For Pakistan, this is a very important project: 22.8 million Pakistani children aged 5-16 are not enrolled in schools, and only 63% of children complete at least primary school. Most often, they are forced to work from an early age, so study within the framework of this charitable project takes place in the evening.
By the end of 2023, Umeed plans to open at least 100 free schools across Pakistan. At the same time, the fund collects and distributes food packages for many thousands of poor families, provides constant targeted financial support to many hundreds.
The activities of 26-year-old Hassan Ashraf are highly appreciated at the international level. Last year he received one of the most prestigious humanitarian awards in Europe, becoming the winner of the Diana Award (UK). June 2022 he visited Russia, where his project was among the best at the Eurasia Global forum.
In the near future, the Pakistani membership of the IPC will be replenished with new young leaders, and the best practices of Pakistani youth will replenish our base of project exchange.