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Aamnat Foundation

Foundation’s Brief History

It is a private citizen’s effort for socio economic contribution in Pakistan in various fields, especially in education. Aamnat Foundation was registered in 2006 under Companies Act and has NTN 3282691-5 with its head office at Karachi.

In 2006, a deserving person was sent to perform Hajj, thereafter the Foundation did not undertake any programs up to 2008. In March 2009 it launched its 1st Pakistan Literacy Project (PLP) in Malir/Landhi, Karachi, 2nd launch of PLP was in Ibrahim Haidri, Karachi. In 2010, its first District Field Office was set up in Gharo, Thatta with senior educationist as District Manager on its staff and launched the 3rd PLP Centers in Thatta district.


Pakistan Literacy Project (PLP)

Mission: March towards making Pakistan a literate country, by giving all Pakistanis a chance to become literate.

Target: Contribute to achieving maximum Literacy in Pakistan, with focus on female education.  The objective will be to achieve almost 100% literacy in community selected for establishing Centers under PLP to help achieve Literacy Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Concept: PLP a private sector effort supplements other such efforts to help achieve needed literacy with maximum Pakistanis able to read, write and do basic arithmetic and become well-informed and empowered citizens. PLP relies on carefully designed curriculum as well as devoted community volunteers, for fast spread of literacy in Pakistan. Based on surveys, communities are selected to establish Centers at either Teachers’ homes or Community Centers, to keep it low cost program for greater productivity.


Volunteerism and Philanthropy are two important pillars of this program.



  1. Select teaching methodology and books from various   options available in market and based on the pilot Center’s experience Thatta Centers used our own 3 books namely Rehnuma;
  2. Identify community where community volunteers take ownership of the project;
  3. Select trainers for Teach the Teacher (TTT) Program;
  4. Arrange TTT Program in selected community by Master Trainer;
  5. Trained teachers to provide lists of students to be made literate in their Literacy Centre. Each Center to have no less than 20 students and no more than 30 students;
  6. Commence 4-Months Literacy Program in each Literacy Centre, 2 hours of teaching daily at teachers’ house. Teacher are provided an honorarium, books and supplies;
  7. At conclusion of literacy program of 4 months, one month of break and evaluation to take place before another batch of 20-30 students to be repeated to literate them in the same centre until 90% literacy achieved in that community;
  8. At the conclusion of each program, best literate and best teacher awards are given from each community;
  9. Best literates and best teachers earn a place in PLP Newsletter

Costs: 1.Teach the Teachers Programs; 2.Teachers Salary; 3.Books, Stationary and Supplies; 4.Supervisors &  5. Administration


PLP  Center Locations:

  • PLP started its program on 23rd March 2009 with 15 Pilot Literacy Center in Karachi rural, all female, as follows: Johi Village-Bin Qasim Town- 1 Center; Memon Goth- Gadap Town- 5 Centers; Jam Goth-Gadap Town- 1 Center; Soomar Kandani- Gadap Town – 2 Centers; Soomar Ismail- Gadap Town- 2 Centers; Mulla Essa Goth–Gadap Town – 4 Centers. Literacy imparted to about 300.
  • In addition, PLP started 3 Centers in rural Islamabad, 2 for female and 1 for male but within 2 months, closed.
  • In order to provide literacy to our guests from Swat at IDP Jalala Camp, Charsada, we planned 10 but started with 3 PLP Centers, 1 for male and 2 for female. After one month we had plans to open 5 more female Centers, however due to their return back to Swat, all Centers after completion of one book were closed.
  • On 14th August 2009, PLP Centers commenced at Ibrahim Haidry, an old fishermen locality next to the PAF Korangi base, Karachi. Literacy imparted to about 200.
  • Provided 100 books for PLP Centers in Gilgit Baltistan.
  • On May 30, 2010 we commenced 20 Centers in Thatta atDhabeji, Bhambore, Gharo and Gujjo with an enrollment of 536 and imparted literacy to about 400.
  • In Sept 2010 provided 50 books to Marvi Relief Center, Makli Thatta for flood affectee resident


PLP Program Continues:


In order to achieve target of near 100% literacy in Pakistan, we plan to consolidate Thatta literacy with launch of next batch of Centers as well as set up PLP Centers in various districts of all provinces and Gligit Baltistan & AJK.


We also plan to launch Post literacy Phase, where ever literacy has been imparted, to meet their specific education needs as well as skill development and health program needs.


After completion of each literacy phase, the literates will be awarded free membership of PLP Club, which entitles them:

  • Become member of PLP Library, to enable them to receive books at their door step on various social subjects
  • To receive Newsletter on PLP activities to apprise them of the activities.
  • Be part of Literacy Campaign in Pakistan

Pakistan Literacy Project (PLP) Summary


PLP offers a four month course with minimum of two hour teaching daily after which student aged 10 to 45 can learn to read, write and do basic arithmetic. Teachers from the community are trained and impart the literacy to group of 20-30 learners at PLP Centers. At the end of the course, Certificates of Completion are awarded to successful learners.  Syllabus adopted from National Commission for Human Development was used to begin with and now the Foundation’s own developed books are used starting from Thatta Centers. About 1,000 citizens have been made literate through its 45 Literacy Centers, all free.


More details are available on our web site: www.plp.org.pk and in our first Newsletter.



Aamnat Foundation has borne the expenses for its Hajj program and PLP Pilots so far through the contributions by its Directors. Funds are planned to be raised for all other phases from Friends, Corporate Sector, Pakistanis Home and Abroad, Pakistan and Regional Philanthropists, Public Sector organizations and International Institutions.



After the successful completion of pilot projects, we plan to expand our program fast by raising funds as such have applied to government for Tax Exemption Certificate.

October, 2010

Board of Directors:

Mr. Nisar A. Memon
Government Website    Personal Website


Mr. Muhammad Siddiq Mirza


Mrs. Fawzia Nisar
Rabel Zeeshan Akhund