The Foundation Open Society Institute–Pakistan’s key areas of activity are education, media, government transparency and accountability, justice and human rights, and economic policy. The largest efforts continue to be in the area of education. The office is committed to ensuring quality education for all children in Pakistan by supporting research and advocacy work by NGO coalitions, research and educational institutions, and teachers’ associations. The office supports a number of pilot projects in both rural and urban areas that bring the government and civil society groups together to improve education quality in public and private institutions, especially through projects for teacher training, early childhood education, and school governance.
Oxford University Press (OUP)
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP publishes for all audiences—from pre-school to secondary level schoolchildren; students to academics; general readers to researchers; individuals to institutions. Its range includes dictionaries, English language teaching materials, children’s books, journals, scholarly monographs, printed music, higher education textbooks, and schoolbooks. OUP has a rich history which can be traced back to the earliest days of printing. The first book was printed in Oxford in 1478, just two years after the first printing press was set up in England. In 1586, the University obtained a decree confirming its right to print books. In 1636 this decree was enhanced entitling the University to publish ‘all manner of books’.
HBL was the first commercial bank to be established in Pakistan in 1947. Over the years, HBL has grown its branch network and become the largest private sector bank with over 1,500 branches and 1,000 ATMs across the country and a customer base exceeding five million relationships. With presence in 25 countries, subsidiaries in Hong Kong and the UK, affiliates in Nepal, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan and rep offices in Iran and China, HBL is also the largest domestic multinational. The Bank is expanding its presence in principal international markets including the UK, UAE, South and Central Asia, Africa and the Far East. HBL is currently rated AAA (Long term) and A-1+ (Short term) with 'Stable' outlook and has a balance sheet size of USD 13.82 billion. It is the first Pakistani bank to raise Tier II Capital from external sources.
Lahore Waste Management Company
The Government of Punjab has great emphasis on the welfare of children throughout the province. Started in 1986, the scheme completed in 4 years. The objective of CLC was prepared and approved by Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) as a follow up of the instruction of Former Governor Ghulam Ghalani Khan. CLC aims to provide recreational and educational platform to children of Pakistan thus nurturing them in mental and physical development. CLC acts as a resource centre that would supplement formal education and inculcate healthy pursuits among children. CLC not only grooms children for using the main library in the future, but also offers educational and hobby development resources for them. CLC intends to develop children’s interpretation, exploration inventiveness and creativity skills through diverse activities and programs.
At Lahore Waste Management Company, we feel and care about the city we live in. Besides performing operational duties to maintain cleanliness in Lahore, we are spreading the word to involve communities and make them own the Clean Lahore motto so that we leave this city to future generations in a better shape than we were given it.
Committed to turn Lahore into one of the cleanest cities on world’s map, we have introduced an efficient, improved and integrated SWM system that can cater the growing population’s requirements.
Al Baraka Bank
With a vision for unrivalled services, dedication to Islamic principles of banking, increasing network points, and innovative product line, Al Baraka Bank (Pakistan) Limited is committed to the Banking Industry in Pakistan. Al Baraka Bank (Pakistan) Limited (ABPL) is the result of a merger between Al Baraka Islamic Bank Pakistan (AIBP), the branch operations of Al Baraka Islamic Bank (AIB) Bahrain and Emirates Global Islamic Bank (Pakistan). The merged entity commenced operations on November 1st 2010. The merger, a first in the Islamic Banking sector in Pakistan, positions ABPL to play an important role in further growing an industry which has witnessed tremendous growth over the last 5 years. With assets in excess of Rs. 80 billion; a workforce of 1400 professionals and a network of 94 branches in 42 cities and towns across Pakistan, Al Baraka Bank (Pakistan) Limited is devoted in providing customers with a range of Shariah compliant products to suit their banking needs.
Dubai Cares is a philanthropic organization working to improve children's access to quality primary education in developing countries. Launched in September 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Cares expresses the UAE's commitment to achieving, by 2015, United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDG) 2 and 3 - namely, to guarantee universal primary education and to promote gender equality, respectively. Dubai Cares is also helping to forge a global partnership for development, as represented by UN MDG 8.
Alif Ailaan was founded to bring together and empower all those Pakistanis who want to respond to the country’s education emergency, and equip our children to succeed for themselves and for Pakistan.
The Goethe-Institut in Karachi organises and supports a broad spectrum of cultural events in order to develop and strengthen cultural ties and partnerships between Germany and Pakistan. We look forward to your visit and wish you many stimulating encounters with German culture.
ITA-UK works with public sector institutions for Education transformation and providing a voice to the excluded. It has consistently supported ITA through information and resources sharing.
Led by Ms. Noorjehan Dhanani , a well known educator in the UK its focus is on :
• The Trust is involved in supporting: • School Improvement Program • Teacher/Head Teacher Training • Homework Study Centers, Drop In, Literacy and Skills centers • Earthquake and emergency support to school construction and improvement • Continuing education at middle levels for mainstreamed child labor children • Capacity Building of ITA's core staff, in Pakistan and abroad • Fund Raising • School to School link : CDG Girls Primary School Yakki Gate and Cannobury Primary School UK, and ICT based initiatives • Exchange Training Session with other Schools • Linking Commonwealth Scholarships for deserving students in Pakistan • Sharing with ITA learning materials and information on professional development and school improvement programs in practice in UK