Project Lead(s): Aisha Yousafzai
Pakistan is coping with a large school dropout rate. A proven strategy to reduce this number is enrolment in high-quality preschool programs that bolster young children’s school readiness.
With funding from Saving Brains, Aga Khan University is developing a preschool curriculum supported by a community and district government engagement strategy. This interactive school readiness curriculum, which is delivered by “Community Youth Leaders,” aged 18 to 24, will ease the transition to primary school and reduce dropout rates among Pakistani children aged 6 to 7.
It is anticipated that roughly 300 children will participate in the pilot study.