What We Do

An educated prosperous Pakistan, a dream shared by millions of Pakistani's across the globe. But with the nation deeply seeped in poverty and inequalities spread unevenly throughout, this dream has become increasingly difficult to achieve. Access to quality education can become a great equalizer and create opportunities for all people regardless of their socio-economic background. Pakistan's educational landscape is dotted with numerous schools. Whether public or private, these are widespread from the metropolitan urban hubs of Lahore and Karachi to the rural villages of Attock and Badin. For many, these schools are seen as the road to change and a better future. But unfortunately some of these help in widening the disparity gap even further. With no check on operations, children are denied a proper education that can help them survive in the world and open doors for a bigger and brighter future.

Article: 25-A

"The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as determined by law."

But what is the status of Pakistan's education being provided?

Education Situation in Urban Pakistan according to ASER Pakistan 2012

Learning Levels


  • 60% of Class 5 students are unable to read Class 2 English sentences
  • Only 69% of Class 6 children and 84% of Class 7 children are able to accomplish Class 2, English sentence tasks


  • 40% children from Class 5 cannot read Class 2 Urdu story
  • 57% of Class 3 students unable to read a sentence in Urdu


  • Only 53% of Class 5 students are able to do 3-digit division sums
  • 25% of Class 7 students cannot do simple Class 3 level problems

Are low-cost private schools a good choice?

With an abundance of medium to low-cost schools in Pakistan, are they providing the education they aspire to teach? To maximize the potential of these schools, it is important for us to act now and make them the engines of growth that will improve lives of children across the nation.