The Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center (AHKRC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization working on urban poverty reduction through economic & social empowerment and health & education promotion. AHKRC was founded in 2010 (under Societies Act 1860 and accredited by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy) to honor the memory and vision of the great social scientist and development practitioner, Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan (1914-1999).
The organization follows the participatory, bottom-up development approach of Dr. Khan of empowering individuals and communities, particularly women, through self-help, collective organization, and access to savings.Read More
To empower women and their families by enabling access to information, skills, resources, and opportunities for improving their lives.
Poor urban households in Pakistan are transformed into healthy, prosperous, and thriving communities.
Maximizing the potential of low-income urban settlements to become partners in urban prosperity by connecting men and women with employment opportunities & providing entrepreneurial mentorship.
Cultivating opportunities for sustainable income-generation activities for women by connecting them to skill-building, information and resources & reducing socio-structural barriers that limit women’s mobility and ability to work.
Creating an enabling environment for households to make better and informed health, family planning, nutrition, and immunization decisions.
Providing resources, mentorship, and a safe learning space for adolescents and young people to enable English and digital literacy and informational access.