Herbert School, Free school, Shah Jamal, Lahore

This school was opened with the sponsorship of Ms Lily Herbert, in memory of  her late parents, in the year 2006. The running expenses like staff and teachers’ salaries are provided by her husband Dr. Farhan Younis, a doctor in USA. The present strength is 250 from Nursery to Class 4 plus 15 children in an adult literacy ‘inclusive’ class. This is totally free and is providing a great opportunity to the deprived children of the area.

The Principal, Ms Neelam Ali, is a strict disciplinarian, and a thorough administrator. She has developed many sound administrative procedures which all three schools utilize.


Amal School, Not For Profit Harbanspura, Lahore.

This is a non-profit school. A custom built campus, built in 2005, by the sponsorship of Mr. Salman Chima provides an ideal learning environment. A nominal fee is charged but many deserving children are sponsored by donations. An evening shift has also been started, which is free. However, a ‘dignity fee’ is charged at Rs 30 per month, which is utilized in the purchase of books and stationery in the primary school.

The morning school now has a strength of 350 children from play group to class 10. The evening shift has 25 children from class 1 to class 3. These are less privileged children who cannot cope with the learning but after completing the Umeed Enrichment Program they are adjusted in the morning section. The senior classes have very innovative teaching techniques and technology is also incorporated at all learning levels


The Principal, Mrs Shagufta Abbas recently retired. Her international teaching experience, holding a Masters degree in Social Work, was providing a vision and direction to the school, with her leadership skills. Now Mrs Zahida Rana has adopted the role with great zeal and responsibility.”



Umeed School,Free Lab school, Zaman Park, Lahore


The first school of this program opened at 5 Zaman Park, Lahore, in 2003. Today the strength is 320 children from Class Nursery to Class 10.The senior classes have very innovative teaching techniques and technology is also incorporated at all learning levels.It is a totally free school which is being funded by a renowned law firm, Chima & Ibrahim.

Teachers in this school were the first to be trained in the use of the teacher friendly materials and workbooks. They now serve as trainers for the teachers of the other schools.

The Principal, Mrs Irfana Javed, is a pioneer in this project. She has coordinated the development of the school system. She is also the co-author of most of the books and also helped develop the assessments program for all the units.