Championing for Girls’ Education

Throughout the history of its existence, Village Anwar Mari never saw any of its girls receive education. Not one. It wasn’t that parents were opposed to educating daughters, it’s just that the closest school was 4 kilometers away. This meant that if parents were sending their kids to schools at all, it ended up mostly […]

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Building Life-long SABAQ Readers

Every so often we come across children in our Centres who are born learners. They absorb information the way a dry sponge soaks up water: quickly and with unprecedented ease. Our story today is about one such child, Farhan. Farhan’s parents have lived their entire lives in a district called Tando Allahyar in Sindh. Surrounded […]

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Making Learning Fun

At SABAQ, we are all about trying to make learning fun for everyone. For a lot of people, that means that our content teaches kids in a manner that hooks them onto learning. On the flip side, though, making learning fun applies not just to kids, but also the people who teach them, i.e. the […]

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Digital content in public primary schools

Our digital content has so far successfully reached 75,000 children in formal and non-formal school settings in Pakistan. Click below to read what Department for International Development (DFID), UK had to say about SABAQ’s impact. Digital content in public primary schools was last modified: August 1st, 2018 by Editor

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The Need of the Hour

Over 22.6 million children in Pakistan are still out-of-school. Even the entire population of Karachi is less than that. If Pakistan hopes to defeat this monstrous educational crisis while we are well and alive, we will have to take matters into our own hands. Traditionally, formal education has always been considered as the more streamlined […]

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Third Time’s the Charm!

They say if at first, you don’t succeed, try and try again. But what happens when you try a few times and it just keeps getting worse? What if even the people around you start losing hope? Would you give up? If you would, then there is something this quaint little village of Sindh can […]

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Not All Problems Are Bad

Updates from the field often mean having yet another problem to solve. Turns out, not all problems are as bad as they are chalked out to be.   What are they, you might ask? There’s one, in particular, that’s throwing our facilitators in a tizzy. Simply put, the students will not leave. High on the […]

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It Takes a Village Education Committee

Field Notes is a blog series that delves into the implementation, monitoring and evaluation side of SABAQ. In this post, we talk about how much we’ve come to rely on our Village Education Committees.   If you think setting up a SABAQ Centre is challenging, a bigger challenge is ensuring that these Centres remain operational in […]

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It’s SPRING Time at SABAQ!

The future is female and we’re here for it! Along with creating access to quality primary education for children currently out of school, SABAQ is also helping to fight gender disparity prevalent in the communities our SABAQ Centers are running in. Over 40% of the 21,000 students enrolled in our non-formal learning centers are female. […]

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