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We’re close to 100 years old and our methods work. 

Fighting poverty through education!

Zia Ul Ummah Foundation

Established in 1925 and based in Birmingham, UK, the Zia Ul Ummah Foundation is an education charity that provides free education to underprivileged children in Pakistan.

We believe all children have the right to quality education, despite their economic background.

That’s why all our schools offer free accommodation and school meals, and why we’re so committed to making sure children from poverty-stricken homes still have access to the education they deserve.

Every child has a right to an education

As well as our main school programme, we also have programmes dedicated to supporting scholars, female students and Quran students.

By the time they graduate, our students are ready to lead a life based on Islamic values and principles, but their well-rounded education means they’re equally equipped to meet the challenges of the modern world.

Our methods work. We’re close to 100 years-old, and our graduates are respected lawyers, bankers, teachers, Islamic scholars and international academics who represent the Muslim community in Pakistan and beyond.

Free Education

Providing free education to over 30,000 underprivileged children

100 Years Old

The oldest education foundations in Pakistan.

Local Knowledge

Strong local knowledge and ties, makes us more effective than most.

Long Term Support

We see children from the start of their educational journey right to the end

Girls Education

Girls’ education isn’t an option for us – it’s essential.

Free Accomodation

All our schools offer free accommodation and school meals

Children just need a chance

It’s our job to find people like you who’ll believe in them, and who are ready to invest in their education.

When you sponsor a child, you’re giving them the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty and lead a safe, stable and fulfilled life.

As well as promoting access toeducation in Pakistan, we also help the community in other ways. Every day, we serve thousands of people at our food banks for poverty-stricken individuals, and in the winter our emergency appeal keeps vulnerable adults and children warm.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We provide a blended curriculum of secular subjects and Islamic studies, so students don’t have to choose between their worldly life and afterlife.
  • As well as providing free education to children who otherwise wouldn’t be in school, all our schools offer free accommodation and school meals, because we understand that education alone is not enough.