"Unless disabled people are brought into the development mainstream, it will be impossible to cut poverty in half by 2015 or to give every girl and boy the chance to achieve a primary education by the same date — [which is among] the goals agreed to by more than 180 world leaders at the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000".

James Wolfensohn, former President of the World Bank. Washington Post, December 3, 2002.

Farrukh Foundation, a non-profit NGO registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, works towards the social and economic uplift of person with disabilities in entire Punjab. Farrukh Foundation is unique in its purpose with respect to other development agencies which aims to create independent living atmosphere for the people with certain disabilities in Punjab. Because Farrukh Foundation believes many people with disabilities do not have equal access to health care, education, and employment opportunities, do not receive the disability-related services that they require, and experience exclusion from everyday life activities in Pakistan. We Believe disability is increasingly understood as a human rights issue.

Disability is also an important development issue with an increasing body of evidence showing that persons with disabilities experience worse socioeconomic outcomes and poverty than persons without disabilities.

Moreover, despite the magnitude of the issue, both awareness of and scientific information on disability issues are lacking. There is no agreement on definitions and little internationally comparable information on the incidence, distribution and trends of disability. In the light of such circumstances Farrukh Foundation aims to lighten up the candle of hope for person with disabilities and wants to set up community based rehabilitation practice in the entire Punjab.

Our Active Programs :

Rehabilitation of the Handicapped:

The Foundation for the rehabilitation of the Handicapped is engaged in providing free lodging, boarding, physiotherapy, education, pre-occupational training and medical-care to poor 8z. needy handicapped, especially the polio victims in its effort to rehabilitate them and facilitate them to lead a respectable life.

Farrukh Foundation Free Training School:

Farrukh Foundation Free Training School provides adequate help to hearing impaired/disabled females to reach their potential in different skills and get them rehabilitated.

Gift Distribution:

Farrukh Foundation manages to distribute gifts to people to encourage them for thier efforts. Hence bringing them into the development main stream.

Rashion Distribution:

Farrukh Foundation is imparting its role to mitigate hunger by distributing rashion to among 100 poor house holds of Tariqabad and its surroundings on monthly basis.