Message from the Canadian Prime Minister

Canada's Prime Minister, Right Honourable Justin Trudeau sent a special message for DIL Canada on the occasion of the 2016 DIL Ottawa Annual Gala.  

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DIL Ottawa Annual Gala

The Ottawa Chapter of DIL Canada hosted its Annual Fundraiser Gala on Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at St. Elias Conference & Banquet Centre. More than 250 people joined us to celebrate and benefit the important work being done every day by DIL schools in Pakistan. The event included exquisite entertainment and fine dining.

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Latest Quarterly Report

Your support and contributions are helping us provide quality education for children in Pakistan. See for yourself! Here’s our most recent quarterly report highlighting the programs and activities at the five schools directly operated by DIL Canada: Latest Quarterly Report Please continue to support us. Click here to Donate Online!

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This Ramadan, we are humbled by students like fourth-grader Zirwa…

Click here to Donate Online! As we reflect on life’s blessings this Ramadan, we are humbled by students like fourth-grader Zirwa, who attends a DIL School in Sheikhupura, and has taken it upon herself to share the knowledge she has gained with other less fortunate students. “I want to educate as many children as I can in my very poor neighborhood. Mothers are illiterate and they spend most of their time struggling to make a living, so are unable to concentrate on their children. This motivated me to start coaching them after school to help them with their ...

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DIL Student Awarded President’s Gold Medal by Pakistan Boy Scouts Association

This past December, DIL-NOWA school student Zamin Raza Mangi was awarded the President's Gold Medal by the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association. The President of Pakistan presented the award at the Presidency in Islamabad. Held every four years, the competition tests participants on both mental and physical capabilities. Ten-year-old Zamin competed against participants from 24 Sindh districts, and was awarded the title of “Best Shaheen Scout of Sindh” for the year 2015. Gold medalists from across Pakistan then competed nationally to be part of the “World Tour” and ...

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DIL Recognized as the Best Performing School Network in Pakistan

Over summer 2015, 1314 9th graders from 325 schools across Pakistan participated in an online learning challenge, Learn Smart Pakistan, arranged by Knowledge Platform.

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Upcoming visit to Pakistan

DIL’s Curriculum Director, Annie Field, and Program Development Director, Brenda Erlinger, are headed to Pakistan for their bi-annual trip in April. Annie, DIL US’s longest serving employee, is most looking forward to connecting with the team face-to-face on projects and seeing the impact our work has made in the field. “It’s always productive to be in the field together sharing our observations and collaborating as a team on how best to tackle new challenges that arise.” During the trip, Annie will review curriculum revision plans with English teachers ...

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One student’s emotional story

Twelve-year-old Altamash is a growing boy, and his skinny arms seem too long for his dusty tunic. He sits under a shady tree at the DIL Data Nagar Campus in Karachi on a day when exams are on and students have left for the day. His family lives around the corner from the school, in a derelict neighborhood of Orangi, Asia’s largest slum and home to 1.5 million people. Altamash shares the small dwelling with his parents and eight siblings. Food is hard to come by, and they do not have access to electricity or water. Even so, Altamash carries an air of contentment, and ...

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Students’ active participation earns them new computers for schools

This March, DIL Junior 1 in Orangi Town was the proud recipient of new computers and a camera. The gift was presented by iEARN Pakistan in recognition of the efforts and dedication of DIL students and teachers who participate in iEARN online projects.  iEARN is a partner nonprofit that focuses on enabling young people to use the internet and other technologies to engage in collaborative projects. These projects enhance learning, address issues of global importance and have a social impact. DIL students in 2014 worked on issues surrounding health, hygiene, income ...

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RRP student wins poetry competition

Zukhruf Sultan, a 5th grader at DIL Chappar, won first place in a poster and poetry competition for area schools. DIL Chappar is a village school that enrolls 84 students and serves a poor community in rural Rawalpindi, where families live on bare subsistence and highly patriarchal families believe a girl’s place is at home. The principal is working hard to change perceptions and improve the school’s visibility in the community. In November 2014, DIL partnered with other nonprofits to raise community awareness and advocacy around sanitation and hygiene. Read ...

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