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Family Educational Services Foundation

Did you know?

9 million people in
Pakistan suffer some
form of hearing loss
(5% of the population).

There are an estimated 1.25 million deaf children in Pakistan, yet less than 2% attend school.

Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) is a non-profit educational organization established in Pakistan in 1984. FESF is committed to enhancing the quality of life, education, and training for all members of the community, especially those who are disadvantaged.

Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centers, a project of Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF), provide education and vocational training to deaf children and youth. In addition to a full academic regimen, courses such as IT Skills, Carpentry, Cooking and Nutrition, Arts and Crafts, Tailoring, Stitching, and Embroidery equip students with training in marketable skills.

In Pakistan, Deaf Reach is the only branch network of schools for the Deaf reaching out into rural areas. Five Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centers located in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah and Lahore currently care for over 800 deaf students(40% female) with 98% of students on full scholarship. A donated campus currently under construction in Rashidabad – Tando Allahyar, Sindh will ultimately have capacity for 500 students.

To date, over 5,000 deaf students have received education and training via the Deaf Reach program.

Fact Sheet

  • 765 deaf students attend Deaf Reach schools; 45% are female
  • 500 more students will be added after completion of its new Campus in Rashidabad.
  • 98% of students are on full scholarships
  • In addition to academics, students are taught marketable skills, IT,culinary arts,sewing
  • It is the only branch network of schools for the Deaf reaching out into rural areas
  • To date, Deaf Reach’s Job Placement Program has helped over 450 young deaf
    adults to gain employment at companies such as DHL, Allied Caterpillar, Sheraton Hotels,
    UBL Bank, KFC, Continental Biscuits, and numerous other SME organizations.
Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsor a Student – 1 year enrollment USD 688
Sponsor a Classroom – 1 year for 15 students USD 10,315
Sponsor a Primary or Secondary section – 1 year for 90 students USD 61,895
Sponsor a Complete School KG to Class 12 – 1 year for 180 students USD 123,790

Scholarship is inclusive of tuition, books and school supplies, vocational training materials, transport service, uniforms, healthy snacks, excursions, and the Parent Training Program.

Set-up is inclusive of furnishings, equipment, lights, fans, vocational materials, and visual aids.

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