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About CARE

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CARE Foundation is a welfare trust founded in Pakistan in 1988 by Ms. Seema Aziz. CARE is on a mission to provide quality marketable education to the underprivileged children of Pakistan, so as to empower them to build a happier, more prosperous nation.

CARE Foundation came into being in 1988 when a group of concerned citizens came together to rehabilitate flood victims in Sheikhupura district, Pakistan. While helping them rebuild their mud homes that had collapsed in the flood, CARE realized that there was no school in the area. CARE then decided that the best way to help the affected people would be to build a school, as it’s only through education that they can stand on their own feet and help themselves in the future.

In 1990, CARE built its first school to provide education to the children of the area. CARE also established a dispensary to offer affordable primary health care and an industrial home to provide income-generating opportunities to the women of the area.

Currently, CARE is educating 300,000 children in 888 schools across Pakistan.

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CARE’s Model

We have managed to improve thousands of lives over the years by bringing good quality education to the underprivileged children.

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Build a School

In January 1991, CARE’s first school opened its doors to be greeted, much to everyone’s surprise, by 250 eager children who registered on the first day. This was evidence that there is no truth in the notion that the poor do not want an education. In a short time, CARE became known for the high quality of education and children from far and wide flocked to the school.

Over the years, CARE built more schools in other locations with the support of donors across the globe.

Adopt a School

The City District Government Lahore approached CARE in 1998 to adopt and manage some of its failing schools. CARE agreed to take on 10 such schools, thus pioneering the concept of Public Private Partnership in education in Pakistan. CARE transformed these schools completely by providing missing facilities, such as toilets, science labs, computer labs, libraries and trained staff. As a result of the change that CARE was able to bring in these schools, CARE was approached to adopt more schools by every successive government.

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Making a Difference...

CARE Foundation is offering a number of programs that not just help our students but the teachers as well to improve their skills and creativity in the classroom and outside.

Scholarship Program

CARE established a scholarship program in 2001 to provide financial assistance to the bright and deserving CARE students who wanted to pursue higher education. The program provides funds for tuition fees, books, stationery, examination fee and transport/ hostel expenses. CARE awards 1000 scholarships annually. Graduating from the some of the country’s most well-known universities, this program has been a life-changing initiative for countless families whose children have gone on to become doctors, engineers, bankers and so on.

Teacher Training Program

CARE has its own teacher-training center that was established to ensure regular teacher training programs. The training enables teachers to follow high quality teaching and learning practices in their respective schools.

Access to English Language Program

The Access to English Language Program was launched in 2004 with the objective of developing communication skills of children to provide them an opportunity to compete equally in the world. The program has grown exponentially over the years and is currently being run in 86 CARE schools, benefitting over 15,000 students across Pakistan.

Creativity, culture and education (CCE)

Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) was started in 2015 to encourage creativity and critical thinking in classrooms by integrating arts into different subjects that children study in schools. Currently the program is being run in 75 schools.

STEM Program

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program was launched in 2018 to give students a hands-on and interactive experience of the practical aspects of various STEM disciplines such as, Aerodynamics, Botany and Robotics.

Lead to Succeed

The Lead to Succeed was started in 2017 to enable students to gain exposure and awareness about various career-paths. The program brings individuals from well-known local corporations and multinationals to the classroom, for interactive sessions and in-depth discussions.

Success Stories

Know More Rabia Ashiq Hailing from a modest background, I attended the CARE adopted school. During one of my inter-board games, I was approached and selected by coaches from WAPDA. That brought me the opportunity to compete in national & international sports festivals. Know More Muhammad Ali Coming out of tough circumstances after my father’s death, I became part of the CARE foundation’s Access to English Language Program. As a result, I became a professional trainer & succeeded in teaching as many as fifty trainees almost twice as old as me! Know More Muaviya Zaki I completed my matriculation from CARE Adopted Government Girls High School. During my days as a student, I was exposed to a learning environment that played a pivotal role in my personality development and this exposure lead my way to secure a job in a multinational company. Dr Farah Azam Know More After acing my matric exams, I was lucky enough to be able to receive full scholarships from CARE to complete my intermediate and later, enrolled into a 5-year MBBS program at Fatima Jinnah Medical University. I just knew that I wanted to be a doctor for the rest of my life.
Hashim Malik As a graduate of CARE adopted Govt. School I was among 5 outstanding students from CARE who visited Japan. In our tour we participated in the Sakura High School Exchange Program which was focused on Science and Technology based activities. Know More Fatima Mehmood I graduated from CARE Adopted CDG Girls High School, Singhpura. Later, I joined Nespak in 2013, where I got to work as a Junior Expert in the Geotechnical Engineering Division. Currently, I am serving University of Engineering & Technology as a lecturer.
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Dr. Muhammad Azam I completed my matriculation from CARE-I High School in Iqbal Town, District Sheikhupura in 1998. I went on to pursue my MBBS from King Edward Medical College, Lahore on a CARE scholarship. Later, I joined Mayo Hospital as a doctor and rose to the position of Registrar. Know More Mubashir Rashid My father was forced to get me admitted in a government school, because of tough financial circumstances. CARE scholarship paved my way for admission in the BS.IT program at Punjab University, landing me a job as a software engineer. Know More Siddique Akbar Things were hand-to-mouth for me for a long time. I didn’t have money for course books, taught private tuitions, walked eight miles to get to my academy. CARE provided me with a scholarship, which enabled me to complete my final year of Engineering and go on to a job and career. Know More Kamal Ahmed I did my matriculation from CARE -1 High School in Iqbal Town, District Sheikhupura. With the help of CARE’s Scholarship Program, I completed my M.Sc. in Chemistry from GCU. I have worked at DESCON, Servis, and Unilever as a Quality Assurance Officer and have recently launched my own firm by the name of Hygiene Professionals. Know More

Show You CARE

We aim to create opportunities for more children and remove illiteracy by building more schools all over Pakistan; but we cannot do this without your help.

Donate your Zakkat to the CARE Foundation

Sponsor a Child

Rs 700/month

Sponsor a Teacher/Class

Rs 20,000/month

Sponsor a School

Equip a Computer Laboratory

Rs 250,000

Equip a Science Laboratory

Build a Classroom

Rs 850,000

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