Welcome to Qalam School

The Qalam School was established in July 2010 as a free school to educate impoverished children living in the outskirts of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Our Mission

  • To educate underprivileged children and adolescents from elementary to high school.
  • To uncover, develop and give direction to our students' talents and creativity and to provide ongoing financial support for continuing and higher education.
  • To provide educated students the technical skills they need to earn a respectable income and impact positively to the community around them.

Education is a journey

From darkness to light

Who We Teach

Our children came to us from homes where the parents were not educated. Typically, they would leave their children at home and look for manual labor to earn menial wages. Their children would roam around . . .

What We Teach

Students at The Qalam School are taught how to read, write and express themselves in English and Urdu. They are taught Math, basic concepts of science, social studies, and general knowledge. Their education also includes . . .

Where We Teach

The Qalam School is situated in the outskirts of a small subdivision of Rawalpindi known as Gulistan Colony, behind the famous Ayub Park, off the Grand Trunk road. This area was chosen due to the presence of shack-type dwellings . . .