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Chal Parha
 
I run a small non-government educational organization, Zindagi (meaning 'life') Trust that took over the management of a government school, Fatima Jinnah Girls School, in 2007. The experience that I have gained through reforming this government school has been invaluable. I have a remarkable team of people who have transformed a once-dilapidated government school into a model that the government can replicate in other schools. Although the greatest achievement of Zindagi Trust in the government school has been at a micro-level (from daily management to changing government teachers' pedagogy), I have realized that macro-level advocacy is essential if government schools are to be improved on a national scale. Being a well-known singer has greatly aided in this regard. I have been able to appeal to a wider audience and impress upon them the need to bring educational reforms. By combining this advocacy with implementation on the ground, Fatima Jinnah Government School has proved that quality education can be provided to all citizens, irrespective of their socio-economic status.
This TV show is an opportunity to take our message to Pakistanis everywhere. In this show, I travel across 80 cities in Pakistan from Attabad Jheel and Gulmit to Gojal and Thar and film in more than 200 government schools. In each episode we highlight an issue from public schools for example, corporal punishment, medium of instruction, population, textbooks, curriculum, teachers etc.
I want to share the lessons that we have learnt while touring government schools, both the good and the bad. We want people to know the obstacles in improving government schools but we also want to highlight the remarkable individuals that are committed to the teaching profession despite the collapsed system in which they work. These people prove the power of individual effort!
We hope to create awareness for the basic right to quality education but we also go one step further and actually bring some improvements in these schools. For example, we have installed 20 thumb-printing attendance machines in government schools in all 5 provinces to bring transparency to the teacher absenteeism issue. We are collecting this attendance data since installation and are happy to report that teacher attendance has increased considerably in these schools. Similarly in the episode on corporal punishment, we are proposing a law banning physical abuse in schools and we plan to diligently pursue this law in the media.
A lot of people do not know this about me but I am an avid biker. This show was the perfect excuse for me to travel across Pakistan, not in a car or a Jeep, but on a Harley-Davidson bike! It was a liberating and extraordinary experience, even though certain moments were very risky and tough. I love Pakistan and have tried to capture my country's breathtaking beauty in this show. I hope that people will be able to see Pakistan through my eyes and appreciate it for the good things in it.

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i appreciate ur efforts for education.... but i have one thing to say, i mean i want to raise something....
sir my question is that all those people who are Illiterate and they want to study now, what should they do??
somebody asked me and i advised him to seek admission in school and learn but he said that all the day from dawn to dusk i have to work to earn for my children bc0z they have to eat they have to learn...
so Sir i just want to ask that isn't there any way for such kind of persons.??? ... by Hina Sikandar
No doubt he is doing his level best in education sector of Pakistan,Well done Shehzad Roy ... by Rahila
VERY VERY GUD EFFORT. M ALSO AN EDUCATOR. ... by WAZIR
i like ur programe shehzad bhai .... iam also a wheelchaird person nd doing engineering got position in univesity .. i want to meet u to deliver positive message ... by aakash ali
assalam o alaikum.i like your show so much.this is really an appreciable effort you have done for education.we got a lot of information from your program. ... by Nimra
well done shehzad bhai but i also want to do something for education and i want corruption to be out of this field ... by madiha
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