Reading Made Fun At Our Adopted Schools

The adopted schools program has received a USAID grant of PKR 22 million to implement a reading program in the 13 Engro adopted schools of Qadirpur and Daharki. Funding will provide 1,300+ primary school children with the Information Communication Tools (ICT) to further their reading skills in Urdu, Sindhi, and English.

It has been proven that the success of a child’s education extends beyond the student to those in the family: with this in mind, Engro Foundation provided a participatory approach for the program to include community sessions and storytelling initiatives to record folk tales for children by parents, older siblings, and grandparents.

Under the umbrella of this grant, adult literacy classes will also commence with 200 women from neighboring communities to further basic literacy and numeracy skills in everyday life. Alongside these activities will be teacher training, to build the capacities of teachers specifically with regard to reading pedagogy in schools. It is estimated that 70% of primary school children in Pakistan are unable to read a simple sentence as per grade level – we hope that this program drives the change needed in service of Pakistan’s children.

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