Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is the lead apex institution for community-driven development in the country. Set up by the Government of Pakistan, as an autonomous not-for-profit organization, PPAF enjoys facilitation and support from the Government of Pakistan, The World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), KfWEntwicklungsbank (Development Bank of Germany) and other statutory and corporate donors. PPAF aims to be the catalyst for improving the quality of life, broadening the range of opportunities and socio-economic mainstreaming of the poor and disadvantaged, especially women. The core operating units of the PPAF deliver a range of development interventions at the grassroots/community level through a network of more than 100 Partner Organizations across the country. These include social mobilization, livelihood support, access to credit, infrastructure and energy, health, education and disaster management. Externally commissioned independent studies have demonstrated positive outcomes and impact of PPAF interventions on the lives of benefiting communities related to their economic output, household incomes, assets, agricultural productivity skills and other quality of life indices.
Dubai Cares is a philanthropic organization working to improve children's access to quality primary education in developing countries. Launched in September 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Cares expresses the UAE's commitment to achieving, by 2015, United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDG) 2 and 3 - namely, to guarantee universal primary education and to promote gender equality, respectively. Dubai Cares is also helping to forge a global partnership for development, as represented by UN MDG 8.
Laddu by Butterfly Works
Miffy's newest friend is a little monkey designed by the creative team named Chumchum in Karachi, Pakistan guided by Butterfly Works. In line with the production of Yoyo, the storyline and visual design are based on the Dick Bruna analysis developed by Butterfly Works. During the workshop at IVS Art School, author Rumana Husain and illustrators Ayesha Tariq, Ramsha Shakeel, Akbar Zia and Shakir Khan were able to create an immense amount of sketches, illustrations and stories which resulted in the birth of Miffy's new buddy Laddu.
Alif Ailaan was founded to bring together and empower all those Pakistanis who want to respond to the country’s education emergency, and equip our children to succeed for themselves and for Pakistan.
Oxfam GB is a leading aid, development and campaigning charity with a worldwide reputation for excellence and over 60 years of experience. Oxfam GB started its operation in Pakistan in 1973. Our purpose is to work with others to overcome suffering and find lasting solutions to poverty.
IGGY is a social network designed to help gifted young people between the ages of 13-18 realise their full potential. It gives members access to great educational resources and encourages them to work with top academics and other gifted young people around the world. IGGY members will pay an annual subscription but there will be free memberships available for disadvantaged students and schools. IGGY is not for profit: we charge a subscription so we can invest in the best content and services for members.
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP)
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) was established in 1950 by the governments of Pakistan and the United States. USEFP is a bi-national commision composed of an equal number of Pakistanis and Americans, with the Chair alternating between a Pakistani and an American. USEFP is one of 51 'Fulbright Commissions' located throughout the world.