Idara-e-Taleem o Aagahi (ITA) in collaboration with Oxfam GB (OGB) hosted the ‘Finance More to Educate More’ seminar at the Islamabad Hotel on the 17th of September, in celebration of International Literacy Day 2015. International Literacy Day takes place on the 8th of September every year in order to raise awareness around the world on what our goals in terms of education are and how our progress is so far. According to the Pakistan Data Portal, Pakistan’s education budget for the year 2015-2016 was set as just 2.1% of the fiscal budget. Therefore, in line with the International Literacy Day 2015 theme of Sustainable Societies, ITA created a platform for education experts as well as the youth to discuss and put forward recommendations regarding education financing and effective budget allocations for schools. The recommendations would also be suggested for the upcoming revision of the National Education Policy 2009, scheduled to release in January 2016.
November 22nd 2014 marked the first welcome session for the first batch of 117 selected EYAs from across Pakistan. Idara-e-Taleem o Aagahi (ITA) in collaboration with A World at School (AWAS) excitedly welcomed the fresh recruits in Lahore at the Children’s’ Library Complex (CLC) located in the heart of the city attracting Ambassadors from around the city and its adjoining areas. The ambassadors participated with great zeal and fervor, and introduced their endeavors propagating child’s rights and education at the district, provincial and national level. The welcome session formally commenced the Education Youth Ambassador Program, steering the preliminary steps towards the worldwide movement of young leaders to take action for education enhancement and to work towards getting every child in school and learning... <a href=\"http://rtepakistan.org/eya-welcome-session/\">Detail</a> | <a href=\"http://rtepakistan.org/gallery/?album=1&gallery=28\">Pictures</a>
ITA conducted the first \"Youth Discussion on Right to Education (RTE), Article 25-A\" in collaboration with Federal College of Education (FCE). This discussion was attended by about a 100 students and faculty members enrolled with the B.ed or M.ed program at the College for Education. Certain themes were brought forward as a result of the moderated session: - Selection of a Youth Ambassador - Students teaching in villages with deteriorating statistics on education as a prerequisite to graduation from university/college.