U.S.-Pakistan Education Partnerships

SISTER SCHOOLS

Through the National Association of Independent Schools’ Challenge 20/20 program, Pakistani schools of the CARE Foundation match with a sister school in the United States. Throughout the school year, elementary and middle school students from these schools collaborate online on a project of their choice. The students form new friendships, share ideas and learn about each other through this fulfilling, shared experience.

CARE Pakistan NAIS

 

TEACHER TRAINING

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is actively working with teacher training centers in Pakistan – Developments in Literacy (DIL) and Ali Institute of Education – to enhance teacher development and teacher effectiveness. AFT staff are working to bring ShareMyLesson.com, a free online resource that shares more than 200,000 lesson plans from teachers across the U.S., to their Pakistani counterparts.

They have invited Pakistani school network leaders to attend the annual AFT teacher’s conference that hosts dozens of professional development workshops. DIL attended in 2013. AFT is also exploring ways to send teachers to Pakistan to conduct joint professional development workshops with teachers and establish peer mentoring relationships with U.S.-based teachers.

DILAFT logo

 

CONFLICT MEDIATION & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Soliya is a global nonprofit that uses internet technology to improve inter-cultural understanding among Muslim majority countries, the United States, and Europe. Together, students from these regions take a professionally facilitated, 10-week online course that helps them confront the stereotypes, misconceptions, and issues that trouble relations between Muslim and Western societies. Lahore University of Management Sciences students who participated in 2011 and 2012 gave very positive feedback. The program is now expanding to include Edwardes College in Peshawar.

soliya_logo     Edwardes_College