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.
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.