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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
Annual Exams: – The school annual exams started in February. Class 5 and class 8 are appearing in the Board Exams. Rest of the class exams are being taken internally but question papers were prepared by external educationist and answer sheets will be checked by them too. This way we will know how the school is performing as compare to other educational institutes.
PEF Funding release:- Punjab Education Foundation Funding for 10 months is released. The payment was stuck for some technical issue related to data loading to PEF information system. The amount of 270,000 PKR were released which will be great help to deal with upcoming expenditure in Year 2017.
Admission open:- The school admissions for Year 2017 enrollment has been started. Some Banners were placed for admission applications.
Amir Chair APS
There was a lot APS accomplished during year 2016. Let’s take a moment for the quick recap on the year 2016.
A year in Review:-
Addition of 4 classrooms Block: – This block was sponsored by APS friend “Rizwan Butt” by demolishing 2 old class rooms. This brings total number of 11 rooms in the school. The block was named after Rizwan’s late father “Mahmood Hassan Block”. Rizwan also sponsored 3 mid school graduate girls for their high schooling. Here are recent pictures of the block.
Bathrooms addition:- 2 old bathrooms were replaced with 4 new bathrooms.
School annual program:- Like every year APS students came up with some ideas on performances which were entertaining and creative too.
Annual Parents meeting: – The annual parents meeting and 1:1 were held during APS chair visit. The regular parents/staff meeting happen on weekly and monthly basis but This is annual meeting where suggestions and feedback are given to Chairman APS by the parents.
Patricia Women Marathon run: – Patricia runs in mini marathon every year in the aid of the school and raises the valuable funds each year. Patricia raised 1605 Euros in year 2016.
Sasi and school results:- Sasi (School assessment for School improvement) is an institute which conducted 2nd survey in the school this year in September. School results were upright and there was huge improvement seen particularly in Science, Math and Urdu subjects. School also produced 70% average score for Mid-term exams in year 2016.
Funds:- Thanks to our sponsors and donners who helped us to raise 10,177 euros during Year 2016.
We are looking forward to another exciting year in 2017.
Thank you- Amir (Chair APS)
SASI Results: – Sasi (School assessment for School improvement) is an institute which conducted 2nd survey in the school this year in September. Sasi has published their report and we are delighted to announce that school results were upright and there was huge improvement seen particularly in Science, Math and Urdu subjects.
All the suggestions for further improvements were sent to the School which are being considered by management to tackle remaining gaps in year 2017.
Our Proud sponsor “Association for the Development Pakistan” coordinated with SASI team to visit APS in Mid-September. Sasi Team met parents, students/school staff and some tests were conducted. Here are couple of pics of Sasi team visit in the school.
Mid-term Exams: – School Mid-term exams were conducted in Dec and overall marks ratio produced is above 70%.
School Lawn: – The school lawn looks lush green and new plants looking in great shape. 🙂
Funds:- We are closing this year with the total amount raised through donation as 10,177 Euros in Year 2016.
Amir Davis (Chair APS)
Bathroom Construction: – 4 bathrooms construction was completed in the month of Nov, Construction was started in October by demolishing 2 old bathrooms . This brings the total number of bathrooms to 5.
Paint Work: – Our sponsored Block Memhood Hassan Block was completed earlier this year and paint work completed by Nov for this newly built block which comprises of 4 class rooms.
Mehmood Hassan Block is sponsored by Rizwan Butt and family in the memory of their Loving father who himself studied in the light of street lamps. Rizwan came himself from UK for the block opening ceremony.
Middle Section Roof Repair: – Some Waterlogging was observed during rains on top of the middle section. Some slopes were built along with drainage system for the roof top which will help the situation now.
Amir Davis (Chair APS)
Chair APS”Amir” spent most of the March and April Months in the school in Pakistan, Following are some highlights
Parents meeting session: – This interactive session was held among Amir and Parents of the kids. The Topics like parental support to the school management, Girls Education awareness and exchange of ideas and suggestions took place. This was followed by some 1:1 with parents.
School Results: – The school results were announced on 31st March in the school. The overall Passing rate was 96%. Where the kids were awarded with trophies, some of the parents were given medals too.
Construction Update: – The 4 class rooms block “Mahmood Hassan Block” is almost ready. This section is expected to be fully completed by mid-April for the opening ceremony on 15th April. Details to follow.
Funds: – Punjab Education Foundation ongoing funding and another contribution from our regular donor made it 300 Euros in the month of March.
This brings our YTD Fund raised in Year 2016 are 5397 Euros.
Other Highlights:- Stay tune for the updates on exciting Annual program of APS and official opening of new 4 rooms Block in APS.
Amir (Chair APS)
Women Mini Marathon Campaign 2016:- Patricia runs in mini marathon every year in the aid of the school and raises the valuable funds each yea. This year Patricia will be putting her running shoes on 1st week of June for this 10 KM Run.
Dublin Women Mini Marathon is the biggest all women’s event of its kind in the world. It has grown from its beginnings in 1983 with almost 9,000 participants to a staggering 40000 plus women participating now.
Patricia has raised 1605 Euros this year in the aid of the school this year.
Funds: – After Patricia’s running Campaign, we managed to raise 1605 euros this year. We have raised 10,177 Euros YTD.
Summer Vacations: – School goes off on vacation in May, This opportunity will be used to paint the newly developed block in the school and there is also a need to build 2 more bathrooms.
Stay tune for upcoming newsletter for updates