Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) is semi-autonomous organization focused on disseminating education in the disadvantaged and rural areas of the province of Sindh. The SEF works closely with the community, and has extended support to the Intel Education Initiative in the latter half of 2008. With the support of SEF, Intel conducted an MT batch covering seven schools, with 200-300 students each. 15 Mts were trained from the schools:
Al-Khalil Fellow-Ship School Dawood ChaliLandhi 22
Nishan-e-Haider Fellow-Ship School Zafar Town Landhi 4
Khalifa Jat Biraderi fellow-Ship School Malkai Paror-Rehri Goth
Mallah Mir Bahar Fellow Ship School Rehri Goth
Dawn Fellow-Ship School Shafi Baloch Goth
Tayyaba Fellow Ship School Saleh Mohd Goth
Itehad-ul-Ilm fellow ship school Itehad colony
The above mentioned schools are from the costal areas of Karachi comprising of very poor population. The inhabitants are mostly fisherman, laborers and factory workers. Majority of the parents of the students of these schools are illiterate.
The 15 MTs have trained 225 PTs on the Getting Started course. The teachers are very enthusiastic and motivated towards technology aided learning. The support of Mr. Saifullah, Assistant Manager of Fellowship School Program (S.E.F) and Prof. Rafiq Ahmed Siddiqui the MD of SEF has been phenomenal and extremely encouraging.
SEF also has a community based program in which community members help them to organize and work systematically the in education sector. This program is supported by Mr. Daman Ali Bozar Senior Manager Community Base Program (S.E.F) who has agreed to support Intel’s initiatives in the future.
Ms. Rubina Jahangir, Senior Trainer of Intel Education Intitative has managed to complete the PT trainings in the schools, as well as following up for implementation. Ms. ShahBano is dillengently supporting the implementation and following up process in the schools. SEF is also interested in availing the Essentials Course in the year 2009.