The Founder’s Story
My name is Muhammad Sabir. The story of PAKHIWAS is my story, but it is also the story of many gypsy children. I have dreamt of this project for years. I do not want any child to have to face the darkness of illiteracy, no matter if he or she is living on a footpath or a makeshift tent. Like other children, gypsy kids need a safe place to live, study and play. Life is hard for children in Pakistan, but PAKHIWAS is meant to be the hope worth working for and supporting. Join with us in this worthy cause.
Vision and Manifesto
Pakhiwas is a Punjabi word that means “gypsy”.”The word has been widely used to describe the gypsies, nomads and wandering tribal communities who have been kept from development opportunities and social inclusion by various social, economic and racial prejudices. PAKIWAS is an effort to end their marginalization.
Our mission is to help every slum kid to have access to education, health and economic opportunities in an environment where human rights are valued and respected. PAKHIWAS is helping slum kids realize their dreams in Pakistan.