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CEI approaches in action
CLF collaborates with the government of Pakistan to attract students to its events. For example, CLF relies on the Ministry of Education to reach out to public schools that it cannot access on its own. It may request that the government ask schools to grant students days off from school so that they are able to attend the Festival. Furthermore, CLF partners with organizations that already work in schools serving underpriviledged children which generates awareness among poorer populations.
Since the first CLF in 2011, eight additional festivals have been organized in various cities across Pakistan.
Since the first CLF held in Lahore in 2011, eight additional festivals have been organized across Pakistan. Between November 2011and December 2013, the following festivals have taken place:
- 1 at the national level
- 5 at the provincial level
- 1 at the district level
- 2 at the school level
While CLF is currently a social movement, in the future it aims to supplement its annual festivals by working directly with schools and providing them with resources and methodologies that they can utilize daily. Additionally, in 2014 CLF will hold its first Teacher's Literature Festival in Karachi to improve teachers' literacy and instruction methods. CLF also hopes to conduct more research on the impact of the Festival on learning outcomes in Pakistan.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Research on the impact of CLF on learning outcomes just started. The principal methods utilized are conducting interviews with teachers and students and observing how teachers and students involve themselves in CLF activities. These studies are conducted internally by the CLF team.