Saher Shaikh is a Masters candidate in the Development Studies Program. Saher has been a part of multifaceted forms of educational models. Her experience includes teaching at elementary as well as university levels in the public and private sectors and implementing an educational developmental program in Pakistan. Her experience with the Aga Khan Foundation providing advocacy and school support for girls’ education in rural areas of Pakistan had a profound impact on her. She observed first-hand the complex connections between various forms of education delivery and gender, income, location and resource availability as well as the challenges of overcoming poverty in regions with poor educational foundations.
Her current research focuses on understanding the processes of educational policy making in Pakistan along with the challenges faced by the multi-stake holders. Her streams of reflection include gender equality, aid programming, education policy and holistic child development.
Keywords: Gender equality; aid programming; education policy; holistic child development; Pakistan