Expression of Interest

Detailed EOI

Background

Teachers’ Resource Centre, established in 1986, is a not for profit organization, committed to improving the quality of education for teachers and children.

TRC has trained more than 40,000 teachers from both public and private sectors and aspires to continue to make a difference in the way teachers teach and children learn in Pakistan.

With the National Curriculum for Early Childhood Education to its credit, TRC has been a pioneer for changing the ECE discourse in Pakistan, making it child centric through infusing passion for teaching and understanding young children.

In 2013, TRC embarked on a project with support from Child to Child a charitable organisation located at the University College, London’s Institute of Education in the UK. This was to introduce the child to child approach in rural based community schools of Sehwan in Sindh.

The three-year project aims to promote on-time enrollment in schools, retention and preparedness for disasters through awareness, education and advocacy. In this regard, TRC has played the role of the key implementing partner and works closely with Community Development Council, a local Sehwan based NGO, for making possible interventions in these schools. Through the child to child approach, which is the key tenet of the project, TRC has carried out a series of capacity building sessions with a range of stakeholders including teachers, NGO staff, Young Facilitators (the older children mentoring younger ones in schools), parents and community members. Since the target areas are swamped with myriad issues which hamper or slowdown the progress of education, it is imperative to raise awareness amongst the local stakeholders about the significance of the CtC approach, on-time enrollment and retention for all especially girls and disaster risk reduction. At the same time, it is pertinent to advocate for policy support to strengthen and upscale these initiatives.

Scope of work

TRC is inviting proposals for producing two short documentary films of app. 5-7 minutes each showcasing its educational initiative for on-time access to schools and disaster risk reduction through the child to child approach in rural Sindh. The specific aims of the two documentaries are a) to be used as an awareness raising tool for parents/community members about the issues being addressed and b) as a policy advocacy tool.

The selected film maker/production house will be required to do filming in various settings where project activities are underway. The main geographical location being Sehwan where these schools are located. Interaction with stakeholders for highlighting their perceptions and experiences will also be integral.

Target audience

Parents in rural areas, policy makers, schools, NGOs, donors and public.

Expected outputs

• 2 short 5-7 minute documentary films in Sindhi and English.
• At least 20 still shots/portraits showcasing children, teachers and schools participating in the project.
• The documentary should be ready for showing by end February 2015.

Selection criteria

An independent proposal review committee will evaluate the proposals. Based on evaluations and committee’s discretion, the contract will be awarded.

Application process

The proposal should entail:

• Organization/individual’s academic and professional credentials
• HR capacity (enclose CVs of key personnel)
• Evidence of past similar projects and testimonials
• Concept map of the documentaries
• Proposed budget with cost break-ups

Submission

The proposals should reach us by 10th January 2015. If you’re sending a hard copy, our postal address is: 2nd Floor, C-121, Ehtesham Centre, DHA, Phase 1, Karachi – 75500. If you wish to send the proposal via email, mail in at: info@trconline.org.