Adopt-a-School Program (AASP)


Vision: To establish public private & Public community partnerships for improvement of government schools.

Sindh Education Foundation has been a pioneer in effectively engaging the private sector and communities in government school revival through the Adopt-A-School-Program (AASP). The program facilitates private sector and civil society to adopt public or government run schools and undertake educational improvements for children.

Adopters represent a varied mélange of individuals, organizations and groups including educationists, concerned citizens, local CBOs, NGOs, and members of the armed forces. SEF plays a facilitating role between the school and the adopter, providing technical assistance and monitoring for school improvement.

The program has made significant progress in quantitative and quantitative terms; starting out in 1998, AASP is now supporting 582 Govt. schools with the help of 102 school adopters in 18 districts of the province benefiting over 131,000 children and approximately 4981 teachers reflecting the growing interest and inclination of the civil society and the private sector in the revival of public sector education.

The results have also been remarkable in terms of infrastructural improvements and enrichment of the teaching-learning process within the schools. The program, envisioned by Prof. Anita Ghulam Ali (S.I.), has been recognized at the national level and replicated across other provinces of the country.

Adopters are required to develop and implement a School Development Plan and monitor progress against targets. Adopters can also participate in relevant events and activities organized by SEF.

Additionally, adopters will ensure a congenial working environment in the school and take all steps necessary for raising the standards of education. The adopter is also expected to facilitate the Sindh Education Foundation in organizing school based value-adding activities.

The SEF facilitates the school’s adoption. It disseminates information to the adopter, District Education Offices (DEOs), community and school staff. It liaisons between all stakeholders involved in school improvement, and provides technical support to schools.

Through adoption of school, the Sindh Education Foundation strives to establish sustainable public private partnership for government school improvement. SEF encourages individuals and organizations to adopt government schools and guides them to ensure government school revival.

Through adoption of school, the Sindh Education Foundation strives to establish sustainable public private partnership for government school improvement. SEF encourages individuals and organizations to adopt government schools and guides them to ensure government school revival.


Adopt-A-School Program

2015-16

2016-17

Schools

Enrollment

Schools

Enrollment

582

131,842

800

180,000