Education: (Teach For Pakistan and Ilm Ideas introduce competition for innovative teachers)

ISLAMABAD: Teach For Pakistan and Ilm Ideas introduced “Taleemi Jiddat Ki Talaash – a competition for innovative teachers in Pakistan” during a special launch ceremony held here at a local hotel on Tuesday.

Key stakeholders in the education sector from organizations including The Citizens Foundation and the UNDP attended the event. The nationwide competition is the first of its kind in Pakistan.

It aims to identify the best in-class, teacher-led low or no-cost innovations from schools all over the country. Teachers will be able to apply from January 27 to February 27 online or via post.

Shortlisted candidates will receive prizes to be split between the winning teachers and their respective schools. These innovative teaching methodologies will then be compiled into a guidebook and made accessible to teachers across Pakistan.

The insightful contest received an enthusiastic response from the stakeholders attending the event, who pledged to help promote the competition within their networks to support innovation in Pakistan’s education sector.

The Chief Executive Officer of Teach For Pakistan (TFP) Noor Masood stated that the goal of Taleemi Jiddat Ki Talaash is to inspire teachers throughout the country to get creative and submit their best and most innovative in-class practices.

According to a statement, founded in 2010 with the support of AMAN Foundation, Teach For Pakistan is a nationwide movement of outstanding graduates who commit two years to teach in under-resourced schools and go on to become lifelong leaders working to expand educational equity.

Teach For Pakistan is a part of “Teach For All” – a global network of similar enterprises operating in 34 other countries, including the United States, India, and Malaysia.

Ilm Ideas is a three-year, DFID funded, £11 million program to award grants nationwide for increasing access to quality education in Pakistan for children in Classes 1 – 10. Ilm Ideas seeks to increase public demand for greater transparency and accountability and promote innovative solutions to improve Pakistan’s schools.

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