Our Partners

Development Partners Our partners are an ecosystem of organizations working to transform the lives of marginalized and impoverished communities in Pakistan. Our network consists of 52 credible and promising small and medium sized nonprofits, spread geographically throughout Pakistan. With grants of PKR 1.5-2.0 million, our partners identify and address some of the most pressing problems in education, health, water and energy across the country through unique and sustainable development models. The projects they implement serve a high critical need, have measurable results, are financially efficient and sustainable and ensure significant social return in terms of the number of beneficiaries they impact and the improvement felt by them post project completion. ADP enters into multi-year engagements with partners which are designed to help scale programs and widen their scope of impact. ADP also raises awareness amongst the donor communities and enables access to funding that would not be possible otherwise. Partners ADP is more than a nonprofit – we are a paradigm shift that will redefine philanthropy, leadership, national priorities, and Pakistan. In order to build an effective movement of leaders for reform and development in Pakistan, we are working with the most promising NGOs that are create grassroots impact. To find out more about how you can support our work, please contact: info@developpakistan.org Why Partner with Association for the Development of Pakistan? Our goal is to form relationships with a broad range of like-minded organizations in the country that believe in the significance of our mission and approach, and are willing to commit time to developing young talent. Through these partnerships we aim to create long-lasting connections between business representatives and motivated, talented young people who are the socially-responsible future leaders of Pakistan.

We invite progressive organizations to participate in our exciting activities to access a wide range of short-term and long-term benefits:

  • Invest in an organization that delivers lasting benefits to the community and helps build the nation’s human resource base.

  • Access our outstanding pool of volunteers to recruit top talent for employment and internships.

  • Engage your employees through meaningful volunteering opportunities

  • Be publicly recognized as a socially responsible organization contributing to greater development and social impact in the country.

Partner Directory

bunyadBunyad Literacy Community Council (BLCC)Bunyad Literacy Community Council (BLCC) was established in 1994. BLCC works in the areas of education, health & sanitation, human rights, awareness and advocacy among others. In education in particular, BLCC supports LCPS models in Punjab. It currently has 46 formal schools and 300 informal educational facilities set up across 18 districts and 2000 villages of Punjab, reaching out to over 17,000 students.

For more details, please visit BLCC’s website at:

penThe Progressive Education Network (PEN)PEN supports the Public-Private Partnership Model in Pakistan. PEN adopted its first chain of government schools in 2010 with the aim of addressing infrastructural needs, enrollment, learning outcomes and teaching quality at public institutions. Since 2010, PEN has seen a 13% improvement in board exam results and a 34% increase in student enrollment. Currently, PEN has 80 adopted schools, reaching out to over 14,000 students across the country.

For more details, please visit PEN's website at:

mhsufiThe MH Sufi FoundationMH Sufi Foundation was established in 1994, with the aim of improving the standard of education in Hafizabad, Punjab. MHSF runs a chain of 12 self-funding schools in the district, providing high quality education to lower middle income families. Students at MHSF schools tend to have superior learning outcomes to both public and private alternatives and 100% of the teachers have a BA/BSc degree or above and receive regular training. The Foundation’s objective is to set up a total of 25 schools over the next 5-10 years throughout Hafizabad.

For more details, please visit PEN's website at:

amir public schoolAmir Public SchoolAmir Public School is a project of Nia Ujala (New Light), a registered nonprofit with expertise in education. Established in 1980, APS provides primary and secondary level education to underprivileged children in Kalaske, Gujranwala. It offers one of the only girls secondary school options in the area, targeting student retention, improved learning outcomes and good placement of students at higher secondary schools. In 2014, APS was the only school out of 30 schools in the area with a 100% pass rate in class 5 and 8 Board Exam results.

For more details, please visit the APS website at:

sosruralSOS Children’s Villages of PakistanSOS is affiliated with SOS-Kinderdorf International, the umbrella organization based in Innsbruck, Austria. SOS Children’s Village of Pakistan has been serving underprivileged children for the last 37 years as a NGO dedicated to the care of orphans and abandoned children. In addition, SOS also provides quality education to not only SOS children but also the lower socio-economic groups in surrounding communities. SOS has two education models: the largely self-funding schools which are financially self-sufficient and provide superior learning outcomes compared to other public and private alternatives for lower-middle income groups, and the SOS Rural Support Program, which targets low income communities through a community based LCPS approach.

For more details, please visit the SOS website at:

Friends Development Organization (FDO)FDO was established in 1998 with the mission to develop and uplift the living standard of low income families through education, health services and socio-economic empowerment in rural and urban areas of Gujranwala District. In education, FDO currently runs 5 schools, reaching out to over 1,000 students from 25 villages. FDO has also partnered with the Punjab Education Foundation under their New School Programme. This public-private partnership effectively leverages public funding to provide superior level private education to girls and boys up to higher secondary level.

jaqJAQ TrustThe JAQ Trust was formed in 1996 and as part of the Trust the Pehli Kiran School System (PKSS) serves over 1300 children in the urban and semi-urban slums of Islamabad. With an informal education model, PKSS schools are able to cater to the needs of working children. Using a low-cost and community-based approach, the schools impart basic literacy, numeracy and useful skills, ultimately aiming to direct the children towards the mainstream education system after Grade 5.

For more details, please visit the PKSS website at:

Mianwali Education Trust (MET)The Mianwali Education Trust College (MET) was founded in 1996 in Mianwali District, and has grown from a small school serving only 5 students with 3 teachers to over 700 students, including 270 scholarship students, and 52 teachers. MET’s objective is to provide high quality education to all people, regardless of their income level. The college provides education from prep to FSc level.
Community Advance Programme (CAP) (CAP), is an indigenous organization founded in 2005. CAP works in the impoverished areas of Lahore and its surrounding districts. In the past, it has established multiple schools for children and a project for physically challenged children. In addition, it has also implemented two sewing projects aimed at empowering women who work in factories or brick kiln areas to support their families as well as a computer literacy program to empower students.
The Sahara Welfare Society (SWS)(SWS) is a non-profit, non-government welfare and development organization that has been working in the Ghotki district since 1988. SWS is involved in four programs: Education, Health, Poverty Alleviation/Income Generation and the Teachers Training Centre. The Teachers Training Centre provides quality training in different academic subjects; thus far 2,400 teachers have been trained. SWS has also set up 12 primary schools and adopted 13 government primary schools. There are 4,000 children enrolled in these schools.
Action for Humanitarian Development (AHD)(AHD) was set up in 2001, operating primarily in district Dadu (Sindh). Since then AHD has expanded its area of action to 2 more districts—Thatta and Karachi. AHD has worked with both the government and local communities to raise awareness about development issues and civic problems. It has helped local NGOs strengthen and grow, and has been strongly involved with the NGOs in the education sector.

IbtidaIbtida is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization working to provide quality education to underprivileged children in the rural areas of Pakistan. It was founded in 2003 by a group of individuals who believed that the only way to break the vicious cycle of poverty and ignorance was through education. Ibtida’s current projects include their Nilore Junior School, Kohisar Junior Model School, Landi Arbab Primary School and the setting up of centers for women in NWFP. Ibtida has also adopted three girls schools in rural Sindh.

Alif Laila (AL)Alif Laila (AL) has been serving the local community in many different capacities for almost 30 years. It started off as a mobile book bus service that then expanded into a resource center providing children with project based learning opportunities in several fields including arts, crafts, electronics, and photography. The project based learning centers (PBLC) were established to provide opportunities to government school children from underprivileged backgrounds. Their aim is to provide equal opportunities to children “to learn by doing”, irrespective of their economic background. The main focus of AL is to help children use their curiosity and imagination, two ingredients that are vital for innovation and invention.

sdo1 Sustainable Development Organization (SDO)Sustainable Development Organization (SDO) is a Community Based Organization (CBO) founded in 2008. SDO is based out of AJK and works in energy, education, infrastructure, water and sanitation, livelihood, and health. By focusing on sustainable and self-reliant development, SDO has uplifted many communities through its projects, including micro-hydropower projects which provide electricity to hundreds of villagers with no prior access.

For more details, please visit SDO's website at:

preslogoPakistan Renewable Energy Society (PRES)Pakistan Renewable Energy Society (PRES) was established in 2011 with the aim of executing renewable/alternate energy projects for the under-privileged communities of rural Pakistan. As part of its projects, PRES has implemented solar energy projects, effectively providing electricity to previously off-grid areas. PRES also seeks to create awareness about renewable and alternate energy technologies by providing technical trainings and organizing seminars and workshops.

For more details, please visit PRES' website at:

alqasimAl-Qasim Foundation (AQF)Al-Qasim Foundation (AQF) has been implementing development projects in environmental issues, literacy and gender equality in Khushab District, Pakistan since 2005. AQF has worked with the government as well as local communities to raise awareness about development issues. Among other projects, the organization also has years of experience in the installation of biogas plants within Khushab District.

fida1Foundation for Integration Development Action (FIDA)Foundation for Integration Development Action (FIDA) was founded in 2004 with the aim of reducing poverty and promoting sustainable development. FIDA works primarily in the districts of Dera Ismail Khan and Tank in KPK and South Waziristan in FATA, areas rich in culture and history but suffering from chronic poverty and neglect, further aggravated by recent militarization. FIDA organizes the local community into community organizations (COs) for effective interventions at household level, including the implementation of biogas projects.

For more details, please visit PRES' website at:

sukaarfoundationSukaar FoundationSukaar Foundation was established in 2003 and focuses on water and sanitation (WASH) in Tharparkar. It aims to provide safe drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene awareness to communities in Tharparkar and since 2003, has implemented over 14 projects and benefitted over 130,000 people. In water, Sukaar has mainly focused on rainwater harvesting initiatives as well as water supply schemes in schools. In sanitation, Sukaar has implemented several “Community led Total Sanitation” and “School led Total Sanitation” projects.

For more details, please visit Sukaar's website at:

beerBeer Development SocietyBeer Development Society was formed in 2000 and focuses on education, livelihoods, water and sanitation, disaster management and the environment. In addition to projects in other focus areas, Beer Development Society has implemented 6 water and sanitation projects and benefitted over 50,000 people. Its water projects have included the installation of water filtration plants in schools so as to provide water to students and staff as well as to adjacent communities.

aware1Association for Water, Applied Education & Renewable Energy
The Association for Water, Applied Education & Renewable Energy (AWARE) was founded in 2003 and has been focused on providing clean drinking water and sanitation facilities to villages in Tharparkar. As part of its water projects, AWARE has installed hand pumps, solar pumps on existing dug wells, solar powered reverse osmosis systems and dug wells. Through these projects, AWARE have provided clean drinking water to over 30,000 people.

For more details, please visit AWARE's website at:

Hisaar FoundationHisaar Foundation
Hisaar Foundation (HF), a Foundation for Water, Food and Livelihood was established in 2000. Since its establishment, HF has provided a forum to discuss and seek solutions to the issues of water, food and livelihood and has run various initiatives and programmes with a special focus on women, water and growing food. As part of its water projects, HF has installed hand pumps and water filtration plants, rehabilitated existing water systems in villages and also rehabilitated water and sanitation systems in schools.

For more details, please visit Hisaar's website at:

PRDSParticipatory Rural Development Services (PRDS)
Participatory Rural Development Services (PRDS) was founded in 2008 and focuses on water/sanitation, health and livelihood projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Since its establishment, PRDS has implemented various clean drinking water projects and its community infrastructure projects also include WASH components.

For more details, please visit PRDS' website at:

SCF logoSindh Community Foundation (SCF)
Sindh Community Foundation (SCF) was established in 2001 and while it started off with small charity level actions like hosting medical camps, it has since evolved and shifted to implementing strategic interventions towards sustainable development. SCF focuses on advocacy, water/sanitation and disaster management and is operational in 12 districts in Sindh. As part of its WASH projects, SCF has constructed various water supply schemes, installed hand pumps, constructed latrines in several villages and raised awareness on the importance of hygiene through training/awareness sessions.

For more details, please visit SCF's website at:

sudhaarSudhaar Society (SS)
Sudhaar Society (SS) was founded in 1994 with the aim of eradicating child labor by protecting children from abuse and providing quality education in different districts of the Punjab. From 2005, SS began to diversify its range of interventions by advocating for human rights, birth and voter registration etc but has maintained its focus on education. As part of its work in education, SS has provided clean drinking water and sanitation facilities to a large number of schools in the Punjab.

For more details, please visit Sudhaar's website at:

Youth Development Organization (YDO)
Youth Development Organization (YDO) was founded in 2003 and focuses on advocacy as well as development initiatives in water, health and empowerment. It operates in the Punjab and mainly in Rajanpur District where it has implemented various projects since its establishment. As part of it water projects, YDO has implemented several water supply schemes including the installation of hand pumps to provide clean drinking water to the people of Rajanpur.

Social Integrated Development Organization
The Social Integrated Development Organization (SIDO) was established in 2008 with the aim to improve the living conditions in rural Charsadda, KPK by focusing on advocacy and development initiatives in water, sanitation, health, education and the environment. As part of it water projects, SIDO has implemented several water supply schemes including the installation of hand pumps to provide clean drinking water to the people of Charsadda.

saibaanSaibaan Development Organization
Saibaan Development Organization (SDO) was founded in 1999 and initially focused on small empowerment/capacity building projects in Mansehra city. After the 2005 earthquake in Azad Kashmir (AK), SDO expanded its activities to relief and development projects and is now active in four districts of KPK as well as AK. SDO now focuses on social mobilization, water and sanitation, health and education projects. As part of its water projects, SDO has not only raised awareness but also implemented and rehabilitated various water supply schemes.

For more details, please visit Saibaan's website at:

Network for Education & Economic Development Services
The Network for Education & Economic Development Services (NEEDS) is a nonprofit organization based in the Charsadda District. It works to eradicate poverty by creating policies that transform societies, focusing on key issues such as education, health and women empowerment. Their main objectives are increasing literacy rates, improving community health, increasing income levels and providing legal support and awareness.

Khubaib Foundation
The Khubaib Foundation (KF) was founded as a Trust in 1999 and since its inception, has been working for the rehabilitation of different factions of society; with a focus on orphans, widows and prisoners. As part of its activities, KF focuses on education, the reformation and rehabilitation of prisoners, health and relief activities in times of natural disasters. Through its projects, KF has provided clean drinking water to a large number of prisoners in several different jails in Pakistan.

For more details, please visit Khubaib Foundation's website at:

ccfChildrens Cancer FoundationThe Childrens Cancer Foundation (CCF) was founded in 1999 with the aim of providing low cost and free treatment to children suffering from cancer. It runs the Childrens Cancer Hospital in Karachi and plays a vital role by providing a venue of hope to hundreds of families of pediatric cancer victims, from within Karachi, rural Baluchistan and Sindh. CCF has also initiated a training program for rural medical professionals in early diagnoses, which has the potential of saving innumerable lives in the rural areas. Since its inception, CCF has provided free medical treatment to more than 1500 children from economically deprived families.

For more details, please visit CCF's website at:

behbudBehbud Association of PakistanThe Behbud Association of Pakistan (BAP) was founded in 1967 by a small group of volunteers wishing to work for the welfare of under-privileged members of society. Over the last forty years it has evolved into a national non-government, non-political, non-profit organization with branches in various cities across Pakistan. BAP aims to empower women and their communities by providing health, education, income generation and vocational training and has assisted thousands of beneficiaries in becoming self-reliant; productive members of society. The BAP Headquarters in Rawalpindi provide health care services to the under-privileged residents of not only Rawalpindi but also other areas.

For more details, please visit Behbud's website at:

Rural Development OrganizationRural Development Organization (RDO) has been working in the field of development for the past 14 years. RDO started its activities in 2001 by targeting rural communities but with the passage of time, it has expanded to semi-urban and urban areas of the Punjab and has been involved in a number of activities including the provision of flood relief services, building awareness regarding HIV/AIDs and fighting sexual abuse and sectarian violence.

Jannat Aziz Trust (JAT)The Jannat Aziz Trust runs the Jannat Aziz Eye Hospital (JAH) which is a non-profit organization providing eye care services to the under-privileged since March 2005. Deserving patients are provided free treatment while the income generated from the paying patients is re-invested into the treatment of patients who cannot afford it. Since its inception in 2005, 23,000 surgeries have been performed at JAH with over 325,000 patients having been treated at the hospital’s OPD. The hospital predominantly serves low-income areas with majority of treatments at JAH being either free of cost (54%) or heavily subsidized (36%).

For more details, please visit JAT's website at:

cfcConcern For Children Trust (CFC)The Concern for Children Trust (CFC) was founded in 1997. CFC’s mission is to design, implement and replicate models for sustainable development for women and their children within at-risk populations. All CFC’s projects contain elements of awareness raising, capacity building, service provision, advocacy and monitoring. CFC’s largest project is the Community Driven Development Project (CDDP) in Machar Colony, Karachi. CDDP is a holistic approach to community development and includes programs in health, education and the environment.

For more details, please visit CFC's website at:

Health Education Environment Development AssociationThe Health Education Environment Development Association (HEED) was founded in 2003 and works primarily in isolated communities in Kashmir through small scale local projects in the areas of health, education, environment and development. Since 2005 (post earthquake), HEED’s work has grown significantly in the number and scale of projects being undertaken. These projects include water supply schemes, community latrines, vocational centers and primary schools.

Ayub Teaching HospitalAyub Teaching Hospital (ATH), Abbottabad, is a 1000-bed tertiary care teaching hospital and is the largest health care facility in Northern Pakistan. ATH started working in the year 1995 and gained the 1000 bed status in the year 1998. It is a centre for undergraduate and post-graduate studies in different disciplines of medicine and surgery. ATH is a state of the art health facility, well equipped with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic facilities .

Child Rights & Abuse Committee of the Pakistan Pediatric Association:
Child Rights & Abuse Committee of the Pakistan Paediatric Association: CRAC-PPA is a registered professional body and the sole representative of more than 1,500 paediatricians in Pakistan. It is affiliated with International Paediatric Association and SAARC Paediatric Association. Its Child Rights & Abuse Committee (CRAC) is working for the rights of children as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC, 1989). For more than 20 years, its focus has been child abuse prevention and management. CRAC-PPA is the implementing partner of Save the Children Sweden and has conducted trainings, consultancies, and research for UNICEF, Save the Children UK, Groupe Developpemente, and the Government of Pakistan. It is affiliated with ECPAT International (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking) and ISPCAN (International Society for Prevention against Child Abuse and Neglect).

Munawwar FoundationMunawwar Foundation is an Islamabad based charitable organization endeavoring to promote the importance of healthcare in rural areas. The Foundation supports a comprehensive eye care project at the Munawwar Memorial Hospital in Chakwal (district in north Punjab). Since 1999, the hospital has delivered effective programs for primary eye care, cataract screening as well as an eye-health program for school-going children. Munawwar Memorial Hospital is Pakistan’s first Community Ophthalmology Center working in rural areas and involved in research.

Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust
The Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT) was founded in 1984 with the aim to fight against curable blindness and to serve the population that cannot afford treatment. The initial trust money was used to run a mobile eye hospital in Tando Bago, a town 250 kilometres east of Karachi. Today, LRBT has a network of hospitals all over Pakistan which includes 17 purpose built hospitals and 54 clinics with state of the art equipment.

Through its purpose-built and appropriately-equipped hospitals, LRBT provides comprehensive eye-care, ranging from simple refraction to the most advanced retinal surgery and corneal transplants. Till date, 28,000,000 patients have been treated at LRBT run facilities.

For more details, please visit LRBT's website at: