“A dynamic, progressive and advanced learning organization, reaching out to inspire lives through quality Inclusive services“
“To provide quality education for young children and children with special needs, by focusing on the development of human resources, optimal learning facilities and community awareness in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan”
Promoting an Inclusive society that upholds and values Diversity and Tolerance by practicing Merit to ensure Excellence in performances and providing services based on Voluntarism.
Mehnaz Fatima Foundation (MFF) is a not for profit organization that has been working on Inclusive Education, Rehabilitation of the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Food Security, Emergency Relief and Human Resource Development in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Pakistan.
In1998, founding members of the MFF established Mehnaz Fatima Educational & Welfare Organization (MFEWO) with the mandate of establishing an Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme using Montessori Method of early learning and developing of support and learning service for children with special needs. For this purpose the first Montessori learning center was established in Gilgit with the focus on developing local teacher’s capacities from Pakistan Montessori Association Karachi and from International School of Islamabad (ISOI). The support for special needs persons started with a small rehabilitation center in the school and an innovative community based support programme for persons with special needs in partnership with local partners. The Montessori center progressed from just 9 students to over 750 students and from an early childhood center to a high school in GB.
During 2017, the Board decided to transform MFEWO to a section 42 company to register with Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) with diverse Board members and renewed mandate. The new organization is registered as MFF with a mandate to work for quality and inclusive education and an expanded and comprehensive inclusive programme for differently abled people. Henceforth, MFF has achieved many milestones for the last 22 years of its journey, nevertheless a hallmark of the organization has been its investment in establishing purposeful inclusive school building and “State of the Art” Rehabilitation Centre in Gilgit.
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