Supporters and Sponsors

SPECIAL AKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We would like to acknowledge the support of the many OLPC Volunteers without whom our successful implementation of the XO Laptops, the school servers, the Internet In a Box and networks would not have been possible. Special thanks go to Tony Anderson, Saadia Baloch, Nancie Severs, Adam Holt, and James Cameron for guiding and helping us to keep the laptops in running condition.

In Pakistan the technical team of AAJ TV under Khalid U Shaikh has give us full technical support to implement our advanced wifi network, deploy the server, convert material to the right format and support for the ongoing maintenance of the XO laptops.

Our appreciation is also extended to Rotary Club Metropolitan Karachi for helping us buy replacement XO Laptops for the students in 2016 and once again offering to assist us with essential upkeep of the school this year.

Pownall Hall School in Wilmslow, Cheshire has donated uniforms this year (2017) to the junior section of Rahnuma Public School. Check out the young ones in their new uniforms in the photo gallery. Special thanks go to all the parents and staff that worked hard to put together a very large consignment and ship it all the way from Cheshire to Karachi Pakistan. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the School Principal is Mr. David Goulbourn and to Mrs. Johanna Williams who got in touch with us about using the uniforms that had been changed this year. Our gratitude to all the other staff and students of the school who have contributed to our project.A link to Pownall Hall School website on www. pownallhallschool.co.uk

We are also grateful to INFAQ Foundation for their generous donation this year to assist us with our expansion program, increasing our capacity to 450 students

SPONSORS

Ruqaiya Bashir is a retired Chemistry Professor who completed her MSc in Chemistry from Aligarh University. She has 35 years of teaching experience in various colleges including PECHS College Karachi. Today she is the person driving both the Science academic curriculum and the extra-curricular activities of the school. She has a passion for education and her dream of making this school into a full-fledged high school for the underprivileged has now materialised.

 After finishing her Master’s at University of Sind Pakistan in Organic Chemistry, Talat Qadeer Khan taught Organic Chemistry at PECHS College for women for 13 years.  She moved to the US for a better education for her two boys Nomi and Shabi.  Talat obtained a teaching credential from San Francisco State University in Chemistry and continued teaching in San Francisco untill she retired in 2009.

She has always wanted to use her experience to enrich the lives of children in her native Pakistan. Talat adopted the school in 2007 and got to work! She attended the OLPC Conference in San Francisco in October, 2010, with a strong desire to further support the school’s progress by adding a computer component to the program. OLPC seemed most likely to be the answer because the learning is student oriented and gives the teacher a Coach status.  She initiated the project and today it is a well entrenched program that has become part of the curriculum.

Sabiha has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Karachi University. She has 20 years of teaching experience and has taken on the hands on responsibility for running the school 6 days a week come rain or storm. It is her painstaking care, supervision and daily encouragement that keeps our staff highly motivated. She is the one who makes sure every rupee the school gets goes as far as it can and keeps laborious accounts that would make any auditor proud.

Together Sabiha and Ruqaiya are the individuals who have given Rahnuma Public School a soul as they provide the children of the school with a variety of experiences ranging from tasting new foods to tasting democracy as children run for class room elections.

Kishwer Aziz a retired banker has over 27 years of experience in international corporate banking, private equity and retail investments. This includes 20 years with Citigroup. Kishwer holds a Bachelor of Commerce, an MBA and a PhD in Finance. In 1999 she graduated from the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. Rahnuma has become Kishwer’s full time project. She has taken on implementation of a world class curriculum in Early Years and Primary School, training and monitoring the teachers to performanceat their best. For Secondary School she is very involved in insuring that the full AKUB curriculum is followed with the right spirit

Aslam Aziz, Managing Director of BankT&D Consulting, has over 30 years of international banking experience. Aslam holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration from University of Karachi, Pakistan. He attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 1997

Aslam remains a dedicated and enthusiastic member of Path Educational Society. He has always been a great supporter of education in Pakistan. In 2014 he trekked to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro , which at 5,895 meters, is the highest mountain in Africa. The mission was to raise money for Rahnuma Public School and he was successful in raising nearly $30,000. This year he has been canvassing the support of corporate donors for Path Education Scociety. We wish him success in thos endeavour

Huma Pasha qualified as Chartered Accountant with Ferguson’s, then Joined MICAS first Roti Plant followed by a long stint with Citibank in Pakistan, UAE and Bahrain. Huma is also a Certified Internal Auditor from the Institute of Internal Auditors, USA (IIA) (1998). She retired recently as the Chief Internal auditor of the Hub Power Company.

Huma is the Treasurer of the school and its finance director. She operates and runs the school accounts and runs a tight ship as far as school funds are concerned. She is passionate about the school and has generously given her free time, personal resources and money to the school. She is also mentor for the staff in their times of need.