Category Archives: Projects

Other Assignments

Sr.NoOther Assignments
1Need Assessment of formal education for boys and girls in the tribal districts of Balochistan: Government of Balochistan – 1991
2Need Assessment for replicating the qualitative education model developed by Taaleem Foundation in Kohlu – Balochistan): Government of Balochistan – 1991
3Situational Analysis of examination system in Balochistan with a view to introduce testing reforms: BEF – 1995
4Benchmark Setting for improving quality education in public sector primary education system: Balochistan Education Foundation – 1996
5Training Need Assessment of the teaching staff at Taaleem Foundation Grammar School System in Balochistan: BEF – 1997
6Need Assessment of the Situation for enhancing access to girls education in Balochistan: World Bank – 1998
7Situational Analysis of curriculum revision needs for Primary Education in Balochistan: World Bank – 1998
8Urban Fellowship Girls School Project (Enhancing of girls enrolment in Urban Areas of Balochistan): World Bank – 1998
9Situational Analysis of rural economy of Malakand Region (Swat, Buner, Malakand and Shangla districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) with a view to devise women-responsive gender strategy and poverty alleviation interventions: ADB – 2001
10Desk Review and compilation of report on “Gender Strategy” for Malakand Rural Development Project: ADB – 2001
11Capacity Building of Election Staff (Training of local government staff for conduct of general elections): UNDP – 2002
12Institutional and Infrastructure strengthening of Taaleem Foundation education system through the support provided by Balochistan Education Foundation: 1999-till date
13Benchmark/ Baseline Setting for Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) Welfare Trust Scholarship Scheme for the students of Balochistan, desirous of Secondary and Higher Secondary education in the boarding schools of Pakistan: PPL – 2010
14Benchmarking for integrating the students of TF Grammar School System Balochistan with Pak-Turk Schools and Colleges in Pakistan: Pak-Turk Education Foundation – 2010
15Need Assessment for establishing a Girls Vocational Training Centre at Sui (District Dera Bugti – Balochistan): Pakistan Petroleum Limited – 2012
16Need Assessment for establishing a private virtual campus of “Virtual University” in Sui (District DeraBugti – Balochistan): 2013
17Conduct of Teachers training for the school teachers of both public and private sector schools in Zhob district of Balochistan in collaboration with Intel Corporation Pakistan: Intel – 2013
18Training of Trainers for the Principals and management support staff of TF School System, in collaboration with Intel Corporation Pakistan: Intel – 2014
19Training on Financial Management for non-financial managers in collaboration with Intel Corporation Pakistan and NCRD (National Centre for Rural Development): Intel – 2014
20Training on School Management for the management staff of TF Grammar School System, in collaboration with NCRD (National Centre for Rural Development: NCRD – 2014
21‘Baseline Survey’ of the ‘Out of School Children’ (OOSC) in Islamabad Capital Territory, supported by UNESCO in 2017
22Organizing a series of radio programs for promoting enrolment of OOSC in Islamabad Capital Territory, supported by UNESCO during 2017-2019
23Developing Training Manual on Community and School based Stakeholders Training on School Improvement, supported by UNESCO in 2018
24‘Assessment Survey’ of OOSC in Islamabad capital Territory, supported by UNESCO in 2018
25‘Social Impact Assessment-I’ of CSR interventions of PPL in the operational areas of Sui (Balochistan), Adhi (Punjab) and Kandhkot (Sindh) in 2018
26‘Training Need Assessment Report’ for the beneficiaries of Gomal Zam Dam Command Area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, supported by USAID and Government of KPK in 2018
27‘Social Mobilization Strategy’ for Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, supported by USAID and Government of KPK in 2018
28‘Gender Strategy for Formation and Capacity Building of Women Interest Groups’ in Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, supported by USAID and Government of KPK in 2018
29‘Tracer Study’ on TVET graduates in Sui, Balochistan. Supported by GIZ Germany in 2019
30‘Social Impact Assessment-II’ of CSR interventions of PPL in the operational areas of Sui (Balochistan), Adhi (Punjab) and Kandhkot (Sindh) in 2019
31‘Training Manual for Training of Trainers in Agriculture and Livestock Sectors’ for Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, supported by USAID and the Government of KPK in 2019
32‘Reactivation Strategy for Water Users Associations’ for Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, supported by USAID and Government of KPK in 2020

Social Mobilization

Social Mobilization & Capacity Building of Farmersin Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project

Project LocationDera Ismail Khan and Tank districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Project CostUSD 2.39 Million only
ClientGovernment of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Funding AgencyUnited States Assistance for International Development (USAID)
Project DurationFebruary 2018 to June 2021
Scope of Worko   Organizing the communities living along the water courses to form associationso   Formation of Water Users Association (WUA) for each water courseo   Account opening for each Water Users Association (WUA)o   Organizing Women Interest Groups (WIG) at village levelo   Assessment of training needs of the farmers (TNA)o   Preparation of training programs for farmers
Project Objectiveso   Mobilize water users in Gomal Zam Canal Command Area for effective and efficient management of irrigation to increase the income level of farming community and quality of life to increase their access to social sector services as contribution towards attainment of sustainable development goalso   Increase knowledge and skills of farming community in acceptance and adoption of modern technologies of crop production and animal husbandryo   Increase access and create linkages among community organizations, line departments, markets and service providerso   Enable 393 WUAs to operate and maintain the irrigation system
Farmers’ Training Areaso   Operation and Maintenance of watercourseo   Preparation of water distribution roster (warabandi),o   Irrigation managemento   Irrigated agriculture with application of fertilizerso   Integrated pest managemento   Crop protection by less use of chemicalso   Cropping patterno   Productivity enhancemento   Value addition in the farmso   Marketing and market linkageso   Environmental awareness
Training of Women Interest Groupso   Poultry farmingo   Dairy processingo   Kitchen gardeningo   Value addition

Girls Right to Education Project

Project LocationIslamabad Capital Territory, Islamabad
Project CostPKR 25 Million
ClientFederal Directorate of Education, Government of Pakistan
Funding AgencyUNESCO
Project Duration3 years
Scope of Worko   Social mobilization of communitieso   Awareness seminars and road shows on educationo   Enrolment of the ‘Out of School Children’ in government schoolso   Retention of newly enrolled students in schoolso   Training of teachers and related workshopso   Formation and operationalization of ‘School Management Committees’o   Provision of missing facilities in schoolso   Provision of sports kits and promoting tournamentso   Organizing study tours and exposure visitso   Hiring and deployment of 52 teachers in government schoolso   Deployment of e-Learning platform and provision of e-School services in selected schoolso   Continuous coordination with UNESCO, FDE, teachers and the communities

Skills & Livelihood

Name of ClientName of Assignment/ProjectPeriod of Assignment/ProjectStatus of the Assignment / Project
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and USAIDSocial Mobilization and Capacity Building of Farmers under Gomal Zam Dam (GZD) Commend Area Development Project Dec, 2018 to Dec 2021Completed
Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)Empowering rural women on sustainable livelihood solutionsMarch 2017 – June 2023Completed
GIZ, GermanyTechnical and vocational training for employable skillsJan 2018 to Dec 2019Completed
National Vocational and Technical Training Commission Empowering Women for Sustainable LivelihoodJanuary – Sept 2017Completed
National Vocational and Technical Training CommissionEmpowering Women for Sustainable LivelihoodJanuary – Sept 2017Completed
National Vocational and Technical Training CommissionEmpowering Women for Sustainable LivelihoodApril – Sept 2016Completed
Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)Construction of Vocational Training Institute, SuiJanuary 2013-2015Completed

Health & Hygiene

Name of ClientName of Assignment/ProjectPeriod of Assignment / ProjectStatus of the Assignment / Project
The Global Fund, Geneva, SwitzerlandCHBC (Community and Home Based Care Centre), Muzaffarabad, AJKOctober 2015 to Dec 2017Completed
Corporate CSR Funds + Private DonationsEstablishment of e-Clinic at Quetta, BalochistanApr-15Completed
The Global Fund, Geneva, SwitzerlandCHBC (Community and Home based Care Centre), Quetta, BalochistanOctober 2014 to Dec 2017Completed
District Governments in BalochistanVaccination against polio and measles to the students of TF Grammar School SystemJuly 2011 – Till DateContinued
Public Private Partnership + Private DonationsSchool Health Services (SHS) for the students of TF Grammar School System in Balochistan1991 – Till DateOngoing
National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)Promoting Education and SHS at TF Grammar School, Muslim BaghDecember 2014 to December 2017Completed
National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)Promoting Education and SHS at TF Grammar School, Kila SaifullahDecember 2014 to December 2017Completed

Education and Training

Name of ClientName of Assignment/ProjectPeriod of AssignmentStatus of the Assignment
Pakistan Petroleum LimitedImplementation of e- Learning Platform & Online Teaching of F.Sc. Students in Sui Girls College, BalochistanSept 2017-June 2023Completed
UNESCOGirls Right to Education ProjectJuly-2017 to June 2021Completed
Public Private Partnership + Private DonationsDeployment of e-Learning Platform for Online Classes in TF Grammar School System2015-Date On-Going
Public Private Partnership + Private DonationsOperations and Management of TF Grammar System in BalochistanAugust 1989 – Till Date On-Going
Islamic Development Bank / Government of AJ&KDetalied Survey of all School Education Facilities in AJ&KApril 2019 – December 2019Completed
Public Private Partnership + Private DonationsTeachers Training and Community Awareness Workshops in Balochistan1989 – Till DateOn-Going
Pakistan Petroleum LimitedOperation of Private Virtual Campus of the Virtual University Lahore in Sui, BalochistanApril-2017 to DateOn-Going
Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)Promoting Quality Education at TF Grammar School in Sui, BalochistanJanuary 2002 onwardsOn-Going
Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)Installation of sun-tracking solar based power plant at TF Educational Complex in Sui, BalochistanJanuary-March 2017Completed
Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)Construction of Private Virtual Campus of Virtual University, Lahore at Sui, BalochistanJuly 2014 – Oct 2016Completed
Provincial Minister for Revenue, Government of BalochistanCreating Girls Friendly Spaces at TF Grammar School Zhob, BalochistanJuly 2015 to June 2016Completed
National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)Promoting Quality Education and SHS at TF Grammar School, Muslim BaghDecember 2014 to December 2017Completed
National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)Promoting Quality Education and SHS at TF Grammar School, Kila SaifullahDecember 2014 to December 2017Completed
Government of Japan – Small GrantsConstruction of TF Grammar School at Muslim Bagh2006Completed
Government of Japan – Small GrantsConstruction of TF Grammar School at Kila Saifullah2005Completed
Chief Minister, BalochistanConstruction of new campus for TF Grammar School, Loralai2004Completed
Public Private Partnership + Private DonationsConstruction and operational management of female hostel at TF Grammar School, Mastung2001Completed
World Bank / Government of BalochistanCurriculum Development and Content writing for Science of Grade V1998Completed
World Bank / Government of BalochistanGirls enrollment in mainstream education in Balochistan1997 – 1999Completed
Public Private Partnership + Private DonationsEstablishment of TF Grammar School, Pishin1994Completed
Public Private Partnership + Private DonationsAcquisition and improvement of TF Grammar School, Mastung1994Completed
Sheikh Jaffar Khan Mandokhel, Provincial Minister, BalochistanConstruction of additional academic block at TF Grammar School, Zhob1993Completed
Public Private Partnership + Private DonationsEstablishment of TF Grammar Schools at Kila Saifullah and Muslim Bagh1992Completed
British High Commission, IslamabadPromoting Quality Schooling in Balochistan1992Completed
Public Private Partnership + Private DonationsEstablishment of TF Grammar School at Loralai1992Completed
Australian High Commission, IslamabadPromoting Quality Schooling in Balochistan1992Completed
Public Private Partnership + Private DonationsEstablishment of TF Grammar School at Zhob, Balochistan1991Completed
Public Private Partnership + Private DonationsEstablishment of TF Grammar School at Kohlu, Balochistan1989Completed

Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development (ECD)

Quality pre-primary education is the foundation of a child’s journey: every stage of education that follows relies on its success. Yet, despite the proven and lifelong benefits, more than 175 million children – nearly half of all pre-primary-age children globally – are not enrolled in pre-primary education.

Nearly half of all pre-primary-age children around the world are not enrolled in preschool.

Taaleem Foundation is adopting the best model of ECD at its most basic level, early childhood development (ECD) encompasses all forms of education, both formal and informal, provided to young children up to approximately 8 years of age. This education is fundamental to the development of a child and can significantly shape the later years of an individual’s life.

Digging deeper, there are several different facets that all combine to contribute to a child’s early education. In terms of informal education, the primary source of input when it comes to a child’s development is, of course, its relationship with its parents or primary caregivers. In essence, parents can be considered to be a child’s first teacher. This relationship is especially critical between 0-2 years of age as the child begins to develop its sense of self and establishes an attachment with its parents. The quality of the attachment formed at this stage of life can have a significant impact on a child’s future education.

The other part of the equation when it comes to early childhood education is the formal education that it receives at a young age. This stage of education typically spans years 2 to 8 of a child’s life. There can be a variety of formats in which a child receives formal education at a young age, which can vary from state to state and program to program. Educational programs may be designed specifically for children at each individual age and can be provided in settings including childcare, daycare, nursery school, preschool, and kindergarten. Some of these programs are privately run, while others are operated by a local school system or under a federally funded program.

Taaleem Foundation is working in Tarnol sector for Early Childhood Development in collaboration with Pakistan Alliance for Early Childhood (PAFEC) and UNICEF. In this perspective, TF has trained 60 frontline educators for spreading the whole information in the community regarding the best 22 parenting practices.

Pakistan Alliance for Early Childhood (PAFEC) and Taaleem Foundation conducted an inception workshop on February 19, 2020, at Islamabad Hotel to pilot the project, ‘Key Family Practices – Parental Package for ECD’ funded by UNICEF. The project was piloted in Rawalpindi and Islamabad regions over a six-month period through 20 relevant implementing partners managed by PAFEC. Based on the learning from this project, a multi-year/agency program is being developed for scaling the tested program in the whole of Pakistan. 

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

1. Biodiversity Conservation in AJK

Biodiversity Conversation of Qazinag Game Reserve in Azad Jammu & Kashmir

Project Description:

The conservation and management plan required to promote the adaptive and integrated management of biodiversity and the park’s wilderness qualities and cultural character, through becoming a preferred innovative nature-based tourism destination, promoting community participation and empowerment, and including public/private partnerships, which also benefits state economically, social and educational development supported by sound research.

Immediate objectives were to promote the adaptive and integrated management of biodiversity, and to identify and manage species of special concern e.g. Markhor, Himalayan Musk deer, Cheer pheasant, griffon vulture to ensure their persistence and minimizing human-induced threats and ensuring their genetic integrity and cultural character through promoting community participation and empowerment.

The project aimed at minimizing the negative impacts of poor conservation strategies and development along its borders, through proactive engagement with surrounding communities and regional planners. The achievement of the project’s aspirations depends on understanding the relationships and interdependencies between various stakeholders. The project will co-operate with the relevant international, national, provincial and local government structures where these affect the reserve and keep track of issues affecting the reserve and region to ensure functional ecosystem are protected. Through education about the importance of biodiversity, the project intends to raise the awareness of people and communities, in the interface zone, to the plight of conservation in the region. By building positive relationships with local communities and providing a central point for conservation ideas and examples the can achieve the objective of this project.

Objectives

To conduct a baseline survey of the area.To develop a coordination mechanism with all the stockholders (Govt, Communities, NGOs, and armed forces).To identify the problems and the nature and extent of community dependence on the biodiversity resources of the area and to suggest alternative resources.To conduct need assessment of the communities.To put forward possible solutions of all the problems

Deliverables

Restoration and maintainenance natural ecosystem patterns, processes and function.To provide a range of ecosystem services.To identify and manage species of special concern (e.g. Markhor, Himalayan Musk deer, Cheer pheasant, griffon vulture in animals and Taxus waliichiana and native oak tree in vegetative species) to ensure their persistence.The indirect beneficiaries will include the department of the Govt. of AJK, Army, and NGOs who are considered to be the stakeholders of the area.

Following project indicators will be used for achieving the outputs during the tenure of the Project:

Development of Baseline data for Per Acre Coverage of forest or number of trees (forest density) Population status of species through survey and studies (no. and kind) Consumption of fuelwood in killograms per household per month Consumption of timber in number of trees per year

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2. Mountain Areas Conservation in GB and KPK

Taaleem Foundation, along with its sister concern – SBZ Associates, undertook the study of “Review of the Mechanism for Conservation of Mountain Areas Fund”, which is primarily meant for Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Problem Statement

Mountain Areas Conservation Fund (MACF) is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and incorporated on 17th February 2004 under the Companies Ordinance 1984. The company is the custodian of an “Endowment Fund”, the proceeds of which are to be spent on the conservation of mountain areas of Pakistan in the designated conservancies of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Since its incorporation, the company has continuously remained dormant for multiple reasons, varying in nature and complexity. There is no permanent staff to run the affairs even on the basis of “business as usual”. The Board of Directors has met 22 times during the past 14 years with 9 meetings of the General Body / AGM, but to no avail, as finances could not be rolled out to the beneficiaries of the Fund. Non-utilization of available funds led to a lack of trust by the provincial governments as well as potential beneficiaries. The structural difficulties in design, coupled with the given governance mechanism of the company have failed to deliver.

Terms of Reference

With a view to address these challenges in the project design and its implementation framework, the Ministry of Climate Change decided to study and review the whole model with a view to get a critical analysis of the root causes and seek recommendations for mid-course corrections. While there was a question mark on the efficacy of the model of the company as a not-for-profit legal entity, designed to invest the endowment fund, generate profits and spend in conservation initiatives, the Ministry recognized the following terms of reference for the study:

a. To review the management processes and legal status of the Mountain Areas Conservation Fund

b. To make recommendations for streamlining the business processes to achieve the objectives of the Fund.

Designated Conservancies
DesignatedConservancies MountainRegionsHabitatsArea(sq km)Contiguous PAs
TirichmirKPHindu KushCold dry Alpine desert3,580Chitral Gol NP
QashdarKPHindu KushDry temperate forest3,050Goleen Gol and
     Mahudand GRs
GojalGBKarakoramCold dry Alpine desert4,830Khunjerab NP
Nanga ParbatGBWesternDry temperate4,905Deosai Plateau
  Himalayaconiferous forest, dry NP
   Alpine habitats Satpara WS
     Astore WS

3. Social Forestry in Balochistan            

Taaleem Foundation along with SBZ Associates, Balochistan Forest Department, District Governments of Zhob and Kila Saifullah launches a social forestry project in two districts of Balochistan with the title of “ONE CHILD ONE TREE, SAVE THE NATURE CAMPAIGN” on 12-18 March 2018.

AFFORESTATION

Afforestation is the establishment of a forest or stand of trees (forestation) in an area where there was no previous tree cover.

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree” – Martin Luther King Jr.

ONE CHILD, ONE TREE PROGRAM

Taaleem Foundation in partnership with the government authorities devised an innovative plan to generate awareness for greater greenery in the country with its “One Child, One tree” Program during the spring of 2018. Primary theme of the project was, “Go green to keep this world clean”.

The Program involved an ambitious plan of having the primary school-going children of TF Grammar School System to plant a seed and nurture the plant till it grows into a tree.

The idea was to create a bond between the children and the trees, right from childhood, Environment Minister said, With the ‘One child, one tree’ Program the environment ministry plans to start getting children in nursery schools to sow a seed in their schools and have them to nurture the plant individually till the time they remain in the schools.

When the same children leave the school, they would be allowed to carry with them the plant that they sowed and replant it at their home or anywhere else that they want to and where they can track the growth of the tree.

As the children grow up, the plant will also grow with the same children looking after them. This way by the time a child grows into an adult, he or she is also likely to develop a special bond with the tree that he/she planted.

The Principals TF Grammar Schools of Zhob and Kila Saifullah, while talking to the students on this occasion, highlighted the importance of plants in the context of current climate change, which in turns causes global warming. They also added that our religion also teaches us to plant trees and nurture them with care.

The Forest Department of the Government of Balochistan provided 1000 tress to Taaleem Foundation for the purpose and promised to repeat the project every successive year. Meanwhile the schools, with help of their governing bodies called ‘School Syndicates’ were mandated to identify the community and local areas where the students could plant these trees. Each student was tasked to plant the tree at his/her family land, take care of it with help of his/her family and nurture the tree so that it could sustain in the long run.