Brief History of Azad Foundation
Azad Foundation is a registered non-profit organization working with children on streets since 2001. It was the time when the issue of street children was not believed to exist in Pakistan. Initiated as a social discussion forum in 1998 as Azad Group, we soon came to realize that this marginalized group is absent in development sector interventions and public policy. We established Azad Foundation as a research based organization but considering the gap in service provision and advocacy, developed interventions to address immediate needs of this group. While providing health and medical care, non-formal education, psychosocial counseling and transit shelter we kept on building capacity of relevant government departments and played part in policy development for sustainable government interventions can support and protect these children.