Shehzad Roy, the singer, and philanthropist, has introduced a comprehensive career opportunity through his NGO, Durbeen. This initiative offers female intermediate students in Karachi a clear pathway to a govt teacher career.
Not Just a Teacher but a Government Teacher!
The B.Ed. degree is awarded by the Government Elementary College of Education (GECE). The employment opportunity provided by GECE can be transformed into a grade-16 govt teacher career position once the aspiring candidates successfully pass the teacher licensing examination.
Furthermore, Roy mentioned that fresh graduates would begin their careers with a starting salary equivalent to a banker or lawyer.
Who Can Apply?
He also highlighted that students currently appearing for or have already passed their intermediate exams can submit their applications for admission to his institution by July 8th.
How to Resolve Pakistan’s Education Crisis?
Shehzad Roy’s flagship NGO, Zindagi Trust, strongly advocates revitalizing government schools as the key solution to Pakistan’s education crisis. There are several compelling reasons behind this belief.
Firstly, most Pakistani children have no alternative but to rely on government schools as their primary educational option. Secondly, many government schools already possess the necessary infrastructure, making it a practical starting point for reform efforts.
Finally, the government holds the critical advantages of extensive outreach, substantial resources, and the inherent responsibility to cater to the needs of most children in Pakistan.
Why Was Durbeen Formed?
Despite teachers being the most influential factor in determining student success, the teaching profession is not the primary career choice for many students. This is precisely why we initiated Durbeen, explains Shehzad Roy.
After completing their intermediate education, girls enroll in our program, where we provide them with comprehensive training. Subsequently, they are placed in government schools as teachers.
We are excited to announce that our inaugural batch will graduate next year, marking a significant milestone for our initiative.