Our goal is to place 20,000 children in school by 2025 and to create gender equality. SRI has made education for girls a priority.
Building coeducation schools in remote and inaccessible areas
that do not have access to education.
SRI started VTCs for women to teach them skills that will help them
become independent and earn a living with dignity.
SRI places a priority on clean water projects and environmental programs.
SRI’s Preventive Healthcare Program covers 2,250 households with a
combined population of 18,000 people.
SRI’s Preventive healthcare program in the Swat Valley concentrates on
improving the health and nutrition of women and children who are at risk.
100% OF DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TOWARD PROGRAMS FOR DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES. SRI’S BOARD MEMBERS PAY FOR ALL OVERHEAD COSTS FROM THEIR PERSONAL FUNDS.
We strive to improve the lives of women and children in Pakistan through healthcare, education, economic growth and a sustainable environment.
Swat Relief Initiative (SRI) is a non-profit organization also empowers societies through community development, social mobilization and awareness programs to help them achieve a better quality of life.
We help the poor through long term, low cost, sustainable programs in Education, Healthcare, Economic Empowerment, Clean Water and Community Development, which encourage independence and self-reliance for those who have no hope.
We help those in need through long term low cost, sustainable programs in Education, Healthcare, Economic Empowerment, Clean Water and Community Development, which encourage independence and self-reliance for those who have no hope.
SRI is a unique organization founded by Zebu Jilani, granddaughter of the last Ruler of Swat, and her husband Arshad Jilani. SRI was created as a platform for all sincere philanthropists to come together as volunteers to help the poor through long term, low cost, sustainable programs in Education, Healthcare, Economic Empowerment and Clean Water.
Swat Relief Initiative is in dire need of funding. This is a crucial time for Swat; we are helping to rebuild the devastated infrastructure and improve the lives of women and children after they suffered through three major disasters in three consecutive years.
SRI’s founders also stay close to operations on the ground by visiting Pakistan for three months a year to personally monitor projects and participate in the training of beneficiaries and execution of programs.
We have always felt a debt of gratitude to the social institutions under which we grew up: Pakistan in the 60’s. Today, unfortunately, those institutions are but a pale semblance of what they used to be. We were privileged but came from families that, despite their station in society, gave and taught us to give of ourselves to those who were less privileged.
This background, and our subsequent achievements in life, put us in a position to help the most needy people in Pakistan. We are most effective in Swat: This is in the region we are from, this is where we best know the people and this is where the people know us well.
We started Swat Relief Initiative at a time when the people of Swat went through the first major trauma of three major disasters: the 2008 Taliban takeover, the ensuing 2009 war and the 2010 mega-floods.
The most vulnerable segments of Swati society are the women and children – they are our focus. We bring the men along too, for they are key to helping develop a milieu in which women and children can grow into fully contributing members of society.
We have a holistic approach to social growth with programs in Social Mobilization, Health, Education, Economic Development and Sustainable Environment. While working in these areas of social development we partner, when necessary, with individuals and organizations that can supplement our expertise and impact.
Of course, we cannot do any of this without the help of your continuing generous contributions, which we continue to pledge will go directly to where they are needed the most: programs and projects on the ground that provide the greatest opportunity for less fortunate women and children to thrive.
Zebu and Arshad Jilani