EduSpeak 2018: The Philosophy of Philanthropy with Impact – Akhuwat

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:30pm
Lecture Room 2, SOE, Library Building, 3rd floor

LUMS Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SOE) presents

EduSpeak 2018: The Philosophy of Philanthropy with Impact – Akhuwat

Guest Speaker: Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Founder/Chairman Akhuwat Foundation

Moderator: Dr. Mariam Chughtai, Associate Dean, LUMS School of Education

Date: September 17, 2018
Time: 03:30 pm – 04:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Room 2, SOE, Library Building, 3rd floor

About the Speaker

Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib is the founder of Akhuwat, the first ever interest free microfinance programme in Pakistan. This programme operates from mosques and churches and has opened new vistas in the domain of social mobilisation and poverty alleviation. This is the largest individual based lending programme in the country and is referred to in many international universities as a unique and innovative model in microfinance. He is the Founder and Chairman of Akhuwat Foundation and its main driving force since its inception in 2001. His vision for Akhuwat Foundation led it to become one of the largest philanthropic organisations in Pakistan, with increasing innovative interventions in education. Some of Akhuwat’s educational initiatives include Akhuwat schools, colleges and the first ever fee free university where students from all over Pakistan will receive quality higher education. Besides rendering philanthropic and social services, he has been providing consultancy services to Asian Development Bank, International Labour Organization, UNICEF, World Bank, and Canadian International Development Agency. His areas of expertise include poverty alleviation, microfinance, social mobilisation and education management. On account of Dr. Saqib’s tremendous contributions, the President of Pakistan bestowed on him the coveted Civil Award, “Sitara-a-Imtiaz”.