Furthering its commitment to propagate education across Pakistan irrespective of the geographical obstructions, ethnic, racial, religious divides or gender inequalities and economic differences, Rupani Foundation has been working tirelessly to reach out to communities. In its effort, Rupani Foundation has established Early Childhood Development centers in Sindh, Punjab, and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Community-Based Agah Walidain is a pioneering initiative of RF that promotes community partnership, and ownership in development initiatives. It is a onetime investment venture on Rupani Foundation’s behalf in which the foundation provides learning resources, classroom furniture, audiovisual equipment, and technical support. Family Support Motivators are also given one-month comprehensive training on theoretical Early Childhood Development and approach as well as they are familiarized with classroom proceedings through engagement in day to day activities. With this collaboration, community members have to ensure the sustainability of the center through the introduction of comprehensive management and administrative system, and they are responsible to explore funding sources to run administrative activities. Rupani Foundation has opened 84 centers so far. In the early months of the year 2019, 11 new centers have started operating, newly inaugurated Community based AWIP centers are functioning in Gilgit region, whereas recently, in collaboration with local community organizations and a private Early learning center (Almas Early Learning Center Lahore ) an AW-IP center has been inaugurated at Lahore