Noor Masood and Mahlaqa Shaukat, CEO and City Manager of Teach for Pakistan respectively visited Center for Governance and Public Management (CGPM) for a session at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Teach for Pakistan is a project by Aman Foundation which aims to champion dignity and choice for the underserved, focusing on Health, Nutrition and Education through direct intervention; aspiring to derive scalable, sustainable and systemic change in Pakistan. The purpose of the visit was to show case the milestones which Aman Foundation has achieved and to attract students to Teach for Pakistan Fellowships. Dr. Aneela Salman, Managing Director, Punjab Education Foundation also participated in the session.
Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi, Chief of Party CGPM, briefly talked about the challenges faced in education sector and praised the good work carried out by Teach for Pakistan Project. He also suggested that there should be a collaboration of such projects with public sector for a greater impact which can lead to a better education system of Pakistan.
Followed by Dr. Zafar, Noor Masood, CEO Aman Foundation, talked about the vision of Teach for Pakistan. She shared success stories of Teach for Pakistan Fellow Program and how they have been able to change the trajectory of the achievements of children at underprivileged schools. Mahlaqa Shaukat, City Manager Aman Foundation, continued with the presentation and shared statistics about Pakistani education system and how they have been able to produce catalysts to contribute to the system. After the presentation they also invited the students to apply for Teach for Pakistan Fellowships.
Dr. Aneela Salman, Managing Director, Punjab Education Foundation talked on the need of Public Private partnerships and hoped that CGPM keeps taking such initiatives to bring private and public sector together to enhance mutual collaborations for future.