HOPE Centre for Human Development





Project Type: 
Development – Education (Teacher Training)
Districts Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan Provinces
Project Duration: 
Friday, January 1, 2016 to Saturday, June 30, 2018
Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and TCF
Project Description: 

Local Partner:The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and HOPE’87 Pakistan

Pakistan has some of the worst education indicators globally with children out of school, reaching 5.1 million in 2010 (world’s second highest number of children out of school). This is equivalent to 1 in 12 of the world’s out-of-school children. Two-thirds of these out of school children are girls, amounting to over 3 million girls out of school. The project goal is to provide an effective training program for the professional growth of the teachers and enhancing student learning outcomes in public and private sector in Pakistan.The proposed project is aligned with the national and provincial policies guiding developments in the education sector.


The primary target groups are students and teachers from poor and low-income backgrounds at different schools. The project will train teachers from all TCF schools in the 55 districts of Pakistan. TCF schools are selected from low-income locations where there are no affordable education providers, a minimum of 500 households, availability of potential teachers for hire, and an area accessible by field teams for the frequent support and monitoring and evaluation. The master training will be conducted in 5 locations in Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, and Mansehra. The in-service training will subsequently take place in 16 districts in the districts of Dera Murad Jamali, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Jhang, Karachi, Ketty bunder, Khanwal, Khushab, Lahore, Mansehra, Muzaffargarh, Nawabshah, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Sukkar in the provinces of Sindh, Punjab, and Baluchistan, and teachers from the 55 districts will congregate at these 16 “cluster” locations.

The specific project results are:

  • Contextualised and locally suitable teacher training modules for elementary and secondary levels are tested in the field and available for adoption by mid-life of project
  • Modern educational tools, equipment, furniture and furnishings are available for the teacher’s trainings.
  • Number of trained teachers (4,460) that are able to provide quality education and enhance learning outcomes among children is increased.