Distressed by the state of education in Pakistan a group of concerned citizens decided to form a platform through which the menace of illiteracy could be addressed in the country that is considered to be a main cause for 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.
In 1995 a humble beginning of Green Crescent Trust (GCT) happens with the start of a school at Umer Goth, Gadap Karachi. In the very first day 65 students enrolled in the school. With limited resources, however, with staunch commitment and motivation through encouraging response from the communities that liked to see their children getting education, GCT progressed on to establish a network of schools benefiting thousands of children.
The dream that began with one school and a handful of students in 1995 has blossomed far beyond our initial plan, and today, GCT is providing education and a means for a better life to some 32,000 children through its network of 145 Hilal Public Schools throughout the province.
GCT also runs other philanthropic initiatives including an Orphan Support Program, a Center for Educational Research & Development, as well as The Water Project – a sustainable water projects in the Tharparkar district.