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Empowering Futures: APWA's Educational Endeavors

In our relentless pursuit of empowering communities through quality education, the All Pakistan Women's Association (APWA) proudly presents the Education Report for the years 2019-2022. Spearheaded by dedicated individuals, each contributing their expertise to the cause, the report reflects the unwavering commitment to uplift the underprivileged areas of Karachi.

Distinguished Leadership:

Mrs. Rukhsana Saleem
(Vice President Education)

A retired Federal Secretary to the Government of Pakistan, Mrs. Saleem's extensive background includes a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Masters of Arts in International Relations. Her commitment extends to being an Executive Committee Member of the Federation of Business and Professional Women, with consultancies for the Asian Development Bank.

Mrs. Rozina Khuwaja (Education Project Director):

A qualified educator with an M.ED in Teacher Education, Mrs. Khuwaja served as the former Academic Head at Aga Khan Education Services Pakistan (AKESP).

Mrs. Rashida Kiran Adil (Supervisor for Infrastructure):

Qualified MA in Urdu and currently pursuing her PhD, Mrs. Adil has lent her expertise to various committees in APWA, particularly in the supervision of infrastructural works.

Mrs. Asmat Jahan (Incharge):

A dedicated professional with a B-ED degree, Mrs. Jahan's experience includes being the former Head Mistress at Habib Boys School, currently serving as the Incharge at Korangi School.


APWA's education sector has been instrumental in transforming the educational landscape in Karachi's underprivileged areas.

The key focus areas include:

  • Schools Infrastructure Development

  • Advancing the Standards of Education

Core Values: APWA is guided by core values such as Women Empowerment, Integrity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity, which are integral to the holistic development of the community.

Vision: To empower the women's community through quality education, fostering an environment of growth and inclusivity.

Significant Features of APWA Schools:

  • Ventilated and clean classrooms

  • Qualified and trained Head teachers

  • Trained and energetic teachers

  • Transparent and unique Assessment Mechanism

  • Merit-Based scholarships

  • Regular Parent Teacher Meetings

  • Separate Early Childhood Education (ECE) setup

  • Sports, debate, declamation contests, Spell Ithon, Arts, and craft activities

School Development Plan (2018-2022):

APWA's Education Sector has diligently focused on three major dimensions:

  1. Extending Supportive Mechanism: Including School Leadership training, infrastructure development grants, scholarships, and stipends for students.

  2. Professional Development of Teachers: Emphasizing unique and updated pedagogical teachers' training, particularly for teaching Early Years.

  3. Pupils' Benefiting Co-Curricular Activities: Encouraging a well-rounded education through various activities and grants for campus renovations.

School Infrastructure Development: APWA has campuses across Karachi, each contributing to the educational needs of marginalized children in underprivileged areas:

  • Ayesha Siddiqa Campus

  • B-1 Area Liaqatabad Campus

  • Orangi 10 Campus

  • Yousuf Goth Campus

  • Korangi Campus

  • Sadiqabad Campus

As we reflect on the 23rd Triennial Conference, the success of APWA's educational initiatives stands as a testament to the collective efforts aimed at creating a brighter and more equitable future. Join us in this transformative journey towards education, empowerment, and community upliftment.

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