The Imkaan Welfare Organisation was registered and established as an NGO in 2012. This was the year the Edhi Foundation revealed an alarming national statistical update; whilst 890 infant bodies were recovered in 2008, this number rose to 999 in 2009 and 1,210 in 2010. It concluded that in 2011, 70 dead infants were reportedly found in the city of Karachi alone.
Unique in its intent to address and pare down the rates of both infanticide and child abandonment across Pakistan, Imkaan was founded on the tenet that each and every child not only has the right to live but to thrive.
Working alongside local stakeholders, our outreach programme monitors issues leading to infanticide and child abandonment through community-level research. At the same time, we work with potential adoptive parents in screening and preparing permanent homes for children in such need.
Imkaan does not stop at just finding children loving homes. It is also committed to enabling proper education alongside the physical and emotional well-being of children everywhere. Whilst our efforts concentrate on providing children of any age in crisis with instantaneous assistance, we strive to administer consistent aid for every child’s every need in any given situation.
To believe he or she has a right to not only live, but to do so with meaning and dignity, is what Imkaan endeavors to instill in the heart of every child.
No child’s life shall be curtailed by the circumstances of his or her birth because each one deserves absolute love and infinite opportunity to grow.
Registered in 2012 under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance, 1961, Imkaan Welfare Organization has been working towards the well-being of underprivileged communities and children at risk in Karachi, Pakistan. Imkaan Welfare Organizations projects are established focusing on the needs of children and women in education, health, sanitation and overall wellbeing.