January 2016 - June 2016
A school based in the disadvantaged area of Karachi. Schools4Change set up a computer clinic and delivered a specialised curriculum to twenty children.
Manzil School was Schools4Change's first project and ran for an incredible six months. The school, located in Karachi, Pakistan, is situated within walking distance to a live railway line, where seven children have been killed in recent years.
Generous donations from the public allowed us to fund writing and computing equipment for students and an organised teaching timetable for pupils, which was a part of our unique BPO programme.
The BPO curriculum has three elements to the program:
- Empowerment and confidence – based on principles of coaching and designed to give students a voice.
- English – based on the Oxford and Cambridge curriculum. This targets reading, writing, speaking and listening.
- IT literacy – web development, specialised software, and social media management training.
We also provided teacher training for all staff we employed. This includes existing staff:
- Teaching standards
- Lesson planning
- Lesson observations
- Professional development
- Behaviour management
- Data collection
- Effective marking
From the project, we managed to achieve:
- Three newly-employed members of staff
- English teacher promoted to Principal
- Two students employed to teach English to younger students
- Measurable improvement in written and spoken English amongst students
- Significant increase in levels of confidence amongst students
- Changes in the quality of curriculum being delivered across the school