Hashoo Foundation (HF) is a progressive and dynamic nonprofit organization, leading the way in human development and poverty alleviation by implementing viable economic development, educational and capacity building programs in Pakistan since 1988.
HF registered in 1988 under the Trust Act 1882 and also certified by Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP). HF chapters in UK and USA are registered with the Charity Commission in the UK 2011 and registered with 501(c) (3) of the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code respectively.
HF envisages an ethical, equitable, inclusive and progressive society in which people live with dignity and have power over their own lives. The mission of the Foundation is to enable and empower communities to be independent by facilitating equitable access to opportunities irrespective of cast and creed.
Skill Development Program (SDP)
The HF’s skills development program has trained over 36,000 young individuals and provided jobs to 70% of the HF-SDP graduates. Since inception of the program, HF has been providing guidance and support to youth in developing career plans and finding jobs through building their employability skills. HF Career Guidance & Job Placement Program provides an opportunity for youth to develop their career and secure employment in Pakistan and abroad. HF support is based on a long-term commitment for youth development in terms of job placement/enterprise development and their career growth.
Hospitaility Management Training Program (HMTP)
Under this training program, HF focuses to impart knowledge, skills and attitude to young men and women giving various opportunities to learn & practice contemporary competencies require to work in hospitality industry of Pakistan and abroad. The program is facilitating youth with various International Vocational Qualifications (IVQs) curriculum, approved by City & Guilds UK and National Vocational Qualifications, approved by National Training Bureau, Government of Pakistan. The participants get exposure of hospitality industry through Hashoo Group of Hotels including Marriott, Pearl Continental and Hotel One. HF graduates also got benefit from Community Colleges, non-degree Program of US Education Foundation. HF also implemented various donor funded Projects across Pakistan to build the capacity of youth in hospitality sector. HF has trained over 17,000 individuals under different trades of hospitality management, e.g. Accommodation Operation and Services, Culinary Arts, and Food & Beverage Services etc. More than 50% of the HMTP passed out graduates have been placed in different jobs nationally and internationally.
Through Hospitality Management program, HF enabled the youth to get decent employment or start their own small enterprises to improve their livelihood. Besides, Hashoo Foundation also built the capacity of small hoteliers in mountain areas of Pakistan enabling them to promote eco-tourism and reduce poverty by engaging local communities.
Currently Hashoo Foundation is working with DFID UK-AID, GIZ, UNDP and national partners including TEVTA, PSDF, PVTC and National Training Bureau in Pakistan.