Aims and Objective

The aims and objects for which the Kashmir Development Foundation has been established are as follows: -


  1. To work for development of human resources, poverty alleviation, promotion of social and economic wellbeing of the masses, betterment of health, improvement of social status, social mobilization for prosperous society, elimination of gender discrimination and pollution free environment particularly in the rural areas.
  2.  To develop the rural areas and the resources of land, undertake support and subsidize measures, programmes, plans and schemes for rural development, socio-economic welfare and modernization of rural areas, construct, establish, install, layout, improve, maintain, work, manage or aid in, contribute or subscribe to the construction, erection, maintenance and improvement of townships, settlements and villages, houses, buildings, roads, ways, bridges, canals, water courses, wells, tanks, stores, clubs, schools, colleges, hospitals, dispensaries, family planning units, reading rooms, parks, gardens, play grounds, places of amusement and recreation, plans for generation and distribution of energy at domestic and village level and other conveniences calculated directly or indirectly to contribute to the establishment and maintenance of civic amenities and to undertake measures for improvement of conditions of housing, work, health, hygiene, sanitation and the quality of life.
  3.  To aid, assist, set up, maintain, administer and run hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, mother and child care centres, clinics, dispensaries, immunization and vaccination centres and places of medical aid, convalescent homes, family planning centres, X-ray clinics, radio therapy centres, pathological and clinical laboratories, investigation centres, operation theatres, surgical homes, blood banks, eye banks or other centres connected or concerned directly or indirectly with the care of the human body.
  4.  To establish, maintain, run, manage and administer aid programmes providing relief and help to the needy, the poor and the destitute and to grant relief donation for and during calamities undertake such charitable and philanthropic activities which in the opinion of the company would assist and benefit mankind and to work for alleviation of human sufferings from catastrophes.
  5.  To establish, manage, maintain, own, administer, promote and subsidize educational institutions, computer literacy centres, schools, colleges, institutions for study and research, centres of learning, reading rooms, hostels, boarding houses, and other institutions for basic education, adult literacy, advanced studies and other educational fora with the permission of competent authority but not to act as a degree awarding institute.
  6. To provide scholarships to students and grant aid including supply of books, stipends, medals, prizes, grants, scholarships, awards, medicines, educational career support, educational loans, bursaries and other incentives for purposes of advancement of knowledge, education and literacy.

Strategic Priorities and Thematic Focus

The board of directors of Kashmir Development Foundation has set following strategic priorities and thematic focus to achieve the above objectives;

 

  • Informing and Influencing public policy to alleviate poverty and advance social mobility
  • Advancement of knowledge, education and skills to improve peoples’ quality of life, socio-economic status, and health and wellbeing
  • Capacity building for human resource  and Social Enterprise Development
  • Building Community resilience and disaster risk reduction
  • Sports for connecting communities and social mobilization for prosperous society
  • Working in Partnership with other NGOs and Institutions to achieve KDF Objectives

Permissible Business Activities

Kashmir Development Foundation as an incorporated company set up under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 and registered with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Reg. # 0058485 and National Tax Number: 3660456-9 has following permissible business activities.

 

  1. To work for development of human resources, poverty alleviation, promotion of social and economic well-being of the masses, betterment of health, improvement of social status, social mobilization for prosperous society, elimination of gender discrimination and pollution free environment particularly in the rural areas
  2. To develop the rural areas and the resources of land, undertake support and subsidize measures, programmes, plans and schemes for rural development, socio-economic welfare and modernization of rural areas, construct, establish, install, layout, improve, maintain, work, manage or aid in, contribute or subscribe to the construction, erection, maintenance and improvement of townships, settlements and villages, houses, buildings, roads, ways, bridges, canals, water courses, wells, tanks, stores, clubs, schools, colleges, hospitals, dispensaries, family planning units, reading rooms, parks, gardens, play grounds, places of amusement and recreation, plans for generation and distribution of energy at domestic and village level and other conveniences calculated directly or indirectly to contribute to the establishment and maintenance of civic amenities and to undertake measures for improvement of conditions of housing, work, health, hygiene, sanitation and the quality of life.
  3. To aid, assist, set up, maintain, administer and run hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, mother and child care centres, clinics, dispensaries, immunization and vaccination centres and places of medical aid, convalescent homes, family planning centres, X-ray clinics, radio therapy centres, pathological and clinical laboratories, investigation centres, operation theatres, surgical homes, blood banks, eye banks or other centres connected or concerned directly or indirectly with the care of the human body.
  4. To establish, maintain, run, manage and administer aid programs providing relief and help to the needy, the poor and the destitute and to grant relief donation for and during calamities undertake such charitable and philanthropic activities which in the opinion of the company would assist and benefit mankind and to work for alleviation of human sufferings from catastrophes.
  5. To establish, manage, maintain, own, administer, promote and subsidize educational institutions, computer literacy centres, schools, colleges, institutions for study and research, centres of learning, reading rooms, hostels, boarding houses, and other institutions for basic education, adult literacy, advanced studies and other educational fora with the permission of competent authority but not to act as a degree awarding institute.
  6. Provide scholarships to students and grant aid including supply of books, stipends, medals, prizes, grants. Scholarships, awards, medicines, educational career support, educational loans, bursaries and other incentives for purposes of advancement of knowledge, education and literacy.

Mission

Kashmir Development Foundation exists to empower the voices of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, and Kashmiri Diaspora in Pakistan, UK, Europe and elsewhere by working with the people to prevent or relieve poverty and inequality; supporting peacebuilding and community development initiatives and partnerships to improve peoples’ quality of life, education, socio-economic status, Health and wellbeing; and delivering training, engagement, research and enterprise solutions for all sectors.

About us

Kashmir Development Foundation (KDF) is one of the indigenous Kashmiri development organisation working for community development and empowering the voices of the underrepresented people and communities.

Annual Reports

Kashmir Development Foundation believes in openness and transparency in its functions and operations. Our annual reports are available for our service users, beneficiaries, partners and funders. If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us by E-mail at: admin@kdfajk.org

Public Policy Advocacy

KDF engage strategically with local and national institutions in diverse sectors.  We provide assistance and insight in situation analysis, and in the design, development and delivery of effective community projects and services.

Community Development

We are one of the first local NGOs that set up relief camps in Muzaffarabad after the Kashmir Earthquake on 08 October 2005. We facilitated national and international NGOs in the delivery of a range of relief and rehabilitation projects in Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Poonch.