Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan

by Al-Mustafa Welfare Society
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan
Empower Girls with College Education in Pakistan

Field trips serve one vital function as far as education is concerned. They link the classroom experience with the outside world. In doing so, they improve learning and give both the learner and educator valued practical experience. Keeping this aim in mind, Khadija Girls College organized field trips for its students to the State Bank's Museum & Art Gallery and Quaid-e-Azam House.

STATE BANK MUSEUM

The trip to the State Bank of Pakistan Museum allowed our young students to learn about SBP's history, money and coins, monetary policy and its evolving role over time. The connected art gallery showcased the valuable work of legendary Pakistani artists like Sadequain and Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq. The SPB Museum staff gave a detailed tour and held an interactive session with the students about the displayed collection of coins, money, stamps and historical photographs. At the end of the tour, students shopped around the Souvenir shop buying small items depicting the local craftsmanship.

THE FLAGSTAFF HOUSE

The Quaid-e-Azam House, also known as the Flagstaff House, is a museum dedicated to the personal life of Mr Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Father of the Nation. Our students were mesmerized to experience the frozen history inside the glistering yellow stones building. Students got to learn about the lifestyle of life of our beloved Quaid. The Flagstaff House displayed the furniture, dresses, crockery, pictures, books and cars used by Mr Jinnah. The tour guide Mr Rashid gave students an extensive round of the building while informing them about the historical importance of the architectural masterpiece.  

A total of around 100 students visited the SBP Museum and Flagstaff House in three different groups along with 10 teachers. Enthused students took selfies outside the museums. At the end of each visit, students were served refreshments and juice. Both the trips were informative experience for the students of Khadija Girls college.

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Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent efforts.

One of the essential criteria for measuring the quality of an educational institution is the Results achieved by the students in the annual Board Examination. Our Girls have always been applauded for being the best on different curricular and extracurricular platforms. Their outstanding performance is indeed the result of the efforts made by KGC's Board, Faculty and the students themselves. 

Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, our students managed to achieve commendable results in their HSC Intermediate Board Examination for the year 2021. 

 Following is the summary of grades/marks attained by students.

  • Pre-Medical Results
  1. Students of XII Pre-Medical attained terrific results in board exams with 9 A1 and 10 A grades. Our distinguished students achieved 94.5%, 92.3% and 90.6% marks.
  2. From XI Pre-Medical, the highest scorer attained 79% marks.
  • Commerce Results
  1. Our XII Commerce students accomplished equally excellent results by scoring 10 A-1 and 13 A grades in their board exams. The distinction holders scored 88% and 87% marks. 
  2. From XI Commerce, the top 3 scorers achieved 88.9%, 87.5% and 82% marks.
  • Pre-Engineering Results
  1. From XII Pre-Engineering, the highest scorer student got 80.8% marks.
  2. From XI Pre-Engineering, the highest score attained was 72% marks.
  • Computer Science Results
  1. From XII Computer Science, the highest scorer achieved 85.8% marks.
  2. From XI Computer Science, the highest marks achieved were 75.2%.
  • Humanities Results
  1. From XII Humanities, the top student achieved 77.9% marks
  2. From XI Humanities, the top 3 scorers achieved 85.8%, 83.8% and 80% marks.

Khadija Girls College aims to achieve even higher marks and percentages in their next academic year with their robust teaching system that intends to replace rote learning with curiosity and creativity.

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Girls playing sports is not just about winning gold medals. It is about self-esteem, learning to compete, realising how hard you have to work to achieve your goals. 

At Khadija Girls College, the students are equally interested in sports and other extracurricular activities. Due to the ongoing pandemic and limited academic period, colleges were instructed by the Ministry of education to restrict their extracurricular activities. Here is a short update of some extracurricular competitions our girls took part in.  

1st Position in Qirat Competition 

Last year our student secured the 1st Position in the Qirat (Recitation of Holy Quran in a beautiful voice) competition organised by Government College Korangi No 4.

Semi-Finalists in Inter-College Football Tournament

Our college participated in the Inter-college football tournament. We played against eight teams and managed to reach the semi-finals.

3rd Position in Inter-College Song Competition

Another one of our brilliant students won 3rd Position in the Inter-college song competition held at Abdullah College.

1st Position in Inter-College Poster Competition on Global Warming

Fatmiyah College organised an Inter-college poster competition on “Global Warming, pollution and other environmental issues”, where KGC won 1st Position and brought home a trophy and a laptop.

In previous years, before the pandemic, Khadija Girls College has conducted annual student weeks during which cricket and football tournaments, quiz and debate competitions, cooking, painting, card making, Qirat, singing contests and other sports activities were conducted. We are committed to continuing these extracurricular activities as a platform for student development.

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The academic year 2020-21 for the Colleges in Karachi was cut short due to lockdowns and COVID SOPs restrictions. Keeping this in mind, Karachi intermediate board issued a condensed syllabus and new MCQs based examination guidelines for the academic year 2020-21. Khadija Girls College quickly modified its teaching plans and time schedules in light of these new changes. Subjects with lengthy syllabi were prioritized and assigned more classes in the timetable. Extra classes were conducted on Saturdays for the students struggling and lagging in their lessons.

However, our biggest challenge was to keep our students engaged and concentrated on their studies during the month-long lockdowns. Unfortunately, remote teaching strategies like Zoom classes were not an option for the college, a majority of our students belongs to underprivileged backgrounds. Most of them can’t afford to own laptops, tablets or even internet services. Therefore, we decided to give students comprehensive writing assignments along with reading materials, to be completed during the lockdowns. Teachers were always available on calls, messages and WhatsApp groups for the guidance of their students. Students were assessed and provided one-on-one feedback on these assignments after lockdowns.

The new paper pattern was issued by the intermediate board for the academic year 2020-21. KGC immediately designed their own mock papers under new guidelines. This year we used both Oral and written assessment methods to gauge the progress of the students. Oral assessments emphasised Class presentations and group discussions. While written assessment includes weekly written and MCQs based tests. Khadija College did its best to meet its learning goals during this short but stressful academic year. 96 girls in the first-year intermediate and 123 in second-year intermediate are enrolled to sit in the board examination We are hopeful that these girls will become agents of change not only for their families but also for their communities.

Other COVID SOPs:

Khadija Girls College designed and implemented its COVID SOPs in line with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education and Intermediate board to ensure the safety of its students and staff. Our COVID safety plan focused on three major areas

  • Availability of facilities and infrastructure
  1. Proper washing areas
  2.  Availability of Mask and sanitisers on campus
  3. Adequate ventilation in classes
  4. De-Densification i.e. reduction of classroom size and arrangement of alternate rooms for conducting classes
  5. Post signs in visible locations (e.g., school entrances, restrooms) that promote everyday protective measures
  6. Restrictions on using Communal Spaces like School Canteens especially during break times
  • General SOPs.
  1. Daily screening of student’s temperature
  2. No entry without a mask
  3. Suspension of major student activities including sports to avoid congestion and overcrowding 
  4. A regular schedule for increased routine cleaning and disinfection of classrooms
  • Students and staff training with the aim to:
  1. Teaching basic principle of social distancing
  2. Explaining Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquettes.

We will continue to send you more updates from our college in the coming days.

Till then, take care and keep supporting the women around you. 

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When colleges and universities were allowed to re-open after prolonged lockdown, the ministry of Education along with the Intermediate Board, issued strict Covid Guidelines /SOPs to be implemented and followed across all educational institutions in the country. Khadija Girls College designed and implemented its own Covid SOPs in line with the issued guidelines to ensure the safety of its students and staff. Our Covid safety plan focused on three major areas:

Availability of facilities and modification of infrastructure:

  • Proper washing areas.
  • Availability of Masks and sanitisers at the campus.
  • Adequate ventilation in classrooms.
  • De-densification i.e. reduction of class size and arrangement of alternate rooms for conducting classes.
  • Ensuring a difference of 6 feet between each desk.
  • Post signs in visible locations that promote everyday protective measures.
  • Restrictions on using Communal Spaces like College Canteens especially during break times.
  • Provisions for proper waste disposal.

General Preventive Measures.

  • Daily screening of student’s temperature.
  • No entry without a mask.
  • Suspension of Morning assembly
  • Suspension of major student activities including sports to avoid congestion and overcrowding.
  • Regular schedule for increased routine cleaning and disinfection of classrooms.

Students and staff training.

  • To teach basic principles of social distancing
  • To educate staff and students about when they should stay home
  • To explain Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquettes
  • To encourage staff and students to bring their own water bottle to minimize the use and touching of water taps/ fountains

Donate a Book Drive

In order to foster a sense of social and ethical responsibility in its students, Khadija Girls College conducted a “Donate a Book” drive at the start of the current academic year. Since a great number of our students belongs to underprivileged backgrounds and it is hard for them to afford the expensive academic books. Therefore, the senior students of the college were encouraged to donate their old books to the needy junior students. The senior year students also collected books from their friends, families and acquaintances for the book donation program.

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Al-Mustafa Welfare Society

Location: Karachi, Sind - Pakistan
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Project Leader:
Sarah Ahmed
Karachi, Sind Pakistan
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