Helping school children in Pakistan develop emotional intelligence through Caring for Life Education

We are delighted to announce that ACTAsia’s multi award-winning Caring for Life (CFL) curriculum for children will be introduced into schools in Pakistan at the start of the academic year in 2020.

The curriculum was recently officially approved by the Pakistan government’s Sindh Education Learning Department, as a three-year Pilot Project for primary schools in Sindh Province.

ACTAsia is pleased to collaborate with our partner group, Join Hands, a national NGO registered in Pakistan, which works in cooperation with the Pakistan government’s Sindh Education Foundation. An official Memorandum of Understanding was signed in November 2019, in preparation for its launch in January 2020.

The lessons are based on the United Nations (UNESCO) Four Pillars of Education: learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together, and learning to be. As an initiative in humane education, CFL will lead today’s children towards a more compassionate, equal and sustainable future.

Initially the curriculum will be taught in 50 schools, and this number will increase by 50 schools each year. During November, ACTAsia will visit Pakistan to hold training workshops for Master Trainers, school teachers and officials. An evaluation process will be established, monitored and evaluated by ACTAsia’s consultant from City University of New York, with the results presented to the Pakistan Government and published in academic journals.

“Join Hands is thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking initiative to bring Caring For Life Education to primary schools in Sindh,” said Sabrina Sehbai, Director of Join Hands. “We applaud the vision of our partners at the Sindh Education Foundation, and are particularly grateful for the tireless support of Managing Director Mr Abdul Kabir Kazi and Director Ms Shahpara Rizvi. We look forward to this collaboration and the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead for us all.”