Amir Visits school:- Chair APS visits the school in December 2017 and spends some quality with school staff and students. One to One meetings were held with school staff on performance reviews and areas for the further growth. Amir also had some interactive sessions with students and parents during his 5 weeks long trip.
Annual School Program: – The School annual program for year 2017 was conducted. This program comprised Students performing stage drama, debates, singing and excellence awards for some of the students.
The Chief guests came from long way to attend the ceremony that includes Umar Cheema (A local Hero from the village), who is well known investigative journalist currently residing in Islamabad. Rtd Colonel Karman from Lahore, Hannya Janjua from USA.
The student’s performances were adored a lot by the honorable guests, Parents and fellow students.
Colonel Kamran Chipped in 25000 i.e ~225 USD. The told donations received for the cause this year were 9407 USD.
Please stay tune for yearly review in January monthly progress report.
Amir Davis- Chair APS
Iqbal day: – Iqbal Day is the birthday of Allama Muhammad Iqbal on 9 November. Sir Iqbal, a poet and philosopher, was a great inspiration for the Pakistan Movement.
APS Students celebrated Iqbal day in full spirit where the students and staff held some interactive discussion on Iqbal’s Poetry. They also decorated their class rooms with charts having Iqbal’s poetry written on these.
Funds:- Rizwan Butt continued his sponsorship for 2 girls students “Muqadas Sarfraz” and “Kainat Maqsood” who have cleared the high school by now. Muqadas is pursuing her career as a staff Nurse and getting an admission in a nursing school while Kainat is carrying on to the collage in same campus and currently enrolled in FSC.
Rizwan Chipped in 450 GBP which is equal to PKR 70000 and 622USD. The told donations received for the cause this year were 9182 USD.
Amir Davis- Chair APS
NGO Registration:- We achieved a major milestone this month when our NGO “NAYA UJALLA” obtained legal status which enables us to interact at the official level, and among donors and other organizations. The EIN number assigned to us is 822306156.
Government Scholarships:- We are delighted to see Amir Public School’s students getting shortlisted for government’s scholarship program for high schooling. Thanks to APS hardworking staff for producing excellent results in board exams.
1st Term Exams results:- 1st term results came out with 80% + average scores throughout the classes. Hats off to hard working students and staff to produce such an amazing results.
Amir Chair APS
The school is back in action after summer vacation and teacher’s capacity building L1 and L2 trainings.
1st Term exams: – 1st term exams started in the school by end of September. The school staff have covered 100% of the planned syllabus and hoping for good results.
NGO registration process: – The process to get our NGO register in USA is almost completed. NGO being registered under the title of “Naya Ujalla”(New Light). Stay tune on the progress.
Teacher training: – Long awaited Teacher training was conducted with the coordination of Punjab Education Foundation. This teacher training was 2 weeks long and teachers completed Level 1 and Level 2 capacity building trainings successfully, Teachers from other schools joined this stimulating training as well bringing total number of participates to 20.
Summer Vacations: – Right after the Teacher’s training, the School is back into action. School was opened on August 10th.
Independence Day Celebration: – Pakistan Independence Day was celebrated on Aug 14th. The students dressed up for this day in green and white. Young students delivered patriotic speeches with some great ideas on how would they contribute to the country when they grow up.
Intel matching Grant: – Intel Annual Matching grant was released in the month of August, The grant has been a huge support for our cause to sustain and grow. APS receives Intel matching grant, since last number of years this grant has contributed our cause to grow immensely. APS received $3750 this year which were equalized to around PKR 380,000 when deposited in to Pakistan Bank.
This brings total Funds raised in Year 2017 to $8560.
Amir Davis (Chair APS)
Summer Vacations are still on and there is low activity in School operations.
In the meanwhile, we are trying to organize Teacher’s training courses for the teachers by the end of summer vacation.
Teacher’s training course is being planned by the start of August. This will be a 2 weeks long Level 1 and Level 2 Training course.
Chair APS – Amir Davis
Awareness session on APS in Intel Corporation:-
On May 24th, we presented Amir Public School Pakistan in Intel USA (Asia Week). We raised the awareness on APS and the type work we do. The session was organized with the support of Intel Pakistan network and Intel Arizona communication group.
A large audience attended the session and some delicious food was served. We are thrilled to see the pledges coming from the audience such as … 3 brand new Tablets for the School.
APS coordinator visit before summer vacation:-
Our volunteer educationist Mrs Nabeela Sandhu regularly visits the school, Mr Sandhu arrived to the school before summer vacation to work with teachers on summer vacation home work Projects and post vacation plans. She also worked along with school students.
We raised 1310 USD during the month of May. Following is the breakdown of the funds generated.
||Funds in USD
|Punjab Education Foundation
With this amount addition, we have raised 4810$ during year 2017.
The school summer vacation starts from June 1st and we will be back running the school in Mid- August. Teacher training will be carried out during the summer vacation.
Stay tune for other updates.
The school is gone off from June 1st week for Summer Vacation.
Home works:- Students are assigned home works for the vacation time,
Teacher training:- Teacher training is being planned with coordination of Punjab Education Foundation.
Chair APS – Amir Davis
Sponsorship secured for new graduates:-
Thanks to our donors who responded to our appeal for new graduate students sponsorships of year 2017. APS friends Haroon Mirza and Shahid Bashir chipped in their support for the students who are going for high schooling in another Private school. Their Full year fees is already paid with a promising on-going support for their higher studies.
APS in Local Media:-
APS Priniciple Maqsood Riaz was interviewed by local newspaper on the role APS is playing to focus not only to educate but also on character building of the students with limited resources school has.
The lack of facilities is a huddle where government should play their vital role to ensure equal opportunities for underprivileged children across the country.
Here is the news Article
We have raised 3500 USD this year, where the PEF (Punjab Education Foundation) funds were major contribution.
Stay tune for our very exciting May’s Updates.
Annual Results:- The school annual Results were announced on 31st March. We are thrilled to announce that APS consecutively scored 100% passing rate for Class 5 and class 8 board exams.38 students in total appeared in board exams. School internal results also stayed above 98%.
Following are some pictures from the result day.
Sponsorship Help needed:- We will keep sponsoring our top Class 8 graduates to the high school. This year 2 students were selected who scored 80% and above marks.
We are looking for the donors who can sponsor one or both Class 8 Pass outs from Year 2017. Annual estimate for the education cost is around 150$ per student. Students details will be sent to the donners and their progress reports will be shared too.
Here is the story of one of our previously sponsored student http://apspakistan.org/rishnas-story/
For sponsorship inquiries, please send an email to email@example.com
Girl’s story: – March 3rd was an international day for Girls. We are proud to be part of the initiative. We are sharing the story of our courageous student who went through some dramatic changes in her life but fought back and grew stronger. We are so proud of you Iram. http://apspakistan.org/irams-story/