IEI Pakistan is undertaking a School Development Project (SDP) at the Government Middle School Shimshal during the year 2019. This program is a unique opportunity for volunteers to share their knowledge & skills in their specific domains to elevate the curriculum, pedagogy & administration standards of this remote public school. They can join for 4 - 12 Weeks In-Residence program from March to December 2019.

bringing quality education to public schools!

The framework & focus of SDP program is as follows:

SDP Framework:
  1. Innovation
  2. Inquiry Based Learning
  3. Curriculum & Pedagogy Enrichment
  4. Language Improvement Framework
  5. Collaborative Environment
  6. Inclusive Spaces
  7. Enhancement of School Support System

Focus Areas of the SDP:
  1. Teaching & Learning
  2. Leadership, Management & Administration
  3. Student Assessment
  4. School Assessment
  5. Communication
  6. Facility Enhancement
  • Location: 3100 meters above sea level, highest settlement in the district.
  • Time to Reach Shimshal from Passu: 3hrs
  • Total Area: 3800 square km
  • Households: approx. 240
  • Inhabitants: approx 2000
  • Language: Wakhi
  • Other Languages Spoken: Brushaski, Urdu, English
  • Schools in the Valley: 2 (1 Government School, 1 Private Donor Funded school recently taken up by AKESP)

Volunteer as Teacher

If you have a passion for teaching & imparting modern education to bring Innovation & Creativity into the classrooms. Join us for a month of teaching in a remote school.

Volunteer as

Are you a practicing Artist looking to be socially engaged? To practice Art Therapy? To inspire & be inspired by the children, environment & culture? Join us for a month of experimental & community Art!

Volunteer as School Consultant

Do you have an interest in revamping the educational structure: operations,curriculum & administration? Join us as a SDP Consultant.

All volunteer categories are required to take a minimum of 4 Classes per day, for 6 days a week.
The school follows the National Curriculum of Pakistan and textbooks are allocated.
You are expected to introduce Lesson Plans, Project Works & Pedagogy which enrich the curriculum & content for the learners while working within IEI Pakistan’s SDP Framework.

Mandatory Participation:
1- One Peacebuilding Session to promote Peace & Global Citizenship
2- All volunteers are expected to submit daily lesson plans while engaging in Weekly Feedback Meetings & Presentations.
In addition to Teaching regular classes, our volunteers can participate in our Creative Clubs that provide a collaborative space for Creative Projects with learners. These projects span areas of Literature, Writing, Art, Music & Theatre and are open for design and execution as per your plan.

As a member of the community for 4 weeks, you’ll have the chance to participate in Community House Calls & Festivals.
Volunteers Participate in House Chores during the time of stay including Cooking & Cleaning.
Mininum Volunteer Duration is 4 consecutive weeks.

    For 2019 there are 10 Volunteer Cycles active from March to December. First Volunteer Cycle begins March 5th 2019.

    Volunteers are required to join for a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks (1 month). You can select your month and duration of volunteering within the application.
Our Programs run in remote areas of Gilgit Baltistan, prospective Volunteers should keep the following in mind:

  1. Limited or No access to Phone & Internet
  2. Communal Living with other Volunteers
  3. Self Help Meals & House Management
  4. Community Integration Activities
  5. Harsh Weather Conditions
IEI Program offers following benefits to volunteers:

  1. In-Residence Program
  2. Flexible Volunteering Period: March to December
  3. Cross Cultural Exchange
  4. 24/7 On-Site Team Support
  5. Give Back your Time & Knowledge
  6. Travel & Explore an Area
  7. Trek & Camping
  8. Collaborate with the Team & fellow volunteers from across Pakistan
  9. Volunteer Services Acknowledgment Certificate
Note: Volunteers travel alone or in group depending on the dates/travel details of a Volunteer Cycle.
The Travel Itinerary is divided into 2 parts:
a. Home Location to Hunza: Volunteers are responsible of arriving in Hunza on their own.
b. Hunza to Shimshal: Local Travel Options are available in Aliabad, Hunza to Shimshal for a few hundred Rupees.

All Volunteers are accommodated at the IEI Residence in the Valley. This is a communal living space with shared rooms & bathrooms (no gender segregation)

All meals are prepared at the IEI Residence. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in meal preparation activities.
Meal Menu Items are dependent on Fresh Produce Availability & Recipe bank of the person cooking.
Chai/Coffee is on the house.
As Non-profit organization Our programs rely on Volunteers to help raise the finances to support their own duration of stay.
Volunteer Fee:
4 Weeks, 30 Days: 25,000 PKR
8 Weeks, 60 Days: 28,000 PKR
12 Weeks, 90 Days: 28,000 PKR

This contribution goes towards managing your volunteer stay with us by supporting:
  1. Housing & Meals
  2. Heating & Power
  3. Emergency Insurance
  4. 24- Hour Field Support
  5. Teaching Resources: Stationery & Textbooks
  6. Adventure & Excursions

Art Supplies are provided by IEI Pakistan.


Make sure you have read all the information above before applying to SDP program


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