Education:

Although TKF has diversified into other sectors as well since its creation, the organization's founding focus and goal was to make education accessible to the deprived communities of Pakistan.

 

TKF addresses education-related problems at four interlinked but distinguishable levels:

  • Physical Infrastructure (Strengthening of WATSAN facilities in schools, provision of furniture etc.)

  • The Community (Parents, social Mobilization, awareness, activism)

  • Teachers (Training, promoting those with proper qualifications, capacity building in modern teaching techniques, etc.)

  • Students (Providing supplies and materials, mainstreaming and access to information, upholding children's rights such as by prevention corporal punishment, etc.)

Educational Projects:

Education Support for the dislocated people of NWA:

November 10th, 2014 to April 30th, 2015

In partnership with IRC in 2015, TKF established 14 Temporary Learning Centers and 2nd shift classes and safe rooms for girls. It also enrolled 3613 TDP non-school going children into education and at the end of the project mainstreamed 2600+ (nearly all who had not been issued return tokens) into govt. schools. Distribution of supplies, PTC formation, hiring and training of teachers and renovation of 8 schools were also undertaken by TKF to enhance capacities of Bannu schools during the project.

Accelerated Learning Program for Afghan Refugees in Quetta:

July 1st to December 31st, 2015 (1st Project)

June 10th to December 31st, 2016 (2nd Project)

In 2015 and 2016, it conducted two Accelerated Learning Program funded by NRC (Norwegian Refugee Committed) for imparting accelerated education curriculum (designed by Commissionerate Afghan Refugees) to out-of-school young Afghan refugee children. The interventions were innovative in their approach of providing accelerated learning in order to help 1000+ out-of-school Afghan children (60% girls) to catch up to their age-appropriate class so that they could re-join formal schooling. In both cases, nearly all students scored >60% in final test; with maximum of 98%, and a dropout rate as low as 1%.

Educational services for the Afghan Refugees of Balochistan:

January 1st to December 31st, 2016

TKF partnered with UNHCR in 2016 for a 1-year project where Primary, secondary and ECE support were provided to 2580 children in refugee camps in District Chaghi, Balochistan. Other activities included monitoring facilitation of schools, teachers and beneficiary schoolchildren, taking followup of attendance, dropouts, etc. and training of teachers and School Management Committees, etc. 

Protection of Afghan Refugee youth from hazardous work through access to education:

March 1st, 2014 to March 31st, 2015

In 2014, TKF undertook an education project with CIDA in which 400 afghan children from Quetta were protected from child labour and enrolled in its schools. Through the project, children who were previously roaming streets in hazardous environments were provided personal, social and emotional development as well age-appropriate schooling and improved health and hygiene habits. 500 parents were also given awareness training on the importance of Education and consequences of hazardous child labor. 

Construction of Pre-Fabricated Schools in Bajour Agency:

September 1st to October 31st, 2009

In Bajour Agency, TKF partnered with ED-LINKS to construct 2 shelter schools with each having 14 class rooms. Moreover, 40 latrines were also constructed.

School Strengthening Program in Mardan:

May 1st to October 31st, 2009

80 schools in Mardan which were badly affected by prolonged stay of IDPs were repaired and renovated. TKF provided repairs of floors and electricity connections. TKF also proved the WATSAN facilities to all the schools.

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