Pehli Kiran Schools takes vulnerable children off the streets, and into schools, providing them with opportunities to learn and grow, and to be kids once again.

Ramazan Mubarak to all from Pehli Kiran Schools


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Our success over the last 29 years

Pehli Kiran Schools (PKS) take children off the street and puts them in school. Over 20,000 children have been enrolled since its first school opened in 1995, with a track record of 90% pass rate on government board exams. PKS has changed mindsets and transformed communities in recognizing the value of education.

June 30th, 2022 Target

RAISED SO FAR RS.3,635,184,000

For Cash & Cheque (Check) Deposit

Bank Account Title: "Jamshed Akhtar Qureshi Education Trust"
Bank Account Number: 01406-02-01-002051-6
Swift Code: MUCBPKKA
Iban Number: PK73MUCB0140602010020516
Bank Address: Muslim Commercial Bank, F-10 Markaz Branch,
Islamabad, Pakistan.

For donations in PKR please make cheque payable to “Jamshed Akhtar Qureshi Education Trust” and mail to

Pehli Kiran Schools, Central Head Office
Address: House # 182, Street 12, E-11/4, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Telephone Number: +92 300 855 4110
Email Address:


We Address The Educational Needs of Underprivileged Children in Pakistan For A Promising Future.

  • PKS targets the bottom 5 percent of children in poverty.

  • PKS emphasizes character building and instilling values in its educational approach and philosophy, both curricular and co-curricular programs.

  • PKS considers the ‘whole child’ – basic hygiene, nutrition, counseling and self-care are taught along-side mainstream Montessori instruction.

  • PKS aims to achieve these objectives by deploying its unique education model: ‘The school that comes to you and stays with you’.

Our School System

'Pehli Kiran' means 'the first ray of light'. Our school system is a network of ten community schools which provide quality primary education to

4,500+ deserving children

PKS serves the unserved and forgotten children of Pakistan’s neglected slums.

We provide schooling access to the most difficult to reach, out-of-school, destitute children. PKS uses an innovative approach by taking schools to the ‘katchi Abadi’ (urban slum) communities, and moving with them when they are evicted by local authorities. PKS establishes mobile school sheds in Katchi Abadis (slum areas) of Islamabad in response to the needs of these transient, nomadic communities. Through individual philanthropy and crowdfunding, we raise funds to give quality education, skills, and opportunities to these needy children, who rightfully deserve the chance of a better tomorrow.

What Sets us Apart —
Unique Features of the Pehli Kiran School Model

Take school to the Community
to ensure access and retention and provide kids with opportunities to learn and grow.
Mobile Infrastructure that moves
with the Community when evicted - “the school that stays with you” and prevents dropouts.
High-quality education model, using
Montessori approach, embraces diverse styles and pathways to learning, and realizes that every kid's initial learning venture is unique.

Bring Hope, Empower a life, Make a difference.

Sponsor a child for one year
Donate US$ 60 or PKR 16,800
Sponsor a class of 30 children for one year
Donate US$ 1800 or PKR 504,000
Sponsor a school of 400 children for one year
Donate US$ 24,000 or PKR 6,720,000
PKS School

What Our Students Say

Pehli Kiran Schools is a project of the Jamshed Akhtar Qureshi Education Trust, which is registered under the Trust Act (II of 1882) of Pakistan.

FBR Tax Exemption PCP Certificate

Pehli Kiran Schools is also a registered nonprofit in USA

Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an IRS 501(c)(3) Public Charity

Employer Identification Number 47-3103151

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