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Promoting Mental Health Awareness in Low-Income Communities

Adolescence is a particularly tumultuous time for youngsters all over the world. However, those children belonging to the underprivileged classes..

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Accelerating Women’s Economic Participation in the Urban Slums

Forty years old Uzma* starts her every week with a visit to the Raja Bazaar. The market lies fifteen minutes ride away from her residence in Dhok Hassu,

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Yearning For a Better Future for Children in Urban Slums in Rawalpindi

The Roshan Aaj Library and Learning Center has fast become a beacon of hope for the low-income urban settlement of Dhok Hassu.

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Bridging gaps: A day at the Roshan Aaj Library


On a warm and pleasant afternoon, Dhok Hassu — an urban slum situated on the northern outskirts of Rawalpindi, was bustling with activity.

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Students from a low income urban settlement visit the US Educational Foundation

It is a widely known fact that Libraries and access to information and skills provide people with the opportunities to improve their lives, reduce poverty and improve future prospects.

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Aapis –The Unsung Heroes of Dhok Hassu


The Aapi’s Project was launched by Akhtar Hameed Khan Resource Centre (AHKRC) back in 2016, and has since then changed the lives of many people in the urban slum

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