EVERY CHILD HAS THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION
In Pakistan, 22.5 million children are unable to afford an education. Zia Ul Ummah Foundation is tackling this by providing free education to over 30,000 students from disadvantaged homes across Pakistan. We know education is the best way to escape poverty permanently, so we’re committed to getting children from underprivileged communities back in school.
For 97 years, we’ve been on the ground tackling barriers to education. As well as providing free schooling to 30,000 students in over 250 institutions, we offer free accommodation and school meals so poverty-stricken children have access to the school system, along with the essentials they need to live a full and stable life.
Zia Ul Ummah Foundation is also tackling poverty in Pakistan by running programmes to provide food, clean water and support for single mothers.
We’re changing lives
In 2017, we established Al-Karam University in Bhera city, so our students have the option of choosing a quality, yet affordable, university that’s right on their doorstep.
This year, over 400 of our female and male students completed their bachelor’s or master’s degrees, and our graduates have gone on to work as prestigious bankers, lawyers, teachers, academics and Islamic scholars, not just in Pakistan, but around the world.
We have established numerous Quran academies throughout Pakistan running Quran memorisation courses and now are working on a residential Quran complex in Bhera city to produce the future Scholars of the Quran.