We want to see Pakistan as a safe, secure and progressive country, with choices (in education, health care and retirement) abound; where taxes are fair, and comprehensible; where everybody has the opportunity to go as far as their talents will take them; where government concentrates on its core functions recognizes its limits and shows favor to none, where law and justice dominates; where minorities, rich and the poor; weak and strong; men and women are treated equally and without any discrimination. We propose policies which assist in accomplishing these things.
Who Are We ?
Foundation for ‘Progress’ is a 2 (36)C non Profit Think Thank and a Sustainable Development Organization ,founded in 2001 and registered with the Government as a non-profit under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Registration and Control Ordinance of 1971.It is also approved by the FBR for the purposes of donor Tax Exemption, in addition it is registration as as a non profit with the US Government under the SAM and the European Commission as a sustainable community development organization.
Its activities and services are carried out under three major programs i.e Leadership for Pakistan, Meeting Challenges – National and Global and Building Partnerships, Promoting Sustainability, which focus on the areas of peace and conflict resolution, democracy and governance ,sustainable development and poverty alleviation (health, education) and environment. It strives and pursues for the attainments of the goals of ‘Progress’ at the national and international levels for the making of a progressive, prosperous and a ‘Better Pakistan’
It was founded by Dr. M.A. Wajid in 2001, its current Chairman & President.
Our goals are based on the universal principles of honesty, transparency, trust, equity and justice. We strive for the making of a Pakistan that is safe, secure and a progressive country, which choices (in education, health care and retirement) abound; where taxes are fair, and comprehensible; where everybody has the opportunity to go as far as their talents take them; where government concentrates on its core functions, recognizes its limits and shows favor to none, where law and justice dominates; where minorities, rich and the poor; weak and strong; men and women are treated equally and without any discrimination. Progress proposes policies, recommendations and implements projects, which assist in accomplishing them.
We belief that each person, each family and every community should enjoy a basic level of livelihood and security which should include: Food, Health Care, Place to live, Education, a safe and healthy environment, An ability to participate in decisions affecting themselves, their families, their communities and country, an atmosphere of social justice, tolerance, peace where people can over come poverty and live in dignity and security.
Our aims and objectives are directed at efforts in creating and promoting a harmonious society and a culture of global peace, to promote respect for the inherent dignity of all human beings irrespective of any discrimination, and to create a knowledgeable society knowing its rights and duties as responsible citizens, to create and evolve a sense of awareness among the people of the hazards of environmental degradation and of our moral, social and ecological duties and responsibilities to keep and make our cities, country and the world a safe and a better place, for our children and our future generations. It also strives for community development, in particular for the social upliftment of the under privileged, the marginalized and the needy communities, specially focusing on the rural masses and the urban slums.
We look at the big picture and combine approaches to tackle not only the symptoms but the underlying causes as well. This holistic approach results in diverse and innovative solutions, including programs that built capacities of local communities, that advanced girls education and equity for women, that promote dialogue and conflict resolution, and peace full co existence, that caters human rights awareness and concerns, and the well being, respect, protection and conservation of the nature and the environment.
We NEED your SUPPORT
Join our efforts--and help us return our nation to its founding principles and build a PAKISTAN, where freedom, equity, opportunity, rule of law, peace and prosperity and civil society flourish
Stand with us as we turn the tide.
The future of our nation is at stake
So donate today and take advantage with your tax-deductable contribution, 'Progress' is approved U/S. 2(36)C of the Income Tax Ordinance.
HELP Us Build A Better PAKISTAN, For A Better WORLD
Join the family of ‘PROGRESS’ to become a part of the change. Please help us move ‘PROGRESS’ towards a Better Pakistan for a better World.
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We work for advancing the common good, of creating opportunity for a better life for all, by focusing on five building blocks of: health, education, environment, human rights and peace. Advancing the common good is less about helping an individual, organization or a community at a time. It is more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child attends a school, when people are healthy, financially stable, feel safe and secure and live in a clean and healthy environment. Working together we can create such a society and community for a common brighter future.
We also efforts to project the national aspirations, causes and views of the Pakistani Nation in a befitting manner at the local, regional and international forums.We provides an excellent opportunity and forum for people inspired and motivated with the spirit of selfless service, to improve the condition of the human society, by working together as a powerful group endeavoring to make our communities, our country and the world a better place for everyone, everywhere
We are a non profit organization and are not affiliated with any political religious, or ethnic group. Our over whelming goal is to improve the living conditions of the under privileged, the marginalized and the needy communities and to help foster development, peace and justice.
Progress is a community oriented organization working in partnership with community involving and touching all aspects of human experience, providing hope and opportunity to tens and thousands of people going straight to the heart of life – peace full co-existence, justice and security, safe and healthy environment, food, shelter and opportunity to overcome poverty, disease and ignorance. Our work springs from our donors visions to help the needy in order to provide new horizons for their families. Our strategy is to work alongside the people we seek to help.
Our Members come from all walks of the society having many things in common, including the desire to improve themselves, to promote lasting goodwill, friendship, cooperation and peaceful coexistence leading to progress and prosperity of the community, the country and the world at large.
They represent diverse professions and socio economic status and include scholars., experts, professors., civil servants ,fmr armed forces personnel,doctors, lawyers, psychologists, economists, teachers, engineers, scientist, sports personalities, accountants, students, laborers, farmers, skilled and semi skilled workers, social workers including men and women from many other disciplines and occupations, all sharing a common desire to promote the well being of the people, lasting goodwill, friendship and co-operation Our membership is open to all like minded people (above 18 years of age) and organizations having aims and objectives similar to ours.
Our Philosophy & Princples
Selfless Service. It provides an excellent opportunity and forum for people inspired and motivated with the spirit of selfless service, to improve the condition of the human society, by working together as a powerful group endeavoring to make our communities, our country and the world a better place for everyone, everywhere.
Role Model. It provides a role model for other community welfare organizations and sets up directions for other NGOs.
Our Commitment. In carrying out this work we are committed to pursue and fulfill our mission with excellence because the people whom we serve – beneficiaries and donors deserve nothing less.
Efficiency And Accountability. More then 80% of the spended resources shall support program activities and remaining 20% to support administration and fund raising expenditures. We shall confirm to the highest accounting and financial standards.
Our activities and services are carried under three major programs, ‘Building Partnerships – Promoting Sustainability, Meeting Challenges – National and Global and leadership for Pakistan. The former works in the areas of health, education and environment, focusing on poverty alleviation, targeting the marginalized and disadvantaged communities in the rural areas and the urban slums; While the second constitutes of The Progress Think Tank – The Vision of Progress ,.a public policy research, analysis, and educational organization, with more than 500 affiliated scholars and experts, generating policy-oriented advice, perspectives and recommendations on national and international issues and challenges confronting Pakistan and the region. The leadership of Pakistan program focuses on democracy, governance, the rule of law, peace and conflict resolution.
In line with its agenda and its areas of work Foundation for Progress has entered into cooperation and collaboration with diverse sector, national and international organizations including the academia, the intelligentsia, the public and the private sector, international organizations and the UN systems. These collaborations and partnerships have been very beneficial and encouraging, with a positive impact on our capability and performance
This is a difficult and daunting mission and its completion is a long way off. But we belief we can make a difference with the support and the commitment of our supporters behind us and a consistent set of values to guide and light our path. And as we undertake our work, it is increasingly clear that these values underpin our success. They tell us why we do what we do. And they tell us how - with respect, integrity, commitment and excellence. We do not claim to embody them perfectly – but we do seek to do so.
For further information please contact
Plot No. 73/E-1, 9th Jami Commercial St,
Phase 7, D.H.A, Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (9221) 35802346; 35389098;
Fax: (9221) 35380931; Mob: 0300-8289400