The Citizens Foundation

The Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1995, that works in the field of education by building and managing schools in less privileged areas of Pakistan.


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Founded in 1967 Behbud is an large social welfare organization that is widespread in Pakistan. Founded in 1967, Behbud's programs focus on community development, as the organization aims to alleviate poverty, illiteracy, poor health conditions and economic deprivation. In addition, Behbud works to empower women and the community at large. It follows a three-pronged approach: providing healthcare, educational opportunities and vocational training for income generation to help under privileged communities. It has many of its own schools.


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HOPE (Health Oriented Preventive Education) is a large charitable organization and aims to provide health and education to the poor and needy in Pakistan. HOPE has hospitals, health centres, vocational centres and schools across Sindh and also in Baluchistan. HOPE Home Schools are located all over Karachi and rural Thatta. Nearly 9000 children are studying in 195 Hope Home Schools. Hope provides free books to the children as well as school supplies to the teacher including dari, black board, stationary etc. Educated community girls teach un-affording children who would otherwise play on the streets. The schools are primary, secondary and vocational schools.

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Zindagi Trust

Zindagi Trust is a non-profit 501(c)3 philanthropic organization that aims to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of Pakistan. It has established I am Paid to Learn schools with over 2800 children currently being educated across Pakistan. Additionally, Zindagi Trust is committed to promoting quality Government school reform and improving the curriculum and textbooks of the education system of Pakistan.

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Developments in Literacy (DIL)

Developments in Literacy (DIL) focuses on educating and empowering underprivileged students, especially girls, by operating student-centered model schools across Pakistan. DIL runs over 175 schools in Pakistan with an enrollment of nearly 15000 students. The schools are community owned and a village education committee provides support to teachers and ensures community involvement. DIL also focuses on teacher training and curriculum development in order to provide a quality education to its students.

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READ Foundation (Rural Education and Development Foundation)

READ Foundation, established in 1994, is one of the largest not-for-profit educational networks in rural Pakistan. The organization is running 331 schools with a student body of over 69,000 students and a faculty of over 3500 teachers. The organization was also instrumental in providing education to affected students after the 2005 earthquake and 2010 floods. READ deals with all education related areas such as capacity building, spreading education for girls, and teacher training. READ schools aim to provide quality with facilities such as science and computer labs.

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The Noor Project

The Noor Project is a non-profit charitable organization based in Lahore, founded in 2012 by Mr. Khalid Sheikh with the aim of helping poor families and make them self sustainable during their enrollment in our program. The Noor Project mission is to equip impoverished communities with tools to escape poverty and become self-sustainable. Currently the Noor Project is working on 8 different programs that vary from taking care of families' basic needs, providing free education and healthcare facilities, and providing adults with the skills to help them find well paying jobs in the competitive market.



Bargad: Organization for Youth Development - has been growing since its start in 1997. With its head office in Gujranwala, the organization has risen from a student-led grassroots organization to an umbrella organization for youth groups in Pakistan. Its activities include study trips, youth mentoring, collaborating with universities and many other endeavors that not only involve students but also empower students all over the country.


Thespianz Foundation (Thesfo.)

Thesfo is a charitable organization based in Karachi that focuses on spreading free primary education to the underprivileged. It is engaged in several education related projects such as creating awareness through theatre performances, building educational institutes in the flood affected areas of Sindh and Punjab, organizing the "Flying Classroom Project" in IDP camps near Karachi, and initiating teacher training and student scholarship programs.

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Kashmir Education Foundation

The Kashmir Education Foundation is a charitable education trust, founded in 1994, with its headquarters in Rawalpindi. It aims to provide education to underprivileged children from the rural areas of Azad Kashmir. The Foundation’s pilot project was the creation of the Pearl Valley Public School & College (PVPS&C) in a remote village Khirick, near Rawalakot in AJ&K in 1996.

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Fauji Foundation

The Fauji Foundation is a trust set up for the welfare of ex-servicemen and their dependents. Fauji Foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1954, and operates on a completely self sustaining basis. It channels approximately 80% of the profits from commercial ventures into social protection programs that serve a beneficiary population representing approximately 7% of the country’s population.Spending more than Rs. 23.8 billion since its inception on welfare, the Foundation provides services in the areas of healthcare, education, educational stipends, technical and vocational training. Over 2.1 million patients are treated per year through the FF Healthcare System. Approximately 41,112 students are enrolled in the FF Education System and over 6,000 individuals are trained annually through the FF Vocational & Technical Training Centers.

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Khubaib Foundation

Khubaib Foundation is a non-profit social welfare organization established in 1999. It's aim is the rescue, relief and rehabilitation of different factions of society: especially orphans, prisoners, widows and the destitute. Khubaib has set up educational institutes in Haripur, Muzzaffarabad, Skardu and Rawalpindi. The foundation is also supporting and providing resources to prisoners in Adiyala Jail, Rawalpindi. In addition, Khubaib has set up free medical camps, and also provide relief services during earthquakes and floods. Its central office is in Islamabad.

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Child Care Foundation of Pakistan

The Child Care Foundation was established as a non-profit organization in 1996. Its primary aim is to fight against child labour in Pakistan. The organization's mission is to undertake community development programs at the grassroot level in education, health & vocational training for the purpose of poverty alleviation, women empowerment and especially for the elimination of child labour and rehabilitation of all victims of child labour in the country through job oriented education.


Indus Resource Centre

Indus Resource Centre, a non-governmental organization working in Sindh, was created in the year 2000. Its mission is to empower and mainstream the marginalized rural communities through various approaches of Human and Institutional Development. Its thematic areas are: Democratic Governance, Education, Sustainable Livelihoods and Disaster Response. It implements a variety of programs and projects in Khairpur, Sukkur, Ghotki, Kambar-Shahdadkot, Dadu, Jamshoro and Karachi (coastal communities).


Zara Sochiye

Zara Sochiye (Just Think) is a drive initiated in 2011 by MKRF/Jang Group/GEO Television Network that attempts to highlight issues that promote and/or represent the imbalance and injustice in our society and issues that have divided people for years. The MKRF Zara Sochiye Education Initiative aims to make voters and legislators realize that education is the number 1 problem Pakistan faces today, and is also the number 1 solution to our problems. It aims to create an enabling environment for reforms in education in Pakistan, and to make the issue politically relevant.


Institute of Rural Management

IRM is one of the largest specialized capacity development, learning and research facilities in the not-for-profit sector in Pakistan. It is committed to build the capacities of rural communities and empower them to harness their true human, social and economic potential for an improved quality of life. Over the last 20 years, IRM has built the capacity of over 1 million development professionals and communities across Pakistan.


SOS Children's Villages of Pakistan

SOS Children's Villages is a private social welfare organization: providing orphans and abandoned children a home, good nurturing and a fair chance in life: a new and permanent home.


Services for Community Development Foundation

The Services for Community Development Foundation is an NGO based in West Karachi that serves to alleviate the problems of women. The foundation deals with issues that include women's education, lack of sanitation and hygiene, a shortage of food and jobs, sectarian problems and a lack of investment. The organization's motto is "service, awareness, and development." It aims to better the lives of girls and women, with a focus on the Lasi Goth area in Karachi.


Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation

The Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation is a non-profit organisation working on drug awareness amongst teens in Pakistan. The Foundation intends to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas with the goal to engage organisations and communities at all levels in drafting effective policies on drug awareness and substance abuse. The organisation also aims to disseminate knowledge on the adverse effects of drug use & break taboos that exist around drug use, enabling the youth to reach out for help.


The Kaghan Memorial Trust

The Kaghan Memorial Trust is a non-profit charitable trust registered in Islamabad, Pakistan. It was created following the October 2005 earthquake and it's sole objective was to establish the Kaghan Memorial School in the Kaghan Valley in Northern Pakistan. The KMT Board is comprised of nine Trustees. The Kaghan Memorial School provides free education of a high standard to students of the valley, both boys and girls. The school provides both junior and senior levels of education.

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