About us

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



Successful projects

12-Participants conference on pluarlism among communities of North Pakistan
19-Photo-Conference of Indigenous Communities of North Pakistan
High level of competence

Our experience will help you create a quality product

IBT has been in the field of the socio-cultural development the mountain communities for more than 15 years. We are highly experienced in documentary linguistics, preservation and revitalization of endangered languages, mother tongue based multilingual education (MTB-MLE), campaigns for formal and informal education and literacies, advocacy in all tiers for the human, linguistic and cultural rights of the ethnic minorities; cultural and educational polices, publishing in the endangered languages, translation of the endangered languages into Urdu, English and Pashto and vice versa, writing research papers and books and all kind of activism to safeguard the mountain communities and their cultural and natural resources.
Language documentation and revitalization
15 years
Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education
14 years
Advocacy for languages and cultures
15 years
Campaigns for formal education
12 years
Training teachers, language activists
12 years

Our Core Team

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