Four New IREAD ECD Centres Open in Uganda
IREAD believes in four core values that ensure the success and sustainability of all programs. Those values are CAPE!
IREAD Board of Directors
Dr. Noor Jaffer
BDS., LDSRCS., FAGD
Minaz B. Abji
Dr. Jodi Gergely
Director, Secretary / Treasurer
B.Comm (Hon), MBA, ICD.D
IREAD USA Board of Directors
Minaz B. Abji
B.A., M.A., J.D.
Director, Secretary / Treasurer
IREAD Field Team
Ms. May Virji
Uganda Country Representative
Mr. Zohran Shah
Pakistan Field Team, Community Relations Officer
Mr. Richard Masereje
Uganda, Legal Counsel
Ms. Fauzia Karmali
Uganda Field Team, Community Liaison Officer
Mr. Alfred Okuozoni
Uganda Field Team, Program Manager
Ms. Hamida Khetani
Uganda ECD Curriculum Development
Mr. Fredrick Kitakule
Uganda Community Liaison Officer
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
- Rotary Club of Kampala Day Break and other local Rotary Clubs
IREAD has built 10 Early Childhood Development Centres in Uganda and 11 ECD Centres in Northern Pakistan. IREAD’s ambitious 2020 plans include building an additional 3 ECD Centres in Uganda and another 2 in Pakistan, bring the total number of IREAD ECD Centres to 26.
2,500 children are expected to enrol in ECD at IREAD Centres in 2020.
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.
3/04/20 - Jiwan Abji ECD Centre
2/27/20 - Nathoo ECD Centre
2/26/20 - Samnani ECD Centre
2/25/20 - Safir Hajee ECD and the Kassam Resource Centres
10/11/19 - Esmail & Yasmin Banji ECD Centre
10/12/19 - Nadia, Afzal & Neetika Hemani ECD Centre
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
NEW SCHOOL INAUGGURATIONS IN PAKISTAN
All administrative and operating costs for IREAD are met by a private family foundation. Therefore 100% of all donations go directly to the projects.
Except for three paid field team members (Uganda) and a part-time administrator, IREAD and IREAD USA are supported by volunteers in Uganda and Pakistan who help to deliver and oversee IREAD projects, and by the very committed and engaged volunteer Boards of Directors of IREAD and IREAD USA. Volunteers often travel to IREAD sites and meetings at their own expense, for which we are most humbled and grateful.
IREAD and IREAD USA can accept donations of publicly traded securities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Your donation will help us to continue to give children the best start possible.
DONATIONS IN CANADIAN DOLLARS
Your donation will be administered by the Institute for Rural Education And Development, a charity registered in Canada: 85778 2718 RR0001. Donors will receive a charitable receipt for Canadian tax purposes.
DONATIONS IN US DOLLARS
Your donation will be administered by the Institute for Rural Education And Development USA, a registered USA 501(c)(3) charity, EIN: 84-1917790. Donors will receive a charitable receipt for US tax purposes.
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 a donation of between $50,000 and $70,000 CAN or $38,000 and $53,000 USD. The donation covers construction and labour costs, fixtures and furniture, start-up learning and teaching supplies, and teacher training. IREAD arranges a donation of land from the community, and the community provides unskilled labour to the construction team. 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: