At Kiran Foundation we work with the government, private companies, non-profits and individuals to address complex challenges faced by the people of Lyari.
Our journey would’ve been short and unsustainable without the support of our partners and collaborators. They have contributed so much more than money: their wisdom, their experience, their expertise and more in helping us build a stronger and progressive Lyari.
Donors and Partners
Partner Schools & Colleges
There’s nothing we love more than meeting like-minded crazy change-makers!
CPPD Counseling School
In 2016, Kiran Foundation joined hands with Lynne Kaye. Counselors under training at CPPD complete their placement hours at Kiran Foundation, benefitting the wellbeing of mothers and staff members.
Since 2009, Mrs. Shahina Alvi and her team have provided intensive training for our preschool teachers and continue to do so.
Samia Ahmed played a big role in establishing a passion for reading and writing in our kids.
Sania Adil has been igniting the love for reading and learning with our kids since 2009.
Teachers Development Centre (TDC)
Since 2010. Sir Abbas Hussain has been generous with his time and has conducted several highly interactive trainings with our teachers.
Imran Azhar has been a great source of inspiration for our students. He worked closely with our students to develop comics called “Lyari Guardians”.
In 2017, EDeQUAL has been running a technology based math program at DCTO Campus.
The MAD School
A few of our kids were mentored and given guitar lessons for four years by the team at The MAD School. Their experience was documented in “Lyari Notes”, a documentary about music as a form of escape and expression.
I AM KARACHI
I AM KARACHI has run several different projects
with Kiran Foundation.
Konpal Child Abuse Prevention Society
Konpal has guided us in the past to provide ethical and timely support for several abuse cases that Kiran Foundation was dealing with.
Kazim have been our expert advice and support in
dealing with learning difficulties.
Ahung has provided skill based trainings to our teachers.
Taskeen have been our mental health and wellbeing trainers.
Parhao Sabaq are our fundraising and teacher training consultants.
World Women Global Council
World Women Global Council have given trainings to our Nafeesa Mothers for soft skills and also raises funds for Nafeesa School.
Zubaida Hospital have provided us free medical check ups and surgeries.
Diya Football Club
Diya Football Club are football trainers for our girls.
Origins has sponsored our children by
providing free education.
Haque academy has given free education to our children.
e-Magine conducts customized trainings and workshops for individuals of all ages to equip them with the skills that will prove to be a major asset regardless of the industry in which they belong. For, our focus is to help our youth realize their true potential and enable them to feel empowered as they #DARETOEMAGINE and come up with innovative and practical solutions to real world problems.
RRP has given free education to our children.
Thank you for giving goread.pk the opportunity of reading stories to Primary School students at Kiran Foundation.
It was a privilege indeed.
goread.pk is a non profit organisation with a vision to eradicate illiteracy from society by providing joyful story read-aloud sessions to children in underprivileged communities across Pakistan, Stories will be read aloud in the children’s mother tongue as well as in English. Research tells us grit, self-control, zest, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism, curiosity & empathy are the character qualities that help children succeed. Through stories, goread.pk will contribute towards developing these qualities in children.
At Kiran Foundation, a group of goread.pk volunteers visited twice to read stories to children. Huda Ahmed was our point of contact and efficiently coordinated our visits. The story ‘Olive and the Dreadful Plogre’ is a story of an endearing turtle named Olive who gets caught in a plastic sack in the Indian Ocean. The character of Plogre has been created by the two words, Plastic and Ogre and is the first in a series of Plogre stories. Inspired by a true incident this story develops social intelligence in children by raising awareness about the hazards of plastic pollution. The story, ‘Haathi Learns a Lesson’ is about an elephant and the cat. This story prompted children to reflect on the power of someone who may appear weak. Both stories resulted in powerful discussions with the students about compassion, self-control and responsibility.
Each one of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience of engaging with the children through stories and walked away optimistic and delighted with the positive and empowering environment at Kiran Foundation. Looking forward to more collaboration in the future. I will also be reaching out to Rahila, the Art teacher with regards to developing a set illustrations that the students made for one of our stories.
Unfortunately, I have been involved with administrative and official matters and this has been delayed. But will be connecting again soon.
Nusser Abbas Sayeed, Founder and CEO goread.pk