In 2010, the International School of Islamabad found itself very close to a humanitarian disaster of enormous proportions. Pakistan was affected by severe flooding that left over 14 million people in desperate need of assistance. The school was quick to respond immediately with relief and fundraising activities. Many international schools around the world donated generously and sent their money to the International School of Islamabad's Flood Relief Fund.
In order to successfully use the funds in the best possible manner, the International School of Islamabad partnered with two well-established social welfare organizations, the Shahina Aftab Foundation and the Citizens Foundation. These organizations used the money from ISOI's Flood Relief Fund to start up, and also to maintain schools in the flood hit areas. According to the UN, the floods had damaged over 10,000 schools in Pakistan; ISOI felt it was most appropriate to use the money that came from schools all over the world, to help local Pakistani students who were left without an education.
The mammoth project has now reached a successful conclusion and all the funds have been allocated. The Shahina Aftab Foundation and the Citizens Foundation continue their work in the affected areas. For more information about the efforts that ISOI undertook and the donations it received, visit the links below.
April 2012 Update: The bulk of ISOI's Flood Relief Fund was provided to The Citizens Foundation in support of schools serving students in flood affected areas. The Citizens Foundation has achieved much success in its efforts since then, and to read some of their many touching success stories, please click here.