Education is a process in which and by which the knowledge, character and behaviour of the young ones are shaped and moulded.
Socrates defines “education as the means that help in searching the truth. Truth is hidden in the minds of human beings and they should be aware of it”. Nelson Mandela believes that ‘’ Education is the most powerful weapon which can change the world.”
The aims of education vary from time to time and place to place according to the needs and demands of society. Education is responsible for each and every aspect of man’s life. It is therefore cannot be confined to a few aims. The aim of education should be the production of good citizens so that it should prepare a man for a profession and enable him to earn his livelihood. It also develops a balanced personality of individuals so that they may become civilized, broad-minded, and non- dogmatic simultaneously.
The eighties and nineties saw a growing global concern for the rights and welfare of children. This culminated in adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Child by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 20 November 1989. In line with this general concern for the rights and Welfare of children in especially difficult circumstances, is another growing international problem of the rising numbers of street children in urban areas, mostly within the developing World. This has translated into increasing the number of government and non-government organizations throughout the world whose main activity to help alleviate the plight of street.
ZamungKor Model School established for disenfranchised children. These are children born to loving parents who dealt a cruel hand by man and nature. These are our children, albeit born in destitute households. They must be assured of their rights as described in many national and international covenants. These children are our responsibility they are State Children.
Right to education is one of the basic rights of children. Therefore, the main objectives of ZamungKor Model School are:
The vision of ZamungKor Model School is to create an equitable and conducive environment for disenfranchised, destitute and vulnerable children from the most socially and economically challenged segment of society and offer these State Children equal opportunity to excel with their GOD-endowed potential.
There are different government and non-government organizations which are providing basic life necessities to the State Children. Khpal Kor, SOS and Azad Foundation are such examples. ZamungKor is also satisfying basic needs of State Children and also motivates them to live a better life. ZamungKor Model School is assuring their rights and realizing them that they are our children and making them a part of society.
ZamungKor Model School is an organization run by Government. It was established in July, 2016. It is having a capacity to hold 1000 students but we are having more than 300 students right now studying in classes from grade one to grade seven.
The students are provided with books, uniform, bags and stationeries free of cost. In ZamungKor Model School we have efficient teaching staff of 17 members and a psychologist. In addition to this we have two 2 more psychologists, 2 computer instructors, 1 art instructor sponsored by Spark of Hope, a non- profit organization, registered in Tennessee, USA.
ZamungKor Model School is a facilitated Institution to conduct different activities. We have an activity Room for students to have fun and be creative. To cope with the day to day technologies we have one computer lab, one IT lab, an art Room and language Lab. As well as we have 13 numbers of Classroom, a Play Ground, a library, a Sports Room, and an Exam cell.
To sum up, we are trying to bring a better change in the personalities of these State Children through quality education, proper guidance, motivation and counselling.
Education is vitally important, which is why we offer 6 hours of classroom education six days a week. In addition to mental stimulation, we understand how valuable recreation and physical activity is to all children, so they have enough time to be outside and play. When possible, we offer opportunities for arts and crafts, music and entertainment, and field trips.
Last but not the least outstanding and experienced Psychologists are available for counselling sessions of students, who have mental and behavioural issues in particular. We have a separate Psychology wing which includes a counselling Class room and two separate counselling rooms for one-on-one counselling sessions. Children’s mental and physical health’s are the foremost concerns of the Institute and are topmost on our agenda.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Between Model Institute for State Children (ZamungKor) & Neurocare Foundation (NCF), Peshawar, Pakistan.
The NCF utilizes the expertise of renowned researchers at Maclean Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health and works with key collaborators in Pakistan, such as Lady Reading Hospital, to develop culturally informed treatment guidelines and effective training modules for psychosocial support measures. The foundation also provides direct services to people and children suffering from mental and neurological disorders. Through this MOU, ZamungKor and Neurocare Foundation will come together to provide services to the children at ZamungKor who need mental health care and psychosocial support so that these children can become well-adjusted and achieve their full potential. ZamungKor and NCF will also collaboratively conduct research and collect and share data to develop and implement better treatment guidelines. Both parties are bound to follow the “Child Protection Act/Rules” of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan. Furthermore, as per this MOU, NCF will follow ZamungKor protocol in all respects.