Pakistan Literacy Project

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Pakistan Literacy Project(also known as PLP)is an initiative of Aamnat Foundation is a private sector project which aims to provide the basic support to education which can facilitate to eradicate illiteracy. The mission of PLP is to enable every adult learner and females in particular to acquire the necessary basic skills in reading, writing and do basic arithmetic by taking the first step in the journey towards becoming well-versed citizens.

Pakistan Literacy Project (PLP) PLP is a citizens effort to supplement existing efforts to help achi teachers' homes or community centers, to keep it low cost program for greater productivity. Volunteerism and Philanthropy are two important pillars of this program.

The objective is to achieve almost 100% literacy in community selected for establishing centers under PLP. This initiative will be essentially focused on the female population in Pakistan.

The following services are offered by PLP:

  • Conducting the survey of communities for selection.
  • Training the teachers (‘Rahnuma’) who will subsequently impart knowledge and skills to the students.
  • Upon completion of courses, organizing award ceremonies and distribution of students certificates later, providing subject-related books and reference material.

Aamnat Foundation[edit]

Pakistan Literacy Project (PLP) an initiative of Aamnat Foundation is a private sector project which aims to provide the basic support to education which can facilitate to eradicate illiteracy. The mission of PLP is to enable every adult learner and females in particular to acquire the necessary basic skills in reading, writing and do basic arithmetic by taking the first step in the journey towards becoming well-versed citizens. PLP aims to supplement existing efforts to eliminate illiteracy in Pakistan. PLP firmly believes in the power of literacy. PLP will supply books, training and guidance required to support the education setup in the country. PLP will contribute towards a progressive Pakistan by striving and opening new doors of literacy to uplift communities at large and helps people to be better citizens and create a more productive society.

Projects[edit]

Karachi Rural Pilot Literacy Centers

Karachi rural areas of GADAP & Bin Qasim being the least developed areas were selected for pilot centers. A survey was conducted and 15 Literacy Centers were planned. Teachers’ training was provided to the selected teachers and teaching started on March 23, 2009 at homes of the teachers, whom we call Rehnuma.

The volunteerism was spearheaded by Shoukat Bizinjo, a professional from the area, the team successfully completed 12 Pilot Literacy Centers on 14 August. A Certificate Distribution Ceremony is planned for Oct 2, 2009 to present certificates to 276 successful learners based on the 4-month program for two hours daily where they learnt to read and write in Urdu and do basic arithmetic.

Karachi Coastal Ibrahim Hyderi Literacy Centers

Based on experience gained in pilot centers, we made coordinated efforts for planning the centers with a local organization Kalachi Social Viable Association ( KSVA )which conducted survey based on detailed forms designed by us. Based on survey, teachers training was held and 10 Literacy Centers with an enrollment of 225 learners commenced with a well attended ceremony at Ibrahim Haidry, attended by notables and local elected leaders of the area. (details of literacy centers by KSVA)

Gilgit Baltistan Literacy Centers

Keen interest was shown by GB people in our program as such based on surveys conducted by volunteer leadership arrangements have been made for 10 Centers, 5 each in Gilgit and Baltistan. They shall commence after Ramzan with Teachers Training.

Islamabad Rural Literacy Centers

Based on survey, we planned 3 Literacy Centers in Mohra Noor and adjoining areas. Unfortunately lack of volunteerism from the residents of the area and resistance to women literacy only male center worked and that too after two months had to be closed due to absenteeism.

IDP Jalala Camp Literacy Centers

Aamnat Foundation offered a gift of Adult Literacy program to our brothers and sisters who had to unfortunately abandon their homes in Swat and who were forced to live as IDPs in camps and temporary locations.

Based on survey conducted in Jalala camp, we established five Literacy Centers which successfully completed first of the four books. After commencement of these centers we distributed a pamphlet in Urdu to invite others to join the program and to encourage volunteerism we circulated English pamphlets also. These flyers can be seen here. (English flyer) (Urdu flyer)

Fortunately because of improved law and order situation in Swat the IDPs started to return to their homes, from Jalala camp, as such we had to close the Centers and our campaign for literacy in Mardan and Takht e Bai came to end.

Notable staff[edit]

  • Nisar Memon - chairman
  • Mr Muhammad Siddiqi Mirza - director
  • Marvi Memon - director
  • Rabel Zeeshan Akhund - director
  • Fozia Memon - director

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