The Aman Foundation is committed to sustainable impact within health and education. Recognizing the operational confines of every organization, we are fostering the strategy of scaling and deepening impact through strategic financial investments that leverage the strength of other players in the ecosystem.
The Aman Foundation has developed partnerships with a broad spectrum of organizations that allow all partners to amplify their impact by leveraging their combined resources. Our programmatic partners include;
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is involved in numerous development programs across Pakistan. Having sponsored over 5,200 students in various trades to-date, USAID continues to support Aman Tech under the education vertical and has also advocated for the women in our society by sponsoring the stitching course under the Small Grants and Ambassador's Fund Program (SGAFP).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of our partners in the Sukh initiative, a program to penetrate local communities and encourage family planning, contraceptive use, and maternal health.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is one of our three partners in the Sukh initiative, providing support in advocacy and communications developed for mother and child healthcare under the Sukh initiative.
Sindh Government (Public Private Partnership)
The Sindh Peoples Ambulance Service is an effort to extend the model and service quality of the Aman Ambulance into other parts of Sindh. The Government of Sindh has funded the initiative whereby operations are underway in Thatta and Sajawal, with plans to extend into other regions.
British Asian Trust
British Asian Trust and Aman have launched the DFID Women's Economic Empowerment Program. The initiative aims to decrease multidimensional poverty in Karachi through the economic and empowerment of women in underserved communities.
Sindh Skills Development Program
The Sindh Skills development program at Aman Tech is in collaboration with the European Union, German cooperation and the Norwegian Embassy. The program focusses on a dual training model with best in class technical training provided by Aman Tech and on the job training experience at the industry. The instructors are trained with updated methods of using technology, through the Cooperative Vocational Training (CVT) initiative.
City & Guilds UK
City & Guilds is a global body that provides vocational training and skills to public and private sector organizations and offers recognized certifications and standardization. All trades being offered at Aman Tech are accredited by the body and Aman Tech's instructors are also certified by City & Guilds.
The Edhi Foundation is one of the oldest running NGOs of Pakistan, with a particularly large ambulance fleet deployed across Pakistan. Considering the nature of a medical emergency, Edhi ambulances request assistance from Aman Ambulances for advanced medical equipment and pre-hospital care practices. Both foundations coordinate to allocate medical resources efficiently across Karachi.
Institute of Business Administration (IBA)
IBA is the world’s oldest MBA School outside of North America and has created the backbone of professionals for Pakistan’s emerging business sector. The management of IBA and Aman Foundation joined hands to build the Aman Tower at the IBA City Campus in Karachi, accommodating the institute's Centre for Executive Education, Centre for Excellence in Journalism, Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance and the Centre for Business & Economics Research. Through this partnership with Aman Foundation, IBA aspires to become one of the top 100 global business schools and 10 regional business schools in the future.
National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC)
AmanTech launched the Prime Minister's Youth Skills Development Program (PMYSDP) implemented by National Vocational Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), a federal body in Pakistan for Technical and Vocational Education. The program aims to impart skills to the Pakistani youth for employment and contribute to the country’s economy.
The Aman Foundation actively supports programmes in health and education beyond its core programmatic areas by providing grants to scale operations of other social enterprises.
The Aman Foundation believes in developing a philanthropic network globally and locally where resources, information and best practices are shared and collaborated towards achieving similar goals in the social sector in Pakistan. Acumen Fund has been investing in Pakistan since 2002 with on the ground presence in social enterprises investing in health, low-cost housing, microfinance, micro insurance, and dairy. The Aman Foundation provided a US$ 8 million grant funding to Acumen Fund for those projects where common interests and goals were aligned with education, health, and nutrition.
Inspired by the ethos and ambitious aims of the London Family Planning Summit held in 2012, the SUKH Initiative addresses the gaps in reproductive health and family planning services in the largest metropolis of Pakistan. It is a co-funded endeavor of three donor foundations – the Aman Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the David & Lucille Packard Foundation – who have each committed US$ 5 million over five years towards the initiative, thus leveraging each other’s strengths to make SUKH a successful project. By the end of the year 3, Sukh covered a population of 0.9 million through door-to-door services provided by 172 female Community Health Workers (CHWs) and 200 Lady Health Workers (LHWs).
Harvard South Asia Initiative
Aman Foundation has provided a grant of US$1 million to The South Asia Initiative's Founders Club Fund (SAIFCF) which supports innovative and far-reaching research and education across the University focusing on large urban centers in Pakistan, covering innovation, education, health, and nutrition.
United World Colleges (UWC)
One of Aman’s most valued social investments was a scholarship program to support underprivileged Pakistani students (with a focus on young women from Karachi) to attend a two-year pre-university program for International Baccalaureate (IB) studies at the global network of the United World College (UWC). The Aman Foundation partnered with UWC in 2013 to provide fully funded scholarships to high potential students who would otherwise drop out of the education system after middle school, or at best have access to low-quality high schools.Through this collaboration, a total number of 66 students have undertaken this transformative education in order to reach their full potential.
Grants in the education sector have also been awarded to the following organizations:
- The Citizens Foundation
- Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan(CERP)