SABAQ In Schools
SABAQ at TCF
Over a period of one year, SABAQ is helping The Citizen’s Foundation integrate technology in primary classrooms in a 100 TCF schools. For now, KG and G1 teachers from 30 schools have been trained to integrate technology in their classrooms using the meraSABAQ tablet. The tablet is used to teach Math and Urdu and teachers are routinely observed to give them constructive feedback.
SABAQ at PEF
SABAQ is working with the National Rural Support Program to seamlessly integrate the meraSABAQ tablet in 222 Punjab Education Foundation schools across four cities: Rahim Yar Khan, Vehari, Bhawalnagar and Dera Ghazi Khan. Mentors were trained who would then cascade this training for the KG and G1 teachers in PEF schools where meraSABAQ would be used to teach Urdu and Math.
SABAQ at Children’s Global Network
CGN is partnering up with SABAQ on its Parwaan Preschool Programme which aims to educate 72,000 pre-school/kindergarten aged children from marginalized and low-income communities. As well as aligning digital content to the student learning objectives set by CGN, SABAQ is also helping teachers to adopt a blended learning model.
SABAQ and Pakistan Reading Project
The Pakistan Reading Project partnered with SABAQ to strengthen literacy levels in 2500 schools across Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Teachers of kindergarten to grade 2 were brought on this program as part of professional development where they were trained on how to use SABAQ’s Urdu digital content effectively to carry out reading ‘Circle Times’ as well as strategies to engage struggling students.
SABAQ and FESF
The Family Educational Foundation is also partnering up with SABAQ on one of the former’s most illustrious projects, the Deaf Reach Program. FESF hopes to provide equal opportunities for deaf students in class to ensure a holistic learning experience strengthened by blended learning. As part of this partnership, SABAQ will provide its digital content which FESF will sign out using its lexicon, the Pakistan Sign Language (PSL) established in 2014. This will be added in the app used to access SABAQ content on tablets used by students in the Deaf Reach Program.