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Green Crescent Trust

A Charity Dedicated to Empowering Children Through Education


Distressed by the state of education in Pakistan a group of critical conscious and passionate citizens decided to form a platform through which the menace of illiteracy could be addressed. Generally, illiteracy is considered a main root-cause of  all other interconnected problems the country is facing currently; namely unemployment, lawlessness, ever increasing street crimes, dwindling business activities, non-efficient use of resources, inflation etc.

GCT has been instrumental in successfully reversing the resistant-to-change attitude of communities for education of their children. The first school was established in 1994, with 65 students at Umer Goth, Gadap Karachi. Although there were limited resources, however, with staunch commitment of GCT and motivation of the communities, GCT strikingly progressed and established a network of schools benefiting thousands of children. GCT work in most underprivileged and backward areas of Sindh is remarkable. Today, parents and communities are now better informed about the importance of their children’s education.

The dream that began with one school has blossomed far beyond our initial plan, and today, GCT is providing education and means of better life through its network of more than 150 GCT Hilal Schools throughout the province of Sindh. A long-term investment in education and overall well being of the communities would undoubtedly be a desirable and much needed investment. Today, the GCT network provides a wide-ranging combination of pre-school, primary and secondary education schools and programs in very diverse geographic locations of Sindh. It employs approximately 1300 teachers and educates over 29,000 children.

GCT also perform the following philanthropic activities such as:

  • Orphan Support Program,
  • Center for Educational Research & Development,
  • The Water Project – a sustainable water projects in the Tharparkar district.

The External Auditing of Green Crescent Trust is done by Ernst & Young and Internal Auditing by Deloitte.