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A NNUAL R EPORT

2009-2010
Renaissance Education Foundation (REF)

Dear Friends of Renaissance Education Foundation:

Quality public education is a cornerstone of our democracy.

For almost 200 years, we have counted on public schools to develop


engaged citizens, train competent employees and inspire innovative
thinkers. Every day our schools are open their doors to welcome and
educate all of our children - all the while struggling with shrinking
budgets, dwindling resources and students who need more support,
not less. Now more than ever, excellent public education must
become the responsibility of all of us - and community-based
organizations like Renaissance Education Foundation are leading the
charge.

But we can't do it without you! Renaissance Education


Foundation (REF) is on a mission. For almost fifteen years, REF has
been quietly changing the paradigm of how neighborhood public
schools work. Our model of cooperation and collaboration among
schools; community and parent involvement; and efficient program
delivery is innovative and groundbreaking - and getting results for
our students with our vision that-

Renaissance Education Foundation is aim to provide better


health care, quality education, educational facilities to the
needy in Youhanabad Lahore Pakistan

Joseph Nadeem
Renaissance Education Foundation (REF)
Campus: Higher Secondary School St.no.3 main Shahdab Colony Ferozpur Road Lahore
Pakistan
Head Office: H-Block St.No.4 H.No.6/103 Near Christ Church , Youhababad Ferozepur Road
Lahore Pakistan
Phone: +92(0)4235801416 +92(0)4235272373,+92(0)4235270578.+92(0)4235923464
Fax: +92(0)42-5273108 E-mail: renaissance.edu.foundation@gmail.com
Cell: +92(0)3004395708,+92(0)3214311944
Renaissance Education Foundation (REF)

ANNUAL REPORT

2009-2010

Mission Statement
Believing that all students can learn and be successful at each transition in life, the
staff of Renaissance Education Foundation (REF) accepts the responsibility of
continuing to create and teach an effective, broad based curriculum, in order that
students may become responsible and productive citizens. The staff will foster a
desire for learning and, with community and parental support, will provide the
opportunity ands environment to challenge students to reach their potential.

Registration
Renaissance Education Foundation (REF) was established in 1996 and
registered under the Societies Registration ACT, XXI of 1860 (RP/1896-L/S/04/909)
as a NPO. REF is grant of approval; a committee was constituted to evaluate the
performance of said NPO towards achievement of its aims and objects. The
Committee has evaluated the performance of this NPO and has vide its report No.
638 dated 20-03-2007, recommended grant of approval under section 2(36) of the
Income Tax ordinance, 2001.Accordingly in exercise of powers conferred under
section 2(36) of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 read with Rule 212 (1) of the
Income Tax Rules, 2002 approval is granted to REF for the purpose of the said
provisions of law. Approval is hereby
granted subject to the condition that
proper accounts are to be maintained
and returns of income filed as
required under the law. The REF
maintains its transparency through
yearly audits conducted by the
renowned Chartered accountants
Shafiq and Company.

You know more than REF that the


21st century is going to be the age of
computerizes education. No one can
deny the fact that to face the
challenges of the future we have to
equip ourselves with an adequate
knowledge and skills of
computerized-education.

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The whole world but in a particular way the third world country like Pakistan needs
highly qualified technical experts but sorry to say that the problem of our people
specially of our Christian community is poverty. Being Minority there is already
almost no facilities but if one have no money is worse, even if some succeed in
getting basic education. They can’t afford education and educational training
expenses. So the poor parents are forced to send their children for odd jobs like
sweeping, shoe polishing and as street hawker. Doing this they don’t earn much to
support themselves. Some feel shame to do these kinds of works so they join bad
company of friends and then they end up with drug and gambling. On the other
hand young girls of poor families leave the school and are send to the factories,
where there is no guarantee that they will be safe since in these arias the poor
simple girls are often raped and left helpless. Like so many other good hearted
people “REF” too used to feel terrible for such sad situations and that’s all, nothing
else. But recently the Lord Jesus have made,“REF” realize how much It can do by
offering “REF” own competency in computerizes education to help these our poor
brothers & sisters. For more information visit us at www.reduf.org this report
records the activities and plans of “REF” and the changes organization went through
during 2009. The report gives an
account of the developments in the
following areas:

• Governing body
• Achievements*
• School progress
• New Registration/Affiliation
• New collaborations
• Fundraiser

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Governing Body
Board of executive
Table of Contant
The Board of executive held six
• Enrollement
meetings in 2007 and continued to
• Parents Teacher Conference
provide effective governance and active
• Parents Contribution
support to all activities.
• Parents Involement Policy
• 100% Annual result
Board of Executive
• Secolership for 10 poor students
• Specker Secion
1. Sr.Nasreen Catherine • Affilation/Registeration
President • New Furniture
• Electric Water Cooler
2. Mr. Joseph Nadeem
• DVD
Executive Director
• Security Cameras
3. Mrs. Amber Marry • Arrival of REF’s daughter from
General Secretary USA
• Capsity building program
4. Mr. Zulfiqar Ali
IT Director • Volunteers
• New Rented Building
5. Noel Cyprian
Dean Faculty

6. Ms. Saima Charles


Treasurer

7. Ms Saima William
Director outreach

Education Committee
Sr.Nasreen Catherine
President
Mr. Joseph Nadeem
Executive Director

Mrs. Amber Marry


General Secretary

Mr. Zulfiqar Ali


IT Director

Mr.Noel Cyprian Finance Committee


Dean Faculty
1. Sr. Nasreen Catherine
President
2.Mr. Joseph Nadeem
Executive
Director

3.Ms. Saima Charles


Treasurer

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Enrollment Rate
Renaissance Education Foundation (REF) proud to State in its achivement, the number and
percentage of pupils ENROLLED in School/college level equivalent courses (i.e.,
ITC,(information tachnology courses) Langudge courses,skill development courses.)

Students # of Enrolled % of Enrolled Passing # of Enrolled % of Enrolled Passing


Enrollment in Students 2009- Students Rate % Students Students Rate %
different Levels 10 2010-10 2009-10 2009-10 2009-10 2009-10

Nursery School 80 12.08% 100% 0 0 0

Primery School 300 45.31% 100% 0 0 0

Middle School 156 23.56% 100% 0 0 0

High School 126 19.05% 100% 0 0 0

Higher Secondary
School 306 18.30% 100%

Total: 662

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Teacher Qualification
Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), districts and buildings are required to publish the
professional qualification of its teachers. Names of individual teachers do not need to be
shared in the Annual Education Report. Complete the tables below to provide required
information about teacher certificates and advanced degrees, provisional credentials, and
teacher status.

B.A./Bed M.A./M-ed
HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL
Professional Qualifications of All Elementary
and Secondary and Higher Secondary School 51% 49%
Teachers in the School

Teachers Capasity Building program(TCBP) We are commtted to


lifelong learning for both out students and for our teaching staff. Therefore,we offer
many professional development opportunities(PDO) and teachers Capacity Building
program (TCBP) throughout the summer and during the acadamic years.

Parent Teacher Conference: Insert graphic displays of the number and


percent of parents/guardians attending parent/teacher conferenc2009-10

School Fall
Year
Name # %
Nursery School 2009-10 80 100%
Primery School 2009-10 300 100%
Midel School 2009-10 156 100%
High School 2009-10 126 100%
Higher Secondary 2009-10 306 100%
School

Stop complaining about the system, do something about it. Start by making the little changes
around your way towards the big ones, Remember life is not always fair and you can fail. Learn
to accept it and start over.

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Parents Contribution/Scholarships:State the number and percentage of


parents contribution in Renaissance Education Foundation (REF) School/college level. The
financial challenges are still insurmountable for most students. Getting an educational need
not be a privilege enjoyed only by the financially endowed. Instead, it should be an open door
waiting for interested students from all walks of their life.

Students Parents Scholarships


Enrollment in # of Enrolled % of Enrolled Contribution to Enrolled % of Enrolled Passing
different Levels Students 2009- Students Rate % 2009- Students Students Rate %
10 2010-10 10 2009-10 2009-10 2009-10

Nursery School 80 12.08% 30.00% 70.00% 0 0

Primery School 300 45.31% 30.00% 70.00% 0 0

Middle School 156 23.56% 16.67% 83.33% 0 0

High School 126 19.05% 15.00% 85.00% 0 0

Higher Secondary
School 306 18.30% 15.00% 85.00% 0

Total: 968

Foreign Scholarships
It is great pleasure to announce that ten students have been selected to receive Scholarship
award of Rs.12000/- year from Italian kind hearted people. We are looking forward to have
some more scholarships for most deserving students.

Parent Teacher Conference


Insert graphic displays of the number and percent of parents/guardians attending
parent/teacher conferenc2009-10

School Fall
Year
Name # %
Nursery School 2009-10 80 100%
Primery School 2009-10 300 100%
Midel School 2009-10 156 100%
High School 2009-10 126 100%
Higher Secondary 2009-10 306 100%
School

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Parent Involvement Policy


The Board of Education believes that the education of children is a joint
responsibility, one it shares with the parents of the school community. To ensure
that the best interests of the child are served in this process, a strong program of
communication between home and school must be maintained.

The parents have the right to participate in the education of their children as well as
the ultimate responsibility for their children's in-school behavior, including the
behavior of students who have reached the legal age of majority, but are still, for all
practical purposes, under parental authority.

The Board recommends that the following activities be implemented to encourage


parent-school cooperation:

parent-teacher conferences to permit two-way communication between home and


school meetings of staff members and groups of parents of those students having
special abilities, disabilities, needs, or problems special events of a cultural, ethnic,
or topical nature which are initiated by parent groups, involve the cooperative effort
of students and parents, and are of general interest to the schools or community.
open houses in District schools to provide parents with the opportunity to see the
school facilities, meet the faculty, and sample the program on a first hand basis
Each school in the District shall hold an open house at least annually.

For the benefit of children, the Board


believes that parents have a
responsibility to encourage their
child's career in school by:

supporting the schools in requiring


that the children observe all school
rules and regulations, and by
accepting their own responsibility for
children's willful in-school behavior;
sending children to school with proper
attention to their health, personal
cleanliness, and dress;
› maintaining an active interest in
the student's daily work and
making it possible for the student
to complete assigned homework by
providing a quiet place and
suitable conditions for study;
› reading all communications from
the school, signing, and returning them promptly when required;
› Cooperating with the school in attending conferences set up for the exchange of
information of the child's progress in school.

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Summary of Parent Involvement

Renaissance Education Foundation Higher Secondary School places a high priority


on parent involvement, as evidenced by the funding of the Family Connection
Program. Traditionally, parent involvement is high in the lower grades and tends to
drop off as children get older.

The Family Connection maintains a volunteer-staffed office at each building.


Parents are encouraged to call with general questions and often work on projects for
staff and teachers. A volunteer form goes out in our back-to-school mailings,
offering at least 20 ways to stay involved at each building. The Family Connection
Office continues to strive to increase parent involvement on all levels from
“volunteers” to “partners”. As an example, each volunteer form offers the option to
serve on a school committee during the year. Administrators have drawn from that
list many times this year, including soliciting parent input on updating the student
policy manual at SHS. Nineteen parents attended different meetings and played a
major part of the decision making process.

Renaissance Education Foundation Higher Secondary School emphasized school to


home communication via many forms, including:

Written communication is by regular building newsletters and our local newspaper.


The REF Journal now employs an Education Reporter working with all school
districts in the county. In addition, we provide information on special student
achievements and activities in a weekly “Chalk Talk” column. Many informational
and reminder flyers are sent home with students. Individual “Good News” postcards
are mailed home with personal notes from teachers. Emphasis is placed on making
the first communication with parents positive.

Face-to-face opportunities are Open Houses and “Back to School” . This year we
were successful in increasing attendance at school functions by “piggybacking”
events. The idea is to give busy parents more than one reason to attend. For
instance, PAC meetings and book fairs were held in conjunction with fall open
houses. Orientation meetings are held in the spring for parents and students to help
prepare those students who will make a transition to a new building in the fall.

Telephone lines are maintained for Family Connection Offices with recorded
information on upcoming events, plus the opportunity to leave messages with any
questions. With district technology upgrades, there are now four phones lines in
campus contact between parents and school management and will be expected in
every classroom, so phone contact between parents and teachers will be improved.

Computer technology has improved communication for those with internet access.
Power School is a valuable tool for monitoring their child’s attendance and work
habits, along with the opportunity to e-mail teachers immediately with any

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questions. School calendars, daily announcements and Skills Tutor, offering


homework help for students (and parents) working at all levels are also available
from the REF’s web-site www.reduf.org

This year the Family Connection maintained a page on the web-site offering a
“news” page that was updated frequently, along with links to information for each
building, parent calendars, and current volunteer options. Our News page featured
summer hours for school libraries and computer labs, along with a link to local
“Summer Fun and Learning Opportunities”.

Volunteer hours are logged at the Family Connection Office. Every effort is made to
identify active volunteers, but there are areas such as individual field trips where
volunteer hours are difficult to determine volunteers logged 1825 hours including
working for the Athletic Boosters in the concession stand at home events, and are
not included in the following.

REF Higher Secondary School newsletter, preparation and staffing the Family
Connection office. REF Youth and Family office, assisted by the Family Connection
office, sponsors several functions each year including a Progressive Parties. Hours
were also counted in support in Conference, Leadership Workshops. So many
activities at the campus take place after school hours that it is difficult to document
all volunteers. Many volunteers assisted with the Music Classes, homecoming float
assembly, school academic activities and presentations.

REF teams rank themselves on the indicators of academic Performance, indicators


that are based on research and best practice. The culmination of this accreditation
process is a report card, with letter
grades (see below):

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REF Academic Performance (RAP)

Education! Report Card 2008 – 2009 2009-10

Score Grade Score Grade

Mathematics 73.2 C 74.1 C

English Language 75.7 C 74.4 C

Science 79 C 80 B

Social Studies 76.4 C 72.6 C

Urdu 76.1 C 75.3 C

Islamiyat 82 B 84 B

Chemistry 78.5 C 80 B

Biology 73.5 C 74.2 C

Physics 73.5 C 74.2 C

REF Performance 95 A 100 A

Class Room Activities 95 A 100 A

Attendance 80 B 90 B

Composite Grade B B

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Process for Development/Alignment of


English,Urdu,Islamiyat,

Math, Science(s), Computer Sciences and


Social Studies:
Once every 6 years every core area receives a complete curriculum review and
rewrite. A district team is assembled with Nursery-12 representation including
classroom,

English Language
EL curriculum was reviewed in the 2006-07 REF year and inplemented in the 2007-
08 REF year.

Math
Math curriculum was reviewed in the 2006-07 REF year. Maps were revised and
textbook selections were made: Nursery-2 will use an updated version of Everyday
Math activities, 3-5 selected, 6-8 will use an updated Connected Math and 9-12
selected materials from textbooks.

Sciences (Physics,Chamistry,Bioalogy)
Science curriculum was reviewed in the 2007-08 REF year.

Social Studies
Social Studies curriculum was reviewed in the 2006-07 REF year. Maps were
revised and textbook selections were made: Nursery-5 supplemented existing
materials; the only new materials were adopted in 3rd grade. 6-12 selected materials
from textbooks.

Urdu
Uddu curriculum was reviewed in the 2006-07 REF year and inplemented in the
2007-08 REF year.

Islamiyat
Uddu curriculum was reviewed in the 2006-07 REF year and inplemented in the
2007-08 REF year.

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Computer Sciences
IT skilled activities based curriculum, Nursery-2, 3-5 selected activities and
textbook “New jump start” recmended by the Board of Education, 6-8 will use an
updated Connected computer books and 9-12 selected materials from textbooks.

Co-Curriculum Activities
™ Education though Arts(ETA)

™ Education through Music(ETM)

™ Education through activities(ETA)

™ Education through different projects(ETDP)

™ Open House (OH)

™ Annual Function(AF)

™ Speaker session series (SSE)

The REF has always looking forward to invite national and international personalities to
begin its Speaker Session Series to share ideas to make students, parents, faculty in their
life. These efforts of the organization we believed will be able to make exemplar citizen
in the society.
Equitable access to appropriate instruction in the academic curriculum:
The REF curriculum is required for all students, including special education. Through
ongoing professional development and regular special education meetings, teachers are
taught strategies for differentiation of curriculum ensuring that all students receive the
same curriculum. Ongoing efforts to design curriculum maps will continue to refine the
process.

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Health Program (HP)

Students Health, A team of doctors’ visited for free medical monthly check-
ups of REF’s students, Dr. Uzma and Dr. Rehana vaccinated first dose of
Hepatitis B, C to all children. REF is affiliated with Ghangharam hospital to
provide emergency relief to students and their families under community
health program.

Community Outreach Program (COP)


The Renaissance Education Foundation Higher Secondary school has a community
outreach program that involves parents, especially mothers for development and
awareness process. We offered services as under:
™ Computer classes
™ Spoken English Classes
™ Faction deigning Classes
™ Beautician Classes
Affilation/Registeration
Renaissance Education Foundation(REF) is registered as higher
Secondary School(HSS) with the Punjab Board of Intermediat and
Secondary Education (PBISE).
New Furniture
All furniture has donated by very kind harted people through Don
Bosco Technical Center and we will be anticipated to Fr.Miguel Angel
Ruiz S.D.B Project Supervisor (DBTC)
Arrival of REF’s daughter from USA
The Daughter of Renaissance Kaiynnat Nadeem won one year Scholarship Award for study in
united state of America. (USA) She has successfully completed her one year in Pam bay High
School Florida-USA and joined to serve the community of Pakistan.

Volunteers
REF always welcome to invite people who volunteer have varying interests, motivations and talents for
perform their skills.

The objectives of the organization can only be met if a certain amount of time is spent dealing with the
individual needs of organization. A good volunteer program will satisfy the needs of the people who want
to work as a volunteer.

We thanks to our volunteers

Ms. Zahira Hussain from USA

Ms. Asma Bashir for donating their time for our meaning full cause of education.

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New Rented Building

Renaissance Education Foundation (REF) has shifted its new rented building on 16th
April 2009 and we are looking forward to have our own building soon.
Important links
Education World

British Council (under process)

PENN University USA (under process)

University of Cambridge (under process)

Local Links

Friends Public High School

St. Dominic High School

St. John’s High School

The Deen Public High School

JD Public High School

Thanks Giving
Renaissance Education Foundation (REF) wish to thank people who have touched
various walks of my life in their own different ways.

Special thanks to all well wishers, Friends, Supporters and donors, volunteers,
Once again THANK YOU to every one with their invigorative and admire thought
for our meaningful cause of education.

Special Thanks to SHO Nishter Police Station.

Special Thanks to Mr.Amir Barkat for his continued support to REF.

Special Thanks to Don Bosco Technical Center

Special thanks to all prayer patners.

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