Hi! We are IBT.
Idara Baraye Taleem wa Taraqi (IBT)
Idara Baraye Taleem wa Taraqi i.e. institute for education and development, acronym IBT, was founded by the Torwali youth in 2007 with the long term mission “to transform the marginalized mountain communities of Northern Pakistan into empowered and sustainable communities. IBT believes that an integrated development of the linguistic minorities in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan—who are marginalized and mainly neglected—can be achieved through a holistic developmental framework on the improvement in formal education and literacy, development of the endangered languages and cultures, fostering self-esteem among the youth, protection of environment and natural resources of the region, long term advocacy for human rights; and enabling these communities to produce knowledge about themselves; and negotiate cultural pluralism and diversity for peaceful co-existence.
A decade of expertise
High level of competence
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Our Core Team
Co-founder and Executive Director, Acumen Pakistan Fellow, Asian Leadership Program Fellow, Japan, LEAD Pakistan Fellow
Co-founder and Program Director, Acumen Pakistan Fellow
Javed Iqbal Torwali
Researcher in Folklore and Indigenous Wisdom
Community Mobilizer and Schools monitor
Director Finance and Human Resources
Researcher in Indigenous Knowledge, creative writer