A Girl's Education. A Community's Future.
Education is a basic human right. Political, religious and economic instability should never prevent a girl from receiving a quality education.
Who We Are
Iqra Fund is a U.S. based nonprofit organization committed to serving girls in remote regions faced with economic, social, and political barriers to education.
Our founder's years of travel, on-the-ground research, and educational development in northern Pakistan have established a deep understanding of the unique challenges that these communities face.
By working with community strengths and local leadership, Iqra Fund provides girls with educational opportunities to improve their quality of life.
Iqra Fund’s Process: How We Do It.
Primary School Support
Work with community leaders to establish local education committees that hire local teachers and enroll all girls in school.
Partner with communities to identify and secure ongoing financial support ensuring the continuation of educational successes long after Iqra Fund is gone.
Support consists of: teacher salaries and professional development, student tuition assistance, school supplies and materials, uniforms, and support to ensure a girl-friendly school environment.
Secondary School Support
Provide financial, academic, and social/emotional support for girls to continue their education beyond primary school.
Support consists of: tuition assistance, room and board, school supplies, transportation to/from school, ongoing mentorship and life-skills training.
Iqra Fund Impact To-Date:
5 valleys across 3 districts of the tribal north.
1,025 primary school students supported.
180 secondary school students supported.
33 primary school teachers supported with salaries, professional development and supplies.
Who Supports Iqra Fund?
Pakistan Ministry of Education
The Aga Khan Foundation
PDCN – Professional Development Center North, Pakistan
Local Community Support Organizations
Local Non Governmental Organizations
In the communities where Iqra works: Every community leader; Every parent; Every teacher; Every girl.