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Change in Education

Change - in Education is a social and development sector initiative by Pakistan's leading private education system Roots School System to help sponsor educational change across public education system, born out of our blazing passion for reformation of Education thus bridging the public and private sector quality divide. As education in Pakistan is no more an urban elite phenomenon, our core purpose is to revolutionize the public and community education system and connect by bridging the quality gaps. Brain child of the visionary education reformist and change specialist Mr. Faisal Mushtaq, Change - in Education has been founded to deliver quality, affordable yet sustainable education.

Change – in Education is a non-governmental and not-for-profit autonomous registered organization under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984, under the regulatory supervision of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.

Change – in Education is a social and development sector initiative by Pakistan’s leading private education system Roots School System to help sponsor educational change across public education system, born out of our blazing passion for reformation of Education thus bridging the public and private sector quality divide. As education in Pakistan is no more an urban elite phenomenon, our core purpose is to revolutionize the public and community education system and connect by bridging the quality gaps. Brain child of the visionary education reformist and change specialist Mr. Faisal Mushtaq, Change – in Education has been founded to deliver quality, affordable yet sustainable education for the masses of Pakistan.

“Change – in Education aims to be a local institution with a global reach, committed to catering to the educational needs and ambitions of diverse group of stakeholders. It aims to foster educational development by reforming the education sector of Pakistan and be the Top Educational, Vocational and Skill Development Organisation of Pakistan thus creating and deploying globally transportable skills sets.”

 

Change – in Education endeavors to influence policy that relates to education development, to bring about changes at the policy planning level and advocating for sustainable development for the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. We strive to attain leadership position by maintaining and creating innovative ideas for the development and partnerships in education. Our initiative envisions dealing with major dilemmas such as access to education, equality and quality of education in partnership with both public and the private community in our society.

Our vision is to overhaul Pakistan’s education system by providing sustainable educational development. We intend to develop human beings who are open-minded, critical thinkers, disciplined yet energetic in thought and action. For us, human values are a prime concern, both in our content and pedagogy. Our thought and philosophy is based on deep routed Pakistani values yet integrated with a global mindset, thus creating citizens of the world.

To incur a visible and sustainable change in Pakistan’s education scenario by working across our scope of services and to support literacy initiatives to achieve Millennium Development Goals: as per the priorities set in the National Education Policy.To work in partnership and in support of District/Provincial/Federal Governments, Donor Community, National Education Stakeholders, Non Governmental Organizations, Community and Rural Support Groups and Other Organizations for fostering sustainable development, excellence, delivery and quality across national education.

To provide exemplary Education, Training, Research, Advocacy and Consultancy in the field of educational development and community empowerment.

To ensure cost-effective, quality assured educational programs for the benefit of Public Sector and Social Sector including NGOs and Donors.

To develop and implement various interventions for promoting Public Private Donor Partnerships across Pakistan.

To coordinate with donor sponsored national institutions and to provide sustainability of projects & programs.

To support public private partnership access on district and provincial level in Pakistan.

To provide media outreach for community mobilization and educational awareness programs to raise awareness and understanding of education and literacy initiatives.

Change – in Education is a derivative of Roots School System (RSS), one of the largest private sector education systems in Pakistan, which has been established since April 1988 by Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq (Aizaz-e-Fazeelat), a dynamic and revolutionary teacher motivated with enthusiasm and missionary spirit in the field of education.

 

Roots School System has gained recognition as an International educational institution recognized at National as well as International level commonly labeled as a school of achievement, excellence, excitement, opportunity and discovery. Roots School System is a model institution styled on the modern educational system of International standards especially designed to meet the requirements of the child in his early, formative years by involving the three E’s EXPOSURE, EXPANSION AND EXPLORATION.

 

Change – in Education today has helped establish benchmarks for quality education promotion, fairness, and community mobilization in the public and rural education sector of Pakistan. Today, Change – in Education is growing rapidly as an independent social sector educational organization by taking up challenging projects, collaborating and partnering with various national and international education organizations and community stakeholders, maintaining a diverse portfolio of projects and initiatives. Change – in Education is continuously evolving itself for the educational challenges of the 21st century, as it strives to make its mark in the educational landscape of Pakistan as a leading Education Development Organization, thus sponsoring larger social change.

 

For the last 24 years at Roots School System we have sponsored educational change, opportunity, achievement, excellence and excitement across communities, towns, cities through our student centered education system.

Roots today is beyond education and schooling; it is changing the national education landscape through its award winning curriculum, beyond the classroom teaching and learning initiatives, teacher training programs, qualifications, results, achievements, thus promoting ‘social change’ and ‘community re-engineering’. The foundations of our perspective at Roots are the things we have always stood for celebrating, diversity, creativity, vitality & excellence. Our main goal in education is to provide an environment where each child across Pakistan aspires for excellence in all fields of life. To succeed in achieving the desired goal, we would need not only the devotion and dedication of the government, but also the total commitment of the citizens and community at large, as well as the fullest cooperation of the Non Governmental and Donor Organizations to help scale Pakistan onto the path of progress and prosperity in the comity of nations.

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Change – in Education is a social and development sector initiative by Pakistan’s leading private education system Roots School System. Change-in Education is not only a philanthropic but a social and sustainable change to help mainstream public education system, on enriched standards of private sector schools. “We intend to deliver quality, affordable yet sustainable education for the masses of Pakistan.”

Education is fundamental to development and growth. Access to education, which is a basic human right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, is also a strategic development investment. The human mind makes possible all other development achievements, from health advances and agricultural innovation to infrastructure construction and private sector growth. For Pakistan to reap these benefits fully—both by learning from the stock of global ideas and through innovation—it needs to unleash the potential of the human mind. And there is no better tool for doing so than education. Equal treatment in education for girls and boys is a human right, and it is also a means of unlocking gains in other areas. Expanding and improving education is the key to adapting to change and confronting the challenges faced today. Simply put, investments in quality education lead to more rapid and sustainable economic growth and development. Educated individuals are more employable, able to earn higher wages, cope better with economic shocks, and raise healthier children. Although Pakistan has made great strides over the past few years towards the Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education and gender equity, an abundance of evidence shows that many children and youth in the country leave school without having learned much at all.

The overarching goal at CIE is not just schooling, but learning. For this, we support and promote country-level reforms of the education system and invest in building a global knowledge base powerful enough to guide those reforms. Change-in Education within a small span of time has come a very long way achieving many milestones and successfully completing one project after another. With the combined passion of an enthusiastic, extremely dedicated, motivated and a team that is known for its exemplary professional standards, today Change-in Education offers a diverse range of services and our portfolio is not only limited to the provision of educational activities and consultancy such as school adoption, child education, school development & improvement activities, capacity building of teachers and school leaders and vocational training but we also work in the areas of Gender Equality, Health and Nutrition, Livelihood and Rural Sustainability, Mobile Literacy and ICT Integration, Entrepreneurship and Vocational Education, Community Empowerment, Education in Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness.

Education is the single most common factor that can lead to enhanced socio economic productivity, quality of life and empowerment of all. Enrollment rates remain low and efficient and equitable access to education is proving to be elusive to majority of the people in Pakistan. The only solution to this is Public Private Partnerships. Public Private Partnerships are the only strategic way of expanding and ensuring equitable access of quality education and improving learning outcomes in Pakistan. We believe that with a properly coordinated and well synergized cooperation between the government and private education sector, we can do miracles to promote quality education in Pakistan with access, equity, quality and achievement. Future of Pakistan in the 21st century lies in the quality of education which empowers our people with the skills to become creative and innovative. It enables our children with the art of critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, communication, collaboration and teamwork, citizenship and local and global, personal and social responsibility.

Having won the coveted accolade, CSR Business Excellence Award 2012, we are headed in the right direction and I strongly believe that we can bring a sustainable change in the Education landscape of Pakistan and become a major stepping stone towards targeting one of the most pertinent problems in Pakistan. Help us bring about this change before it’s too late.

“Be a part of the Change.”

Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq
Founder & CEO
Change in Education – Pakistan
Head Office: No 454, Street No 16, Chaklala Scheme-III,
Rawlapindi, Pakistan 46000