Family Educational Services Foundation

Organization's name: Family Educational Services Foundation
Organization's acronym: FESF
Headquarters address  
Address: Family Educational Services Foundation
Plot # B-159, St # 58, Block-12, Next to PTCL Phone Exchange
Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi, Pakistan
Phone: +92 21 34017000
Web site:
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Development
  • Disabled Persons
  • Education
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Policy advice
  • The girl child
  • Women in power and decision-making

Social Development:
  • Disabled persons
  • Social policy
  • Youth
Geographic scope: National
Country of activity:
  • Pakistan
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1984
Year of registration (YYYY): 2002
Organizational structure: FESF and its three subprograms (Deaf Reach, Eduserve, Community Services), are governed by articles of incorporation filed in its Articles of Memorandum and registration as a charitable foundation under the laws of the Security and Exchange Commission, Pakistan. These articles were developed by legal advisors who continue to serve the organization. Its strategic development is supervised by a seven-member board of directors whose roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined and defined. Each serves a minimum of two years, and new candidates are selected according to their ability to help FESF increase capacity and improve systems. The board meets twice a year to assess progress and to revisit future organizational priorities. It communicates with FESF staff through the executive director, who keeps the board apprised of new developments and/or decisions that need to be made. Administrative team members are also in frequent contact with board members. Trustees exercise direct jurisdiction over large capital expenditures and over new directions, programs, schools or policies. Daily operations are supervised by the administrative team, which is staffed by local and foreign professionals with years of field-based experience in education and international social services. There is a formalized management hierarchy of directors, resource mobilization specialists, program officers and school administrators, including teachers. Team members meet regularly with non-trustee stakeholders including students, parents, volunteers and donors to ensure the reciprocal flow of information regarding program efficacy and to best meet the needs of beneficiaries. Parents and students, in particular, are solicited for formative and summative evaluations to assess program impact on an annual basis. In addition, news updates, annual reports, and yearly audited financial statements are made available in print and on the FESF website. Media are regularly invited to the projects to raise public awareness about the positive impact FESF is having in local communities.
Number and type of members: We were not sure as to the amount of information required. Seven (7) Board of Directors. All Pakistani. Five (5) Executive members. All expatriates
Affiliation with NGO networks: Pakistan Alleviation Fund, i-Care, Network of Organization Working with People with Disabilities in Pakistan, Family Care Foundation, RutgersWPF
Funding structure:
  • Fees for education and training services
  • Grants from Governments
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants

Additional Information

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