DIL’S IMPACT – WITH CHART (OUTDATED, BUT KEEP CHART)
The DIL Difference
DIL programs are transforming lives and changing communities. The following indicators demonstrate how DIL is promoting engagement in learning, addressing gender disparity, and leading to better academic and life outcomes.
Female enrollment rate:
Reading stories in English by Grade 4:
Primary school completion:
Transition to middle school:
Transition to high school:
Trained teachers in the classroom:
Teachers receive 80 hours of training a year
Teachers trained once in seven years
DIL students are excelling in standardized tests and exams. 50% of DIL’s first group of high school graduates earned an A and A+ in the national board exams. Further, our primary grade students are performing math functions and reading stories at levels far above their cohorts in the general population.
In one rural community where we have had a long-term presence, 60% of our all female alum enrolled in or completed high school, and some 20% have completed college and are currently employed. In this same community, 3 DIL graduates have set up small businesses.
DIL has a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, and is ranked among the top 6% of charities in North America that have maintained that rating for four consecutive years. DIL takes great pride in its school and program monitoring system and has always maintained complete financial transparency.
HOW IS DIL DIFFERENT?
Focus on Girls :
Over 67% of DIL’s student population is female. The national literacy rate for women in Pakistan stands at 38%.
Addressing the Needs of Rural Educators and Students
Close to 70% of Pakistan’s population resides in resource-deficit rural areas.
Child-centered education emphasizes creativity and critical thinking skills. DIL’s approach results in improved student retention and learning outcomes.
Activity-Based Lesson Plans:
In this inquiry-based approach, students develop knowledge and understanding through learning activities.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
The key to the success of DIL’s projects is a robust monitoring framework and complete financial transparency.