READ Foundation was established in 1994 as a not-for-profit organization to address the dire need for education and literacy in Pakistan. Pakistan is facing an educational crisis with more than 25 million children not being able to avail their constitutional right to a quality education. One in ten of the world's out-of-school children is a Pakistani. Education is the only tool which can enable the country to develop and progress amongst the community of nations. Realizing this problem, READ Foundation's founders envisaged building a school system to serve the marginalized communities and underprivileged families.
Today READ Foundation has 340 educational institutions with over 75000 children enrolled. These include, Primary, Middle and High schools as well as colleges. The school system employs over 4000 teachers. READ Foundation has grown to become one of the largest education systems in Pakistan in the not-for-profit sector and the largest education provider in Azad Jammu & Kashmir areas.
Our schools are built to be self-sustainable entities. A nominal tuition fee is charged from students, whereas deserving students are given financial aid by the Foundation. Through our orphan education programme, no fees are charged from orphan children, who are also provided with education supplies for the whole year by the Foundation. Through our school opening, campus building and school enhancement programmes, the Foundation builds quality education centers for communities which do not otherwise have access to quality education.
House No. 475-C, Street No. 58-A,
Sector I-8/3, Islamabad,
Tel: (UAN): +92-51- 111 323 424
Fax: +92-51-8482 178