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.
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.