Leading Pakistani civil society organization, ITA, Centre of Education and Consciousness, joins hands for Ananke Girl Summit

ITA will focus on several sub-topics, shedding special light on access to education at the Summit on Oct 30th.

September 14th, 2021, (Dubai, UAE): Pakistan’s leading civil society organization, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), the “Centre of Education and Consciousness” Public Trust, has teamed up with Ananke to empower women and girls at #AnankeGirlSummit21.

Aligned with the main theme of the event, Designing Inclusion For A Transformational World, ITA will focus on several sub-topics shedding special light on access to education.

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) was established in 2000 and engages in policy research, service-delivery, capacity building and advocacy. The mission of ITA is to work towards universal access to quality education as a comprehensive inclusive learning experience (K-12). Since its inception, ITA has been engaged vigorously in the education sector, exploring holistic innovations that resonate well with communities to improve learning outcomes through evidence-based advocacy for policy influence. It works mainly with the public sector as well as non-state providers.

Over two decades, ITA has evolved through three distinct phases of institutional growth. In the first phase (2000-2004), ITA developed multiple initiatives through sector wide gendered approaches for school (children, teachers and headteachers), community and inclusive systems improvement in Punjab and federal education sector reforms.

The 2nd and 3rd phases gave birth to ITA’s synergistic eco-systems operating as a group of leveraged institutional initiatives as public goods. ITA has expanded its portfolio sensitive to a lifelong learning spectrum from early years foundational learning to adolescent and youth support programs to inclusivity for children with disabilities.

ITA’s governance is aligned with NGO compliance regimes in Pakistan, and also with NGO Source-USA, Special Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC – (2017) and ITACEC UK – Charities Commission to enable it to work widely with both upstream and downstream partners including grant making with accountability and due diligence. ITA’s leadership is well represented within Pakistan in policy, technical advisory boards and citizen coalitions for education/child rights/climate change spaces, and globally as a Commissioner in the Education Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (Education Commission), Education Commission Asia,  Platform for Girls Education (UK FCO)- Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) – GAML, Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC Ed) & People’s Action for Learning (PAL) Network.

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Talking about their participation, CEO Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, Baela Raza Jamil: “COVID-19 has exacerbated the gender divide, further impeding girls’ learning due to lack of access to the gadgets, connectivity and opportunities. Since ITA is well honed in girls’ education and enterprise initiatives, it has accelerated transformational actions for hybrid and digital learning so that #LearningNeverStops for girls. The partnership with Ananke enables ITA to amplify gender entitlements, diversity and get the female voices heard at the Girl Summit. I believe that together we can work with renewed energy and resilience to promote tech-enabled, inclusive, social emotional learning, life skills and livelihoods. The second chance learning programs at ITA promote 21st century skills coupled with entrepreneurial training, thus making girls enterprise savvy. Through this partnership, we can work towards leapfrogging an unstoppable generation of digitally-savvy, high achieving individuals, and communities of practice.”

Ananke Girl Summit, this fall’s top transformative event, focuses on enabling young women and girls to be the architects of social change vis-à-vis digital empowerment.


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