Category Education

Big Data, Bigger Questions

What happens when teachers and leaders commit to having an impact on their students who live in poverty? What is it about a teacher that makes them have life-changing, transformational impact? These are the big questions that Steven Farr, chief learning and knowledge officer at Teach For All has devoted the past 13 years of his life […]

Tuition industry: A class act?

There is a fine line between help and dependence, and Pakistan’s rapidly growing tuition industry seems headed towards the latter. Over the past decade, tutors and tuition academies in the country have mushroomed significantly in all forms and sizes — from single-room classrooms to multi-storied tuition centres. The grind now begins with parents enrolling three-year-olds […]

Investing in our ideals

In 1995, 12-year-old Iqbal Masih was murdered by a ‘carpet-mafia’ after having escaped from bonded labour. For those who don’t know, at the age of four Masih was forced into child labour at a carpet factory after his mother could afford nothing else. When he ran away at the age of 10, his story was […]