– M.Ed., Learning and Instruction, Vanderbilt University, USA
– B.A. (Honors), Humanities, LUMS
Zohra has worked with The Citizens Foundation to develop a curriculum for Early Years Education that adapts global best practices into the Pakistani context. Her work aims to build 21st century skills in primary-school students through joyful, play-based learning experiences. As part of the design, she has created over 100 original Urdu storybooks that reflect local children’s real experiences. Free play, hands-on thematic learning, and physical and emotional wellness activities have also been embedded into the school day. These changes re-visualize the conventional classroom, turning it from a teacher-led space focused on examination benchmarks to a student-led space focused on discovery, individuality, and well-being. She has also developed teacher and school leader training for effectively absorbing this mindset and implementing this content in under-resourced communities. The work is rooted in design thinking and created with the inclusive participation and understanding of stakeholders. It is being implemented in different ways throughout TCF’S network of 1500 schools in underserved communities across Pakistan.
Zohra is the Head of Teaching Practice in the B.Ed. program and also teaches foundational courses at the College.