Akhuwat College

Akhuwat College

Akhuwat Education Services (AES) is imparting education to its beneficiaries under three main projects; Akhuwat College, Akhuwat FIRST, and Akhuwat Educational Assistance Program. Conforming to its tradition of extending a helping hand to the under-privileged segment of society, Akhuwat has been focused on making education accessible to the poorest of the poor. It believes that every child deserves a chance to be educated; not only is it promoting learning in terms of the regular curriculum, it also aims to fine-tune its students to become productive and efficient human beings in all walks of life.

For this particular cause, Akhuwat has established a College in Lahore. Titled the Akhuwat College, it is a residential facility catering to students from all over Pakistan. It has a fixed quota for individuals coming from all four provinces of Pakistan- Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa- as well as a 20% reserved seats for students from Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir. Currently, 68 students from 40 districts of Pakistan are already enrolled in the College. Moreover, it is strictly a secular insitution – it does not differentiate upon the basis of religion. Consequently, Hindu, Sikh and Christians students all study together in perfect harmony, setting a marvelous example of religious tolerance for the rest of the nation to follow.

Akhuwat College admits students from low-income backgrounds, paying special attention to the poorest of the poor (zakat mustahiq) and the marginalized strata of society. It grants admission to those who prove themselves to be deserving enough to study free of cost; the commitment to education is key. As a result, the process is highly competitive and only the crème-de- la-crème students are accepted into the College.

Akhuwat College is a residential facility; the reason being the fact that Akhuwat does not only want to educate its students in the fields of science and information technology it also believes that it is the institution’s responsibility to nurture the students’ personality and mould them into prolific human beings. Akhuwat aims to groom them enough to be able to secure admissions in prestigious universities and later on use the same skills to succeed in life.