What We Do

The A&N Foundation is a non-profit founded to further educational egalitarianism and provide support to a very specific group of individuals – outstanding university students from GIKI, DOW, LUMS, IBA and AKU, who, in the middle of their programs, find themselves unable to finance their education.

Over the last year, we have spoken to over a hundred such candidates – bright and aware people, driven towards knowledge and success but in grave turmoil because of fiscal constraints. We heard their voices, saw their passion and were convinced of the clear benefits of them finishing their degrees. These are, after all, our future scientists, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, problem solvers and world builders

Despite the compelling argument for doing as much as possible, in our capacity as wage-earning individuals, we were only able to help two of them. To reiterate, out of thousands (potentially hundreds of thousands (potentially millions)) of need-constrained university students in Pakistan, we were only able to connect with a hundred. Out of those hundred, we were only able to help two. In the internet age, in the cashless transactions age, this is a ridiculously low percentage.

Impact today comes from scale. Scale requires investment, and in non-profit causes, this investment must come from the community. Which is why we are reaching out to you. The hope here is that a million reasonably-sized drops might eventually fill a swimming pool without drying the lake. Beyond the metaphor, we are committed to reaching a much greater fraction of these young people, because the two of them that we can help on our own is just not good enough.