Lodhran: A delegation from STEAM Pakistan, a non-profit organization working to promote science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education in the country, visited Tareen Education Foundation (TEF) in Lodhran.
The delegation comprised Mr. Bilal Rao, Head of Delivery Reforms and Implementation, Malala Fund, Ms. Huma Zia, Head of Policy, Ms. Ghamae Jamal, Senior Research Associate, and Ms. Areej Mahmood, Punjab Lead.
The delegation was warmly received by Mr Akbar Khan, the Chief Executive Officer of TEF, and his team. Mr Khan briefed the guests about the history, vision and achievements of TEF, which has been providing quality education to the underprivileged children of the Lodhran district for the last thirteen years.
The delegation visited four schools facilitated by TEF: Amina Girls School and College 21 MPR, Lodhran Public School Lodhran, Government Girls High School Lodhran and TEF School Khanwan Ghalwan. They were impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure provided by TEF in these schools, such as libraries, computer labs, digital literacy programs and sports facilities. They also interacted with the students and teachers and appreciated their enthusiasm and performance.
Later, they had a productive meeting with government school heads and teachers and, took their feedback on the educational reforms by TEF. They discussed the challenges and opportunities of education in Lodhran with TEFs team and explored the possibilities of future collaboration between STEAM Pakistan and TEF.
The delegation expressed their gratitude and admiration for the efforts of TEF and its founder Mr. Jahangir Khan Tareen in transforming the education landscape of the Lodhran district. They said that they were inspired by TEF’s reformative work in Amina Girls High School and hoped to transform other government high schools through policy-level reform.
The visit was part of STEAM Pakistan’s initiative to observe and support educational innovations and interventions in different regions of Pakistan.