Zindagi Trust is a non-governmental, non-profit organization
that strives to improve the quality of education available
to the average Pakistani. Our areas of work include reforming
public schools, educating working children and lobbying the
government to improve education policy.
Our flagship project of school
reform is the SMB Fatima Jinnah Government School
in Karachi , which has been transformed to a vibrant centre
of learning through a combination of infrastructural development,
administrative upheaval, academic reform and the introduction
of extra-curricular activities and student development courses
such as art, sports, chess, health and abuse awareness workshops,
We envision this school as a model that we continuously present
to the government to be adopted and replicated in public schools
across the country. We have recently taken up the management
of Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School in Karachi where
we are demonstrating how to replicate this model.
We also run a non-formal education programme, called Paid
to Learn, which provides primary education to working
children from urban slums across Pakistan.
Zindagi Trust operates under the auspices of a Pakistan-based
Board of Trustees. It was registered in April 2002 under the
Trusts Act, 1882 in Pakistan. Contributions to Zindagi Trust
exempted by Commissioner of Income Tax, Company Zone-V, Karachi
under income tax ordinance, 2001, Section 2, sub section 36
(c). The trust is a PCP certified organization and has been
awarded CSO certification.