— Past Awardees

making a positive
impact in society

Past awardees

Organisations and individuals in Pakistan working towards making a positive impact in society.

2020
Worker at an NGO or Industry tackling Covid19

Sana Sharif

Sana Sharif is serving in the Legal Aid Society (LAS) as a Program Manager since 2017. She is a Master’s graduate and has extensive experience in Development Sector Support programs.

2020
Worker at an NGO or Industry tackling Covid19

Asif Abul Hassan

Asif Abul Hassan is a development practitioner with approximately seven years of experience in the education and public health sectors of Pakistan. Currently, he is working as a Program Manager of Community Outreach at the Community Engagement Centre.

2020
Blue Collar Staff at an NGO or Industry tackling Covid19

Naveed Parvez

Naveed Parvez has been working in the administration department as a rider and assisting in outdoor work at the Karachi Down Syndrome Program (KDSP) since 2019.

2020
Public Sector Health Professionals

Bilqees Abdul Shakoor

Bilqees Abdul Shakoor is a Master of Philosophy and Economics graduate, who volunteered as a camp manager under civil administration at the Chief Minister Delivery Unit Quetta, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020
Health Care Workers

Raja Muhammad Iqbal

Raja Muhammad Iqbal is a retired Subedar from Army Medical Corps (AMC), currently providing his services as a Senior Nurse to Mian Muhammad Bukhsh Trust Hospital.

2020
Doctors

Syed Ghazanfar Saleem

Dr. Syed Ghazanfar Saleem is a consultant and Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Indus Hospital, Korangi, Karachi. With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the emergency departments became the epicenter of the COVID-19 response.

2020
Doctors

Sonia Qureshi

Dr. Sonia Qureshi is a Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist, working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatric, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi.

2020
Doctors

Syed Osama Hussain

Dr. Osama is a resident medical officer at the Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar, specializing in internal medicine. During the first wave of COVID-19, Dr. Osama was working in the Covid wing and ICU of the hospital.

2019
Social Enterprise

AzCorp Entertainment

AzCorp creates engaging comic books and activity books that aim at improving learning and retention ability of students as well as providing them with a stimulating learning experience which makes them want to go to school, not away from it.

2019
Social Development

Karwan-e-Hayat Institute for Mental Health Care

Karwan-e-Hayat (KeH) is engaged with those affected by physiological and neurotic disorders, and their respective families in the aim to make them a full functional human being through its detailed methodology of preventive and proactive approach.

2018
Social Development

Association for Rehabilitation of Physical Disabled (ARPD)

Association for the Rehabilitation of the physically disabled (ARPD) Peshawar was formed to provide affordable and accessible services to persons with disabilities irrespective of his/her cast, religion, ethnicity.

2018
Social Enterprise

TRIAC Pvt Ltd

DeafTawk was founded with the idea to create an inclusive society through bridging the gap between the deaf community and the rest of the population.

2017
Social Development

Digital Rights Foundation

Digital Rights Foundation focuses on ICTs to support human rights, inclusiveness, democratic processes and digital governance through advocacy, research and direct services.

2017
Social Enterprise

Daachi Foundation

Daachi Foundation is tackling the problem of Pakistan’s heritage and crafts dwindling which results in a dying cottage industry that could potentially create infinite job opportunity.

Education

Institute for Development Studies and Practices Pakistan (IDSP)

Institute for Development Studies and Practices Pakistan (IDSP) operates in far flung areas with the aim to set up open learning spaces focused on providing education and training to individuals and communities.

Education

Azat Foundation

Azat Foundation was established with their primary objective of addressing the issue of illiteracy and lack of quality education in Chagai-Noshki region, Balochistan.

Education

Khwendo Kor

Khwendo Kor work towards training and empowering women so that they are better equipped to improve their own lives as well as those of their families.

Livelihood

Akhuwat

Akhuwat started off as a simple and thoughtful philanthropic exercise and today is a full-fledged foundation which is recognized as a provider of Microfinance facilities.

Healthcare

Child Aid Association

Child Aid Association aims to facilitate those children who are unable to receive treatment at the hospital under the National Institute of Children’s Health in Karachi because they cannot afford it.

Healthcare

Child Life Foundation

ChildLife Foundation’s mission is to provide every child with quality and affordable healthcare facilities and is providing the full spectrum of medical care in poor communities which have been overlooked by the public sector and do not have access to private care.

Healthcare

Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation

Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation was initiated back in 2003 with the aim to provide advanced personalized thalassemia care.

Education

Nur Foundation

Nur Foundation was established with the aim of contributing to the social economy of Pakistan through human development and economic empowerment and advocacy.

Education

The Garage School

What started as a small set up catering to 14 children, has now grown into an institution that now caters to 350 children through two branches which run in three shifts each.

Education

The Dream Foundation

What started as one girl sharing her learnings with children in her neighborhood, is today a school educating over 700 students in shifts from 7am until 10pm, including adult literacy classes for young women and evening classes for child laborers.

Healthcare

Karachi Vocational Training Centre

Karachi Vocational Training Centre is committed to ensuring that intellectually challenged individuals are not forgotten; the institution recognizes any learning disabilities that a person might have and offers trainings to cater to them.

Education

ABSA School & College for the Deaf

ABSA School & College for the Deaf is a non-governmental charity organization which
provides free yet quality education to each of its students.

Education

HOPE Foundation

HOPE (Health Oriented Preventive Education) comprises of professionals (Doctors, Social workers, Educationists) as well as grass-root workers with the ultimate aim of Community Development through self-sufficiency.

Healthcare

Patients Welfare Association

Patients Welfare Association (PWA) is the largest non-political student run welfare organization of Pakistan, located in Civil Hospital Karachi, being run solely by the volunteer students of Dow Medical College.

Healthcare

Deaf Reach Program

The Deaf Reach Program works to empower deaf children and youth through education and literacy, training in marketable skills, and employment opportunities.

Education

Lettuce Bee Kids

Lettuce Bee Kids is a self-sustaining entity that reintegrates street children back into the society as responsible contributors to the community.

Livelihood

Orangi Pilot Project – Orangi Charitable Trust

Orangi Pilot Project-Orangi Charitable Trust was established with the objective to support people’s effort in their economic development by providing credit in urban and rural areas.