Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) or the “Centre of Education and Consciousness”, Pakistan (EN)

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) - the centre for education and consciousness, Public Trust was formed and registered in June 2000. ITA’s primary focus is comprehensive education reform working strategically with public sector to influence policy and systems. It works across multiple sub-sectors of education and other sectors including health and governance to improve citizens’ voice in local level decision making, through household and school based initiatives across Pakistan.  Policy and advocacy are an embedded focus of the organization.   ITA is in the business of developing workable and upgraded education models and social policy guidelines. For 7 years it has been a service provider for a US State Dept. Educational & Cultural Affairs Project placing 160 secondary level educators for a month long Summer Institute at the Plymouth State University (PSU). It believes in working through and with partners across local communities, districts and provinces. It has been a pioneer in the theory practice and policy on Public Private Partnerships at provincial and national levels.  

 

The current work and partnerships extend across the country in all five provinces and areas of federally administered tribal Areas -FATA, Azad Jammu & Kashmir - AJK & Islamabad capital territory- ICT through institutional partnerships. ITA is working strategically across South Asia as the institutional coordinator for the South Asia Forum for Education Development (www.safedafed.com).

 

Vision: “To promote education as a comprehensive process for human and social transformation”

 

Programs range includes:

  • Formal Education : Whole School Improvement Program (WSIP)/
  • Non-Formal Programs (catch up/skills/ literacy, life skills) for Child Labour, youth and vulnerable groups – 5 year US Department of Labor funded project ended in 2007. 
  • Health and Environment/Promoting ICTs as literacy and improved access to information;
  • Citizen led household based learning surveys of children (http://www.safedafed.org/aser/home.html)
  • Citizenship Education, Democracy, Human Rights, and Local Governance
  • Citizen led /Stakeholder led District Education Planning  & budget tracking
  • Public Private Partnerships in Education- through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  
  • Professional Development & Capacity Building for Educators & Educational Leaders & Managers (Pakistan/abroad) – managing a 7 year project for PSU/funded by US State Department including small grants disbursement & management to secondary level teachers/institutions  
  •  Education in Emergencies – managing grants and distribution of relief goods transparently

Each program has gender, advocacy and partnerships as cross cutting areas.

 

Since its inception ITA has engaged in policy advocacy and govt. oversight in influencing key policy documents such as Pakistan Rural Support Program - PRSP/National Education Policy 2009, White/Green Papers, community participation manuals and provincial sector plans including PPPs in education sector (PDSSP 2010). It is working with multiple partners across Pakistan to improve capacity on citizen led tracking of learning levels.

 

Contact details:

Head Office: 26-B, Sarwar Road, Lahore Cantt, Pakistan

Regional Office: House No.11, A St. 38, F-6/1, Islamabad

Phone: 0092-42-3668931-2 & 0092-51-2824838

Email: itacec@gmail.com  

 
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