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IREAD VALUES

IREAD believes in four core values that ensure the success and sustainability of all programs. Those values are CAPE!

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CAPE

Child Focus

Holistic child development focused on evidence-based Early Childhood Development. (ECD)

Child Focused

Accountability

To our donors to ensure that all donations are effectively used. We demand accountability from our beneficiaries in the field to ensure our centres are run effectively and efficiently.

Accountability

Partnershops

With local communities, NGOs, educational centres, students and parents

Partnerships

Empowerment

IREAD empowers local communities, training them to organize, run and maintain the ECD Centre. Villagers are recruited and trained as ECD teachers and caregivers creating employment and career opportunities.

Empowerment

WHY EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT?

Benefits of Early Child Development Programs
Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs are a highly effective means of strengthening society by ensuring that its individual members live up to their full potential.

Children who participate in these programs tend to be more successful later in school, are more competent socially and emotionally and show better verbal, intellectual and physical development than children who are not enrolled in such quality programs. Benefits of ECD interventions can be found in the following areas:

  • Higher intelligence scores

  • Higher and timelier school enrolment

  • Less grade repetition and lower dropout rates

  • Higher school completion rates

  • Improved nutrition and health status

  • Improved social and emotional behaviour

  • Improved parent-child relationship

  • Increased earning potential and economic self-sufficiency as an adult

  • Increased female labor force participation

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.

If you would like to learn more about working with IREAD to establish a new IREAD ECD Centre please contact Noor Jaffer, IREAD Founder/President, at noor@iread.org or by phone at 403-680-2349.

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IREAD TEAM

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Dr. Noor Jaffer
BDS., LDSRCS., FAGD

Board of Directors, Chairman

Minaz B. Abji B.A., MBA

Minaz B. Abji
MBA

Board of Directors, Vice-Chair

Dr. Jodi Gergely BSc., DMD

Dr. Jodi Gergely
BSc., DMD

Board of Directors, Secretary / Treasurer

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Susan Brown
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Board of Directors, Director

 

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Dianne Fehr

Executive Director

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Ms. May Virji

Uganda Country Representative

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Mr. Zohran Shah

Pakistan Field Team, Community Relations Officer

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Mr. Richard Masereje

Uganda, Legal Counsel

Khanam Hajee

Ms. Khanam Hajee

Uganda ECD Centre Development Co-ordinator

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Ms. Fauzia Karmali

Uganda Field Team, Community Liaison Officer

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Mr. Alfred Okuozoni

Uganda Field Team, Program Manager

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ABOUT IREAD

PARTNERS

IREAD partners with rural communities and local NGOs.

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

Collaborating Organizations:

  • 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

PROJECTS

IREAD has built ECD Centres in Northern Pakistan and Uganda.

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.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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

GIFT SUGGESTIONS

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$26 CDN

Buys school uniforms for 3 children

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$53 CDN

Pays for initial training of one new teacher

Pakistan (34 of 36)

$132 CDN

Pays school fees for 10 students for one term

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$224 CDN

Buys school uniforms for 25 children

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$297 CDN

Pays for ECD school supplies for a centre for one year

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$389 CDN

Pays school fees for 10 students for one year

Uganda Children

$660 CDN

Provides nutritious lunches for an entire ECD Centre for one year

School

$1,188 CDN

Pays for maintenance and upkeep of one ECD Centre for one year

Donate any Amount

Support IREAD with a donation of any amount. Your transaction is secure and will be processed through our Stripe integration. A charitable receipt for tax purposes will be issued by IREAD and forwarded to the email address you provide when you make your donation through Stripe.

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ONLINE DONATIONS IN US DOLLARS

Supporters who wish to receive a receipt for US tax purposes may donate through GlobalGiving.
Your receipt for US tax purposes will be issued by GlobalGiving.

CONTACT US

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