CE BEFARe, Mr. Shakir Ishaq delivers presentation on “Learning in Conflict and Emergency settings” at Center On Rights Development (CORD) University of Denver, USA
BEFARe conducts meetings with communities to identify and refer victims of GBV for legal and psycho-social support
BEFARe initiated vocational skills training courses for Pakistani and Afghan youth in Peshawar, Haripur and Nowshera
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Basic Education for Awareness, Reforms and Empowerment / Basic Education for Afghan Refugees (BEFARe) is a transformation of a bilateral project agreed between the Governments of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Federal Republic of Germany in 1989, for sustainable development in basic education. BEFARe was transformed into a national NGO under terms of the bilateral agreement and registered under the Trust and Societies Registration Act in 2003 & 2006 respectively, which further expanded its mandate. BEFARe has actively worked with Pakistan’s federal, provincial and local government departments and structures to successfully implement multi-sectoral programs in education, health, governance, energy conservation, democratization, irregular migration, sanitation, micro-finance and others, with the support of all the leading donors operating in Pakistan, namely; BMZ, EC, World Bank, World Vision – Pakistan, South Asia Regional Initiative, UNHCR, USAID, ILO, CIDA(AREP), CIDA(PIF), TAF, DFID, UNICEF, UNESCO, IOM and others. BEFARe programs are spread throughout the four provinces and FATA with organizational support from ten offices located throughout the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan. During implementation of innovative interventions, BEFARe has gathered extensive knowledge on the overall socio-economic conditions, sector policies, strategies, institutional structures and procedures in the country.
We successfully promote institutional cooperation which contributes to sustainable social and economic development. Our organization is strengthening its position on the national and regional market for institutional cooperation services.
To improve and contribute towards better living standards of the identified displaced and underprivileged communities through interventions such as quality education, vocational & skills training, protection, legal aid, health, sanitation, micro-finance, enterprise development, poverty alleviation and socio-economic development initiatives