Mr. Adeel Durvesh and Ms. Riffat from Progressive Education Network (PEN) visited KSBL on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to share the efforts made by PEN in providing quality education to underprivileged children.
The session began with a presentation covering the organization’s initiatives, impact, and future plans. Mr. Adeel gave a talk on the hard facts of life and existence for underprivileged families, and explained how children living is such circumstances have the potential but not the means to create a positive difference in their lives. He shared how PEN partners with District Governments to adopt failing public schools and implements a framework focusing on improving academics, providing vital missing facilities, organizing co-curricular activities that develop students’ character and leadership skills, and train teachers through counselling and capacity building programs.
Mr. Adeel & Ms. Riffat also spoke about the procedures of contributing through financial support, volunteer work and full-time employment at PEN. The session closed with a short video on various heartwarming stories of children and families benefiting from the organization’s public-private partnership framework, and was followed by Q&A.