Established in: 1983
Registration Law: Voluntary Social Welfare Organizations (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961
Themes & Interventions: Education, Health, Women, Children, Economic Empowerment, Disability
What We Do: Awareness Rising, Advocacy, Service Delivery
Head Office at Lahore
544/2, Sector XX, DHA Phase 3, Lahore
Dr Abdul Tawwab Khan and Mrs Perveen Tawwab started their life long volunteer work for special children after they saw the mother of a child with Downs Syndrome break down and cry. What started as a pledge to support a girl with special needs and her family, has grown into an NGO serving thousands of families and their special children. Dr and Mrs Abdul Tawwab Khan represent a progressive and visionary struggle for empowerment of persons with special needs. They have illuminated the lives of thousands of persons with special needs and their families across Pakistan over since 1984.
Having started as a school for special children, Rising Sun Education and Welfare Society have grown into an organization offering diverse services covering the entire life span of people with special needs. Through various projects, it provides early intervention services for children from birth to pre-school age, structured teaching, training and therapeutic services to school-age children with special needs and vocational training to adolescents and adults with special needs. Those unable to gain employment in the open market, are also provided with sheltered employment opportunities. The Gosha-e-Afiyat (Sheltered Home & Sheltered workshop) project will soon be providing a safe living facility to people with special needs who lose family support. The Rising Sun is also running a community-based rehabilitation program to reach out to the population with special needs. Dr Abdul Tawwab Khan realized from his experience that existing special education institutions were unable to cater to all the students with special needs. In 2009, he started an initiative to raise awareness about diversity among teachers in general education schools. His vision was that if teachers in regular schools were given training in special needs and inclusive education most of the students with diverse needs could be accommodated in the general education classrooms. Over the years, the Rising Sun has trained hundreds of public and private school teachers from various provinces.
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