Annual Report 2013

A thumbnail view of some GCDF activities – 2013
Gender Perspective – Women Empowerment through Literacy & Skills Development

Women Empowerment through skills

During 2013, 120 females (ages between 15 to 40 years) were made literate in adult literacy centres of GCDF. On completion of their basic literacy skills (reading, writing and numeracy), these women were taught how to cut, stitch and embroider cloth both, by hand and machine. These here are pictures of the inspection of the final product before sending it to the GCDF patronized outlet for sale. The proceeds of the sale are cycled back to the trainees.

Women Empowerment through skills development

Gender Perspective – Gender Sensitization of Men in Authority

GCDF organized a series of gender sensitization workshops for senior officers of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), during 2013. One of the biggest employers of women in the public sector.

These workshops were held in the WAPDA Administrative Staff College, Islamabad. The sensitization focused on:Gender Perspective – Gender Sensitization of Men in Authority

  • Understanding Concepts of Gender & Sex
  • Attributes of Men & Women
  • Statements on Gender Relations
  • Gender Issues/Challenges in the Workplace
  • Glass Ceiling on Future Horizons
  • Gender Lenses
  • Gender Equality

Pre-tests, quiz, post-tests, group work and feedback were an integral part of the training.

EDUCATION – Capacity Building of Teachers of Non-Formal Basic Education Department, Government of the Punjab

In collaboration with UNESCO Pakistan GCDF was assigned to build the capacity of Non-Formal Basic Education Teachers in the impoverished districts of Southern Punjab. This assignment covered ten districts and 300 teachers were empowered. The contents of the training are endorsed below:

  1. To clear the concepts of formal and non-formal education.
  2. To equip them with Multi-grade teaching methodologies.
  3. To teach them the modern techniques of preparation of low cost material.
  4. To improve the communication skills of the trainees.
  5. To provide the professional skill for teaching various subject.
  6. To educate them about the psychological and educational issues among learners.
  7. To bring attitudinal change among parents towards education.
  8. To improve the skills of teachers in the fields of community mobilization.
  9. To make them aware about the importance of health & Hygiene for healthy learning environment.
  10. To familiarize the teachers with skills to manage assessment of students for improving learning abilities.
  11. To develop efficient record keeping system.

Rajanpur District Capacity Building NFBE Teachers

Rajanpur District – Deep South Punjab – Lowest Literacy Rate

 

EDUCATION – Capacity Building of Teachers of Non-Formal Basic Education Department, Government of the Punjab

NFBE Staff Layyah

Layyah District – South Punjab

 

NFBE Staff Mandi Bahauddin

Mandi Bahauddin

 

Directory of NGOs and Stakeholders in Punjab

Poster 2013

In order to up-date their record and facilitate government and general public as a whole UNICEF Pakistan tasked GCDF to prepare and print a Directory of NGOs working on Gender and Education in the Punjab. This was a gargantuan task which involved providing the under mentioned information:

Provincial Stakeholders in Education in Punjab

  1. Minister for Education
  2. Parliamentarians Standing Committee on Education
  3. School Education Department
  4. Social Welfare Department
  5. Literacy & Non-Formal Basic Education Department
  6. Women Development Department
  7. Punjab Text Book Board
  8. International NGOs

District Stakeholders in Education in Punjab – 36 Districts

Against each stakeholder the following information was endorsed e.g..

Anglo Arabic Welfare Society  
Address: Tehsil Fateh Jang, Attock
Registration & Date: DDSW/RWP/91-277, 16-10-1991
Area of Operation: City
Contact Person: Dr. Khalid Mehmood
Cell: 0300-9951802
Anglo Arabic Welfare Society  
Address: Tehsil Fateh Jang, Attock
Registration & Date: DDSW/RWP/91-277, 16-10-1991
Area of Operation: City
Contact Person: Dr. Khalid Mehmood
Cell: 0300-9951802

Career Counseling for – Job Market Skills and Teaching the Art of Entrepreneurship to the Graduating Students of TEVTA Institutes

Career Counseling for – Job Market Skills

Graduating students of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority were counseled on how to prepare for the Job Market. Being technical students they were also taught the art of entrepreneurship – a clear choice was indicated to them whether they want to work for somebody or set up their own business. The pros & cons of each approach were highlighted along with the benefits accruable.

Teaching the Art of Entrepreneurship

GCDF Executive Body Meeting

Activities

Such consultative meetings are regular feature of GCDF. Most of the important decisions related to our mission and goals are deliberated threadbare. Future plans in consonance with our targets are also discussed. Monitoring, evaluation and feedback reports on projects completed are also presented by the relevant staff. Views of the committee member In-charge of the various projects are also solicited.

GCDF Consultative meetings