Jinnah Foundation Memorial Trust (Jinnah Foundation) was established and registered as a charitable trust in 1989 with the main object of human development in the field of primary education and health. Jinnah foundation is the first institution dedicated to the memory of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah as a lasting tribute and in acknowledgement of the monumental role played by the Quaid in the struggle for the creation of Pakistan and is the first institution to recognise the need of rendering services in the field of human development as a nation building exercise.
The Trustees of Jinnah Foundation have always believed that education, health and social services are the three most important building blocks of a nation and, therefore, concentrated only on these three aspects but were subject at all times to limitation on financial resources. The Trustees have neither sought nor received any financial assistance from the Government of Pakistan or the Government of Sindh.
Jinnah Foundation has constructed three projects in Bhittai Colony, Korangi Crossing, Karachi on Plot Nos. 11, 12, 13 and 14, Sector ‘A’ which are used for a school which has a strength of 1000 students from KG to Matriculation. The junior and senior schools are both equipped with fully furnished (i) Class-rooms, (ii) Computer Divisions, (iii) Libraries and (iv) Physics and Chemistry Laboratories and (v) Home Economics Division.
The Jinnah Foundation School has a strength in excess of 1400 students to whom education is imparted by a dedicated team of 96 teachers (including 27 former students who graduated from Jinnah Foundation School), 3 Headmistresses and one Principal. The Jinnah Foundation School has empowered over 1400 students to date. The Arif Habib Group shall work in collaboration and conjunction with the Jinnah Foundation to modernise the school’s management and administration.
Scholarships for higher education after matriculation are available to the students of Jinnah Foundation through financial assistance granted by Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited under Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.
To demonstrate its commitment to the cause the Arif Habib Group has nominated five representatives to the Board of Trustees to streamline and develop future plans to achieve the Quaid’s dream of an empowered and learned nation.
The Quaid-e-Azam aligarh Education (Scholarship) Trust was established pursuant to the order of the Honourable Chief Justice of the High Court of Sindh at Karachi dated 22.10.1984 and two trustees of Jinnah Foundation Mr S. S. Pirzada and Justice (Retd) Z. A. Channa and President of the Jinnah Society Mr Liaquat Merchant were appointed as Trustees by the High Court of Sindh at Karachi to run and manage the trust. To date the trust has granted 6,665 scholarships on merit and financial need to students in Pakistan for graduate and post graduate studies without any distinction as to caste, creed, culture and religious belief in any manner whatsoever. These scholarships have been granted in the following fields of study:
The 6,665 students who have been granted scholarships by Quaid-e-Azam Aligarh Education (Scholarship) Trust are all “Jinnah Scholars” and occupy a unique position in Pakistan. Jinnah Scholars should be proud of the distinction which they have achieved as these scholarships are funded entirely from a bequest made by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in his last will and testament and as directed by the High Court of Sindh at Karachi.
Students are eligible to apply for scholarships for graduate and post-graduate studies in Pakistan. Application forms are available at the office of the trust and can also be obtained by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.