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Friday, 22 April 2016

Pakistan Sustainable Development Forum: Event in New York

Pakistan Sustainable Development Forum @ NYU
Hosted by The American PakistPan Foundation (APF) and The Pakistani Students Association at NYU

NYU Kimmel Center, 10th Floor, Rosenthal Pavilion
60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012
Wednesday, April 27th
6 PM
Free and open to the public

RSVP Required: tinyurl.com/DevelopPakistan 
The Pakistan Sustainable Development Forum will bring together leaders of Pakistan civil society that are directly contributing to the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals to speak in New York City.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at reasonable levels, organizations have the opportunity to serve as a publicity partner, please contactjjeannot@americanpakistan.org for more details.  APF reserves the right to limit sponsorship.

Please feel free to invite your friends, family and colleagues.

Confirmed Participants (more to be added)

 FESF: Deaf ReachRichard Geary, Founder and Executive Director
Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) is a non-profit educational organization active in Pakistan since 1984. FESF is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all members of the community, especially those who are disadvantaged.  FESF invests in educational development and provide innovative training programs and services to enable recipients to gain competency and self-sufficiency, empowering them to reach their full potential.  FESF runs seven Deaf Reach Schools located in Karachi, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Sukkur, Tando Allahyar and Lahore, as well as one in Adana, Turkey - all centers of excellence, providing free education and skills training to thousands of deaf children. Video: http://www.fesf.org.pk/deaf-reach-schools

TCF - The Citizens Foundation: Zarrar Sehgal, TCF-USA President
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens who wanted to bring about positive social change through education. 20 years later, TCF is now one of Pakistan's leading organizations in the field of education for the less privileged. TCF has 1,202 schools that educate 175,000 students.

Iqra Fund: Genevieve Chabot, Ed.D., Founder and CEO
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.

Child Life Foundation: Dr. Babur Habib, Child Life Foundation Representative and APF Board Member
Destitute children of Pakistan struggle through their childhoods with easily preventable and curable diseases because they have no access to quality and affordable healthcare. ChildLife Foundation is changing their fate. Access to quality healthcare is every child's right, despite their family's income and wealth. By partnering with the government of Sindh and other institutions providing healthcare to low-resource communities, ChildLife has reached out to over 600,000 children from destitute homes in just four years. The network of primary and emergency care facilities continues to grow and help numerous more families. By 2016, ChildLife's network will be treating 1 million children annually across Pakistan. 

CDRS: Todd Shea, CEO and Founder
CDRS's long-term objective is to permanently improve the health status of communities in Pakistan by:
  • Providing sustainable and affordable quality healthcare services
  • Addressing gaps in the healthcare system
  • Providing comprehensive health education and school health programs
  • Working with local communities to help them take a leadership role in funding/managing their healthcare needs in partnership with the existing but limited government health apparatus
The CDRS Mother & Child Health Center in Bagh Deri Swat, serves an average of 1,350 men, women and children with primary and preventive care every month. CDRS began operating in Swat with mobile medical teams during the 2010 Great Flood, when only nearby medical facility was completely washed away.  

HDF - Human Development Foundation: Maria Hashmi, Director of Development
The Human Development Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in 1997 by a group of visionary Pakistani expatriates. HDF's mission is to facilitate a non-political movement for positive social change and community empowerment. Since 1997, HDF has been successfully fighting extreme poverty in Pakistan through a unique, holistic model of development, working  directly with communities, empowering them to lead their own progress. Since its establishment, HDF's programs have benefited over 1 million men, women and children throughout Pakistan's provinces.

Intersections International leads people to unite across lines of difference in mutual pursuit of social justice, globally and locally. We create safe space at the crossroads of some of our world's most critical conflicts, engaging dissimilar communities in dialogue, service, advocacy and artistic expression. Together, we work toward a just world-united in diversity.

UPIC brings religious and academic scholars from the US and Pakistan together to foster mutual respect and shared goals for the future. In conjunction with university partners in Pakistan and the US, this important alliance addresses political and social concerns for citizens of both countries, looking to interreligious dialogue and academic exchange as primary strategies to forge productive relationships.  UPIC also funds development projects on the ground.

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