DIL Annual Report Draft V3

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<ul><li><p>Each child has the right to get an education and live a happy and prosperous life. Education makes girls confident and gives them the opportunity to take part in every field. Reema Bibi8th grade DIL student ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014</p></li><li><p>While Pakistan's constitution guarantees that every child has a right to education and the government oers free public education, a good education policy and a strong national curriculum, quality education has yet to be defined. Developments in Literacy (DIL) is a unique player in Pakistan's education landscape we are at the forefront of defining quality education in the context of urban and rural schools in underprivileged areas of Pakistan where 75% of the population resides. By providing appropriate materials in a safe, joyful learning environment and pairing that with a state of the art curriculum enhancement program and extracurricular activities, our students are gaining proficiency in 21st century skills which will empower them for success beyond school. </p><p>Academically, the results are clear DIL students are excelling in standardized testing above the national average, and our primary grade students are excelling in math and reading stories at levels far above their cohorts in Pakistan. DIL continues to mine knowledge at the global level and localizes it to make it more eective and useful to rural students and teachers. IT provides an excellent example of how this has worked. Through a USAID-funded project, DIL has open-sourced and recorded 500 learning videos customized to the needs of the rural teacher. Over the next 5 years, the organization plans to grow the number of schools we are managing. A key goal is to establish a presence in Balochistan and south Punjab. DIL's successes are ready for replication in public and other low-income schools, and therein lies our pathway to scale. We are assisting local nonprofits to better run and resource their schools, train their teachers and improve their learning outcomes. We plan to expand our outreach to eectively impact the education landscape across Pakistan.</p><p>All of this has been possible because of the support of donors like you. We are honored that you have chosen to make DIL your charity of choice and share in our passion for life-changing quality education. With your support, we will continue to empower every child for success in school and beyond!</p><p>Best, </p><p> Founder &amp; CEODevelopments in Literacy</p></li><li><p>I work and I go to school. Even if I am very tired, I like to learn to read and write. I feel so happy in school, </p><p>I WISH ALL CHILDREN COULD FEEL SAFE AND HAPPY. </p><p>Deeder Ali, 7-year-old DIL student</p><p>READ MORE ON PAGE 6 </p></li><li><p>Proogram Overview</p><p>SCHOOL PROGRAMDILs network of schools stabilized at 120 campuses across three provinces, enrolling 18,719 students (October 31st, 2013). This represents a 10% growth in enrollment over the previous year. DIL also maintained its girl-centric focus, with a 67% female enrollment. The program was staed with 917 teachers and 100 principals, with 82% of the enrollment at primary level. The program maintained a 21:1 student teacher ratio and the drop out rate was a negligible 0.5%, compared to the national dropout rate of 45%. </p><p>One new campus was constructed in 2013, and currently, one-third of DIL schools are housed in purpose-built buildings. The organization continues to invest in upgrading infrastructure across the entire network, to keep up with the needs for added enrollment.</p><p>2013 represents the inaugural year in which standardized exams were conducted across all campuses for English, Math, Urdu and Science. The Curriculum Development team completed teacher resource guides and materials to enhance 6th grade learning, and DIL now has in place learning and teaching support materials to deliver quality education from Nursery to 6th grade. </p><p>ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMMINGCornerstones of DILs school program credited for confidence building and the natural curiosity our students demonstrate are the IT and Reading initiatives the organization has in place. Three additional computer labs were added during the year, taking to 51 the total number of computer labs we have at our numerous school sites. DIL also provided laptops at 10 school sites, and by the end of 2013, some 31 sites had internet-enabled facilities. </p><p>DIL added three new libraries in 2013, bringing the total of dedicated libraries to 52. The team designed and distributed DIL-branded library material (including book stickers, library stamp, accession &amp; circulation registers) to ensure standard library practices across the board. They also developed and introduced a Library Manual to ensure standard library practices in all schools. </p><p>Also in 2013, some 34 sites were staed with trained librarians. The librarians were trained on eective management and utilization of library resources and DIL procured and distributed an additional 20,000 library books in 2013, bringing to 89,000 the number of books in DIL libraries.</p></li><li><p>TEACHER TRAININGThe DIL Teacher Training Program benefitted 1,317 teachers in 2013 and each teacher received an average of 150 hours of professional training. Teachers were trained in subject specific content knowledge as well as pedagogy. Through pre and post testing, the teachers have demonstrated measurable improvements in concept clarity and proficiency, and with the added support of peer mentors and on site observations, DIL trained teachers self-report higher levels of confidence. The training has also borne itself out in DIL students strong academic scores in standardized testing in math, English and Urdu.</p><p>SUCCESS BEYOND SCHOOLDIL students are empowered for success beyond school. In 2013, 2,287 students matriculated out of the DIL system (either at 5th /8th/10th grades). This represents an increase of 20% over the previous year. Of them, 528 students received continuing education scholarships, 15 enrolled in internships and a total of 345 beneficiaries (student graduates and community members) trained at DILs vocational training centers in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunwa. Also in 2013, a number of microenterprises were launched with DIL female graduated blazing the way for women in rural underprivileged communities. </p><p>DIL SchoolCity or Town</p></li><li><p>As the sole provider in his household, Deedar Alis biggest challenge is doing his schoolwork and keeping pace with his peers</p><p>Deedar is 7 years old and a DIL student. The more I walk in the fields and through the market with my tray full of chickpeas and </p><p>masala, the more I sell, so its hard for me to justify going home early to do my homework </p><p>sometimes.</p><p>Deedars other mission: Giving advice to the girls he sees working in the fields.</p><p>I tell them to go to school, I give them my own example, I work and I go to school, even if I am very tired, I like to learn to read and write. I feel so happy in school, I wish all children could feel safe and happy. It is only when he leaves the schoolyard that Deedars chest begins to tighten as the burden of being his mothers sole provider weighs on him:</p><p>I only make 50 rupees some days, those days I keep massaging the coins in my hand and I keep crying all the way home, because I know my mother will be sad, she used to work hard for us as housemaid, but then she got sick.</p><p>Deedars father divorced his mother, leaving her with three sons. Deedar is the youngest and the only one willing to help her eke out a survival existence.</p><p>I have two older brothers, they work as laborers, and I fight with them everyday, but they refuse to give my mother money, they come home drunk, and one day I will kick them out, when I am large enough. But for now I will just sell chickpeas to protect my mother. They says let her starve, she is useless. I cry when I hear that. But when they leave I tell her about the stories I read in school, she likes that.</p><p>Fatima Najm (@fatimazn), cofounder of Creatives Against Poverty</p></li><li><p>When she heard about the possibility of a school in her village, Farzanas heartbeat quickened.</p><p>Farzana Habib was married at twelve to a man three times her age. I knew he was very old, but I had no choice. But I was happy because he let me run (informal) classes for young girls, mostly about Quran, but we used the classes to discuss issues of girls, in an Islamic (context).</p><p>I talked to all the mothers, I invited them to Quran classes to discuss the DIL school, I encouraged them to send the girls, told them it was an opportunity.</p><p>When Farzana persisted, the mothers told her that if she could somehow get permission to attend DILs school, then they would entrust their daughters to her care. Farzana realized that she was being asked to chaperone the girls. She played the role of an intermediary, monitoring the new ideas their daughters were being exposed to.</p><p>I knew my husband would never allow me to go to school, so I convinced my mother to lie for me. I hid one uniform at her place, and one uniform at my cousins place and started to learn lessons with the girls. Women laughed because I was much older than the other girls, but I didnt care, I was learning and it felt like a dream for to get new knowledge.</p><p>Some days her husband, who began to fall sick, would stay home to rest. On those days she would send a child with a message to the teachers apologizing and asking for the days' lessons. The teachers would stay late, and go over the lessons again aer school was closed so that she could keep up to speed. Farzana and the girls began to read, earning the respect of the community with their speedy progress.</p><p>Her husband eventually died, either of gas fumes he inhaled at work, or of old age, I dont </p></li><li><p>OUR SCHOOLS</p></li><li><p>PUNJAB PROVINCE</p><p>SINDH PROVINCE</p><p>KHYBER-PAKHTUNWA PROVINCE</p><p>9,208317</p><p>STUDENTS</p><p>TEACHERS</p><p>31 SCHOOLS</p><p>2,974145</p><p>STUDENTS</p><p>TEACHERS</p><p>32 SCHOOLS</p><p>9,456473</p><p>STUDENTS</p><p>TEACHERS</p><p>57 SCHOOLS</p><p>DIL SchoolCity or Town</p></li><li><p>2013-14FACTS120CAMPUSES</p><p>18,719STUDENTS ENROLLED </p><p>180,877CUMULATIVE ENROLLED1990 - PRESENT</p><p>21 to 1STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO</p><p>89,000LIBRARY BOOKS</p><p>51COMPUTER LABS</p><p>1,017TEACHERS &amp; PRINCIPALS</p><p>70%STUDENTS HAVE ACCESSTO TECHNOLOGY</p><p>HOW YOUR FUNDS ARE APPLIED</p><p>89%PROGRAMS</p><p>6% FUNDRAISING5% ADMINISTRATION</p></li><li><p>Finances as of June 30, 2014Revenues and Support</p><p>ExpensesProgram Services</p><p>Federal State Contract &amp; Grant RevenueOther Contract RevenueLA Income - OSHPD HSD34083FIncome - SSIMiscellaneous IncomeInterest/Dividends IncomeGrantFederal Child Care Food ProgramRental IncomeEarly Head StartFund RaisingIn-kind Donations </p><p>Consultants - MedicalDietaryEmployee BenefitsEmployee Physical ExamFlex Fund ExpenseFoodFSP MembersIn-Kind ServicesInsuranceLab FeesLinen &amp; BeddingOther CostsOutside ServicesPharmacy, In - PatientProgram SuppliesRental/Leasing EquipmentRetirement ExpenseSalaries and WagesTraining, Travel and Mileage ExpenseUse Allowance</p><p>Total Revenues and Support</p><p>Total Program Services Expenses</p><p>2,370,15824,605</p><p>3,460,37513,151</p><p>341,633419,222</p><p>24,296-</p><p>254,63985,908</p><p>142,533-</p><p>1,951,182263,693111,964471,081406,879</p><p>17,680,555156,382</p><p>-</p><p>--</p><p>3,846,223--</p><p>721,647-</p><p>168,023---</p><p>2,478,5703,580,823</p><p>-446,458</p><p>--</p><p>9,247,8857,039</p><p>48,261</p><p>2,370,15824,605</p><p>7,306,59813,151</p><p>341,6331,140,869</p><p>24,296168,023254,639</p><p>85,908142,533</p><p>2,478,5705,532,005</p><p>263,693558,422471,081406,879</p><p>26,928,440163,421</p><p>48,261</p><p>---</p><p>31,894,243127,004</p><p>42,703352,983</p><p>4,251128,000</p><p>61,04410,09218,11816,887</p><p>2,714-</p><p>20,115,0102,401,721</p><p>13,625----</p><p>524------</p><p>168,023</p><p>20,115,0102,401,721</p><p>13,62531,894,243</p><p>127,00442,703</p><p>352,9834,775</p><p>128,00061,04410,09218,11816,887</p><p>2,714168,023</p><p>Primary CareHealth Care</p><p>Education andTherapy Total</p><p>$32,658,039 $22,698,903 $55,356,942</p><p>$28,178,256 $20,544,929 $48,723,185</p></li><li><p>Sara Abbasi, Chairperson</p><p>Fiza Shah, Founder and CEO</p><p>Marilyn WyattMehar Patel</p><p>Muhammad ShahzadNajmi SarwarShaila Zamir</p><p>Tasnim ShaheryarWajid Mirza</p><p>Anja ManuelHenna InamHaris KhanIkram U. Khan, M.D.Jane WalesKashif ZafarKavita RamdasDr Maleeha LodhiNasser A. Ahmad</p><p>Developments in Literacy17320 Red Hill Avenue, Suite 120</p><p>Irvine, CA 92614</p><p>Developments in Literacy (DIL) educates and empowers </p><p>underprivileged students, especially girls, by operating </p><p>student-centered model schools; and provides high-quality </p><p>professional development to teachers and principals </p><p>across Pakistan.</p><p>Advisory Board Board of Directors</p></li></ul>