Every child has the right to education

But in Pakistan, 22.5 million children are out of school.

The Zia Ul Ummah Foundation provides free education to 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 94 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.

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 300 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.

Our Projects

Girls’ Education
Girls’ Education

Support our dedicated programme for female students so young girls have the chance to fulfil their potential.

Schools
Schools

Help cover the costs of accommodation, meals, books and financial support so disadvantaged students can stay in school.

Hifz of Quran
Hifz of Quran

Sponsor a student on our 3-year Quran memorisation course, so they can study Islam without the fear of falling deeper into poverty.

SCHOLARS
SCHOLARS

Strengthen the Islamic community for the future and sponsor a student of knowledge who’s dedicated their life to serving Islam.

Children are freezing. Support our emergency winter appeal

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Our team is on the ground in Jorian distributing winter and food supplies to children and adults who are struggling to survive this winter.

We’ve supported underprivileged families across Pakistan for 94 years. Now, we need your help.