Karachi—The CEO of the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), Maham Ali said, “Our mission is to provide quality education to all children from all backgrounds without any discrimination. We work with the government and most of the teachers are from government schools present here Monday.
We hope that teachers will take what they learn today and implement it to create a more inclusive and creative learning environment for the students in Pakistan.” He was speaking at the 5th Teachers’ Literature Festival (TLF) was held at the Dawood Public School Karachi yesterday by Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), in collaboration with Oxford University Press, Dawood Public School and Karachi Youth Initiative (KYI).
With the attendance of over 4000 teachers, the festival was filled with excitement and eagerness to learn different ways of teaching and delivering material effectively during classes. TLF started in 2014 with the Board of Directors of CLF wanting to engage teachers in the process of loving literature and implementing the same in classrooms.
70% of the teachers attending TLF were from primary government schools travelling from all over Karachi. Quin SQ Thong an author from Hong Kong, while expressing her feelings about the festival said, “The vibrant happy children eagerly reading books here, absorbing new ideas and quickly sharing their new found knowledge is amazing.” “I can’t wait to be back at another Children’s Literature Festival,” she added.
“This is such a fruitful platform to train the teachers and encourage them to pass on the information, not only to the students but other teachers and school management as well” said the teachers attending from the Qamar-e-Bani Hashim Higher Secondary School and College.