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Aasma commented on F. L. Salim Literacy Network

Thanks for your interest, Ashley!

Yes, we have already begun since June, 2017. At the moment, our Executive Comittee Members are directly and indirectly working on the project. Some of us are working on ground like designing weekly planners for teachers, online hiring, mentoring, training, sharing online resource material and weekly coordinations. Others have undertaken social media marketing, fund raising and fund allocations alongwith monitoring the project.
Our Executive Member body is further working on devising a curriculum for emergency literacy and numeracy boost programs alongwith extensive teacher training and school development. This July we have scheduled meetings with other academic professionals from Pakistan's leading schools who have shown interest in working for the cause. Once finalized, we intend to introduce the free of cost teacher training and school development programs to low budget private schools as well. Low budget private schools are one of the major contributors towards literacy promotion in Pakistan but largely remain marginalized and stagnant when it comes to professional development.
As we have just started, there is no particular heirarchy. We are a group of nine people working diligently towards literacy promotion in the country alongwith the our teacher associates and volunteering professionals. Our teacher associates are being paid for their services. However, our professional academics have offered their services on voluntary basis.
So far, we are bearing expenses through personal pool in and with the support of private donors who show interest and confidence in us. As we plan to expand our operations and projects, we are further planning to conduct fund raisers in different schools, in order to meet our expenses. The fund raisers are expected to take place between September 2017 to April 2018 and is targetting to raise PKR 10,00,000/-. Our fund raisers are planned fun filled plus awareness laden campaigns about rising temperatures. We plan to conduct tree plantation drive among school children and aim to distribute 1million seeds and saplings. We have yet to talk to our local government requesting to provide us seeds and saplings for this.
I hope this information is helpful. In case you want to know further, please feel free to ask.
Thank you for taking interest in our project.