Spring marked the end of the fourth year of CCE’s involvement in a long term education intervention in Lahore, Pakistan in partnership with the CARE Foundation and Alif Laila Book Bus (AL). The results at the end of this fourth year have been remarkable.
The results from the CARE Foundation have shown a 17% rise in the pass rate across all subject areas between 2018 and 2019, with a 10% rise in attendance over the same period.
Together we’ve introduced new ways of working in schools which have succeeded in shifting the focus of both the school leadership and teachers to enable a new and innovative way of working which has not only enhanced opportunities for creative learning but also resulted in improvements in year on year test and attendance results.
The CCE project team worked closely with CARE and AL over the whole of this four year period, devising and delivering the overall programme, including the training and development of artists, foundation staff, teachers and senior leaders, and provided quality assurance services. We used our experience of developing innovative and exciting creative learning experiences along with our tried and tested practice from our Creative Partnerships (CP) programme but as always, tailored this to meet the needs of the individual country. What is becoming clear is that CP is percolating through CARE as an organisation in general, including their Area Managers who had already delivered some training to schools throughout their schools areas.
“CCE has transformed the students’ experiences of schooling and has provided them with an opportunity to be imaginative, inventive and inquisitive by introducing creative learning within the classes.”
Seema Aziz, Founder, CARE Foundation, Pakistan