Project Name

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Sustainable action to Improve the Library System in Government Schools PROJECT DURATION – 6 Months

Supporting Institute:

Plymouth State University 17 High Street Plymouth, New Hampshire, 032641595 Main Switchboard: (603) 535-5000.

Proposal Proposed by:
Azra Khaskheli SAFE Organization (Sustainable action for Education)
Address: House # B-312 Street # 4 P.I.A Housing Society Gate # 2
Gulistan-e-Johar Karachi

Email: azrakhaskheli@yahoo.com

Sustainable action to Improve the Library System in Government Schools

Project Implementation areas
District Shikarpur, Sindh Pakistan There are 4 Tehsils in Shikarpur where project will be implemented as soft Component Tehsils are:     Tehsil Shikarpur Tehsil Garhi-Yasin Tehsil Khanpur Tehsil Lakhi-Ghullam Shah

Shikarpur District was famous for education and other civic amenities until the first half of the 20th Century, throughout undivided India these included, Rau Bahadur Udhau-Das Tara Chand Hospital, Heeranand Ganga Bai Ladies Hospital, Chella Ram and Seetal Das College, two old High Schools now known as school No: 1 & 2 and Girls College here, are few dignified and marvellous towers, showing outstanding standards of Shikarpurians during that era. For security the city was then protected by seven gates & one window. Now, infra-structure being old constructed, is experiencing lot of problems. Heavy inflow of rural populace, has further burdened this old system, needing immediate over-hauling. District Shikarpur is having total road length of 920.0 kilo meters, including 125.0 kilo meters National Highways and 195.0 kilo meters Provincial Highways. It is thus deficient in road density (0.35 Km2 ) compared with recognized international parameters of development, ( 1km2 ). During last few years, the creeping development activity has taken pace and 71.0 kilo meters of road, 94 nos. schools and number of schemes in drainage, health and other sectors have been completed, under various Programmes. Basically agrarian economy of district Shikarpur is dependent upon non-perennial irrigation system, so the district is practically in Semi Drought Conditions always. Last spell of drought has further worsened this situation, creating heavy unemployment and unsustainable poverty, which without doubt creates serious law & order situations.

MAP District Shikarpur

Sustainable action to Improve the Library System in Government Schools

List of Total Schools of District Shikarpur

List of Total Teachers in District Shikarpur

Sustainable action to Improve the Library System in Government Schools

List of Total Enrollment of Students for Implementing the Project in District Shikarpur
S.No: Category Prefix Tehsil Garhi Yasin Khanpur Lakhi Shikarpur Garhi Yasin Khanpur Lakhi Shikarpur Garhi Yasin Khanpur Lakhi Shikarpur Garhi Yasin Khanpur Lakhi Shikarpur Garhi Yasin Khanpur Lakhi Shikarpur Garhi Yasin Khanpur Lakhi Shikarpur Garhi Yasin Khanpur Lakhi Shikarpur Garhi Yasin Lakhi

TOTAL 20996 13585 19157 23746 5933 1638 3782 9897 1094 20 715 327 263 0 344 1132 4141 1383 3063 6713 763 648 649 3662 841 1389 3427 2259 803 491

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Higher Sec. School Primary School High School Side Middle School Side Side Side

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GGPS

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GBLSS

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GGLSS

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GBHS

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GGHS

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GBHSS

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GGHSS

TOTAL

132861

Sustainable action to Improve the Library System in Government Schools

Enhancing Students Reading habits by introducing Library System In Government Schools
Key Benefits of Library System in Government Schools
Library System in Government Schools will enhance the reading habits for students and teachers; this is significant because the school library has been very clearly perceived to be a passive space where students go to get information. This study shows that school libraries are actively engaged as learning instructional centers to develop intellectual scaffolds for students and to help them engage with information meaningfully to construct their own understanding of the topic they're studying. Students ranked general reading interests as in order of importance in a school library this raises some interesting questions, because for decades we've said that the school library is the place for reading enrichment and encouragement and for helping kids become better writers. It's clear that libraries still do so, but it's a challenge for school librarians to do that well. It's obvious that school libraries help kids with general reading interests, but kids perceive help in other areas, such as computer technology, as more important. Library System serves as top most knowledge resource centre of the Education as well as fountain head of Library developments in the country. The library strives to develop significant collection of human knowledge, comprehensive collection of literary heritage and deliver excellent Library services for promotion of knowledge based society. The Library is responsible for National and International bibliographic control and preserves the literary heritage of the country for the use of present as well as future generations. A vast collection of publications about Pakistan, its culture, people and books authored by International writers’ forms a major portion of School Library of main Books collection.

Sustainable action to Improve the Library System in Government Schools

Objectives to Build Libraries in Government Schools
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To help children develop their learning skills through reading. To educate and train the pupils in the effective use of books and libraries as source of information.

To provide materials to supplement and enrich instructions and guidance given in the schools.

To help children develop outside the scope of curriculum, intellectual, artistic or practical pursuits.

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To arrange story telling hours, debates and discussions on books read by the children. To make children informed citizens of tomorrow.
School Libraries are the hub to inculcate the reading habit in the students and to develop in them an awareness and sensitivity towards their environment and their fellow human beings. .

Arrangement of Books
The books will be arranged on open shelves by broad categories in series of subject wise as well as the knowledge books national, international book will be provided there for promoting the reading habits in school children.

Infrastructure of Library
The School Library for the students of primary level to higher secondary level schools will be constructing and improving measures as 1500 square feet is airy into the Government Building, well ventilated and well lit. It is a store house of knowledge with Maximum books on different subjects. Invaluable Reference books will be available and can be made use of in the Library. The Library receives a vast range of magazines and journals both National and International besides the Daily National newspapers.

Sustainable action to Improve the Library System in Government Schools

Teachers Training for the importance of Schools Libraries (Soft-Component)
We will conduct the teachers training for the importance of library system in all schools of district of Shikarpur, as well as in trainings they will be understood for the usages and importance of books by enhancing the library system in government schools Quantity of Teachers for attending the Training for Importance of Library System in Government Schools    Total No. of Teachers: (4424) will trained in whole district of Shikarpur From Each Tehsil (1106) Teachers will be trained From Each Month during Project (184) Teachers will be trained in Each Tehsil of Shikarpur

Through this core valuable training of teachers’ direct affect on Students for enhancing the reading habits and the No. of

132861 students will be direct beneficiaries.

Development of Libraries in Government Schools (Hard-Component)
Through Sustainable action to improve the Library System in Government Schools we will Construct and improve the libraries in government schools from Primary Level to Higher Secondary Schools of District Shikarpur    

Total No. of schools (1376) in District Shikarpur. From Each Tehsil No. of (30) Schools Libraries will be constructed and Improved for Libraries System in Government Schools In Each Month During Project No. of (20) Schools Libraries will be constructed and Improved for Libraries System in Government Schools of District Shikarpur In sixth months of Project (120) No. Of Schools Libraries will be constructed and Improved for Libraries System in Government Schools of in whole District Shikarpur

Sustainable action to Improve the Library System in Government Schools

Monitoring and Evaluation
Our monitoring & evaluation aim to maximize the impact and lessons learnt and to minimize the risk of project failure. We perform regular monitoring to follow project progress and influence project success. Project success is seen as the project achieving or exceeding its intended impact within its allocated resources. Monitoring, including systematic reporting, are standard requirements for all our projects regardless of duration and budget.

Objective
Through our monitoring & evaluation we seek to:
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influence project success collect practical lessons to guide future projects ensure sharing of experience and best practices

Criteria We apply the following criteria when determining the level of monitoring required for a project:
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project complexity size of our contribution project duration experience with implementation by the Commonwealth Foundation

Monitoring & evaluation tools
The following tools are applied in the ongoing monitoring & evaluation of our projects:
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monitoring visits at project site meetings with project partners and stakeholders narrative reporting financial reporting

Monitoring visits
Frequency depends on the project complexity, duration, financial size and our experience with implementation by the Supporting partner. The purpose of the visits at field level is to obtain a firsthand impression of project achievements in relation to the project plan and to discuss progress and obstacles with the partner.
Sustainable action to Improve the Library System in Government Schools

Focus is on learning best practices, sharing experience and finding solutions in collaboration. A report is prepared by us following each monitoring visit. Standard format under preparation

Meetings with supporting partners
As a supplement to visits at field level, regular meetings are held with project supporting partners to discuss progress in implementation and obstacles encountered.

Project Staff Salary per Month
Designations Total Gross Salary in US $ And No. of Positions District Manager(1) Master Trainers Librarian for (4) Project Staff Salaries Monitoring Evaluation Officer (1) Documentation Officer (1) Carpenters (4) Total 500 US $ 340 US $ x 4 300 US $ 250 US $ 100 US $ 4 1 position 4 positions 1 Position 1 Position 4 Position

2510 US $

11 Positions

Construction Libraries Expenses per Month
Material Price Qt. Of Material to Construct and Improve the Library

Wooden Shelves / Cupboards

Construction Libraries Expenses per Month

Tables 2’x4” / Chairs (20) Books / Charts / Paint

950 US $ per School Library Cost 950 US $ x 120

Total

114000 US $

Sustainable action to Improve the Library System in Government Schools

Sustainable action to Improve the Library System in Government Schools

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