I Teach For Pakistan Program

I Teach For Pakistan Org Program

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We are looking for the next generation of Pakistani leaders, committed to building a brighter future for Pakistan. Through our two-year Fellowship, Fellows tackle the deep-rooted problems that plague our education sector by teaching in under-resourced schools for two years, before going on to lead the battle to end educational inequity in Pakistan.

What We Do
The Education Emergency

Education has the potential to be a great equalized, enabling people from all economic backgrounds to aspire to a better future. In Pakistan, however, the education system perpetuates existing inequalities, and the majority of our children are denied an education that prepares them for success in an increasingly competitive world. The single biggest determinant of children’s opportunities in life is their socio-economic background.

  • 30% of Pakistanis live in extreme educational poverty, having received less than 2 years of education
  • The richest fifth of the population receive nearly seven years more education than the poorest fifth
  • Of the students in school, only 2% have all the knowledge and skills that school-going children their age should possess
  • Around 50% of students completing primary school today will not be able to read a simple story in Urdu or English, or do basic subtraction and division – skills they should have learned in grade 2
  • The economic impact of Pakistan’s education emergency is equivalent to that of a flood each year – 100 Billion rupees

Who We Are:

Teach For Pakistan is a nationwide movement of outstanding graduates and young professionals who commit two years to teach in under-resourced schools and go on to become lifelong leaders working across all fields to expand educational opportunity.

Teach For Pakistan was created in 2010 with the support of The Aman Foundation. We launched our pilot program in Karachi in 2011, recruiting 20 outstanding individuals from top universities across the country, and placing them as full-time teachers in 10 schools in low-income areas in Karachi. Our second cohort of 43 Fellows began teaching in schools in Karachi and Lahore in September 2012. At present, we have 74 Fellows teaching in 29 under-resourced schools in Karachi and Lahore.

Teach For Pakistan also is a partner in the Teach For All global network. This network of social enterprises works to expand educational inequity in 34 countries around the world, including the UK, India, China and Brazil.

The Fellowship:

The Teach For Pakistan Fellowship is both tough and rewarding – an opportunity for the best and brightest future leaders of Pakistan to develop their leadership potential while solving our nation’s most pressing national emergency. From overcoming obstacles in the classroom to leading a community to tackle a pressing problem, the Teach For Pakistan Fellowship is an internationally-recognized leadership development program, channelling the passion of a generation to transform lives and re-write the future of Pakistan. Currently 63 Fellows have answered their nation’s call to service and have been teaching in classrooms across Karachi and Lahore.

Why Join:

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WE BELIEVE – YOU can inspire a nation. Will You?

Join the Teach For Pakistan Fellowship to become part of a nationwide movement of committed individuals working towards educational reform. Through this program you will have the potential to transform lives, contribute to nation building and change the educational landscape of our country. Join the movement to solve a national injustice and lay the foundation for a new Pakistan.

“Imagine landing a job as Superman right after you graduate. The perks of the job will include immense job satisfaction, respect, worthwhile experience, memorable (and sometimes emotional) moments, and the feeling of doing something right for a change. Now imagine landing a job as a Teach For Pakistan Fellow after graduation. Perks of the job will include immense job satisfaction, respect, worthwhile experience, and memorable (and sometimes emotional) moments, the feeling of doing something right for a change and getting paid for it (plus you don’t need a secret identity or those awful tights). So what if a Fellow can’t fly or leap buildings in a single bound? A Fellow can still make a difference by bringing a smile to a child’s face. And that’s what being a Fellow means to me. The love and the respect I get not only from my students but from all who hear about what I do, is unique to this line of work. Yes, I can hold my head up high and say that I am more loved than Superman ever was.” – Azma Humayun, Teach For Pakistan Fellow 2011.

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HEC Overseas Scholarships Fall 2015 Royal Holloway University of London

Scholarships for Royal Holloway, University of London, UK 9U% Overseas Scholarships : Fall 2015

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Applications are invited from outstanding Pakistani nationals for the award of PhD scholarships for Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), UK, jointly funded by HEC and RHUL. The scholarships will be awarded for academic session Fall 2015.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Pakistani nationals.
2. Candidates must have minimum 18 years of education.
3. Maximum two second divisions throughout the academic career.
4. Maximum age on Monday May 18, 2015:

a. 40 years for full time regular faculty members of public sector universities/colleges and employees of the public sector R&D organizations.

b. 35 years for all others.

5. Applicants need to have minimum cumulative 50% academic marks as per HEC Academic Evaluation Formula (HEC-AEF). The HEC-AEF is available at HEC website.

6. Applicants must have secured admission into a PhD programme in the Royal Holloway, University of London, UK for fall 2015 session.

7. The candidates who are already availing any other scholarship are not eligible to apply.

Application Procedure
The following documents are required to be submitted along with the prescribed application form:

1. Photocopy of confirmed admission letter for PhD programme at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

2. Attested photocopies of all educational testimonials by gazetted Govt, officer.

3. Attested photocopy of CNIC.

4. CV/Resume.

5. Attested photocopy of domicile.

6. Statement of Purpose for pursuing higher studies (max. 500 words).

7. Research Proposal.

8. Original online deposit slip of Rs. 200/- (non-refundable) in favour of the Director General Finance, Higher Education Commissions^ processing fee.

Important Note:
1. Scholarships are tenable in all fields of study except Agriculture and Chemistry subjects.

2. Candidates having direct admission into PhD programme will be considered. Admission in Master programme will not be considered.

3. Funding for a maximum period of three years will be provided for PhD programme.

4. Awardees have to execute a bond with the HEC to serve in Pakistan for five years after completion of study, preferably in an institution of higher education.

5. Incomplete or applications received after due date will not be entertained.

6. In-Service candidates should apply through proper channel.

For all details such as HEC-AEF, RHUL admission guidelines, list of subjects, terms and conditions and the prescribed application form etc. please visit www.hec.gov.pk/HEC-RHUL

Application form, complete in all respects should reach the undersigned latest by Monday- May 18, 2015 through registered mail or courier service.

By hand applications will not be entertained.

Rana Shafiq Ahmad (Project Director)
Higher Education Commission, H-9, Islamabad Email: mishfaq@hec.gov.pk

National Outreach Program [ NOP ]

National Outreach Program [ NOP ]

Introduction:

LUMS launched its National Outreach Programme (NOP) in 2001 to extend the benefits of world-class education to talented students all over Pakistan and thereby become a truly national university. This prestigious scholarship programme focuses on identifying bright students with exceptional Matriculation and FA/FSc results and inducting them into the LUMS Undergraduate Programmes. The scholars that qualify as NOP are given full financial assistance. LUMS is very proud of its NOP scholars: more than 500 have entered as LUMS students until now, of which nearly 150 have already graduated.

The Process Includes:

  • Working with schools, colleges, Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education and educational NGOs to identify talented and needy students from various parts of the country
  • Encouraging these bright students at the Matriculation and Intermediate level to pursue education at LUMS
  • Giving orientation to potential candidates by inviting them to a 10-day orientation session at LUMS
  • Providing full financial assistance covering tuition, registration, hostel accommodation, living and books allowance to candidates who qualify for admissions through the National Outreach Programme

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Punjab Educational Endowment Fund Scholarships 2014

Punjab Educational Endowment Fund Scholarships 2014

PEEF Scholarships:

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) scholarships have been classified into two (2) major categories and are awarded for four (4) levels of education.

Scholarship Category:

  • Outreach Scholarship
  • Special Quota Scholarship

Levels of Education:

  • Secondary
  • Intermediate
  • Graduation
  • Masters

Introduction:

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) is an initiative of the Government of Punjab under the
leadership of Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. To make it more efficient, transparent and autonomous in its functioning, it is registered under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984. The PEEF is established with the objective of providing scholarships to talented and needy students to pursue quality education with equal opportunities.

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund was initially established with seed money of Rs. 2 billion, which has now been raised to Rs. 11 billion. Only investment proceeds out of this fund are utilized for the award of scholarships.

This program under guidance of the Chief Minister Punjab/Chairman PEEF, Mr. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is providing opportunities to the talented but needy students to fulfill their dreams and aspirations and at the same time to become partner in the development and welfare of Pakistan.

Since its establishment, PEEF has awarded more than 60,000 scholarships worth Rs. 3 billion to students of Punjab and other provinces. With the inclusion of current year’s (2014-15) scholarships; the total number of awards will reach 80,000 (approx.) worth more than Rs. 4 billion.

SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES:
The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) scholarships have been classified into two major categories:

> Outreach Scholarships (80% of the total number of scholarships)

> Special Quota Scholarships (20% of the total number of scholarships)

Special Quota Scholarships are awarded to meritorious and deserving students who fall in at least one of the following categories:

i. Orphan children
ii. Children of government servants in BPS 1 – 4
iii. Children belonging to minority religion
iv. Special children

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LUMS National Outreach Programme Details

LUMS National Outreach Programme Details

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INTRODUCTION

LUMS launched its National Outreach Programme (NOP) in 2001 to extend the benefits of world-class education to talented students all over Pakistan and thereby become a truly national university. This prestigious scholarship programme focuses on identifying bright students with exceptional Matriculation and FA/FSc results and inducting them into the LUMS Undergraduate Programmes. The scholars that qualify as NOP are given full financial assistance. LUMS is very proud of its NOP scholars: more than 500 have entered as LUMS students until now, of which nearly 150 have already graduated.

The Process Includes:

  • Working with schools, colleges, Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education and educational NGOs to identify talented and needy students from various parts of the country
  • Encouraging these bright students at the Matriculation and Intermediate level to pursue education at LUMS
  • Giving orientation to potential candidates by inviting them to a 10-day orientation session at LUMS
  • Providing full financial assistance covering tuition, registration, hostel accommodation, living and books allowance to candidates who qualify for admissions through the National Outreach Programme

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DEMOGRAPHICS

PROGRAMME EXPANSION:

AZAD KAHSMIR

3 graduates from:

Muzaffarabad, Rawlakot

BALOUCHISTAN

Jaffarabad, Nasirabad, Mastung, Panjgur, Quetta

SINDH

Badin, Dadu, Ghotki, Hyderbad, Jacobabad, Jamshoro, Karachi, Kashmore, Kambur, Khairpur, Larkana, Matiari, MirpurKhas, Nawabshah, Sanghar, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Tando Allah Yar Khan, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tharparkar, Thatta, Umerkot

PUNJAB

Attock, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Burewala, Bhakkar, Chakwal, Chenab Nagar, Chiniot, D.G.Khan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jhang, Jhelum, Khushab, Lahore, Layyah, Mandi Bahauddin, Mian Channu, Mianwali, Multan, Muree, Muzaffargarh, Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Okara, Pakpattan, Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, Sohawa, Sialkot, Toba Tek Singh, Vehari, Wah Cantt

KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA

Abbottabad, Bajaur Agency, Bannu, Charsadda, Chitral, D.I.Khan, Dir, Haripur, Karak, Khyber Agency, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Malakand, Mansehra, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Shangla, Swabi, Swat

GILGIT BALTISTAN

1 Graduate

INDUCTED SCHOLARS:

AZAD KASHMIR

Mangla, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot

BALOUCHISTAN

Quetta, Bal, Bhag

SINDH

Ghotki, Hyderabad, Jhudo, Karachi, Khairpur, Larkana, Mirpur Khas, Sukkur

PUNJAB

Abdul Hakim, Attock, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Burewala, Chakwal, Chenab Nagar, DG Khan, Faisalabad, Fateh Jang, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hasilpur, Jhang, Kasur, Khanewal, Khushab, Lahore, Laki Marwat, Layyah, Mandi Bahauddin, Mian Channu, Mian Wali, Multan, Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Okara, Patoki, Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Sialkot, Sheikhupura, Sohawa, Vehari, Wah Cantt

KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA

Abbottabad, Bannu, Charsada, Chitral, Dera Ismail Khan, Dir, Haripur, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Mansehra, Mardan, Peshawar, Swabi, Swat

GILGIT BALTISTAN

Gilgit, Skardu

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Statistics:

Batch Number of applicants Short-listed for evaluation test Coached during summer Inducted % of class size
Batch 1 2002 600 137 44 5 1%
Batch 2 2003 700 265 82 9 2%
Batch 3 2004 1300 560 96 10 2%
Batch 4 2005 700 550 104 10 3%
Batch 5 2006 700 500 90 24 5%
Batch 6 2007 2450 1350 275 52 11%
Batch 7 2008 5100 4400 300 83 13%
Batch 8 2009 7500 6100 500 137 19%
Batch 9 2010 7200 5500 350 54 11%
Batch 10 2011 7000 4500 350 53 6%

How to Apply:

PROCEDURE

The applicants need to submit their National Outreach Programme (NOP) application forms after receiving their matriculation results. The applicants shortlisted on the basis of the eligibility criteria.

After being selected, the students are coached and registered for the entrance test, fully funded by LUMS. Finally, the students who apply to LUMS and qualify on merit are offered admission on full scholarship.

There is no separate quota for National Outreach Programme (NOP) candidates. All students, whether they apply directly or through National Outreach Programme (NOP), are evaluated on the same criteria.

As regards assessment of financial need, a review committee has been established to ensure transparency in the process of awarding scholarships to all those who qualify for the admission through the National Outreach Programme (NOP).

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

i) High performance in Matriculation examination

ii) Demonstrated need for financial assistance

WHEN TO APPLY

If you fall within the eligibility criteria, you need to take the following steps to avail the National Outreach Programme:

STEP 1: APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply to the programme after clearing your Matriculation exam while you are enrolled in the first year of Intermediate/A’ Level. Application is normally submitted at least two years prior to the Undergraduate Programme start date e.g. the students applying in 2012 will be able to join the Undergraduate Programme in year 2014. Hence, the students of Intermediate Part I & II are eligible to apply.

STEP 2: SUMMER ORIENTATION SESSION

Top candidates shortlisted on the basis of merit and need for financial assistance are called in for a ten day orientation session at LUMS. They are tested through different exercises and tests. This session is arranged during summer vacations (July & August) every year. All expenses with regards to the boarding, lodging and coaching materials are borne by LUMS. However students must bare all transportation costs to and from LUMS.

It should be noted that any student arriving later than the start date of the session will not be allowed to sit for the session.

Students are tested at the beginning, mid review and given a final test during their orientation session. It should be noted that punctuality and attendance are also taken into account.

STEP 3: LUMS ADMISSION TEST REGISTRATION AND ADMISSION FORM FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME

The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the orientation session and is registered for the LUMS admission test. The application forms for Undergraduate Programmes are provided online, free of cost. The forms are filled and submitted online. The Financial Aid form is included in the online application, there is no separate form.

The admission status is communicated by the end of July each year. If a student clears the LUMS admission test and is granted admission to LUMS, then his/ her case will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. If the committee decides that the student qualifies for more than a 100% scholarship, he/ she may be awarded the NOP scholarship. Finally, the applicants who qualify on merit and need are offered admission at LUMS through National Outreach Programme (NOP) scholarship.

ADMISSION TEST

If shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the coaching session, students are asked to registered for LUMS Test. The application forms for Undergraduate Programmes are provided free of cost. The forms are filled and submitted in the Admission Office. The admission status is communicated by the end of July each year. Finally, the applicants who qualify on merit are offered admission at LUMS and are eligible for the National Outreach Programme (NOP) scholarship.

Application Form:

National Outreach Programme Application Form: click Here

Dates & Deadlines:

Description Date
Application Deadline March 20, 2014
Orientation Session TBA
Selection of Candidates for LUMS Undergraduate Application TBA
Submission of Undergraduate Application Forms TBA
Admission Test TBA
Admission Offer TBA
Classes Start TBA

Postal Address & Contact Numbers of LUMS:

ADDRESS

Lahore University of Management Sciences, D.H.A, Lahore Cantt, 54792

UAN: +92 -42 111 11 LUMS (5867)
Fax: +92 42 572 2591

Timings: Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PST)

FAQS

What subjects do you offer in NOP?
NOP is not a course; it’s a scholarship that LUMS offers at the undergraduate (Bachelors) level.

When do I apply?
The best time to register is when you are in the first year of FA/ FSc. Since the process takes two years, by the time you finish your Intermediate, you will be able to start your Bachelor classes at LUMS if selected. For example if your register for National Outreach Program for the year 2012, you will be able to join the Undergraduate Programme at LUMS in year 2014.

Is there any other way for second year Intermediate students to apply for NOP and save time as well?
Second year students have the option of applying through the regular admission process. You would need to fill out the online Undergraduate Admission Form. You would also need to fill the Financial Aid section in the form. If you get admission in LUMS, your case will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. In case the committee decides that the student qualifies for more than a 100% scholarship, he/ she will be awarded the NOP scholarship.

Who can apply for this scholarship?
NOP is a need based scholarship. Only those students who can establish their eligibility as a genuinely deserving candidate will be considered.

How can a student avail scholarship if he/ she does not clear the Orientation Session?
NOP is an option that facilitates brilliant and deserving students to apply at LUMS. If a student is unable to clear the Orientation session then that particular student can still apply to LUMS for admission and can avail this scholarship through the regular admission process. For that they would need to fill out the online Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid Form. If he/ she clear the LUMS admission test and is granted admission to LUMS, then his/ her case will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. If the committee decides that the student qualifies for more than a 100% scholarship, he/ she may be awarded the NOP scholarship.

Are the selected students from Orientation session guaranteed admission in LUMS undergraduate programs?
No, these students are not guaranteed admission. They will have to qualify on merit by performing well in the LUMS admission test. We admit students purely on the basis of merit through a very transparent and competitive process. The objective of this whole NOP programme is to guide and mentor those who are talented and cannot afford the high cost of studying at LUMS. This will help them for applying to LUMS programs and meeting our admission standards.

How does the admission process proceed after the Orientation Session?
After getting short-listed on the basis of their performance in the Orientation Session, these students are registered for LUMS Admission test. Test Registration and application forms for the Undergraduate Programmes are provided free of cost. These students are also required to submit online Financial Aid application. After the Application Submission and Test registration these NOP applicants are required to appear in the LUMS Admission Test. Finally, the NOP applicants who are offered admission at LUMS are interviewed by the NOP Committee in order to assess the need of the applicant.

Does the admission criterion for NOP candidates differ from those who are applying through the regular admission process?
No. LUMS does not compromise on merit. NOP candidates have to fulfill the same academic criteria as other students applying through regular stream.

Every year how many students do you induct into the LUMS Undergraduate Programmes through NOP?
We do not have any per year quota for inducting the students through NOP into the LUMS Undergraduate Programmes. All candidates who fulfill NOP eligibility criteria and qualify on LUMS merit are offered admission into the Undergraduate Programme through NOP Scholarship. Moreover, the NOP does not have any provincial or city based quota. That is, a student coming from any part of the country can make it to LUMS as long as that particular student is meeting LUMS admission criteria.

How do I register for the NOP Orientation Session?
You need to fill out the NOP Application form, attach the required documents with it and send it to the Office of Admissions.

Where can I get the form?
NOP Application forms are available free of cost on our web-site. They are also available at our Admissions Office or you can send us your postal address and we will post the form to you.

Who can apply for this scholarship?
NOP is a need based scholarship. Only those students who can establish their eligibility as a genuinely deserving candidate will be considered.

What happens after the students submit the NOP Application Form?
After we receive all the NOP applications, we screen them and short-list all those who fulfill the basic eligibility criteria. Once that is done, the short-listed candidates are contacted and informed about the time, date and venue of the NOP Orientation Session.

What is the purpose of the NOP Orientation Session?

The objective of this Orientation session is to help these short-listed students prepare for LUMS Undergraduate Admission Test absolutely free of cost.

In which city is this Orientation Session usually organized?
We have been conducting this session for the last seven years at LUMS (that is Lahore city).
After joining the Orientation session how can students manage their regular Intermediate classes?
The Orientation session is arranged during the summers; in July and August when intermediate students are on vacation.

What if I cannot attend the orientation session?
If a student fails to attend the orientation session his/ her admission application will not be processed through National Outreach Programme Stream. But he will have the option to apply through Regular Financial Aid Stream.

What is the criterion of short listing students from the Orientation Session?
All of the participants are short listed on the basis of their performance in the Orientation Session. Student’s performance is evaluated on factors such as class participation, performances in the tests as well as quizzes, conduct in the class, punctuality, discipline etc. All Classes during the Orientation session are mandatory for the participating students.

How can a student avail scholarship if he/ she does not clear the Orientation Session?
NOP is an option that facilitates brilliant and deserving students to apply at LUMS. If a student is unable to clear the Orientation session then that particular student can still apply to LUMS for admission and can avail this scholarship through the regular admission process. For that they would need to fill out the online Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid Form. If he/ she clears the LUMS admission test and is granted admission to LUMS, then his/ her case will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. If the committee decides that the student qualifies for more than a 100% scholarship, he/ she may be awarded the NOP scholarship.

Are the selected students from Orientation session guaranteed admission in LUMS undergraduate programs?
No, these students are not guaranteed admission. They will have to qualify on merit by performing well in the LUMS admission test. We admit students purely on the basis of merit through a very transparent and competitive process. The objective of this whole NOP programme is to guide and mentor those who are talented and cannot afford the high cost of studying at LUMS. This will help them for applying to LUMS programs and meeting our admission standards.

How does the admission process proceed after the Orientation Session?
After getting short-listed on the basis of their performance in the Orientation Session, these students are registered for LUMS Admission test. Test Registration and application forms for the Undergraduate Programmes are provided free of cost. These students are also required to submit online Financial Aid application. After the Application Submission and Test registration these NOP applicants are required to appear in the LUMS Admission Test. Finally, the NOP applicants who are offered admission at LUMS are interviewed by the NOP Committee in order to assess the need of the applicant.

Does the admission criterion for NOP candidates differ from those who are applying through the regular admission process?
No. LUMS does not compromise on merit. NOP candidates have to fulfill the same academic criteria as other students applying through regular stream.

Every year how many students do you induct into the LUMS Undergraduate Programmes through NOP?
We do not have any per year quota for inducting the students through NOP into the LUMS Undergraduate Programmes. All candidates who fulfill NOP eligibility criteria and qualify on LUMS merit are offered admission into the Undergraduate Programme through NOP Scholarship. Moreover, the NOP does not have any provincial or city based quota. That is, a student coming from any part of the country can make it to LUMS as long as that particular student is meeting LUMS admission criteria. via: lums edu pk

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