Education

To provide quality education to girls at primary and secondary levels in Rural Sindh

To design and implement an affordable and explicable model of quality Education

To provide quality education to girls at primary and secondary levels in Rural Sindh

Education and Literacy

IRC envisions schools that focus on the ‘development of children as peaceful and responsible citizens who can meet the challenges of work and life’.IRC focuses on providing quality services and resources to its students and teachers; a resourceful library, computer lab, play ground and proper water and sanitation facilities are available.

IRC’s Own Schools

These schools, across Sindh (including Karachi), are managed by IRC, partnering with Sindh Education Foundation, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, and Developments in Literacy.

The salient features.

1: Education in mother tongue – Sindhi mainly;
2: Strong Community participation – parental involvement;
3: Local female teachers preferred;
4: Rigorous teachers’ training Modules and Follow-ups;
5: Life Skills Based Education including reproductive health awareness for students and community;
6: Admission policy: boys can only be enrolled if a girl from the family is studying at the school;
7: Strong cultural orientation.

76 girls who studied at IRC schools have come back as teachers in their own schools, they give back to their communities and enable the new generation to aim even higher.

IRC focuses on providing quality services and resources to its students and teachers; a resourceful library, computer lab, play ground and proper water and sanitation facilities are available.

IRC Partner Schools

With Engro Foundation, PPAF, and Government of Sindh, IRC runs its partnership schools. The focus, as in its own schools, it to uplift local communities through education, specifically of girls.

Results

In the last three years, 306 girls and 63 boys passed their matriculation examinations. Out of those. 9% secured A+’s 52% secured A’s, and 32% secured B’s.

Indus Bits Academy

IRC recognizes the need of relevant, up-to-date education and the importance of imparting employable skills as per the demands of the global economy.Hence, the Indus Bits Academy, initially funded by Butterfly Works, in now an ongoing, IRC self funded, projects.

OUR FOCUS :

identifies youth from marginalized areas.

trains them for a diploma in computer skills – certified by Mehran University, Jamshoro; and

improves their prospects of formal and self-employment.

The course focuses on knowledge of operating systems, MS Office, technology for entrepreneurship, Web Development and Designing and preparation for formal job interviews.

Apart from grass roots activities in the education sectors, IRC passionately advocates, with influential and government officials, to improve the system of education and to reduce the gender gap. IRC actively contributes to increasing the literacy rate through its Non-formal education and adult literacy programs.