Transforming the Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls school into a model institution of learning

Reporting Organization:International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 148,011
Timeframe: May 13, 2019 - May 14, 2021
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Sumaiya Jahan
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)

Participating Organizations

  • NGOs

    • Zindagi Trust

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Pakistan - $ 148,011.24 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (33.33 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (33.33 %)

Food Security & Agriculture (33.33 %)

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Government schools remain the only means of education available for approximately two-thirds of the Pakistani population due to zero academic fees and widespread availability. Regrettably, the vast majority of these schools provide a drastically deficient level of learning for students for various reasons including: poor and inadequate infrastructure, no electricity, a lack of functioning washrooms and safe drinking water sources, outdated textbooks and learning materials, unengaging curriculum, a lack of extra-curricular activities and inadequate teaching staff. Such schools are largely frequented by those who are unable to afford private school education. Results achieved through past Zindagi Trust projects illustrates that government schools have the potential of being reformed into model institutions of learning wherein, those unable to attend private school can still obtain a quality education which caters to each student’s specific learning style. Through this project, IDRF in partnership with Zindagi Trust will be working to improve the quality of education offered at the Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School through various student development programs for 65 female educators. Project objectives will include the implementation of structured professional development activities for female educators, specific academic-enrichment and co-curricular programs for students and a breakfast component for selected grade levels. 

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: 895
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1 Professional development training
1 Academic enrichment programs implemented
1 Co-curricular programs for students
500 No. of student families receiving breakfast
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

(PHASE I) To improve the quality of education offered at the Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School through tailored student development programs for 900 female students and through structured professional development programs for 65 female educators. 

(PHASE II) To provide 500 households (2875 direct beneficiaries) with COVID-19 Care Packs consisting of food and hygiene essentials and to provide 2872 female students with Learning Packs to support their studies during the lockdown. Furthermore, educational children’s content in the form of digital video stories will be developed in the local languages and shared with an open/public license for all children to access remotely and benefit from through television and various social media platforms.

Achieved Results


SDG Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • SDG 1.4.1 Proportion of population living in households with access to basic services
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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