LITERACY IN PAKISTAN
We live in a country where the literacy rate is 58%. Please keep in mind that each guy who can write his name as signature is counted as literate. In a developing country like Pakistan a lot of efforts, measures and policies are required for the reforms of system and for the provision of quality education to each and every individual. A number of organizations are working hard in this regard and recently we met Multi Net with their vision of SABAQ.
The team of SABAQ came up with an amazing vision of SABAQ app and learning centers.
What is meraSABAQ?
meraSABAQ is SABAQ’s custom-made android that is pre-loaded with pedagogically sound and engaging digital content in regional and local languages. It can be used across various learning formats including by parents at home. Designed to encourage collaborative learning, meraSABAQ can be integrated to target numeracy and literacy skills and science concepts or used as a supplementary resource to revise previously taught concepts.
The aim is to provide quality education to children in an innovative and creative way making the process of learning more attractive to kids. The use of a tab, app and animated character automatically makes it more attractive and fun.
FOR THE UNDERPRIVILEGED AND IN REMOTE AREAS
The app is not just for the elite ones but also for kids who belong to underprivileged or remote areas. Around 20,000 kids are enrolled 20,000 learners are enrolled in 500 SABAQ Learning Centers across 3 districts in Sindh
Just enrolled and check out that excitement! 20,000 #learners are enrolled in 500 #SABAQ Learning Centers across 3 districts in #Sindh #meraSABAQ #EdTech #edchat #FieldTuesdays pic.twitter.com/SV8KzXl4eN
— meraSABAQ (@meraSABAQ) December 12, 2017
— meraSABAQ (@meraSABAQ) November 3, 2017
A FEW FAQs
What is Alif Say Yay?
Alif Say Yay is an original SABAQ series aimed at introducing Urdu letters and develop crucial listening, reading and writing skills in young children. This series was created to aid a child’s understanding of each letter and how its shape transforms in different positions within a word. Children learn with Munnu, the series’ focal character, who questions and giggles his way to becoming a confident Urdu learner, much like this series’ audience.
Have you seen the trailer for #SABAQ's new #Urdu series #AlifSayYay? Releasing on Friday, 17th November on @meraSABAQ's YouTube Channel! Click https://t.co/y3AajYR9UW and subscribe #EdTech #mlearning #lrnchat #edchat pic.twitter.com/Zh4LF6sBY2
— meraSABAQ (@meraSABAQ) November 15, 2017
Who is Alif Say Yay for?
Alif Say Yay is ideal for students in kindergarten to grade 2 and can be incorporated in class. It can also be used by parents who want to teach Urdu at home.
Is Alif Say Yay a good way to teach Urdu?
Alif Say Yay is a child-friendly and fun approach to Urdu literacy. Developed by a team of experienced teachers, this series delves into developing critical listening, reading and writing skills in young children. Munnu, the series’ principal character asks questions that may arise in a child’s mind but something he may not necessarily voice and is therefore developed to be relatable to audience it was created for.
Who is Munnu?
Munnu is an inquisitive little boy who really wants to learn Urdu. He’s sad at first because there’s nothing out there that can help him until he comes across Alif Say Yay.
Where can I watch Alif Say Yay?
You can watch Alif Say Yay on meraSABAQ’s YouTube channel.
Is there an episode every week?
No, not every week but there will be episodes covering a letter family every other Friday starting 17th November.
Who makes Alif Say Yay?
Alif Say Yay is an original SABAQ series. SABAQ is an EdTech initiative that is increasing student engagement. It improving learning outcomes through high quality digital content making learning fun and easily accessible to millions.