DIL girls showcase their talent in an international competition

Technovation is a Silicon Valley-based App making Challenge to encourage young girls to enter tech fields and help solve societal problems. Every year, Technovation, challenges girls all over the world to build a mobile app that addresses a community problem. Since 2010, over 3,000 girls from 28 countries have participated in Technovation around the world. The theme of the challenge was to make an app with a social purpose and win a chance to be among the TOP-10 FINALISTS. The finalists were to be invited to present at The World Finals in SILICON VALLEY, USA. Pind ...

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DIL student invented a USB fan from recycled material

“Exploration is an engine that drives innovation”. Shoaib Khan is a student of grade 7th from DIL M.M Katohar School, Khairpur, Sindh. According to his teachers, he has always been curious in exploring wonders of science. During the science subject lesson on circuits, the students were given a project assignment on inventing a device. Shoaib was keen to invent something that can help him in real life as well. Since Khairpur region is one of the hottest areas in Pakistan, the summers are merciless. Shoaib decided to invent something that can help him minimize the effect ...

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DIL moves towards online Education Management Information System

DIL is at the cutting edge of technology-enabled education delivery Beginning in 2015, the organisation took a big step forward by investing in an Education Management Information System (EMIS). DIL's EMIS database provides live information to better inform recruiting and training practices, on-ground logistics,  student demographics and assessment data. As of April 2016, DIL is midstream in transitioning from its manual database to an online EMIS. To date, the reports and information generated by the system have been used to strengthen data sharing among departm...

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DIL receives 7,000 books as a donation from a leading publishing company

DIL extends its deepest appreciation to a  that last month contributed free of cost some 7,000 books to our libraries. These are mostly Science, Arts, Social Studies and General Knowledge related books for the students up to grade 8. The books are in the process of being distributed across our 124 school campuses across the country. DIL librarians and school staff will be using the books as reading support material to enhance reading skills of students during library time period. Quoting British philosopher Malcolm Forbes, our donor (who prefers to remain anonymous) ...

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DIL launches a USAID funded E-Libraries project

Islamabad - A USAID funded pilot project was formally launched on Thursday, 25th February 2016 to improve English reading skills of primary students in undeveloped parts of three districts of the Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Under the project, 310 tablets equipped with a digital library of 300 story books would be provided in 16 schools of districts Rawalpindi, Khairpur and Dir to improve English reading skills of the students from grades three to five. The 20 month project, titled “Read to Grow Read to Know: E-Libraries for Rural Schools,” was launched by ...

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DIL Student Receives Presidential Medal

Zamin Raza Mangi, a 10 year old student from DIL-NOWA School, Madina Colony, Khairpur, won the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association’s President’s Gold Medal. The ceremony was held in Islamabad at the Presidency, where he received the award from the President of Pakistan. The competition, held every 4 years, tests participants on both their physical and mental capabilities. Zamin competed against participants from 24 districts in Karachi and won the title of Best Shaheen Scout of Sindh (2015)! And for Zamin, the best is yet to come: “I have gained a lot of knowledge and ...

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Thank You From The DIL Community!

Zara Khalid a graduate of Gareeba school is now a KG teacher at the school. When DIL opened a school in Gareeba Village in 2002, only 20% of its male population had received 5 to 10 years of schooling, and just six girls—including Nusrat Bibi, the school’s head teacher—had completed high school. The majority of the community was resentful; they feared DIL would create a sociocultural imbalance by changing girls’ attitudes and giving them a voice. In the eyes of the community, girls were destined to only do household chores, and spending money on their ...

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A Wonderful Journey of My Life with DIL

A Wonderful Journey of My Life with DIL
Assalam o Alaikum everyone, I am Mehnoor Mushtaq from DIl Paradise School Junior 9. I am really glad to share a wonderful journey of my life with DIL from my infancy until now. I feel accomplished for being a part of that. For me, it is a “Land of Enhancement”, where I identified all my skills and it got polished. It gave me so much confidence that I am able to speak in front of so many people. It made my life meaningful. As a schoolgirl when I joined DIL in class KG, I was very shy. But, after school I practiced how to collaborate easily with everyone. ...

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Neelam Bibi, Former Student of KK-DIL School Buthqila

Neelam Bibi, Former Student of KK-DIL School Buthqila
From Buthqila, Dir, to Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore Neelam Bibi, who is second among six sisters and five brothers, belongs to a small farming family and her parents are illiterate. Neelam passed grade 5 with distinction from Buthqila DIL-KK Middle School, Dir, topping the government exams out of 22 schools. After completing the 8th grade at the same school, she was then admitted to the Government Girls High School Kityari to study science, about 10 kilometers away from her home. She completed 10th grade with a score of 713 out of 1050. At this time, ...

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Instructional Videos a Success in Grade 6 Classrooms

Instructional Videos a Success in Grade 6 Classrooms
DIL's instructional video production project was initiated in response to feedback from the Mobile Learning mid-project evaluation. Teachers showed the mobile videos to their students as an instructional tool and the students responded positively. Hajra Saeed, a long-time DIL supporter, volunteered to do the instruction on the video using simple English (with a Pakistani-accent) at a slow pace. Ten videos were produced covering topics already introduced in the Class 6 curriculum guide and covered in the textbook. This was to ensure the topics taught in the videos would ...

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