About Amanut Society

about

Amanut Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Tax ID # 36-4545010 that is exempt from federal income tax. In Pakistan it is registered as “Amanut Trust”, NTN #4175024-1, with the Government of Pakistan (Under the Trust Act, 1882).

“Official statistics released by the Federal Education Ministry of Pakistan give a desperate picture of education for all, especially for girls. The overall literacy rate is 46 per cent, while only 26 per cent of girls are literate. Independent sources and educational experts, however, are skeptical. They place the overall literacy rate at 26 per cent and the rate for girls and women at 12 per cent, contending that the higher figures include people who can handle little more than a signature. There are 163,000 primary schools in Pakistan, of which merely 40,000 cater to girls. Of these, 15,000 are in Punjab Province, 13,000 in Sind, 8,000 in North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and 4,000 in Baluchistan”.

www.unesco.org/education/efa/know_sharing/grassroots_stories/pakistan_2.shtml

Our aim is to promote computer literacy in Pakistan, especially in the disadvantaged female population and alleviate poverty in our society through the effective use of Information Technology (IT) Labs. This will not only allow the disadvantaged a level playing field with the rest of the society but also provide females to find opportunities to work from home based on their acquired IT skills.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an important role in overall economic and social development and contributes significantly to the growth of a nation. It is considered to be an investment in human capital. However there is no demonstrated effort on the part of public or private sector to bring the benefit of IT to the disadvantaged populace to bring them in the mainstream of society. The main problem is unavailability of computer labs in most schools. We would like to address human resource needs of the country, a shift to science and technology. It is already being made at the secondary and higher education level, thereby creating employment options for young women.

Our Vision

vision

“A computer literate and poverty free Pakistan”

Our Mission

mission

“Empowering society, especially, disadvantaged females in Pakistan to combat illiteracy and poverty with the help of ICT”

Core Values

VALUES