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With the passion to pay back to the homeland, an indebted group of Pakistani-American visionaries came together to practically demonstrate the model of Human Development envisioned by great economist of his times, Dr. Mahbub-ul-Haq. Human Development Foundation (HDF) was founded in 1997, as a gift to Pakistan, on its 50th Independence Day. As revolutionaries with deep roots in Pakistan, they were committed to overall development and poverty eradication.
Our quest for positive social change to remote and marginalized communities remains at the forefront, and we at the foundation,... work tirelessly to help the communities who are most vulnerable. Through our unique program model of Holistic Community Development, during the course, we have directly reached out to over 3 million people through several programs and projects across more than 7000 villages, bringing them support in health, especially awareness of infectious diseases, education, livelihood, and disaster preparedness.
Support us as we move forward in the noble mission to eradicate multi-dimensional poverty and devote ourselves to the welfare of our people.

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Three-Day Long Career Guide Expo 2022

Career Guide Expo 2022

Aiming to Fulfill the Gap between Industry & Academia by Providing Opportunities to Students to Learn to Earn We were overwhelmed with the response at Career Guide Expo 2022 organised by Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) under the supervision of Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister of Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training Pakistan at PAK-China Friendship Center, Islamabad from 11-13 March. The expo was inaugurated by honourable President Dr. Arif Alvi. More than 30,000 students from all across the country participated in the event and were provided awareness to opt for Amazon Virtual Assistant Training course at Human Development Institute of Future Skills. The expo provided first of its kind youth development platform and a unique opportunity to students at National level. Our booth was especially focused on inspiring young girls for pursuing the highly coveted profession of a virtual assistant.

Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Hamza Shafqaat concluded the event with his remarks and appreciated the efforts of all organisations in empowering youth.

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HDF-NA Seattle Network

HDF-NA Seattle Network Organized a Successful Donor Dinner

Whereby More Than Hundred Thousand Dollars Funds were Raised for Water-Scarce Areas Human Development Foundation of North America (HDF-NA) Seattle Network organized a successful donor dinner event at Lunchbox Lab, Seattle on March 04, 2022.

Seattle community has been actively partnering with HDF for programs & interventions for over two decades. HDF Seattle Network team is led by Mr. Munir Rizvi & Dr. Tabassum Saeed. Ms. Fatima Hussain, Managing Director HDF-NA, joined the event to share details of HDF’s work with the attendees and undertake fundraising for the water plants.

The long-term relationship of Seattle community and HDF has provided full support to the need of the hour such as special relief services for Oct 2005 Earthquake in AJK in close coordination by Seattle community & Pakistan Association of Greater Seattle (PAGS). PAGS raised $600,000 and 02 aircrafts full of relief supplies were sent. With the support of the community 1,000 households benefitted from the relief & rehabilitation efforts.

Additionally, HDF Seattle Network’s earlier significant contributions include establishment of a girl’s school at Bugna, Azad Jammu Kashmir providing education to 500 students who were displaced because of the earthquake.

In the year 2021, HDF Seattle Network funded two Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Filtration Plants at Union Council 45-P Tehsil Khanpur, District Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab and Village Dabbho, Union Council Sobhyar, Tehsil Diplo, District Tharparkar, Sindh.

The Seattle community appraised HDF’s work by Ms. Fatima Hussain, Managing Director HDF-NA, and a successful fundraising was conducted for the water plants whereby $129,850 funds were raised including the matching from the employer organizations. Our donor community is committed to support HDF in its mission to eradicate multi-dimensional poverty from Pakistan, by giving, year on year.

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HDF Planted 2000 Trees

HDF Planted 2000 Trees in a Plantation Drive in Islamabad

HDF Planted 2000 Trees in a Plantation Drive in Islamabad in Partnership with Capital Development Authority (CDA)Offsetting the Impact of Climate Change to Achieve SDG 15: Life on Land.

In Pakistan, the rapidly emerging climate change is expected to have wide-ranging impacts, disrupting its economy and derailing lives. These effects, which cost our people and our communities dearly, will continue to multiply if left unchecked. According to German Watch, Pakistan has been ranked globally in the top ten countries most affected by climate change in the past 20 years owing to its geographical location.

In an attempt to improve the landscape and living environment of our country, HDF honours its 25th Anniversary pledge to plant 2.5 lacs trees in the year 2022 under our Sustainable Environment Program by organizing yet another tree plantation drive in collaboration with Capital Development Authority (CDA), Islamabad. To achieve SDG: 15 Life on Land, HDF School Islamabad planted 2000 trees on March 25th, 2022 including 800 Kachnar Trees, and 600 each of Jacaranda and Sukh Chain Trees in Sector E-10, alongside Margalla Road. The skilful choice of trees leads to a stimulus environment, these trees are not only fast-growing but also adapt well to adverse climatic and soil conditions. Mr. Suhail Awan, CEO HDF, Mr. Akhtar Rasool, Director Horticulture & Environment Dept. CDA ICT, Mr. Babar Nazir Chaudhary, Director Programs HDF, Mr. Usman Shaukat Eshai, Manager Grants & Partnerships HDF, Ms. Moqadas Hanif, Manager Donor Liaison HDF, & Ms. Ayesha Muhammad, Learning Coordinator HDF participated in this plantation drive.

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