About the Project
The founders of Khud include private consultants, educators and philanthropists. With Pakistan’s poor education indicators, they realized the dire need and started the organization as a small experiment, with the mission to stimulate interest of students in the traditional educational stream.
Equipment such as laptops, desktops and other technological materials are provided to connect under resourced schools with the internet. Using agile learning, the educators at Khud craft well-thought projects and curriculum for the students.
Khud’s name is inspired from Pakistan’s national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s idea of ‘Selfhood – خود’. Khud is not reinventing the learning wheel, rather the organization has taken inspiration from existing models.
- Socratic Method: letting students use their experiences and mistakes to come up with new hypotheses and arrive at their own conclusions.
- Maria Montessori’s world-renowned approach of encouraging children to play and teach themselves and each other in a friendly environment.
- Dr Sugata Mitra’s School in the Cloud platform that prepares students for the changing future by using Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE). Khud takes inspiration from Dr Mitra’s work, and much like it, there is a stress on asking unique and creative big questions that inspires the imagination and self-learning of young learners.
As much of the content available on the web is in English, the educators and researchers at Khud are developing an accelerated English curriculum that can bring the young learners at par with high school graduates.