EDUCATING

ONE MILLION

CHILDREN IN PAKISTAN

ALIGHT Pakistan

At Alight Pakistan, we believe that every human being has the potential to flourish, but not everyone gets a chance to realize their potential. We are here to make sure that all people receive human-worthy service and that their essential needs are satisfied, but we don’t stop there – we want to assist people in their pursuit of building meaningful lives for themselves.

We are a human-centered organization. And that means that we actively respond to the needs of the people and align our work to the principles of justice, equality, and dignity. We are here to serve the displaced and underprivileged to co-create with them solutions for a better and brighter future for all.

Alight’s unmatched role in sustainable development and socio-economic empowerment of the citizenry, particularly for the women and children, makes it stand amongst the top development sector organizations in Pakistan.

REACHING AFGHAN KIDS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Every child deserves a childhood. Every child needs peace and stability, care and attention that will allow them to grow, to discover, to learn and to thrive.

But children in Afghanistan have not seen peace of the past four decades. Successive generations of Afghan children have grown up against a backdrop of never-ending war and conflict and now, after the Taliban takeover, many of them face an uncertain future, with a humanitarian disaster brought about by two decades of the more recent conflicts, the recent drought, and the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic looming over the country.

Alight Pakistan is determined to help the Afghan people in their time of need. We have two decades of experience working with Afghan refugees in Pakistan and we take a holistic approach to care: not only providing emergency relief but delivering long-term support to enable every displaced and marginalized person to rebuild their life and make the most of it.

ALIGHT FLOOD RESPONSE

The recent devastating floods in Pakistan have left millions of people homeless, and have resulted in significant loss of life, infrastructure, crops & livestock. Being a human-centered organization, Alight considers it their top priority and responsibility to act swiftly to respond to this humanitarian crisis, and assist the flood affectees.

Through a large network of volunteers and partners, Alight is providing relief support in 18 districts (6 in Sindh, 3 in KP, 2 GB, 1 in Punjab and 6 in Balochistan) across four Provinces where limited response has reached till now. We have started our operation from Sibi, distributing food packets among 150 families.

CHERISHING AFGHAN FAMILIES IN PAKISTAN

Every person deserves to live a life of certainty, safety and Happiness. Unfortunately, it has become an unaffordable privilege for many, amongst whom are our Afghan Friends too. They have endured more than 40 years of conflict, natural disasters, economic and pandemic crisis and most recently the takeover by Taliban, which has forced them to leave their professions, their Education, their cities and even their homeland for the safety of their lives.

Amidst U.S. and NATO forces withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the Taliban takeover in August 2021, a new cycle of displacement instigated in the region. According to the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA), a sizeable number of Afghan refugees have crossed into Pakistan. Between January 2021 and February 2022, UNHCR has documented 117,547 new arrivals from Afghanistan in Pakistan, with a significant peak of 35,289 persons in August 2021.

Women and children have been especially vulnerable in this chaotic situation and scared for their lives and safety even after fleeing.

OUR VALUES

We strive to operate by the following guiding Values:

Be Human Centered

we see those we serve as dignified human beings with intrinsic worth and huge untapped potential. And we believe that every person, no matter their past nor current circumstance

Be Human Centered

we see those we serve as dignified human beings with intrinsic worth and huge untapped potential. And we believe that every person, no matter their past nor current circumstance, should be treated with dignity and respect. We do not always come with ready-made solutions but rather listen carefully to what those we partner with have to say, and together, we co-design and co-create solutions.

Start with Giving

organizations like ours exist to give, not to receive. We are generous with our time and our work. We give wholeheartedly of ourselves and we are willing to go the extra mile.

Start with Giving

organizations like ours exist to give, not to receive. We are generous with our time and our work. We give wholeheartedly of ourselves and we are willing to go the extra mile. And we start with helping first without wondering what we will receive in return

Do the Doable

in the face of the impossible, we do the doable. Where there is no door, we find a window. We don’t wait, we do what can be done right now. Because we know that small actions

Do the Doable

in the face of the impossible, we do the doable. Where there is no door, we find a window. We don’t wait, we do what can be done right now. Because we know that small actions can lead to big impact and we strive to find the leverage points. Sometimes touching one person through one act can inspire all

Bravely Be Better

we believe in doing the better thing, as status quo is not an option. We consider alternative solutions and we are willing to take risks, to try new approaches, and perhaps even to fail sometimes.

Bravely Be Better

we believe in doing the better thing, as status quo is not an option. We consider alternative solutions and we are willing to take risks, to try new approaches, and perhaps even to fail sometimes.

Choose Optimism

we have learnt that if we choose to believe that things are possible, they become so. If we choose to focus on the positive and start with doing the doable, the path becomes clear. If we choose to believe the best in people, they will exceed our expectations

Choose Optimism

we have learnt that if we choose to believe that things are possible, they become so. If we choose to focus on the positive and start with doing the doable, the path becomes clear. If we choose to believe the best in people, they will exceed our expectations

Find Others

we humbly admit that we don’t – and we can’t – have all the answers and we can’t do it alone. We believe that each individual is unique and brings valuable knowledge into the conversation, so we seek others and together we co-design and co-create best possible solutions

Find Others

we humbly admit that we don’t – and we can’t – have all the answers and we can’t do it alone. We believe that each individual is unique and brings valuable knowledge into the conversation, so we seek others and together we co-design and co-create best possible solutions

Spark Joy

whatever we do can be done better if we add joy and make others smile

Spark Joy

whatever we do can be done better if we add joy and make others smile

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OUR BELIEFS

Everything we do is built on three core beliefs that we hold dear. These underpin all our values, our purpose, and every single action that we take and decision that we make.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Human-centered language

May 31st, 2023|

Our work at Alight is guided by how we see others – as dignified human beings with huge untapped potential – and by our commitment to social justice. The Human-centered Language we use reflects that commitment, It is language that conveys respect, upholds dignity, values diversity, and empowers every human. 

  • RECOGNITION FOR MUALLIM RADIO SCHOOL

Recognition For Muallim Radio School

February 24th, 2023|

Alight’s Innovative (yet very retro) Muallim Radio School Programme, developed especially for the children of the remote mountainous region of Gilgit Baltistan..

  • Alight Pakistan celebrated Cleanup Day

Alight Pakistan Celebrated Cleanup Day

September 30th, 2022|

Today Alight Pakistan celebrated Cleanup Day with its staff members. This day teaches us to keep our working space clean, and if we keep doing this in our routine...

Human-centered language

May 31st, 2023|

Our work at Alight is guided by how we see others – as dignified human beings with huge untapped potential – and by our commitment to social justice. The Human-centered Language we use reflects that commitment, It is language that conveys respect, upholds dignity, values diversity, and empowers every human. 

  • RECOGNITION FOR MUALLIM RADIO SCHOOL

Recognition For Muallim Radio School

February 24th, 2023|

Alight’s Innovative (yet very retro) Muallim Radio School Programme, developed especially for the children of the remote mountainous region of Gilgit Baltistan..

  • Alight Pakistan celebrated Cleanup Day

Alight Pakistan Celebrated Cleanup Day

September 30th, 2022|

Today Alight Pakistan celebrated Cleanup Day with its staff members. This day teaches us to keep our working space clean, and if we keep doing this in our routine...

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Human-centered language

May 31st, 2023|News|

Our work at Alight is guided by how we see others – as dignified human beings with huge untapped potential – and by our commitment to social justice. The Human-centered Language we use reflects that commitment, It is language that conveys respect, upholds dignity, values diversity, and empowers every human. 

  • RECOGNITION FOR MUALLIM RADIO SCHOOL

Recognition For Muallim Radio School

February 24th, 2023|News|

Alight’s Innovative (yet very retro) Muallim Radio School Programme, developed especially for the children of the remote mountainous region of Gilgit Baltistan..

Our Vision for Pakistan is a place where everyone can thrive, not just survive

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“The world is more abundant than we think. We unlock this abundance when we allow people to come in and work with us. We exist to be a channel and a vehicle for the idealism and goodwill of everyday people.”

DANIEL WORDSWORTH – ALIGHT PRESIDENT

WE BELIEVE IN AN ABUNDANT WORLD
FULL OF AMAZING PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP.

ALIGHT IS ALL ABOUT FINDING OTHERS. IT’S ABOUT INVITING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS IN WHO UNDERSTAND THOSE WE SERVE DEEPLY, AND WHO ARE DOING INCREDIBLE WORK AROUND THE WORLD. FOR YEARS WE’VE BEEN BUILDING A PLATFORM WHERE THESE AMAZING ORGANIZATIONS CAN COME TOGETHER, LEVERAGE EACH OTHERS’ STRENGTHS, AND SOLVE BIG PROBLEMS WHILE STAYING CLOSE TO THE PEOPLE WE SERVE. TOGETHER, WE’RE AMPLIFYING THE GOOD WE DO AND DEVELOPING NEW SOLUTIONS AND APPROACHES FOR THE DISPLACED.

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