Two Days Brainstorming Session on STEM in Non-Formal Education organized by JICA

Project TAF Foundation hosted the Two Days Brainstorming Session on STEM in Non-Formal Education organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Advanced Quality Alternative Learning (AQAL) Project Phase II in collaboration with Directorate of Literacy & Non-Formal Education (DLNFE), Directorate of Curriculum Assessment and Research (DCAR) and TAF Foundation, held on 21st and 22nd September 2021.

The objective of this brainstorming session was to initiate dialogue and develop a mechanism where STEM concepts through inquiry-based and experimental learning can be introduced in NFE centers from packages A to E.

The session was graced by Dr Fauzia Khan (Chief Advisor/ Additional Secretary, School Education Department), Asghar Memon (Director, DCAR), Manzoor Ahmed (Deputy Director, DLNFE), Farman Ali Khan (Senior Program Coordinator, Save the Children), Dr Dilshad Ashraf (Associate Professor, AKU-IED) Maham Ali

Success Stories

Education of Girls is the Education of the Coming Generations

RIDA Project of The NGO World is focused on educational and vocational needs of daughters. RIDA khanewal chapter has shown a great impact by providing higher education facility to the girls of remote areas. 100s of girls are now in different universities of Pakistan for master’s degrees. Many are already serving in educational institutions and other fields.
Ms.Ramsha Khalil, Ex. student of RIDA Girls College Mahni Sial, was felicitated for her prominent position in the Punjab Service Commission examination and appointment as a lecturer. The special guest of the function was Mrs. Shahida Malka, Member Punjab Assembly while addressing the function, said that it was a matter of great pleasure and honor that the college student was appointed as a lecturer after securing a prominent position in the examination of Punjab Service Commission.
Speaking on the occasion, Zafar Iqbal, Chairman, The NGO World (TNW) said that 10 years ago RIDA academy was established as a need-based intervention. Teachers performed their duties very well created encouraging results. He further expressed that Ms. Ramsha Khalil not only enlightened the name of the institution but also his family, teachers, and the area. Addressing the audience, Ramsha Khalil said that the prayers of parents, the guidance of teachers, and blessings of Allah SWT enabled me to achieve this landmark. She advised her fellows that any position can be achieved through hard work and commitment.
The speakers said that the education of girls in the education of the coming


HDF and Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) entered into an MoU

HDF and Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) have signed an MoU to “Expand Microfinance Outreach” and jointly work on improving financial literacy in the masses to address demand side. Almost 41 million people are in need of financial services and current cumulative outreach stands at 7 million. Economic development is critical for poverty alleviation and HDF’s strong and tested model of holistic development program will be instrumental in achieving this goal. PMN is an association of retail micro-finance providers collectively accounting for over 99% of the total micro-finance outreach in Pakistan.

Funding Opportunity

USAID Support for Local Pakistani Organization to Improve Girls’ Education

Focus will be on improving quality and access to basic education, particularly for girls, in remote areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province including the Merged Areas (MAs).
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Pakistan (USAID/Pakistan) asks applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement the Improving Girls’ Education Activity (IGEA). The activity will mainly focus on girls’ education and women’s adult literacy. The activity will pilot a public-private partnership model for girls’ education in remote areas of KP and the MAs of KP, which will lead to an improvement in access to, and quality of basic education for about half of the population.
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Provisional Consultative Session on Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

The NDMA organized a one-day inter-provincial consultation session under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Which was done jointly by PDMA Punjab and UNDP. The session was attended by people from various departments across the province. And information relevant to implementing the DRR strategy was discussed. According to the press of Tuesday, the participants of the session were PDMA Punjab, Local Government, Statistics Institute, C&W, Irrigation Department, Health Department, and people from the University of Peshawar.

Idrees Mahsud (Member Disaster Risk Reduction NDMA) welcomed all those present at the session and reviewed all the work being done across the province. He also discussed the need to “reduce disasters in the country”. Also, He told about the Infrastructure of the Sendai Framework and its obligations at the national level.


Ramon Magsaysay Award 2021 for Founder of Akhuwat

Heartiest congratulations Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib. The Ramon Magsaysay Award 2021 also known as Asia’s Nobel Prize has been presented to Akhuwat Foundation’s Founder Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib.
Chairman The NGO World says that Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib is the pride of Pakistan. His foundation has achieved marvelous success by establishing the biggest network of interest-free loans in the world. Akhuwat programs are helping the poor to come out of the poverty cycle.