Who We Are
and What We Do
We provide vocational training so that men and women in Pakistan can gain the skills they need to earn a living at home or abroad, improve their job prospects or set up a business or social enterprise.
We do this by raising money to pay for scholarships so that some of the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people can gain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications. These include widows, orphans and religious minorities.
Help with emploment
We also offer help with finding jobs or setting up businesses. In some cases, our training providers can provide free accommodation to students from more remote or rural locations.
The average cost of a vocational training course in industrial sectors such as construction, hair and beauty or information technology is just £200. Our students also go on to become electricians, plumbers, security guards, sewing machinists, refrigeration and mobile phone technicians or follow a wide range of other career paths.
We are able to support even more people by working with UK-based colleges, universities and training providers to build the capacity of their counterparts in Pakistan. We are encouraging them to donate quality equipment and machinery and give assistance with gaining nationally and internationally recognised accreditation for courses. They can also help by delivering courses to lecturers and teaching staff by Skype or by visiting Pakistan.
Through direct support to individual students and developing the capacity of training providers, we aim to help 100,000 people to escape poverty over the next ten years.
PAS is the latest of many QED Foundation initiatives to strengthen links between the UK and Pakistan.
Education and Training
QED Foundation has many years’ experience of developing and delivering training programmes to help women who have recently arrived from overseas to find jobs and settle in quickly to life in the UK.
Our pre-departure support for women preparing to leave Pakistan to join British national husbands in the UK has included seven health training programmes.
Our chief executive organised an international event in Islamabad, which called upon the government to support expatriates living in the UK.
We helped to produce the Opportunity Pakistan report, which investigated the potential for social entrepreneurship to contribute to the country’s economy.
Our scholarships transform the lives of Pakistan’s most disadvantaged people, including orphans, widows and religious minorities. We help them to escape a vicious cycle of poverty and lack of opportunity by giving access to free vocational training courses. As well as enabling our students to gain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications, we support them to find a job or set up a business.
PAS empowers people to learn the skills they need to earn a living, instead of relying on gifts and donations to survive. And because we encourage self-reliance and independence, we also help to build sustainable and resilient communities.
PAS Foundation, First Floor,
Quest House, 38 Vicar Lane,
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 5LD
Charity Registration no. 1176208
Phone : 01274 545000
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org