Sixty-seven percent (67%) of primary school-going children in Pakistan’s urban centres attend after-school tuitions. This lucrative market, albeit thriving, is almost entirely unregulated. As such, the quality of instruction at these tuition centres varies significantly, and is often poor. At the same time, a significant portion of Pakistan’s workforce, amounting to more than 400,000 women, have bachelor degrees and are highly educated. Unfortunately, they have limited opportunities for employment due to cultural barriers, domestic responsibilities, and other constraints.
Dot & Line’s blended-learning Math enrichment program is delivered after school, through a network of trained and certiﬁed women teachers. They apply to become Dot & Line Teacher Franchise Partners. Shortlisted applicants, all of whom have at least graduated with bachelor degrees, receive training on teaching Mathematics, and on how to facilitate use of Dot & Line’s blended learning product, allowing them to run small classes from home while at the same time earning an income. The programme is intended for children in grades 3 to 8, and includes paper-based worksheets, a gamiﬁed app, an interactive base-ten kit and a comprehensive teaching manual.
Following its first call for TFP applications in Karachi, Dot & Line received an overwhelming response of more than 1,500 applications. They will continue to announce further cohorts over the coming year in new locations, including Lahore and Faisalabad.
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