Our ADP Director, Programs & Outreach, Anam Zakaria attended The World NGO Day fair in Islamabad on 27th February 2015. The platform served to connect diverse NGOs working in areas of education, health, water, advocacy and empowerment. Sessions were held regarding the sustainability of NGOs, the challenges they face and...more
Project Overview Tuition Fees/Month: $3 (Nursery to Grade 5), Free (Grade 6-10) Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12 Girl/Boys Ratio: 54:46 Total Students: 145 The village of Landay Sharif, Tehsil Nosheran Verkan, District Gujranwala, is home to low-income families that primarily serve as bonded labor to nearby farms and brick kilns. Seeing the...more
Project Overview Our latest project aims to strengthen the Psychosocial Oncology Department at the Children’s Cancer Hospital (CCH) in Karachi. The psychosocial oncology department at CCH was initiated in January, 2013 and plays a key role in improving the psychological, physical and spiritual quality of life for the children and...more
Project Overview Operating Costs/Month: $1 Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:50 Total Students: 100 enrolments/session The school will provide education to the indigenous Keehal community, which falls in the ultra poor, vulnerable poor and transitory poor categories of poverty and are unable to afford quality education. Out of a population of 800 people,...more
by Sana Elahi: Project Evaluation Team The journey started amid much cold and fog. It seemed as if our car was enveloped by a soft yet mysterious white shield. When we finally reached our destination, we had left the busy, car honking streets and were surrounded by open lush green...more
Site Visit Account: Passion for Education – Visiting Bunyad-e-Fatima Primary School in Natt Kalan Village
By Maheen Qureshi During June 2013, Maheen Qureshi and Mohammad Jahanzaib conducted the site-visit for the ADP funded education project: construction of the Bunyad-e-Fatima Secondary school in Natt Kalan village. Here’s an account of their experience. ADP is actively looking for funds for this project. With the sun heavily beating...more
During April 2013, Meherunissa Hamid visited the ADP funded expansion of a health clinic run by Concern for Children (CFC) in Karachi. Here’s an account of her experience. Even a week after my visit to Machar Colony, my ankles were itching! Having visited this area twice, I can rightfully say that...more view all volunteer dispatches
Dastak Blog Calendar
Fund Primary and Secondary Education for the Under-Privileged in Gujranwala
The FDO school construction is complete! Our site visit volunteer and team were very happy to see classes in full function, with teachers, students and...more
Water and Sanitation in Tharparkar
We just received word from Sukaar that 80/126 household level nadi ponds along with nadi filters; and 32/84 latrines have been built. The community has...more
Telling the Education Story with Alif Ailaan
Alif Ailaan launched their campaign to end the education emergency in Pakistan in February 2013. Exactly a year later, the team held a screening of various short documentaries they and their partners worked on through the year at Kuch Khaas, Islamabad. ADP had the privilege to attend the screening and...
ADP joins UNDP in launching Development Advocate magazine
UNDP launched its development magazine, The Development Advocate, in Islamabad on 24th January 2014. The quarterly magazine seeks to share and foster robust national public discourse on development challenges and solutions in Pakistan and hopes to serve as a platform for Pakistani authorities, civil society and intelligentsia to exchange ideas on key development...
Partnering with the Girl Rising Movement in Pakistan
All of us at ADP have been working tirelessly with the Girl Rising Pakistan team to bring the internationally acclaimed film ‘Girl Rising‘ to Pakistan. I am extremely excited and proud to be a part of this movement as it signals a paradigm shift in the international movement for women and...
ADP at the UN Social Good Summit
by Anam Zakaria – Director, Programs & Outreach The UN Social Good Summit- “a three day conference where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions”- was warmly welcomed in Islamabad on 24th September by journalists, development workers, activists and bloggers. The Marriott Hall was bristling with energy...
BBQ Fundraiser with the Pakistan Development Fund
Credit: Pakistan Development Fund On Friday, June 10th, the Pakistan Development Fund (PDF) held a BBQ fundraiser for the Association for the Development of Pakistan on the Hart House lawn at the University of Toronto. All of the proceeds from the event went directly to the microfinance project in Charsadda....