Education is one of the fundamental elements which play an important role in development of any country. Prevalence of education is a pre-requisite in dealing with the issues of social intolerance, social injustice and unemployment. Education confirms sound foundation of social equity, awareness, tolerance, self esteem and cultural vitality.
In the Annual Budget of 2012-13, only 2.3 % of the budget was allocated for education. According to latest Pakistan Labor Force Survey 2009-10, the overall literacy rate is 57.7 percent which is not good enough to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Pakistan is the second country in the world with the highest number of children who do not go to school. A large number of students who make it to schools, however, drop out by class five.
According to National Education Policy, about 72 percent make it to grade five which means a dropout rate of 28 percent. This significant figure further brings down the chunk of the population that makes it to school. Such a large number of students outside school mean that they are deprived of the opportunity to learn and acquire skills for playing a meaningful role in society.
The i-Care Fund America Inc.(iCF) has approved reputable and well entrenched organizations in the Education & Vocational training field. These include: Aman Institute for Vocational Training, Family Education Services Foundation (FESF), Health Oriented Preventive Education (HOPE), Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (IBA), Kohatians Foundation, Rashid Memorial Welfare Organization (RMWO), READ Foundation, Teach for Pakistan (TFP), The Citizen’s Foundation (TCF), The Education Enrichment Foundation, The Hunar Foundation.