With your help, we’re building a movement for peace. Let’s fund a school for a whole year! Donations are tax deductible.
We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to help shape the lives of disadvantaged women and children in a challenging part of the world. All donations above AUD$2 are tax-deductible in Australia.
Pakistan has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world. It currently ranks 146th on the United Nations’ Human Development Index, with a total literacy rate of just 57%. For women, the literacy rate is an even lower at 45%. In the region of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, just 35% of girls are literate. It ranks as the 3rd most dangerous country in the world for women.
To deliver a better outcome for future generations, a movement for peace is required. If more young people in the region can receive a good education, goals such as gender equality and social cohesion – critical pillars of peace and development – stand a much better chance of being achieved.
The Peshawar School for Peace was founded on the belief that an innovative alternative to the status quo was required, with a focus on peace-building and enhancing educational outcomes.
Our model of education is based on two critical themes – the empowerment of girls and promotion of interfaith harmony to achieve social cohesion. These are two key pillars of peace and development, which deliver immeasurable positive outcomes for society.
Since opening its campus in the Gulbahar district of Peshawar, the School now includes children of various religious and cultural backgrounds, and a majority of its students are female. They are all learning together under the same roof, in the spirit of love and respect for each other and celebration of their commonalties as human beings.
The School has won international praise. We have the support of organisations such as UN Women and the Malala Fund. Our pro-bono auditors and management consultants are Ernst & Young.
Nowadays, we run joint projects with international organisations such as the Australian-based Fred Hollows Foundation and the Paris-based Women’s WorldWide Web. These programs include free eyesight testing and eye health awareness; as well as free ICT training for marginalised women to build a more digitally inclusive society. An article about the project is viewable here.
Our Australian Patrons include Australian Senator the Hon Lisa Singh andRMIT Adjunct Professor Ian Howie. Our Pakistani Patron is Salim Ghauri, who is the founder and CEO of NetSol Technologies, a NASDAQ-listed firm with seven offices around the globe and over 4,000 employees.
Help us turn the young people of today into tomorrow’s ambassadors for peace and harmony.
In Australia, the Peshawar School for Peace Inc is registered as an incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009, registration number: INC1401663. We hold an authority to fundraising under section 13A of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991, authority number CFN/23716. Our ABN is 26311819313. We are also registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. All donations above $2 are tax deductible in Australia.