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We give all our 30,000 students the option of studying Quran, Tajweed and Islamic studies alongside traditional subjects, so they don’t have to choose between their worldly and afterlife.

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How your donation is spent

Zia Ul Ummah Foundation provides free education to 30,000 students from disadvantaged homes across Pakistan.

Every child has the right to education. But in Pakistan, 22.5 million children are out of school. Barely 60% of children complete their primary education and only 8% have a college or university qualification.

For underprivileged children, school’s only an option if they live near a free government school. If they don’t, they miss out on getting an education.

And for children who come from severely impoverished homes, school is a luxury they can’t afford. Instead, they go out to work so they can raise money for their family.

All our schools offer free meals and accommodation so poverty-stricken children are no longer forced into work, and so children who live in rural areas still have access to education.

Our graduates have gone on to work in banks, media organisations, councils and universities around the world.

We’ve been building and nurturing schools in this region for 94 years, showing communities that school is for everyone– no matter how much your family earns.

We know education has the power to transform lives. It’s the key to escaping poverty, and for most of our children, it’s their one real chance to achieve their dreams.

Every Child has the right to an Education

This year, over 500 students have been studying to complete their bachelor’s or master’s degrees, and across our 250 schools, 100% of students passed their exams.

But our work doesn’t end there.

For every student that graduates, another begins their journey in education, and it’s only through your donations that we’re able to give them the education they deserve.

Invest in a child’s future by gifting them an education.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are proud to offer free education to more than 30,000 boys and girls, which includes not just class-time learning, but also full boarding, medical care, travel, uniforms, and textbooks.

Every year, we hear about our graduates successfully realizing their aspirations. Just recently, 14 of our graduates became judges in Azad Kashmir, one female graduate became a senior barrister at the Islamabad Supreme Court, and another became a PhD gold medalist.

The Zia Ul Ummah Foundation has been dedicated to providing education to underprivileged families in Pakistan since 1925. Nearly 100 years later, we remain steadfast in our mission.

Our teachers are always available to support all students, regardless of their individual capabilities. This is made possible by our full-boarding institution, where students have access to teachers day and night.

Donors can make a huge impact by sponsoring a student. With a yearly donation of £300, you can help cover a student’s education and residency costs.

By providing both Islamic and secular education, we give students the tools to become responsible citizens with a strong understanding of both religion and the world. Your investment can have far-reaching effects, as some of our graduates go on to become teachers, professors, or even open their own educational institutions in underprivileged communities.

We are committed to supporting our students beyond graduation. For those who choose to pursue higher education, we provide additional support, including opportunities for international education at prestigious institutions such as Al-Azar University in Cairo.