The Dawood Foundation believes in empowering individuals through education to create a collective change. From establishing institutions, we have morphed into formulating spaces of learning that serve everyone. Moving from formal education to informal education is exciting, giving our projects more fluidity, dynamism, interactivity and room to try new ways of engaging with people.



TDF Magnifiscience – Science For All

The development and sustainability of any country depend solely on its scientific knowledge and the ability to materialize it. MagnifiScience is an umbrella under which The Dawood Foundation promotes science literacy and critical thinking among the populace through experiential learning. It is an inclusive platform that creates learning spaces by inviting people from all demographics …

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TDF Ghar – Relive The True Spirit Of Old Karachi

Retaining the history and heritage of Karachi, The Dawood Foundation restored and renovated a 1930’s house (Ghar in Urdu). TDF Ghar is open to public with an aim to promote informal learning spaces in Karachi. It is a platform where people from all ethnicities can come together to share their culture…

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Nature Series

TDF Nature Series – Explore The Diversity of Nature

The wide variety of ecosystems, habitats and the diverse flora and fauna forms the natural heritage of Pakistan. TDF Nature Series documents this diversity and showcases them on various platforms, with an aim to create awareness regarding the conservation of the natural treasure of Pakistan. These high-quality video documentaries are free for public …

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Formal Eduction

Formal Education – Establishing Institutes

Literacy rate in Pakistan is alarmingly low. The ASER report of 2017 shows that Pakistan’s overall education score is 67.96. The country requires a minimum of three schools every hour to accommodate an incremental 3 million students each year. With its commitment to provide quality education …

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Rental Spaces – Supporting Foundation’s Initiatives

The Dawood Foundation’s main source of revenue is through rental income from its available spaces at Dawood Centre, Business Hub and Dawood Public School. The funds generated through rentals are used to sustain the Foundation’s initiatives…

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Disaster Relief

Health and Disaster Relief – Supporting Relief Initiatives

In the last few years, Pakistan has witnessed several natural calamities such as cyclones, storms, droughts, earthquakes, and floods. Millions of people have suffered immeasurable loss of life, livelihood and livestock. The Dawood Foundation is actively …

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The Dawood Foundation (TDF) was the “materialization of a decade old dream” of the founder, Ahmed Dawood which became a reality in 1960. TDF was conceived as an educational foundation whose main focus was to support and promote educational initiatives in the fields of Science, Technology and Research. Over the years it has been heavily concerned with the construction of schools and colleges, but is now moving to undertake projects that are more content and technology based in its knowledge dissemination.

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Legal Status and Certification

The Dawood Foundation is a registered charitable organisation incorporated under Societies Registration Act, 1860. It is also certified by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) and maintains status of Not-for-Profit Organisation (NPO) under sub-clause (c) of clause (36) of section 2 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.


As a part of Hussain Dawood Pledge to combat Covid-19, a donation of PKR 28 million was made to Patient Aid Foundation JPMC, Karachi, to procure 14,000 medical scrubs for healthcare staff. The HD Pledge Committee was humbled a attend an event hosted by the Patients’ Aid Foundation JPMC to bring them together with frontline healthcare workers making good use of the Pledge contribution.


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