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Teacher Training Organized by Khud in Collaboration with Gymboree (Beaconhouse)

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Teacher Training Organized by Khud in Collaboration with Gymboree (Beaconhouse)

Khud in collaboration with Gymboree Pakistan organized a 2 days special teacher training workshop at Beaconhouse Head Office in Lahore. Nearly 18 primary level teachers from Khud’s partner schools benefited from this exciting opportunity. The teachers were given extensive training on topics ranging from class room management, lesson planning, numeracy and phonics.

Reene Rashed carrying out the teacher training workship

Reene Rashed carrying out the teacher training workship

Miss Maryam, a teacher from Mughalpura School said that, "(t)his workshop has provided me a good knowledge about teaching skills and lesson planning. It will certainly help me improve discipline in my class. I also learnt how I can deliver lecture in simple words keeping in regard the I.Q level of the students of my class."

Her colleague Miss Uzma shared her experience, "This workshop was very useful for me. In this workshop I learnt the modern methods to teach the students. I also learnt how to deliver a good lecture in a short time with the help of lesson planning. I personally like the class management rules told by Miss Reene. It will help me improve discipline in my class."

Teachers from partner schools of Khud

Teachers from partner schools of Khud

Miss Parveen from the Zahoor School was the star of the training, she not only actively participated, but also gave constructive feedback regarding the teaching methodologies to her colleagues. She really enjoyed learning about phonetics and said, "This workshop will be very beneficial for me in educational field. Earlier I was not aware of jolly phonics. It will certainly make my lessons more enjoyable and change the learning experience for my students." Primary year’s teacher Miss Fozia also shared her experience with us, "Earlier, I found difficulty in retaining student attention. Now with the help of strategies that Miss Renee has given, I will be able to do that."

At the end of training session, Madam Yasmeen the principal of Zahoor Public School was kind enough to praise the efforts of Khud. She said that such further training would help the under resourced and marginalized schools to developed sophisticated understanding of contemporary teaching practices.

Reene Rashed highlighting class room management strategies.

Reene Rashed highlighting class room management strategies.

The teachers were very excited throughout the training and actively participated in the discussions. Reene Rashed, the teacher trainer, applauded the efforts of the teachers and encouraged them to carry forth this great duty of empowering and teaching the next generation. She was very generous and patient with our teachers, and we would like to extend a special thanks to her. Moreover, we are also thankful to Sophia Kasuri and Farhan Jawa for organizing this training. In near future, Gymboree plans to hold follow up sessions at our partner schools to encourage our teachers to implement the prescribed teaching methodologies in their classrooms.

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Khud Planning Teacher Training in Collaboration with Gymboree Pakistan

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Khud Planning Teacher Training in Collaboration with Gymboree Pakistan

Yesterday, Khud organized a visit of Gymboree Pakistan to Zahoor School. Farhan Jawa (Corporate Manager) & Renee Rashed (Program Development Manager) offered their support to the school. Our visitors were thrilled by the efforts of Yasmeen Shahid (Zahoor School Principal) and passionate teachers, who have been teaching with limited resources. The visitors also met the students of Grade 5, and reviewed Khud’s Self-Learning via technology project.


As a task, the visitors tested the students by asking them to research about Gymboree Pakistan. Within few minutes, student used Google Chrome, opened Gymboree’s page and responded. Mr. Jawa and Mrs. Rashed were both impressed. As  per part of Gymboree Corporate Social Responsibility Effort  (CSR), the company will be organizing a special teacher training program (learning via projects) to enhance the teaching capabilities of Zahoor School's teachers with a focus on Playgroup - Grade 2.

A special thanks to Sophia Kasuri, Director Gymboree Pakistan, for helping making all this happen.

Gymboree Pakistan Khud Zahoor School Lahore

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