Need Assessment of formal education for boys and girls in the tribal districts of Balochistan: Government of Balochistan – 1991
Need Assessment for replicating the qualitative education model developed by Taaleem Foundation in Kohlu – Balochistan): Government of Balochistan – 1991
Situational Analysis of examination system in Balochistan with a view to introduce testing reforms: BEF – 1995
Benchmark Setting for improving quality education in public sector primary education system: Balochistan Education Foundation – 1996
Training Need Assessment of the teaching staff at Taaleem Foundation Grammar School System in Balochistan: BEF – 1997
Need Assessment of the Situation for enhancing access to girls education in Balochistan: World Bank – 1998
Situational Analysis of curriculum revision needs for Primary Education in Balochistan: World Bank – 1998
Urban Fellowship Girls School Project (Enhancing of girls enrolment in Urban Areas of Balochistan): World Bank – 1998
Situational 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
Desk Review and compilation of report on “Gender Strategy” for Malakand Rural Development Project: ADB – 2001
Capacity Building of Election Staff (Training of local government staff for conduct of general elections): UNDP – 2002
Institutional and Infrastructure strengthening of Taaleem Foundation education system through the support provided by Balochistan Education Foundation: 1999-till date
Benchmark/ 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
Benchmarking for integrating the students of TF Grammar School System Balochistan with Pak-Turk Schools and Colleges in Pakistan: Pak-Turk Education Foundation – 2010
Need Assessment for establishing a Girls Vocational Training Centre at Sui (District Dera Bugti – Balochistan): Pakistan Petroleum Limited – 2012
Need Assessment for establishing a private virtual campus of “Virtual University” in Sui (District DeraBugti – Balochistan): 2013
Conduct 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
Training of Trainers for the Principals and management support staff of TF School System, in collaboration with Intel Corporation Pakistan: Intel – 2014
Training on Financial Management for non-financial managers in collaboration with Intel Corporation Pakistan and NCRD (National Centre for Rural Development): Intel – 2014
Training on School Management for the management staff of TF Grammar School System, in collaboration with NCRD (National Centre for Rural Development: NCRD – 2014
‘Baseline Survey’ of the ‘Out of School Children’ (OOSC) in Islamabad Capital Territory, supported by UNESCO in 2017
Organizing a series of radio programs for promoting enrolment of OOSC in Islamabad Capital Territory, supported by UNESCO during 2017-2019
Developing Training Manual on Community and School based Stakeholders Training on School Improvement, supported by UNESCO in 2018
‘Assessment Survey’ of OOSC in Islamabad capital Territory, supported by UNESCO in 2018
‘Social Impact Assessment-I’ of CSR interventions of PPL in the operational areas of Sui (Balochistan), Adhi (Punjab) and Kandhkot (Sindh) in 2018
‘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
‘Social Mobilization Strategy’ for Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, supported by USAID and Government of KPK in 2018
‘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
‘Tracer Study’ on TVET graduates in Sui, Balochistan. Supported by GIZ Germany in 2019
‘Social Impact Assessment-II’ of CSR interventions of PPL in the operational areas of Sui (Balochistan), Adhi (Punjab) and Kandhkot (Sindh) in 2019
‘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
‘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 & Capacity Building of Farmersin Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project
Dera Ismail Khan and Tank districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
PKR 239.40 million only
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
United States Assistance for International Development (USAID)
February 2018 to June 2021
Scope of Work
o 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
o 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 Areas
o 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 Groups
o Poultry farmingo Dairy processingo Kitchen gardeningo Value addition
Girls Right to Education Project
Islamabad Capital Territory, Islamabad
PKR 25 Million
Federal Directorate of Education, Government of Pakistan
Scope of Work
o 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
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.
Biodiversity Conversation of Qazinag Game Reserve in Azad Jammu & Kashmir
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Cold dry Alpine desert
Chitral Gol NP
Dry temperate forest
Goleen Gol and
Cold dry Alpine desert
coniferous forest, dry
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 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.