Pakistan has always been a country of open hearted people with the passion to help one another through thick and thin. This country is rich with philanthropic citizens who on their own start local campaigns and NGOs with the aim to work hard to aid the ones who need it the most. The NGOs in Pakistan have been providing needed services to the communities amongst the society.
These NGOs are simultaneously working day and night for the upliftment of the society as they put in time to understand where the help is necessary, where services are lagging behind and in what ways can they help fill in the gaps. The NGOs work with proper planning to handle the challenges of the society in a way that eliminates problems rather than increasing them.
Here is a list of the top 10 NGOs in Pakistan who have been putting in endless effort to assist the communities towards better lifestyle:
HANDS stands for Health And Nutrition Development Society. It is included in the list of the leading non-profit organizations in Pakistan that works towards just one aim to aid the poor by helping them through health improvement, promotion of education, alleviation of poverty, building infrastructure, and development of social institutions. These tasks performed by the team of HANDS on daily basis add up to community empowerment.
HANDS started its journey in 1979 with public health services in Karachi as health and nutrition project under the enlightening guidance of the Sitara-e-Imtiaz holding Prof. A. G. Billoo. In 1993 the organization got registered with the vision of ‘Healthy, Educated and Prosperous Pakistan’. Now HANDS aims to develop 25,000 model communities across Pakistan by 2030.
Edhi foundation has been a prominent name in the list of the biggest and oldest beneficiary foundation of Pakistan. Edhi foundation is rightfully worthy of such a position amongst the society for they work tirelessly as the non-commercial, non-political, and as non-communal entity.
The foundation of the Edhi Foundation was laid by the Late Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi with support of his wife Mrs. Bilquis Edhi. Effective on both national and international platforms, Edhi Foundation has been contributing towards the society for years and is still at it.
Saylani Welfare Trust
Since 1999 Saylani Welfare Trust has been a trusted foundation for serving the poor and the distressed people of the Pakistani society. Saylani Welfare trust has been appreciated for reaching out to people not only in urban areas but also in rural and remote areas and helping them out with food, shelter, health and education facilities and a few other things as well.
Chippa Welfare Association
Another one of the oldest welfare foundations of Pakistan, Chippa Welfare Association has been known for their selfless services towards society from the ambulance services to the women’s shelter home and home for old people.
Chippa Welfare Association works with noble mission of having sincere love and affection for humanity. They are known to have been serving the people without discrimination of any caste, creed, or color under all circumstances in every way they can.
Shahid Afridi Foundation
Founded by the very own ‘Boom Boom’ of Pakistani cricket Shahid Afridi; the Shahid Afridi Foundation speaks for the humanitarian purpose of itself. A non-profit organization registered in Pakistan as SAF (Shahid Afridi Foundation), which was coined with the purpose to improve the conditions of the most impoverished communities of our society.
SAF helps families in remote areas and communities meet their basic needs and provide access to better services in areas of Health, Education, and Water.
Sarim Burney Welfare Trust
This welfare trust was established by the social activist and entrepreneur Sarim Burney. The welfare trust is a non-profitable trust that works for the betterment of the oppressed and less privileged population.
The SBWTI fights against social problems that include poverty, injustice, conflict and disaster while standing firm for vulnerable people so they get their fair share of basic rights. Sarim Burney Welfare Trust is known amongst people for helping the underprivileged improve their living conditions.
For thousands of children suffering from Thalassemia, Hemophilia and other blood disorders in Pakistan; Fatimid Foundation is their hope. Fatimid Foundation was established in 1984 and has been providing medical care and diagnostic facilities that include transfusion of fully screened safe blood and blood products to thalassemia and hemophilia patients that too cost free.
Under the expert supervision of doctors and trained medical staff Fatimid Foundation’s main aim has always been and is providing high quality blood banking and hematological services to the deserving patients around Pakistan.
Aga Khan Foundation
Founded in 1967, Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-government organization working to improve the living standards of people living in villages and underprivileged areas. AKF aims to bring together human, financial and technical resources to overcome the challenges faced but poverty-ridden people.
For more than 45 years AKF alongside the sister organization AKDN has worked to get better community-driven solutions for the social problems.
Behbud Association is working as a non-profit organization since 1970 in order to uplift and empower marginalized communities with low cost education services, health services and vocational training to generate income.
Run by a group of volunteering women, the aim is to empower the underprivileged women and children. The association works with objectives that include promoting healthy family traditions and improve living conditions.
For over three decades, Care Foundation has been on the mission to ensure quality education for Pakistan’s underprivileged children for their own empowerment. The aim is to involve educators, policy makers, parents and students to work together for better education bases.
Care Foundation helps build concrete educational foundation to shape better future for children of all communities. Care Foundation is Pakistan’s most far-reaching educational non-profit organization.
In conclusion, these NGOs and all the other NGOs in Pakistan deserve a shout-out for working endlessly for the betterment and upliftment of the community. Their hard work and struggle to improve the social conditions of the country are acknowledged and appreciated. Pakistan stands proud of all of its contributions.