An at­tempt to change education sys­tem

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

Pro­ject Brief: As an ed­u­ca­tion­ist have been work­ing with dili­gence and de­ter­mi­na­tion for past seven­teen years with en­thu­si­as­tic pro­fes­sion­al­ism mak­ing a mark on the re­ju­ve­nated minds. Be­liev­ing in phi­los­o­phy of Hu­man Rights and Re­spon­si­ble Global Cit­i­zen­ship, have been able to pro­mote cul­ture of Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment through team work and qual­i­ta­tive pro­duc­tiv­ity us­ing lat­est tech­niques and strate­gies as a trainer.

As a so­cial ac­tivist worked for the is­sues re­lated to marginal­ized seg­ments of so­ci­ety, hu­man rights, dis­abil­ity rights and peace education. A proac­tive in­di­vid­ual with a log­i­cal ap­proach ea­ger to ob­tain chal­leng­ing po­si­tions to work for bet­ter­ment and pro­gres­sion in de­vel­op­ment and education sec­tors.

Pen­ny­wort School Sys­tem is an ef­fort to bring an in­no­va­tive change in the field of education by of­fer­ing a unique cur­ricu­lum uni­fied with var­i­ous ed­u­ca­tional philoso­phies to pro­vide such pro­grams that re­flect a con­struc­tivist ap­proach based on prin­ci­ples of re­spect, re­spon­si­bil­ity & re­la­tion­ship. PSS views chil­dren as an ac­tive con­struc­tor of knowl­edge, full of po­ten­tial and pos­si­bil­i­ties. There­fore PSS is a happy school which un­der­stands the rich in­ter-re­la­tion­ship be­tween the cur­ricu­lum, feel­ings, re­la­tion­ship and sus­tain­abil­ity and hence pro­motes a clear set of val­ues such as Ex­cel­lence, Di­ver­sity, Com­mu­nity & Her­itage.

Casa Dei Felicita is the name of PSS 1st Cam­pus which means "house of Hap­pi­ness." It is an ad­vanced and con­struc­tive ap­proach to early child­hood education which val­ues the child as strong, ca­pa­ble, and con­fi­dent in­di­vid­ual. It of­fers "A Happy Fam­ily So­lu­tion" to the work­ing fam­i­lies by en­hanc­ing qual­ity of re­la­tion­ships which a child ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing the first 10 years of life by en­abling par­ents as pro­duc­tive mem­bers of a co­op­er­a­tive ed­u­ca­tional team.

There are two streams to this pro­ject. In day­care we en­roll 3 months olds to 10 years. In reg­u­lar school from we have Early Years i.e. 2.5 years to Grade 6th (11 years).

We have in­tro­duced "Reg­gio Emilia Phi­los­o­phy of Education" with its full en­vi­ron­ment for the 1st time in Pak­istan. PSS has not du­pli­cated this phi­los­o­phy which orig­i­nated in North­ern Italy be­cause the chil­dren, fam­i­lies and teach­ers here in Pak­istan of­fer a dif­fer­ent cul­ture, lo­ca­tion and per­spec­tive.

But PSS be­lieves that Reg­gio Emilia ap­proach is the so­lic­i­ta­tion of mul­ti­ple points of view re­gard- ing chil­dren's needs, in­ter­ests, and abil­i­ties, and the con­cur­rent faith in par­ents, teach­ers, and chil­dren to con­trib­ute in mean­ing­ful ways to the de­ter­mi­na­tion of school ex­pe­ri­ences. The Reg­gio Emilia ap­proach to teach­ing young chil­dren puts the nat­u­ral de­vel­op­ment of chil­dren as well as the close re­la­tion­ships that they share with their en­vi­ron­ment at the cen­ter of its phi­los­o­phy. There­fore, in our unique cur­ricu­lum Reg­gio Emilia Ap­proach has a spe­cial place to pro­mote a hun­dred, thou­sand lan­guages of a child, giv­ing chil­dren a ve­hi­cle for ex­pres­sion and de­vel­op­ment.

We have In­cor­po­rated Is­lamic Val­ues, Qu­ran & Ta­jweed Education, Iqbaliyat, Su­fism in the main­stream cur­ricu­lum with the in­ter­na­tional core val­ues for pro­mot­ing cul­tural her­itage.

"Education for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment (ESD)" is a con­cept pro­posed by UNESCO with a vi­sion of a mon­u­men­tal task of as­sum­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity for ac­tions and com­mit­ment to cre­ate pos­i­tive so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal change.

In or­der to en­sure a sus­tain­able fu­ture for our chil­dren, PSS also col­lab­o­rates in this vi­sion to gen­er­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties from qual­ity education for our chil­dren to ben­e­fit and learn the val­ues, be­hav- iour and life­styles re­quired for a sus­tain­able fu­ture and for pos­i­tive so­ci­etal trans­for­ma­tion in­cor­po­rat­ing ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties based on hu­man rights, gen­der equal­ity, cul­tural di­ver­sity, in­ter­na­tional un­der­stand­ing, peace and many more. Ap­pa­ra­tus with Blocks, Bricks, Lego & Toys Puz­zles Read­ing & Story Telling Free Qual­ity Play IT Pro­grams Arts and Crafts Lit­tle Chefs Ac­tiv­ity Dra­matic play/pre­tend PATHS ((Pro­mot­ing Al­ter­na­tive Think­ing Skills) Pro­gram Child & Parental Coun­sel­ing Health & Fit­ness Fa­cil­i­ta­tion Pro­gram Def­i­nitely we would like to ex­pand. We have ini­ti­ated this pro­ject to fa­cil­i­tate the work­ing and middle class fam­i­lies of our so­ci­ety. We don't in­tend to fill up the cam­pus with a large num­ber of stu­dents where our qual­ity suf­fers. But steadily we would be grow­ing our grades tak­ing them up to Ma­tric & O/A Lev­els and may be later to bring in IB Sys­tem of education at af­ford­able rates.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Pakistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.