IREAD believes in four core values that ensure the success and sustainability of all programs. Those values are CAPE!
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.A., PDP., RCIC
Board of Directors, Director
, B.Comm (Hon), MBA, ICD.D
Board of Directors, Director
Ms. May Virji
Uganda Country Representative
Fida Hassan Khan
Pakistan Field Team, Program Manager
Mr. Zohran Shah
Pakistan Field Team, Community Relations Officer
Mr. Robert Michael Masaba
Uganda Field Team, Program Manager
Mr. Richard Masereje
Uganda, Legal Counsel
Ms. Fauzia Karmali
Uganda Field Team, Community Liaison Officer
Ms. Khanam Hajee
Uganda ECD Centre Development Co-ordinator
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 2017 IREAD had built 10 ECD Centres in Northern Pakistan and 6 in Uganda. We had 1475 children attending these 16 centres and had trained 59 ECD teachers.
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.
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
All administrative and operating costs for IREAD are met by a private family foundation. Therefore 100% of all donations go directly to the projects.
All donations over $10.00 are eligible for an Official Tax Receipt.
IREAD can also accept publicly traded securities as donations.
For volunteer opportunities both in Canada and at the project sites overseas please talk to us.
For more information about donating to IREAD or supporting our activities, please contact Noor Jaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IREAD received charitable registration from the Canada Revenue Agency in February 2013.
Registration number: 85778 2718 RR0001
Pays for a 2 day upgrading and in-service training of one ECD teacher annually.
Buys a uniform for a child for 2 years
Pays the school fees and lunch for a child for 1 year
Initial certification training course of one ECD teacher / caregiver
School fees and lunch for the entire 3 year ECD program from age 3 to 6 for one child
ECD school supplies for a centre for one year
Maintenance and upkeep of the school structures for one centre for one year
Lunch program for the entire year for one centre
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