In the field of education Sector, HDF worked in education research project as well awareness campaign.

Project Name: Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)

Role of HDF: Partner

Project Duration: 2010-2019

Project Donor: Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi


The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is a survey addressing the quality of education in Pakistan and AJK, and has been facilitated by ITA since 2010. HDF is partner of ASER in Azad Kashmir. ASER seeks to fill a gap in educational data by seeking to provide a reliable set of data at the national level that is comprehensive and, at the same time, easy to understand.

ASER survey was first piloted in 2009. It covered 02 rural districts in 2010, and afterward all 10 districts were covered in 2011/12/13 and 2014.

Activity Description:

The ASER model is such that 30 villages from each district and 20 households from each village are selected. This gives a total of 600 households per village. The villages are selected using a Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) sampling technique.

ASER is carried out in a campaign mode and is a truly national project. ASER involves ordinary citizens in the process of data collection and survey. In order to train these surveyors, workshops are held where the necessary skills are imparted. After the trainings are completed, the survey takes place and upon its completion, the results are then sent to SAFED by the surveyors through their respective district coordinators.


  1. To get reliable estimates of the status of children’s schooling and basic learning (reading and arithmetic) at the district level;
  2. To measure the change in these basic learning and school statistics from last year; and,
  3. To interpret these results and use them to affect policy decisions at various levels.

As outcome, each year 15 thousand children are assessed and 600 public and private schools are visited for assessment. Finally the report is compiled and shared with stakeholders.

PROJECT NAME: Education Awareness Through Street Theatre Performance

Role of HDF: Partner

Duration: 2014

Project Donor: ALIF AILAAN, Pakistan

Activity Background:

Theatres have always played a vital role in strengthening any awareness campaign. Dramas and street based theatres have a unique impact on masses, since they have a direct link with people and they can easily covey the message by capturing the mind of civil societies. Street based theatres provide a strong support to reveal the bitter realities of any matter and department and educational status is one of them and theatres can help to make an individual aware of actual situation. Both the making of theatres and attending of theatres contribute to promote quality education and literacy also.

The masses need to be aware of the actual facts and figures of education status and they need to know what’s going on in the educational sector to raise their voices. So in order to make this happen,

Activity Description:

HDF has completed street based Theatre Project in 4 districts of AJK. Muzaffarabad, Hattian, Neelum and Bagh.

We hired a professional team of artists. Wrote script and team performed on it. We performed 2 theatres in each district so that our voice can be spread up to maximum community.


In 4 districts of AJK hundreds of people directly received our message. And thousands of people indirectly got the message.

As result of this theatre activity we formed committees in villages who taken the responsibility to take initiative and steps to enrol out of school children.

Enrolment Campaign:

To equip our children with education, it’s an important thing that they should be provide a plate form, which is school. When the schools and playing grounds of a country remain settled, ultimately the nation grew up and up. To make the nation developed it’s important that our every child should be enrolled in school by enrolment campaign.

HDF Strategy:

HDF along with their partner and donors run Enrolment Campaign in which an enrolment walk was organized in which civil society member, education officials, school children, teachers and especially P.M AJK participated.

Campaign was launched and also expended with civil society to enhance the enrolment. HDF also run the enrolment campaign in several districts of AJK.

Enrolment camp in villages were good example of new enrolment of children in near schools. We organized these camps in Muzaffarabad and district Kotli.


Outcomes of Campaign:

As result of these campaigns in different years has increased the enrollment and thousands of out of school children were enrolled, especially teachers has played a great role in retention of these children

Partners: Govt. of AJK, Alif Ailaan, HDF, NCHD, ECO

Teacher Appreciation:


 Teachers also play an important role in educational system. We can get more benefit from teachers if we encourage them.

HDF also Appreciates those teachers who play excellent role in their profession. Appreciation certificates were awarded to such teachers who given the 100% results.

 Activity Description:

HDF organized events with tag line “A Salute To Teacher”. In all over AJK teachers were appreciated. 100 and above teachers were selected in each district and they were given certificates by the hands of district notables, politicians and education officials.

HDF has planned this activity with DEO Muzaffarabad. Strategy was set that the teachers who delivered 100% result in annual exams will be awarded with certificates.

Our volunteers from 8 districts meet with district education officials and share the agenda.

Department has appreciated and provided the list of teachers given the 100% result.

The award ceremony was non-political that there were no any political interference seen in the project.


Above 1000 teachers in 8 districts were awarded in 3 months of teachers’ phase.

The purpose of these ceremonies was to appreciate the teachers and also to highlight the issues of the teachers.

As the events were consisting of politicians, education officials so it was good that teachers can share their views directly to the district administration or politicians.