Field Notes is a blog series that delves into the implementation and monitoring and evaluation side of SABAQ. The first entry deals with impact in terms of participants trained to integrate digital technology to create sound learning environments.

While the word ‘training’ evokes frenzy and a flurry of stationary at the SABAQ HQ, the thing that makes up for it seeing our participants respond and seeing it come through in subsequent observations.
To create an effective learning experience for both out in-school and out-of school students, we conduct trainings to help integrate technology in a learning environment. For our out-of-school intervention, SABAQ Learning Centers, across rural Sindh, we are partnering up with the National Rural Support Program to train facilitators. NRSP is also helping us integrate our content across Punjab Education Fund (PEF) schools across Punjab. SABAQ is also collaborating with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) to introduce digital technology in 30 selected schools.

The graph below summarizes SABAQ’s intervention to date in terms of participants trained to seamlessly integrate digital technology to lead an engaged classroom:

Jointly organized, these trainings are meant to enhance capacity of teachers in the formal learning format (schools) and facilitators in the non-formal learning format (Learning Centers) to improve learning gains using meraSABAQ tablets in their classes.The graph below summarizes the gender split of participants over a four month (June to September) period: