan also has a parallel secondary school education system in private schools, which is based upon the curriculum set and administered by the Cambridge International Examinations, in place of government exams. Some students choose to take the O level and A level exams through the British Council.


HF is providing assistance to the under privileged students studying in different parts of Pakistan. Our assistance is divided into three categories 1- Primary & Secondary level, 2- Higher Education level and 3- Professional level. Applications in Individual capacity & collective capacity (through institutions) are taken into consideration. In 2009 three students on individual capacity were provided assistance for category-3 and 38 students through institutional recommendations for category-1&2.


Research

Child Development Program (CDP)

Project Head: Dr. Sajida Hassan (Ph.D)

Under supervision of
Panos Vostanis (MB, MD, FRCP sych.)
Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and Honorary Consultant,
Director of ‘The Greenwood Institute’ University of Leicester, UK.



Overview:

The project aims to undertake a comprehensive training to over 875 teachers to meet the educational and psychological needs of 11,615 primary school children attending 55 schools within deprived and conflict regions of Pakistan. Teachers in these regions are least equipped and students are most in need of quality education.

Benefits and Changes Be Achieved:

The benefits of the programs and the expected changes are:

    • An enhancement in the teacher’s educational learning on curriculum design, lesson planning, teaching methodologies and strategies.
    • An improvement in teachers’ knowledge and understanding, and increased confidence in recognizing and effectively managing the children’s emotional, behavioral and psychological problems in a classroom setting.
    • An establishment of an effective e-mental health system, using video conferencing and e-mails, to support and affirm the teacher’s knowledge and understanding in meeting the needs of children. 
    • An opportunity for further training and development for motivated teachers to ensure they continue to provide support to other teachers within the school


There are currently 730 technical & vocational institutions in Pakistan. The minimum qualifications to enter male vocational institutions, is the completion of grade 8.



The literacy rate in Pakistan


The programmes are generally two to three years in length. The minimum qualifications to enter female vocational institutions, is the completion of grade 5. All academic education institutions are the responsibility of the provincial governments. The federal government mostly assists in curriculum development, accreditation and some financing of research. Literacy rates vary regionally, particularly by sex. In tribal areas female literacy is 3%.

English medium education is to be extended, on a phased basis, to all schools across the country through various educational reforms, by the year 2015, the ministry of education expects to attain 100% enrolment levels amongst primary school aged children, and a literacy rate of 86% amongst people aged over 10.

Pakistan also has madrassahs that provide free education and also offer free boarding and lodging to students who come mainly from the poorer strata of society. After criticism over terrorists using them for recruiting purposes, efforts have been made to regulate them.