The Abaseen Foundation (AF) is a charitable body dedicated to improving the lives of those who live in one of the poorest and most deprived areas of Pakistan. It has been established for over 20 years, working primarily in the fields of health, education, research and relief. In its early years AF only worked with government and donor schemes, but of late it has developed its own institutions, driven by the communities it serves, and now owns properties which house schools and health centres.
Abaseen Foundation is registered in both Pakistan and the UK and is governed by respective boards who work together through a memorandum of understanding and are two arms of a single entity. Abaseen Foundation UK is based in Lancashire and is primarily concerned with fundraising. There is also a significant research component to our work principally concerned with nutrition and mother-and-child health. Abaseen Foundation PK is mainly concerned with developing and running the various health, education and research projects on the ground in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Triabal Areas (FATA) region near Peshawar in NW Pakistan.
Abaseen Foundation aims to improve the lives of the population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in general, and Town 4 and Hasan Khel sub-division (District Peshawar) in particular, through personal empowerment, poverty alleviation through healthcare provision, and formal and life-skills education, using evidence-based intervention and support modalities.
Please click the links below for further information on the following topics About Us:
- Our main projects
- Background information about the area we operate in
- Profiles of our trustees
- Awards and achievements
- Future plans