This month from Zindagi Trust: A student art exhibition, workshops on inclusive sports and curriculum reform, Shehzad Roy in America & Canada, and a Mother's Day Fundraising Campaign.
April marked the end of the term for students at our non-formal schools for working children. 242 students graduated from our primary education program. The top 50 graduates were placed in mainstream schools and ensured financial support throughout their schooling. We are also thrilled to welcome 580 new students who joined us this term. Read more
Curriculum Reform Workshop
We participated in the Education & Literacy Department - Reform Unit's workshop on strengthening curriculum based teaching and learning practices. The event improved our understanding of the processes involved in developing and delivering the national curriculum and gave us a platform to share our ideas on improving it. Read More
Inclusive Sports Workshop
30 primary section teachers at our government school participated in an inclusive sports training workshop where they learned how concepts and skills such as non-verbal communication and spatial resource usage through demonstrations and exercises. The focus was on introducing adaptable methods such as non-verbal communication that would allow for inclusive instruction for special children. Read More
Art Exhibition
Students at our government school put up a colorful display of recycled art including finger puppets, decorative baskets, jewelry boxes and tile paintings. Parents were invited to the event to communicate the value of learning modules beyond academics. Read more
  Mother's Day Tribute Campaign
Donate to our project as a gift in honour of your mom between now and May 13th and help us win a $500 bonus prize from GlobalGiving. The prize celebrate your mom and help sponsor a month of primary education for a school of 75 working children. The bonus goes to the top 10 organizations with the most # of donations, so any donation helps. More info on the project here - remember to donate as a gift!
   Goodbye Exams
April was the month of final exams at our government school - board exams for Class 9 & 10 and finals for everyone else. We're all happy to be done and looking forward to the new term!

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Shehzad in the US & Canada

Join Zindagi Trust Founder and President Shehzad Roy at his concerts in Orlando, Toronto, Houston, Atlanta and Chicago to raise funds for education reform in Pakistan. Tickets are going fast, so get yours soon! Full schedule & contact details here.

Board Meeting Update
The Board of Trustees held their bi-annual meeting to review the progress and goals of the organization. It was decided that Zindagi Trust will take up a second government school in Karachi to replicate the school reform project ongoing at Fatima Jinnah School. The board also resolved to find donors for the endowment fund and the Ramzan Campaign in order to make the trust sustainable.
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