Access to primary education, particularly for girls has been a key area for the Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund. There has been an emphasis on both improving the quality of education as well as strengthening the infrastructure. This has been achieved through literacy programs and enhanced teaching methodologies for teachers as well as rehabilitation of school infrastructure, provision of furniture, equipment and books. Preference was given to approaches that enhance reading skills, increase opportunities for girls, or focus on children with special learning needs. The grants also promote equitable access to education facilities such as including non-formal accelerated literacy programs for out of school children in the school curriculum.


Projects 17 in Ambassador’s Fund
and 56 in Small Grants


BeneficiariesEstimated number of people



Schools (public/private) supported


School libraries established/strengthened


Teachers trained


Out-of-school children enrolled

Fund Status


Ambassador’s Fund: $1.6 m
Small Grants: $9.8 m


  1. Abaseen Foundation (AF)
  2. Aga Khan University-Human Development Programme (AKU-HDP)
  3. Ali Institute of Education (AIE)
  4. Alif Laila Book Bus Society (ALBBS)
  5. Alpha Foundation (AF)
  6. Aman Institute for Vocational Training (AIVT)
  7. Anjuman Nawjawanan Charsadda (ANC)
  8. Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation (BKTEF)
  9. Bali Memorial Trust (BMT)
  10. Balochistan Boy Scouts Association (BBSA)
  11. Children’s Global Network Pakistan (Guarantee) Limited (CGNP)
  12. Community Support Concern (CSC)
  13. Concern For Children Trust (CFCT)
  14. DevCon - An Association for Rural Development (DEVCON)
  15. Developments in Literacy (DIL)
  16. Engro Foundation (EF)
  17. Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF)
  18. Foresight Institute for Education and Leadership Development (FIELD)
  19. Friends Development Organization (FDO)
  20. Help In Need (HIN)
  21. Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi (IBT)
  22. Initiative for Development and Empowerment Axis (IDEA)
  23. Kech Educational Development Society (KEDS)
  24. H. Sufi Foundation (MHSF)

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