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About HANDS

HANDS was founded by Prof. A. G. Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) in 1979. HANDS has evolved in 36 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organizations of the country with an integrated development model and disaster management expertise. HANDS has a network of 31 offices across the country and has access to more than 21 million population more than 15,700 villages/settlement in 43 districts of Pakistan. HANDS strength is 12 volunteers Board Members, > 3500 full time staff and thousands of community based volunteers of more than 5,900 partner organizations.

HANDS Pakistan is registered under Societies Act, is certified by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy (PCP) and Tax exempted by the Income Tax Department Government of Pakistan. HANDS has qualified the Institutional Management Certification Program (IMCP) of USAID of management standards. HANDS is accredited with European Union and also possess membership of IUCN (International Union for  Conservation of Nature).

HANDS International recently established its offices in London, United Kingdom and Kathmandu, Nepal. HANDS international -UK is registered as Non-Profit Organization in Companies Act 2006 of England and Wales.

 

Principal and Values of HANDS

 

 Partners/communities

We believe in sovereignty of and equity with our partners.

 Owners/employees/supporters

Ownership of our mission is based on mutual trust, honesty, professionalism and transparency.

 Process

Our process is based on an understanding of roles and responsibilities, which include accountability, ethnic impartiality and effective participation.

Improvement

Creativity and innovation is the hallmark of all our efforts.

Citizenship

As a citizen of this country we believe that everyone should access their basic rights and discharge their obligation with same fervour.