IREAD believes in four core values that ensure the success and sustainability of all programs. Those values are CAPE!
BUILD AN ECD CENTRE
IREAD would be pleased to speak with you if you would like to work with us to establish an ECD Centre in a village in Uganda or Pakistan where ECD is not currently offered.
A new IREAD ECD Centre requires cash donation of between $50,000 CDN and $70,000 CDN which covers construction and labour costs, fixtures and furniture, start-up learning and teaching supplies, and teacher training, as well as a donation of land from the local community (which IREAD arranges). Donors have naming rights to the school.
Dr. Noor Jaffer
BDS., LDSRCS., FAGD
Board of Directors, Chairman
Minaz B. Abji
Board of Directors, Vice-Chair
Dr. Jodi Gergely
Board of Directors, Secretary / Treasurer
, B.Comm (Hon), MBA, ICD.D
Board of Directors, Director
Ms. May Virji
Uganda Country Representative
Mr. Zohran Shah
Pakistan Field Team, Community Relations Officer
Mr. Richard Masereje
Uganda, Legal Counsel
Ms. Khanam Hajee
Uganda ECD Centre Development Co-ordinator
Ms. Fauzia Karmali
Uganda Field Team, Community Liaison Officer
Mr. Alfred Okuozoni
Uganda Field Team, Program Manager
Uganda Field Team, Program Manager
The IREAD field team identifies villages that need an ECD Centre for which they are willing to donate land and elect a Centre Management Committee (CMC)
IREAD signs a written agreement with the CMC that specifies the amount of unskilled labour and local materials they will provide for the construction of the centre. This ensures that costs are well contained
- The Aga Khan Education Service Pakistan (AKESP)
- The Aga Khan University’s Professional Development Centre in Chitral (PDCC)
- Eagle Eye Education Institute (EEEI) - Chitral
- The Madrassa Early Childhood Program Uganda (MECPU) of the Aga Khan Foundation
By February 2020 IREAD will have built 10 Early Childhood Development Centres in Uganda and 11 ECD Centres in Northern Pakistan. 2,500 children are expected to enrol in ECD at IREAD Centres in 2019.
The centres in Uganda are certified and registered with the Ministry of Education and follow the national ECD curriculum.
The centres in Pakistan are monitored by the Aga Khan Education Services and follow their curriculum.
10/11/19 - Esmail & Yasmin Banji
10/12/19 - Nadia, Afzal & Neetika Hemani
02/23/17 - Shamji Gomba ECD Resource Centre
02/26/17 - Laila & Sami ECDResource Centre
08/20/15 - ROEL ECD Centre
08/21/15 - Hajee ECD Resource Centre
08/21/15 - Mary's Shining Stars ECD Centre
01/27/15 - Aziz Dedhar ECD Resource Centre
10/01/12 - Shenny ECD Centre
09/30/12 - Yasmin ECD Centre
09/29/12 - Shamji ECD Centre
09/28/12 - Firuz ECD Centre
09/28/12 - Rose ECD Centre
PHOTOS OF UGANDA SCHOOLS
PHOTOS OF PAKISTAN SCHOOLS
Every dollar you donate goes to deliver ECD to Ugandan and Pakistani children. 100% of IREAD’s administrative costs are met by a grant from a private family foundation.
Except for three paid field team members (Uganda) and a part-time executive director
(Canada), IREAD is supported by volunteers in Uganda and Pakistan who help to deliver and
oversee our projects, and by a committed and very engaged volunteer Board of Directors.
Volunteers often travel to IREAD sites and meetings at their own expense, for which we are most humbled and grateful.
IREAD can accept publicly traded securities as donations.
Donations over $10 will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
Charitable Registration Number: 85778 2718 RR0001
Buys school uniforms for 3 children
Pays for initial training of one new teacher
Pays school fees for 10 students for one term
Buys school uniforms for 25 children
Pays for ECD school supplies for a centre for one year
Pays school fees for 10 students for one year
Provides nutritious lunches for an entire ECD Centre for one year
Pays for maintenance and upkeep of one ECD Centre for one year
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