VALUES

Creativity, Innovation, Proactive Initiatives and Cross Culture Linkages are our core values at AIE.

VISION

To be a Centre of Excellence in Education that transforms teachers into Agents of Change.

COMMITMENT

Improving education in Pakistan and promoting professionalism among teachers.

History

The Ali Institute of Education (AIE) was established in 1992 by a distinguished family trust, with the primary objective of providing effective teachers to the schools of Pakistan. The UNDP and SIDA (Sweden) also supported this endeavour initially, to improve the quality of education in our country. At the Ali Institute of Education we believe that teachers are agents of change and they can bring about a meaningful transformation to the education scenario of Pakistan. To develop teachers into their purported role, the AIE offers pre-service and in-service programmes.

Since 1992, the Ali Institute has grown in prestige and has developed a wider focus on improving the quality of education in Pakistan. At the Ali Institute, we believe that teachers are agents of change, able to transform education in Pakistan. To realise this vision, the Ali Institute offers programmes of study, short courses and workshops in initial teacher education and continuing professional development, consultancy and development services, promotes research, dialogue and advocacy, regularly publishes a research journal, and supports community links and outreach for the education community.

OUR MISSION

The Ali Institute of Education is a Teacher-Education Institute committed to improving education in Pakistan and promoting professionalism among teachers.

We provide quality pre-service and in-service teacher education and offer advisory services for school management, school development and curriculum practices. The Institute is also committed to dissemination of information and advocacy of appropriate policies and practices in education through indigenous research and publications.

AIE seeks to especially address the educational needs of rural and female teachers and to promote education to under-privileged and marginalised sections of society.

Values

  • Creativity and innovation in teaching.
  • Proactive initiatives to stimulate change.
  • Critical reflection on what we do.
  • Original research and critical thinking that improves the understanding of teacher education.
  • Overcoming challenges and providing solutions.
  • Cross-cultural linkages.
  • Cooperation and collaboration for sustaining a positive work environment.
  • Lifelong learning.

Chairman's Message

The daughters of Syed Ahsan Ali (1880 – 1942), and the sons and daughters of Syed Maratib Ali (1883 – 1961), donated nine acres of land situated on Ferozepur Road, Lahore to the Industrial, Technical and Educational Institute (ITEI), a non-profit society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, to establish a vocational training school, which started working in 1972 under the name of Ali Industrial Technical Institute(AITI). In 1992 the trustees of the ITEI decided to phase-out the technical school and replace it with a teacher training institution under the name of Ali Institute of Education (AIE).

As Chairman of its Management Committee, I pledge my continuing support to the educational programme of the AIE and wish its organisation the best of luck in its endeavors to perpetually improve the standard of education being imparted.

I am privileged to have been associated with the setting up of the original school, the AITI and its successor, the Ali Institute of Education.

The primary objective of both these institutes has been the dissemination of knowledge at a level where it matters the most for the uplift of our country. While setting up the AIE, I was informed by many educationists that the maximum damage to the learning process of our students takes place in primary education. It was, therefore, decided that we must address ourselves to the primary education of our country if we really want to bring about any positive changes in the current educational impasse. Hence, the declared mission of the Ali Institute of Education that specifies “a commitment to improving the quality of primary-school level education in Pakistan through raising the status of teaching to a profession.”


-Chairman Board of Governors

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Making A Difference

Successful Graduates

Teachers Trained

Director's Message

Since 1992, the Ali Institute of Education (AIE) has grown in prestige and has developed a wider focus on improving the quality of education in Pakistan.

AIE is a registered as Non-Government Organization committed to improving education in Pakistan and promoting professionalism among teachers. We provide quality pre-service and in-service teacher education and offer advisory services for school management, school development and curriculum practices. It is an honor and a privilege for me to serve this organization. Our vision is to be the Centre of Excellence for Teacher Education that transforms teachers into agents of change.

We are a teacher-education institute committed to improving education in Pakistan and to promote professionalism among teachers. As the Director of this small, yet extremely vibrant educational institute, I hope to take the staff and the institute to new heights of development, capacity building, professionalism and integrity in the field of teacher education.


-Director, Ali Institute of Education

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AIE in collaboration with Babar Ali Foundation has launched the Creative Learning Project (CLP) in Lahore and Kasur in 2017. The nature of the Creative Learning Project lays in the growth of creativity and the efficacy to be acquired from incorporating students’ outlook into educational and creative practices. It aims at improving the reading and writing skills of primary and elementary school children (Class 1 - Class 10). So far, CLP is targeted in 70 schools of Lahore and Kasur. BAF also supports the Annual Female Sports Tournament and Handwriting Competition in concerned areas. AIE in collaboration with the School Education Department (SED) and Babar Ali Foundation (BAF) has also implemented the ‘Promoting Science in Government Schools’ initiative in four districts of Punjab: Lahore, Kasur, Nankana Sahib and Sheikhupura. This pilot was designed for a total of 50 Government schools.
_Babar Ali Foundation, Partner
AIE in collaboration with Interloop Ltd. has been implementing CLP in Hafizabad since 2018. The goal is to inspire young minds through creative expressions and to support schools and communities by (1) training teachers/staff on Educational Leadership and 21st-century skills, (2) improving school infrastructures to attract more children to schools and (3) improving the quality of education in schools to increase retention. So far, CLP is targeted in 52 schools.
_Interloop ltd, Partner
AIE along with its funding partner Gurmani Foundation has been in the process of implementing the Creative Learning Project in Muzaffargarh since 2017. The Creative Learning Project is unique in the way that it implies the importance of engaging children (Grade 1 - Grade 5) in an overall holistic approach which suggests that writing and reading are closely related. The project primarily focuses on enhancing the reading and writing capabilities of primary school students. So far, CLP is targeted in 35 schools of Muzaffargarh.
_Gurmani Foundation, Partner
Partnering with Al-Moiz industries, AIE is in the process of implementing “Creative Learning Project: Reading & Writing with and for Children” in D.I. Khan. The scope of the project is to improve the reading and writing skills of students in grades III-VII of 35 low-income private schools of selected areas of D.I. Khan in 2017 alone. The main idea of the project is to reduce the prevalent practice of rote learning and introduce the concepts of self-expression and life-based creative writing. So far, CLP is targeted in 35 schools of D.I. Khan.
_Al-Moiz Industries Ltd, Partner
Partnering with UNESCO, AIE has taken the initiative of conducting ABL & MGT Training and Facilitation since 2019. The objective of the project is to undertake interventions related to improving the learning environment of 282 Government schools and 25 NFBE centers in Tehsil Jatoi and Tehsil Alipur, District Muzaffargarh in Punjab Province.
_UNESCO, Partner
Through the proposed intervention Ali Institute of Education (AIE) in collaboration with USAID, aimed at developing reading and writing habits in primary school children of 100 private schools in district Lahore, Hafizabad, and Bhakkar in a 22 month period from 2015 - 2017. The organization achieved this by building the capacity of teaching faculty in Pedagogical Approaches & Creative Techniques; developing reading material through the assistance of both professional children’s authors and primary school children; and disseminating the same through both electronic and print media.
_USAID, Partner
Partnering with DESCON for the time period of one year in 2016, AIE launched a Share a book project in Lahore. The project aimed to develop libraries in 50 schools across Lahore to develop a culture of reading among primary level children. The books were a collection of stories, fairy tales to non-fictional books.
_DESCON, Partner
AIE in collaboration with UNICEF, initiated a Child-Friendly School Project (CFS) in Government Primary Schools of Punjab from 2004 - 2012. It aimed for whole school development to promote learning at the school level and demonstrated the significance of Early Childhood Education (ECE) focusing on primary education.
_UNICEF, Partner
Since 2017, a total of 225 Teachers and Head Teachers adopted by Moawin Foundation have been trained. The training is executed after a thorough Need Analysis, followed by Training and follow up support to teachers. The trainings were conducted on the current trends on education such as Activity Based Teaching, Classroom Management, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Blended Learning, Subject Based Teaching and Lesson Planning.
_Moawin Foundation, Partner
In association with UNHCR, in 2017 and 2018, AIE led the “Educate A Child” training project where 100 teachers were trained with the purpose of introducing new and modern pedagogical, multigrade teaching, activity based learning, classroom management and evaluation strategies to upgrade their learning environment.
_UNHCR, Partner

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