About Organization
  • Established in: 2000

  • Registration Law: Trust Act 1882

  • Themes & Interventions: Education, Formal Education, Non-formal Education, Primary Education

  • What We Do: Service Delivery

Contact Details
  • Head Office at Islamabad

  • H. 182, Street 12, E-11/4, Islamabad.

  • Email: info@pkschools.org

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 1 No Poverty, Goal 2 Zero Hunger, Goal 4 Quality Education, Goal 5 Gender Equality

Introduction

Registered under the Trust Act of Pakistan since September 2000, the Jamshed Akhtar Qureshi Education Trust [www.pkschools.org] provides primary education to 4,000 children from the lowest income, unserved, marginalized katchi abadis in Islamabad, through a network of ten community schools, operating under the Pehli Kiran Schools (PKS). In addition, it works with youth from these communities to enhance their livelihood opportunities, and guide their career paths.

The Pehli Kiran School System is an initiative of the JAQ Education Trust, consisting of nine non-formal schools in katchi abadis of Islamabad. The schools are unique in that they cater to children from mobile squatter communities, who do not have access to basic educational opportunities. While the school infrastructure is quite simple, consisting of open-air sheds, we are striving to create a happy, child-friendly environment for better learning.