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STORY 10 - 22 FEBRUARY 2014 - SHAM BABA SCHOOL: TEACHING UNDER THE OPEN SKY

Thousands of government schools across the country operate without adequate infrastructure or basic facilities and thousands more have been built but lie vacant. The Government Maktab Primary School in Sham Baba, Swat, is different: it has no building and no facilities but a dedicated teacher and more than 100 students.

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STORY 09 - 21 FEBRUARY 2014 - HUMAIRA BACHAL: TURNING ADVERSITY INTO OPPORTUNITY

Pakistani children face many obstacles when trying to get an education, such as problems of access, poor quality schooling, or family pressure to go to work. For girls the situation is often even more difficult, with many parents still viewing education as unnecessary and preferring that girls stay at home. But some young women are so determined to go to school that they refuse to be held back and in the process open up a new path for others to follow.

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STORY 08 - 20 FEBRUARY 2014 - READ FOUNDATION

There are few people who are able to recognise the potential of a single drop in the ocean but those who do will find that every drop counts. This was the founding philosophy behind the Research Education Advocacy and Development (READ) Foundation.

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Story 07 - 19 February 2014 - Elearn.Punjab: Widening The Web Of Learning

Creating a level playing field for students across the country is a daunting challenge. With increasing access to computers and the Internet, however, Pakistan is moving one step closer to democratising learning. eLearn.Punjab, a project of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), aims to revolutionise education by increasing access to interactive learning materials.

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Story 06 - 18 February 2014 - Alif Laila Book Bus Society: Taking Books Directly To Young Readers

Creating a programme that not only educates children but also engages entire communities is a challenge that non-governmental organisations have often attempted but rarely succeeded in doing. One organisation, Developments in Literacy (DIL), has managed to make this happen, tapping into the good will and resources of the Pakistanis living abroad and within the country.

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Story 05 - 17 February 2014 – Developments In Literacy Network: Taking Learning To Remote Areas

Creating a programme that not only educates children but also engages entire communities is a challenge that non-governmental organisations have often attempted but rarely succeeded in doing. One organisation, Developments in Literacy (DIL), has managed to make this happen, tapping into the good will and resources of the Pakistanis living abroad and within the country.

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Story 04 - 16 February 2014 - SOS Children's Villages Pakistan: Rebuilding The Lives Of Disadvantaged Children

Given the right opportunities, any child can succeed in life regardless of the circumstances of their birth. While millions of Pakistani children are out of school and millions more belong to families that are too poor even to afford proper meals, an orphaned child is deprived of an entire support system. SOS Children’s Villages Pakistan addresses this problem, providing orphaned children a safe environment in which to grow and a loving family.

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STORY 03 - 15 FEBRUARY 2014 - THE ANNUAL STATUS OF EDUCATION REPORT: DOCUMENTING THE EDUCATION LANDSCAPE

At the heart of Pakistan’s education emergency is the lack of reliable data, making it difficult not only to determine the scale of the problem but also to find appropriate solutions. Undertaking the mammoth task of documenting Pakistan’s education landscape is the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), a survey that assesses the quality of education in Pakistan.

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Story 02 - 14 February 2014 - Minhaj Education Society: Striking A Balance

Many parents in Pakistan want to give their children a well-rounded education that includes a solid grounding in traditional subjects along with religious education. The Minhaj Education Society (MES) aims to fill this vacuum, delivering low-cost, high-quality schooling as well as religious instruction.

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Story 01 - 13 February 2014 - The Citizens Foundation: Making Quality Education Accessible For the Less Privileged

Nadeem Hussain’s father moved to Karachi from rural Sindh 25 years ago in search of employment. He found work in a wire factory and took up residence in a slum called Ibrahim Goth. There was no school nearby, public or private, until The Citizens Foundation (TCF) built one in the area.

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