Aahung has been instrumental in the Sindh government’s move to integrate the LSBE curriculum. Since our inception, we have focused on sustainability as a key component of our program design and implementation.
In 2009, we carried out our first pilot project with government schools in Sindh to develop a replicable model for integration into the school system and in 2014, we undertook a mapping and curriculum integration process in which the LSBE content was also integrated into the existing subjects of the national curriculum. The final product of an integration framework along with an evidence base for a best practice model for integration was used to advocate with the government of Sindh to integrate the content for classes 6 to 9.
We will be working with the Department of Education, Textbook Board, Provincial Institute for Teacher Education and the Curriculum Bureau to finalize the integration of the LSBE content as well as roll out a teacher training for master trainers in selected subjects.
We also work on the sustainable integration of SRHR content into the curriculum of medical schools and nursing colleges with the intention of creating strong models that can be replicated. For this to be successful, we advocate with independent administrative bodies and decision makers within the institutions. Correspondingly, we also advocate for improved training of public health workers and service providers such as community midwives, lady health workers and female welfare workers. By targeting pre-service providers, we aim to influence change at the foundational level so that health workers can be better trained and prepared to deal with reproductive health problems during their service.