UAT is one of the tour operators that not only organises trips and tours, but is also actively involved in social work.
We believe that it is important to give something back to the community. It helps those in need and makes the world a better place. There are many ways to give back, and every company and individual who is doing well financially should find a way to contribute. Whether through volunteering, fundraising or other means, giving is always a noble deed.
If you volunteer for a cause that is close to your heart, you will never regret it. It will enrich your life and bring you into contact with people and ideas that will positively influence your perspective for the rest of your life.
We are actively working to raise funds and improve the lives, especially of women, in a rural part of northern Pakistan called Minawar, on the outskirts of the city of Gilgit, where we have established a school for girls (founded by Helen Nam- US along with two brothers, Raji Ahmed and Mumtaz Alam) where underprivileged girls are given access to free and equitable education up to secondary level. We also have a sewing centre where women of all ages can learn this skill which helps them become financially independent. We have also helped some widows to build houses for mothers and children and distribute food to needy families every year during Ramadan.
Future Plan – Girls College
What comes next?
A College would be the next step, as the local girls cannot go any further due to cultural barriers and limited financial resources. We have therefore started a fundraising campaign to expand the school into a College for the girls. If this goal is achieved, it will have a life-changing impact for the female community in this part of the world.
Donate or Waqaf (endowment) to Build Outliers Girls College
Alhamdulillah, after successfully establishing a Middle and High school for hundreds of underprivileged girls in Minawar village, Gilgit, Pakistan we are now hoping to open a college for the girls. Below are planned phases to get the planned college up.
Phase 1: Purchase of land
Phase 2: Construction building
Phase 3: College operations
The plan is for the college to be self-sustainable for affordable paying students and for those who can’t afford will be sponsored through donation adoption program when the college starts operations.
Background & Current
From a modest start, we then upgraded it to a secondary school capability in 2016 with minimum operational facilities. A small library, science lab, teachers’ room were built besides classrooms as we wanted to make sure they had a basic necessity of a school. Current situation is not a favorable one although it provides some sort of opportunities for the underprivileged girls in the area to an early education. We have progressed to provide the girls with ability up to secondary education only, but they can’t progress further to the next education level.
Education System in Pakistan:
• Level 1-5 – early primary
• 6 – 8- Middle school
• 9 -10 – secondary education (up to 10thgrade )
• 10- 12 – college
All the students are from poor families, they can barely afford to pay little tuition fee , and even so, only covers 20-30% expenses, rest of all expenses are managed through donations. Over here the students are taught all science subject like, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Islamic study, and social study etc. Visiting teacher teaches them life skills to expose them to knowledge other than text books.
To establish a college for these girls before their admission to the university. This will require an acquisition of land and construction building of the college. The whole area of land will cost approximately USD $100,000 for a land area of 5 kanals. This is equivalent to a land price of 1 Kanal = USD $20,000.
|Prices and measurements
|Whole Size (Kanal)
We encourage the donors/ waqif to donate / waqaf per lot (1 lot = 5 square feet).
|Price per sq ft
|Per lot (5 sq ft)
For benefits of international understanding, in imperial system measurement one kanal is equivalent to 5,445 square feet. The college requires a minimum of 5 Kanal – local unit of measurement for land which is equal to 27,250 square feet. Each square foot will cost:
– USD 3.67, or
– PKR 555.
– RM 15.50
– EURO 3.30
– GBP 2.90
– THB 115. 33
We have created a 3-year plan to raise the money to make the college an operational reality.
• Phase January 2023 – June 2024. Fund drive will be for land, target USD 100K, land price and administration and stamping charges inclusive
• Phase July 2024 – June 2025. Fund drive will be for the construction building starting up at USD 250K (guestimate) .
• Phase July 2025- June 2026. Fund drive will be for the school equipment and operational cost for one year expected to be USD 7-10K, monthly (guestimate)
Note: these are estimates and may vary as per market requirements and prices .Full paper work details of each phases will be prepared with estimated cost of items.
We can’t do it without you ! Be a waqif!
Life on this planet is short-term but, good deeds remain. Please do a cash waqaf (endowment) as many square feet of land as you can.
If you would like to make a cash waqaf and donation, please contact the person in the country closest to you from the list below. A receipt will be issued from the foundation for prove of payment. A statement of account of monies received will be published by the end of every completion of drive and will be audited by an external auditor and published in our page.
You can reach us out in the following countries: American, United Kingdom, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan.