A significant milestone was accomplished “The HANDS Institute of Development Studies” act was signed by Mr. Kamran Tessori, the Governor of Sindh, and handed over to Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed along with Professor Abuzar Wajdi, making the year 2023 more special. Together, we were all about learning, striving for success, and advancing for a better future!


HANDS, having over 32 field offices and 13 disaster risk management Centers in all affected region, immediately initiated relief and response activities. Over 4 million affected people have been given relief by HANDS with shelter/roofing kits, rescue through boats, safe drinking water, food rations, hygiene kits, dignity kits for women, Non food item (NFIS), medical camps, veterinary camps for livestock, and other services.


We are now making an addition to HANDS portfolio of services , developing a degree awarding Institute of Development Studies – IDS. This will compliment HANDS services for vulnerable communities.


HANDS response during Rain flood and COVID 19 Emergency 2020


In 2018 Disaster Risk Management Center was constructed at District Jacobabad, Sindh

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In 2017, First Disaster Risk Management Center was constructed in Punjab at District Muzaffargarh

HANDS is certified by Economic Affair Division (EAD) Ministry of Interior in 2017

In 2017 Disaster Risk Management Center was constructed at District Ghotki, Sindh

In 2017, HANDS Head Office moved to its new campus.

risk management 2016


In 2016, Disaster Risk Management Centre was constructed at District Mirpurkhas,Sindh

In 2016 Disaster Risk Management Centre was constructed at District Sanghar, Sindh

In 2016 Disaster Risk Management Centre was constructed at District Umerkot, Sindh

In 2016 HANDS Hunarmand Training Centre was registered under Sindh Technical Education and Vocational.

2015, Risk Management


In 2015 Disaster Risk Management Center was constructed at District Matiari Sindh

In 2015 Disaster Risk Management Centre was constructed at District Matiari Sindh

In 2015 HANDS received membership with SUN CSA and Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed (CE HANDS) was elected as first Chairperson of SUN CSA (Pakistan Chapter)

flood 2014 relief


HANDS responded to flood 2014 and provided relief and early recovery services in Punjab, KPK and Sindh

HANDS conducted first Situation Analysis Survey of Tharparkar Drought Calamity 2014 with technical support of UN OCHA and also delivered its service to cope with the emergency

2012 Disaster Risk Management


In 2012 Disaster Risk Management Center was constructed at District Thatta for Southern Sindh

In 2012 Disaster Risk Reduction centers was constructed at Sukkur District for Northern Sindh

post flood 2010 period


HANDS played a major role for relief, early recovery and rehabilitation in post flood 2010 period

In 2010 HANDS successfully completed the Institutional management Certification Program (IMCP) of USAID for Management Standards

Paskistan center for philanthropy


HANDS got certified by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy (PCP) for the first time in 2008

05 years USAID FALAH reproductive


HANDS signed a 05 years USAID FALAH reproductive health project in 2007 and organization extended its offices from Sindh, to Punjab, Federal Capital Islamabad and Balochistan.

In 2007 HANDS launched its successful Pilot Project of “Marginalized Areas RH & FP Viable Initiatives” (MARVI), in District Umerkot

HANDS started relief services in response to the deadliest earthquake in the history of Pakistan and developed a Disaster management program to deal with Emergency and Disasters.

 Community Midwifery


In 2002, HANDS District office Karachi Rural was running Community Midwifery – CMW School along with 20 bedded Hospital, Jamkanda, Bin Qasim Town Karachi

The services of the organization scaled up to upper Sindh and lower Punjab after agreeing to do a project of capacity building on Family Planning. The areas included Sukkur, Ghotki, Dadu, Umerkot, Mithi, Sadiqabad, Raheem yar khan, Khanpur etc. With this extension 05 more offices were established

hands hospital


In 1998, HANDS went in to an agreement with City District Government to adopt the secondary health care facility at village Jamkanda, District Malir, Karachi. Another office was established in Karachi, Jamkanda, District Malir.

First Regional Office


HANDS First Regional Office was established in 1997 at Hala, Sindh

In 1997, Horizon of HANDS expanded from Health and Education sector to Water & Sanitation, Micro Credit, Gender & Development and secondary care facilities.

first Award Distribution


HANDS first Award Distribution Ceremony was conducted in 1995 along with Rural Development Conference

In 1995, HANDS first time entered in the education sector through Participatory Development Program (PDP) under Social Action Program (SAP) of Government of Pakistan, funded for the promotion of health and education.

formal donor funded project


The first formal donor funded project was “Development of Health Structure (DEH)” funded by the Trust for Voluntary Organization – TVO. HANDS program interventions extended from 03 to 24 villages.

formally registered


In 1993 HANDS got itself formally registered under Societies Registration Act of XXI of 1860 and The vision of organization was defined as “Healthy Educated & Prosperous Pakistan”

PHC center 1980


The first PHC center was established at Memon Goth Malir Karachi in 1980 and then this volunteer group moved to other villages

public sector hospital 1979


HANDS started its journey of intervention from a public sector hospital in Karachi as Health and Nutrition Project in 1979 lead by the then Head of the Department of Pediatrics at AKUH, Prof. A. G. Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz).