Schools

CARE is the pioneer of public and private school partnerships. In 1998, we initiated a public-private partnership with the City District Government of Lahore, which gave us the jurisdiction to adopt ten non-functional government schools. We’ve taken a multitude of public schools under our wing since then, many with low enrolment numbers, high dropout rates, unqualified teachers and crumbling facilities.

CARE builds schools on donated land. We appoint headteachers and actively run each school. CARE schools follow the Oxford syllabus until 7th grade. Afterwards, we teach the government syllabus, so students are prepared for their boards.

CARE also adopts public schools, implementing the same high academic standards as other CARE schools. We have achieved a 400 per cent enrolment increase, a ten per cent decrease in dropouts, and double shifts in over 100 schools.

After adopting a public school, CARE pays expenses for urgent infrastructure needs: boundary walls, computer labs, science labs and libraries. We want our students to learn in an environment that enhances their academic experience.

TO DATE: 33 schools built and 683 government schools adopted

Language Centres

The Access To English Language programme was established in 2004 and was designed to improve our students’ English language skills. We understand the importance of having a command over English in the professional world and want to enable our students to be proficient in its application. 10,014 students are currently enrolled in the programme.

Students attend accelerated after-school classes at adopted and purpose-built schools.

The programme trains children to read, write and speak English.

TO DATE: 202 English language centres

Teacher Training

CARE operates a teacher-training centre where our teachers undergo rigorous programmes. These teachers use their enhanced skills to provide a high-quality learning experience to our students.

Provides management training to coordinators and cluster managers.

Provides training in class management, communications, reading and writing.

TO DATE: 4000+ teachers trained

Scholarships

The CARE Scholarship Programme was established in 2001 to make higher education accessible to students who did not have enough financial backing to complete their studies. Our scholars are enrolled in some of the finest academic institutions in the country.

The CARE Scholarship Programme was established in 2001 to make higher education accessible to students who did not have enough financial backing to complete their studies. Our scholars are enrolled in some of the finest academic institutions in the country.

Out of the Classroom

CARE Club is an extracurricular programme that gives our students a chance to hone their skills in creative specialities outside of the classroom. Activities include writing, public speaking and theatre.

The UK-based Creativity, Culture and Education foundation use art and culture to improve the quality of education in schools. CCE has been collaborating with CARE since 2015. Artists in Pakistan work with teachers to bring a unique form of teaching to the classroom. Together, we aim to inspire confidence and nurture creativity. The programme is currently running in 75 schools.

In 1991, CARE set up an industrial home to generate employment opportunities for women affected by the devastating floods in Sheikhupura, Lahore. This turned into a full-fledged enterprise development programme. Today, CARE Crafts continues to employ men and women who create a wide range of handicrafts. In addition to generating economic opportunities, proceeds are also invested back into CARE schools.

CARE's Vocational Training Institute began operating in 2012 in Model Village Miran Mulan Muzaffargarh. The programme is designed to empower women living in this remote area so they can build an economically stable future for themselves. The courses last for six months with 25 trainees and a stipend of PKR 1500. Courses include dressmaking, hand embroidery, smocking and adda work.

IMPACT

888

SCHOOLS NATION-WIDE

300,000

STUDENTS

6,000

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

STORIES

Rabia Ashiq

With the help of her teacher, Rabia participated in several sports events while completing her matriculation exams. She now competes in track and field tournaments across the world, including the Asian Games and the 2012 London Olympics. Rabia has won 52 gold medals for WAPDA and set two national records.

Shahbaz Saeed

Former student at CARE’s Access to English Program at Sheranwala Gate in Lahore, Shahbaz obtained a B.S. in Business Accounting and Finance from GC University and is currently serving as a Commissioned Officer in the Pakistan Air Force.

Awais Bhatti

After completing his matriculation, Awais continued his education at Punjab College with assistance from CARE’s scholarship program. He obtained a BSc from Government College Lahore and was offered a job as a Biology professor at Punjab College. Within a few months, he was promoted and is currently the Head of Biology Department.

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