Why We Are

We Provide Our Services Since 2003

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment.
In Pakistan’s rural areas, there is lack of employment opportunities and civil amenities (water, sewage, roads, electricity, health services, and educational facilities). Because of that, the rural population is moving to the major cities in large numbers. They live there in slums (kachi abadies). In the Province of Punjab, there are 1,100 urban slums, with a population of 125 million. The city of Lahore has 250 slums with a population of three million. Children are a major portion of this population.
Their parents work as house-servants, and laborers in factories and in the construction industry. The children are unattended and neglected. They remain illiterate. They work as domestic helpers, street vendors, or beg to supplement the family income. They are malnourished and have poor health. Some are sexually exploited. These children grow up to be thieves, vagabonds, and prostitutes. For the future of Pakistan, it is necessary to educate these illiterate and neglected children who has nothing and no hope. However, their parents do not have the resources to educate their children. Educating these children is Aabroo's focus.

Aabroo Educational Welfare Organization

Our History

“Aabroo Educational Welfare Organization” was founded on January 01, 2003 and registered under the “Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and control) Ordinance 1961 (XLVI of 1961)” .

Our Vision

Alleviate the suffering of the Pakistani migrant, poor, rural class through education of its children.

Our Mission

Mission Educate Pakistan’s underprivileged children without political, religious, or ethnic discrimination to realize every child’s potential in becoming a productive member of the Pakistani society.

We Serve with Happiness

Message from Founder
I, Robina Shakil, lost my mother in 1980, at the age of 13. Since then my life has been an ongoing struggle. Being eldest of six children and daughter of a poor man, I felt ill prepared to handle the challenges, life had in store for me. By the grace of God, a few elders from the neighborhood not only helped me with my younger brothers and sisters but also encouraged me to continue my studies. I graduated from Lahore College Women University in 1997 and also secured a diploma in Computer Science in the same year.
Early 1998, I started my first job as Junior Instructor Secretarial Trade at Pak German Technical Training Center, under the Directorate of Manpower & Training. During the second month of my service my father died of Cardiac Arrest and all of us were left orphans. As a result, another test of life began. This time though contrary to 9 years earlier, I was more confident and capable due to my education and training. I married a highly educated person on the condition that he to help me raise my siblings especially my two younger sisters. Gradually, over a span of fourteen years, we settled all my brothers and sisters.
I was convinced that success lies in education, learning and patience and above all, Allah’s blessings. Once my family troubles were behind me and we were financially comfortable, I noticed that the domestic maids working in affluent homes were themselves living in dreadful conditions. Firstly they were not only working for very low pay, but were also being exploited in innumerable ways, beaten by their employers and being subjected to domestic violence by their, fathers, brothers and husbands. Secondly their children did not go to school especially the girls, who were being prepared as a new crop of maids who would replace their mothers.
Based on my life experience, I knew that education is the only tool that could rid these children (boys & girls) from this lifelong sentence of servitude and poverty. I was convinced that it was the only way to take them out of this cycle of hopelessness and lead them to a better and more honorable life. In Shaa Allah.
After consulting with my husband, I decided to start teaching my maid’s five children in our car porch Very quickly the number grew and within a span of 40 days the number of students increased to 65. We understood that the free midday meal that comes with the free schooling was the biggest motivator for the children as parents didn’t initially understand or appreciate the value of education as it prevented them from working and earning money.
This laid the foundation for “Aabroo Educational Welfare Organization”, a train of hope, for the desperately poor children of Pakistan, driven by its privileged benefactors, changing lives along the way. In Sha Allah.
Robina Shakil
FOUNDER

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