I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.
When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream;
She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way.
The education, care and development of children in their early years have a lasting impact on a variety of outcomes in the later stages of the child’s life. Furthermore, investments in early childhood education, care and development have large returns in terms of improved health, education and employment outcomes for the economy. CGN-PK has built professional capacities of 1,398 K.G teachers in ICT, Rawalpindi and Karachi District While 47 Care Givers for 40 home based ECE centers in district ICT and District Buner, KPK on techniques and skills required for holistic development of child since 2002. KG teachers were trained in the folowing modules: Learning through Play, Planning Goals for Learning, Hands on Math, Hands on Science, Emergent Literacy, Individualizing, Communicating with Young Children and Integrating Content Area.
The intergenerational component educates non literate adults by linking their educational outcomes to those of their children. The majority of the beneficiaries are females who have never gone to school. The program is based on 100 lessons in basic literacy and math skills. Classes are conducted on public school premises and are spread over two sessions of six months duration each. Each session consists of two 1½ hour lessons per week. The homework of adult learners’ is linked to their children’s learning in class room. The objective of the program is two pronged; to generate sufficient parental interest in education to ensure continuity of schooling and avoid drop-outs and to give an opportunity to adults to read and write and become learner along with the family.
The youth especially females living in marginalized areas have qualification but not appropriate skills that lead towards income generation for well-being of themselves and their families. CGN-PK has initiated an innovative concept “Social Entrepreneurs” according to which individuals are trained on skills of school management and teaching methodologies. The purpose of this initiative is to create entrepreneurial opportunities for young females and males in the education sector, by building their capacities through a series of trainings.
This component is focused on children studying in grades KG to V. On one end it builds capacities of teachers through extensive training sessions and regular technical assistance visits. Teachers are provided with methodology books and lessons for further guidance. The classrooms are equipped with age appropriate learning materials. Activity centers-literacy, math, dramatics, science and art are also set up in class rooms to provide clarity of concepts to children. On the other hand it focuses on the advocacy of primary education among all stake holders from parents, community to government level. The most current effort of CGN-PK is the Stake Holders Consultation Conferences in all 9 Division of Punjab for implementation of Article 25-A and PCEC.
Teacher Exchange Program 2013-2014 is funded by US Embassy in Pakistan and managed by University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in the United States, with the support of Children Global Network in Pakistan.
Through this program 20 Secondary School Teachers will be provided the opportunity to attend an intensive five week summer program hosted at the University of Massachusetts. The US portion of the program will tentatively run fromJune 1, 2014, till July 8, 2014.
Each teacher will participate in a program that will provide training and instruction including Instructional Rounds, Curriculum Development and Educator Evaluator Systems. The programs consists of a program orientation, four weeks of intensive work with American Teachers and students and a three day trip to Boston, Massachusetts. The program will consist of class room instruction, in-classroom learning, cultural events and site visits. The grant will fund the costs of a visa interview and visa fee. The grant will also fund travel to and from the US and, while in the US, housing, food, transport and small incidental expenses.
Only currently employed Secondary Teachers and administrators can apply for the program. For more information, please click the following Application Link:
School improvement program is an approach to revamp schools, so that all students can achieve success. As a promoter of child centered participatory approach we work with all people who have direct influence on child development, including families, communities, teachers, the government and the children themselves. The outcome of an effective school improvement program should be child learning. Therefore children are made an active member of all activities of SIP to enhance their own learning process; they also play an important role in their school's development. We encourage child participation in their schools through Student Representative Councils a platform where students meet together to discuss problems and come up with solutions
CGN-PK has inbuilt advocacy campaigns of all projects. CGN-PK provides support to policy leaders, program administrators, teachers and care givers through its comprehensive and practical training workshops, curriculum materials, parenting resources, graphic rich advocacy material, media campaign and staff development services. Through media campaign and advocacy material CGN-PK has brought remarkable change in classroom environment and changed the attitude of the children and their Parents towards learning.
Children's Global Network Pakistan (Guarantee) Limited (formerly known as Children's Resources International, Pakistan) is a not for profit education institution registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan under Companies Ordinance 1984. Children's Global Network Pakistan (CGN-P) was initiated in 2002 with the funding support of the USAID. CGN'P's sole purpose was to support provision of high quality education for all children, especially those from marginalized segments of society, by training teachers on child centered
segments of society, by training teachers on child centered interactive teaching methods. We work closely with educators, stake holders, the federal, pro-vincial, and local governments. The teaching methodology has been tested in more than 30 countries and is benefiting 1.25 million children world wide. It supports change at all levels, including government, universi-ties, schools and local communities.