In the Hundred Spotlight on Quality Education for All during the Coronavirus, POWER99 Foundation’s ‘Broad Class – Listen to Learn’ program from Pakistan has featured.
In collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), HundrED Finland has officially published its emergency Spotlight report on Quality Education for All During COVID-19. In this report, 30 simple, easy to use and inspiring education solutions have been featured.
From Pakistan, POWER99 Foundation’s educational program Broad Class – Listen to Learn ‘Parhai Caro Na’ has been included in the list. POWER99 Foundation is basically a non-profit organization that has been implementing “Broad Class – Listen to Learn” Interactive Radio Instruction Program.
The aim of the program is to enhance literacy and numeracy in primary grades of public schools in ICT, KP, Balochistan, and Sindh. This is helping over 200,000 students, heads/teachers, parents/communities and school council members.
In the report, it is stressed that educators need to be supported with easy, simple and effective solutions amid the current global pandemic.
Furthermore, the report incorporates ideas from the HundrED research team and perspectives from educators and students on the opportunities and challenges faced by them.
Founder & Creative Director of HundrED, Saku Tuominen said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has created immediate and unprecedented challenges in education. Excellence and equity, cornerstones of good education systems, are being challenged in every part of the world. Our greatest concern is that differences in parental involvement and access to technology exacerbate inequality. At the same time, as in every major challenge, this is an opportunity to improve.”