Child Friendly Schools
DIL builds, operates and manages 126 child-friendly school campuses across three provinces of Pakistan, providing education for students from Nursery through Grade 10 (Matric Level). DIL school environments are safe spaces for students to learn from trained teachers with appropriate and adequate resources. With well-ventilated classrooms, secure boundary walls and private latrine facilities, all DIL schools meet cultural and practical demands to best support students’ physical, social and emotional well-being.
DIL is committed to providing a girl-friendly education, with a female student enrollment rate of 67% and females comprising nearly 90% of school staff. A DIL education is based on a child-centered approach with an emphasis on gender sensitivity and inclusiveness for all. Girls are encouraged to be active leaders in classroom assignments, co-curricular activities and IT-based projects. DIL provides need-based scholarships for students seeking higher education opportunities, particularly for girls attending schools far from their homes.
The DIL model is focused heavily on community support and participation. After 16 years in the field, we’ve earned a high degree of trust, which has allowed us to encourage female enrollment and attendance, bring access to technology and build a sense of community ownership. DIL schools have become learning centers for students, families and communities.