Since 1988, CARE Foundation, Pakistan’s largest non-profit for education, has been on a mission to provide quality education to all. We view our work as nation-building. By empowering our children with a good education, we aim to make them productive members of society. We believe that one day these children will help build a happier and more prosperous nation.
"Education is a great equalizer, but only an equal education can equalize." – Seema Aziz, CARE FOUNDER
Where It All Began
Our Founder, Seema Aziz, travelled to flood-affected areas in 1988 to help people reconstruct their homes. She noticed that children were roaming the streets freely during the day. She later found out that there was no school. The children had been deprived of a basic right and being a silent observer wasn’t going to solve anything. It was time to take action.
Empowering a Nation
In 1988, CARE opened its first school on Sheikhupura Road, in the Pakistani province of Punjab. On day one, over 250 children had lined up outside, barely clothed but eager to learn. One school turned into several more. Our children are no less capable than students attending private schools around the country and have proven it by topping their board exams.