Educational Services

Akhuwat progressed from one branch in Lahore to a network of 800+ branches across Pakistan, Alhamdulillah. During this journey Akhuwat discovered that every poverty enclave had one common component; lack of access to quality education. With this came the realization that the vision and mission of Akhuwat to eradicate poverty would be futile unless the root cause was addressed. Moreover, education has its own undeniable significance; the ability to innovate, understand others, create endless opportunities and build a tolerant, compassionate and environment friendly society.

Akhuwat envisions a Pakistan where access to quality education is not only the norm but is guaranteed in conformity with fundamental human rights of every citizen. Hence Akhuwat embarked on its mission to provide free-of-cost, high quality education.

Akhuwat University

Located in Kasur, Akhuwat University will be Pakistan’s first non-fee and non-profit university where students will pay their fees according to their means or once they get jobs and start earning. Through a range of financial instruments including scholarships and interest-free loans, Akhuwat will ensure equal access to quality education to all eligible students. The University embodies Akhuwat’s long-term vision of development and prosperity by creating and preparing a new generation of leaders that will transform their communities and country.

Akhuwat College

Established in 2015, Akhuwat College is a residential college providing quality education to students from low income households across Pakistan. Not only has the college become representative of every region of Pakistan but also caters to minorities and different religious sects. The selection is purely on merit. Every student has a unique tale of struggle and hardship in attaining their basic education, yet they are united by their commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and excellence. The aim of the College is not only to provide these young people with quality education, but also cultivate their individual talents, inspire a deeper sense of ethics, and inculcate the values of discipline, hard-work, volunteerism and compassion.

AKHUWAT COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

Akhuwat College for Women is based on the firm belief that no nation can progress without investing in the education of women. Located in Chakwal, the Akhuwat College for Women is a residential facility. Young women receive merit-based admissions with reserved seats for different provinces and administrative regions of Pakistan. A safe space providing support and encouragement to take risks, think creatively and succeed in their personal and professional lives. It is here that women are trained to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Akhuwat College for Women Chakwal
This is the newest Strategic Social Unit (SSU) of Akhuwat. The Akhuwat Education Services encompasses the following:-
    • Akhuwat Educational Assistance Program/Education Grants and Assistance Loans (EGAL): This program provides scholarships to the talented and needy students whereby they can study in the top medical, engineering and information & communication technology institutions around Pakistan. More than 605 students have benefited from this program.
    • Akhuwat Internship and Leadership Program: This unique program has previously been training 60 interns per year through a rigorous practicum focused four week module which sensitizes the interns to multiple organizations in the development sector. This year Akhuwat Internship and Leadership Program envisages to train over 315 interns in 9 different cities of Pakistan. An expatriate focused program has also been developed to instill compassion and empathy in students.
    • Akhuwat – MyBiz Enterprise Incubator: This Incubator Project is a joint collaboration between Akhuwat and My-Biz Pakistan Foundation. Initially, a pilot project of 20 micro-enterprises are being incubated. They will be provided Angel Investment, undergo capacity building and will be facilitated in marketing, financial services, advertising, product design, improvement and forward/backward integration. The pilot project will be gradually scaled up to eventually cater to 500 micro-enterprises.
    • Akhuwat WISE College: Catering to the needs of the talented students of least developed districts of Punjab whereby they are not only given free education but also free boarding, lodging and transportation. This project is being executed in strategic partnership with WISE group of Colleges. The students are undertaking I.Com, B.Com, M.Com and MBA degrees in the college. It is envisaged that over one thousand talented needy students will study in this college on a yearly basis and would subsequently achieve gainful employment.
    • Akhuwat Book Bank: Pakistan has undergone a significant change in economic growth during the last few years. It is getting strenuous for the people living at subsistence level to afford even the necessities of life. Considering such undesirable impact of inflation, Akhuwat has embarked upon several projects to support the people of Pakistan. The need for household items such as clothes, shoes, toys etc. is being supplemented by Akhuwat Clothes Bank and the provision of books to the needy will be catered by Akhuwat. To cater to this constraint, Akhuwat is developing Akhuwat BOOK BANK.
    • Akhuwat “Dreams” Project: Beginning in 2008, The Akhuwat Dream’s Project (previously “Make a Dream” project), was initiated in order to cater for the experiences or “Dreams” of children suffering from life- threatening medical conditions. The majority of children come from the most impoverished segments of society, with “Dreams” as simple as owning a bright toy car, a doll, or a trip to Wagha Border. Furthermore, the project operates through various hospitals (currently PIC and Mayo Hospital) that are also equipped with “Akhuwat Dreams” playrooms. These playrooms offer bright, positive and playful environments for sick children, granting them attention that is otherwise lacking in drab and serious hospital environments. Scientific research has proven that such an environment, that encourages play, attention, and granting of wishes to terminally ill children helps these stricken souls feel stronger, more energetic, and more capable in the fight against their illnesses. In addition to medical care, the experience of playing in Akhuwat Dreams playrooms and nurseries as well as the granting of wishes aids in curbing the emotional and physical pain of being terminally ill.

Akhuwat Shaheen Secondary School

Akhuwat Education Services plans to launch Akhuwat Shaheen Secondary School at Akhuwat College Kasur. Grade 9 classes will commence for Academic Year 2020-2021 from August 2020, In Sha Allah. Instep with Akhuwat Education Services vision and mission Akhuwat Shaheen School provides quality education without tuition fee.

Akhuwat Shaheen is pleased to announce the opening of our online admissions process for academic year 2020-21.

Please fill and submit the following admission form

Akhuwat NJV School Karachi

NJV Government Higher Secondary School, located at main MA Jinnah Road, Saddar, Karachi, is the oldest public school of Sindh with a history of over 160 years. Akhuwat adopted the school in 2015, with the objective to restore the school to its original grandeur and provide a platform to transform the underprivileged community and provide to them holistic education and support. Students are nurtured with different life skills to give them a 360-degree integrated model of learning and develop critical thinking. Alongside education, students are engaged in activities like photography, theater, gardening, football, table tennis, chess, scrabble, web designing, arts and cooking too as we believe extra-curricular activities give wings to the wisdom and imagination of young minds. Akhuwat, in partnership with Sindh Education Foundation, is also maintain a hostel that is catering to around 140 students, both girls and boys, on merit belonging to interior Sindh. The current enrollment of the school is around 1400 students.

Parwaaz

For Akhuwat, the alleviation of poverty is a moral activity driven by compassion, guided by the principles of justice and equality. At Parwaaz, we believe in healing communities and fostering supportive relationships conducive to well-being so that together, we can eradicate injustice and realize our shared vision of a poverty-free society. As a project of Akhuwat, Parwaaz aims to inspire, nurture and support changemakers. Since its inception in October 2018, Parwaaz has established a Holistic Learning Center, co-working spaces, a training hub, and a research cell. It runs two flagship programs; monthly Baithaks and an annual Fellowship Program. Through these core functions, Parwaaz provides a safe space for intellectual reflection and dialogue, for learning and un-learning, and for working both independently and collectively to transform our worlds.