Established in 2012, EFS – Education Fund for Sindh is a not for profit company (a company set up under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984), that aims to tackle the education crisis in Pakistan. The primary object of EFS is to promote and advance the welfare of the people of Sindh in particular and elsewhere in Pakistan in general, with a focus on the field of education and to provide administrative, financial, strategic, technical and other services of all kinds in connection with education and education related activities and to raise awareness in this regard.
Our Board of Directors and Management Team consists of individuals with a wealth of experience from the highest ranks of Pakistan’s leading national and multi-national businesses as well as social sector. Our drive is to help address the education crisis in Pakistan, and create a sustainable future for our children, our country and their progress.
EFS envisaged an innovative system for attaining quality in education leading to increased student retention in line with Sustainable Development Goal 4 that demands to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Sindh faces an education emergency. More than two million children are currently not in primary school, the majority of whom are girls. Many others fail to learn how to read and write properly, and are left without the basic skills they need to gain productive employment or to function as active citizens.
In its first project which was carried out from January 2013 to March 2016, with financial and technical assistance of Department for International Development (DFID) UK, EFS was engaged in enabling access to education for out-of-school children to begin or complete their primary school education.
Currently, we are focused on enhancing the quality of teaching in early grades of schooling, for a better learning of children through the tools of Early Grade Assessment & Reporting System enabling its partners to identify training needs and Whole School Improvement Plans for better governance.
EFS has recently completed an Early Grades Assessment as a pilot project for selected 60 schools of Sindh Education Foundation in Karachi. The TNA was carried out with more than 2,300 students in two strands of SEF i.e. 25 schools under…