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Dream Education Development Organization
  • Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Urdu, English
Organization Description
Who We Are?
Dream Educational Development Organization (DEDO) formed as a non-religious, non-political and non-profitable organization for providing social services and quality educational opportunities to the local disadvantage communities in Ghizer, Gilgit Baltistan since 2015. The Organization has been registered under Government Social Welfare Organizations Ordinance 1961 and certified with Federal Education Board Gilgit Baltistan (GB). It is governed by Board of Directors, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Shah is a Chairman and Ms. Hussan Area is a Voice Chairperson of the Organization.

DEDO first initiative was establishing a school name “Premier Public School” with total of 20 students’ enrollment in April 2015. The school is situated at Sherqilla, which is the largest and most beautiful village in District Ghizer. The school has been offering a quality education to vulnerable and orphan group of children in the society. The population of students considerably increased to 70 in 2016. On the basis of an excellent school progress for two years (2015-2016), the Organization is expecting 100% student’s growth on current year 2017 session. A number of vulnerable and orphan children are being given remissions and free education so far. Since the school has been running on member’s contribution and local community donations, therefore, the school has limited funds available for extending the classes.

Premier Public School with its focus on student’s success will be recognized as a national leader and mentor within the higher education community in providing quality education.

Our mission is guided by our commitment to empower students to achieve their goal by providing access to quality and affordable education to the ignorant and vulnerable children in the society.

Provide exemplary educational program of international standards that inspire and prepare all students for success in global environment at affordable cost.

• To contribute towards improving the quality of education by initiating and supporting various educational programs.
• To provide subsidized quality education for orphan, underprivileged as well as talented children particularly girls and raise educational achievements in disadvantage community.
• To establish English Medium Schools to impart education on most modern and updated method of teaching for both male and female.
• To establish a coaching and resource center of computer lab, TV, multi-media and library to promote an advance educational system in Ghizer District.
• To develop, encourage and support effective and creative approaches to teaching and learning.
• To assess students learning outcomes regularly, evaluate and update key programs in response to student needs and interest.

Student Engagement
DEDO is committed to enhancing and promoting student engagement by fully engaging our students as active learners and by providing a broad range of educational experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

Community Engagement
DEDO is committed to encouraging civic engagement and volunteers supporting towards economic development in the region.

DEDO seeks to establish connections and relationships locally, nationally, and globally to improve quality education and exchange multi-culture experiences and practices with an advance countries.

Education Standard and Curriculum
The school curricular emphasis has both a solid foundation in the depth and breadth of oxford standards, while maintaining particular attention to the various learning styles and needs represented by all students. Students learning outcomes are a driving force in curricular development and teaching methodology. The outcomes of students are intended to challenge students in Higher Secondary Students to become the following:
• Critical thinkers
• Self-guided achievers
• Self-motivated and innovative
• Quality producers
• Adaptable problem solvers

The Premier Public School also provides students with opportunities to excel in areas of special interests and natural skills. In addition to the array of course offering that meet the Higher Secondary School requirements for an enrolment. As the school enrolment has grown, its demographics have changed, reflecting a wide range of Socio-economic and educational background

Geographic Area of District Ghizer:
Ghizer District is the westernmost part of the Gilgit – Baltistan region of Pakistan. Its capital is Gahkuch. Ghizer is crossroads between Gilgit and Chitral and also to China, Tajikistan via Qurumber pass through Ishkoman and Darkut Yasin, which are connected via Shandur Pass.
Ghizer is a multi-ethnic district and four major languages are spoken; Shina, Khowar, Burushaski, Wakhi and also Tajik in some of the part.

Socio-Economic of Ghizer District
Ghizer is one of the poorest District in Gilgit Baltistan Northern Area Pakistan, where most of the villages are situated at high mountains and cut off from the main roads. The area is covered with snow for six months a year. Ghizer is famous because of its natural and unique beauty in the world, which called a small heaven on earth by British Empire. But the region has been deprived from basic needs such as access to main road, water, electricity, schools, and health and job opportunities. People are poor and illiterate, therefore, they have no awareness about health, hygiene, education and other environmental issues. The poor community cannot afford education to their children, therefore, children are forced to do labor work for their livelihood and to support their parents at early age of 8-10. Several children who are even deprived from basic necessities in life required support and above all a little care to live a dignified life for better tomorrow of the children.

Community Profile
When Premier Public School first time opened its door as a-formal school in April 2015, it did so with the promise of new and innovative approaches to education that would empower the students from dropped out of school or never attended school to reach their highest potential, who could not afford the quality education. The school encourages children (males and females) from lower class, poor, orphan and marginalized family, to register themselves in Premier Public School. The enrollment announcement were made on the banners, TV Channels and local mosques, Jamat Khana, Imam Bargah and other communal gathering places to outreach the deserved community.

Why volunteer with us?
• Explore the rich and diverse natural habitats of Gilgit Baltistan (GB)
• Get the opportunity to interact with the local simple community to learn about their traditions.
• Experience a typical but best GB hospitality which is famous for.
• Enjoy local spicy, traditional dishes and local festivals.
• It is a golden opportunity to visit the most beautiful places on earth, which international community has dream to see once in life.
• Enjoy tracking and hiking in the mountains, glaciers and pastures on weekends.
• Get the chance to see the highest mountains of K-2, Nanga Parbat, and Rakaposhi, the highest and most visible mountain, which call Mother of Mists on the Silk Rout to China while flying from Islamabad to Gilgit Baltistan.
• Get the opportunity to work for the development and welfare of disadvantage and orphan children in the society.
• Share your contribution of knowledge, skills and experience to bring a positive change in the society.

The organization welcomes volunteers from any parts of the developed countries without any distinction of color, race, religion and language. We invite you to work with us for the cause of human development and help us in uplifting the lives of an ignorant and vulnerable group in the society.
Allow us to host you like a family member. Your security and safety is our top priority, therefore, we will accommodate you with a family, so that you would feel safe, comfortable and enjoy your time being with us and we want you to make this visit the most memorable visit in your life.
Upon completing your volunteer work successfully here, we will award you with an experience certificate to recognize your teaching efforts.

Type of accommodation
Usually the houses are built traditionally made of stone and mud in the village, but The Chairman of the organization will provide you an accommodation at his house to make sure your comfort ability and safety. Since the school is located in village, therefore, if you need to go to city for shopping or any other purposes, the management will arrange the transportation for you.
Childcare / Children, Technology, Education
Skills Needed
Teaching English as a foreign language to (KG to 6 grades), Supporting local staff (teacher training and monitoring, Skills in Curriculum development for KG to 6 grades classes, Organization of school events, Working as an Academic Advisor to develop initiatives , Raise awareness of Environmental issues and hygines , Exchange multiple culture and ability to adopt local culture, Social, good listener and loving towards children, Strong sense of committment to the organization objectives, Ability to adopt basic needs.
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 6 months
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$70 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • 2 Meals per Day
  • 1 Meal per Day
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Volunteer-Hostel, Internet
Iftikhar Ali Shah


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