This story is part of our COVID-19 Response.
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The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in the official suspension of face-to-face classes at all TCF Schools across Pakistan. TCF operates schools in the poorest and most vulnerable communities of the country. We understand that our students have little or no access to digital resources such as computers or internet. Therefore, we are trying to stay connected with more than 266,000 students and their families through a variety of viable distance learning methods. These include:
TCF Tele-School Initiative
We have collaborated with the Federal Ministry of Education in Pakistan and PTV Teleschool, to produce a TV show for children by the name of “Ilm Ka Aangan”
The programme is structured around an ECE (early childhood education) model that TCF follows in its classrooms. Each episode contains theme-based videos, activities, a storytelling session by renowned actor Sania Saeed, a physical exercise segment and much more. You can also watch these episodes on our YouTube channel.
The TCF team is also putting together 2 editions of its edutainment magazine “Ilm ka Aangan” for Primary and Secondary students. These magazines include activities that aim to develop students’ literacy, numeracy and socioemotional skills. Concepts related to digital literacy are also being included in the secondary level edition.
Every two weeks, TCF students collect new copies of the magazine from their schools and drop off the completed ones for teachers’ feedback. A total of 10 issues are being planned from now till September 2020.
All these efforts have been made possible because of your generosity and support to TCF. Thank you for standing by us in these uncertain times.