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About GCT

Green Crescent Trust (GCT) is a non-profit organization in Sindh, Pakistan, that focuses on development through education. It was established in 1994 by a group of critically conscious and passionate citizens with one goal: making a better Pakistan by providing access to quality education. It started out with just one school and a few students in Karachi.
GCT is operated by professionals under the supervision of the Board of Trustees, which now runs a network of more than 160 schools in underserved areas of Sindh. GCT aims to shift mindsets in the communities regarding education by providing opportunities to bring enhancements in their daily lives. It has also expanded its services through other programs like the Orphan Support Program (OSP), Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD), and The Water Project.

Our Projects

GCT Hilal School

GCT Hilal Schools have been run by the organization since 1994. What started with just one school has now expanded to a vast network of educational institutions throughout Sindh.  It is a network of pre-primary, primary, and secondary-level schools…

Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD)

The Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD) is a platform that is responsible to develop and implement curriculum resources and empower teachers through training with adequate pedagogies to achieve required educational quality…

The Water Project

Green Crescent Trust realized the pressing need for water in the Tharparkar region, in 2014, and took the initiative of installing water projects to provide easy, safe, and sustained access to water to help improve the quality of life of the…

Orphan Support Program

Orphan Support Program (OSP) is an initiative for orphan students from GCT Hilal Schools to provide support in areas of subsistence (monthly rations, clothes, and hygiene kits), education (school fees, books, stationery, and other school supplies), health (proper …


Press Releases

President praises role of charities to educate children in backward areas

October 13, 2021

President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that dedicated charities striving to educate children of the backward areas of the country are truly sharing the responsibility of the state, and it is obligatory upon all the concerned segments of the society to fully support their charitable work. . . 

Pakistan’s first donor advised fund celebrates 10 Years of service to the Nation

January 22, 2018

KARACHI: On 10th Anniversary of i-Care, Pakistan’s first Donor Advisory Fund supporting 100 charities celebrated its decade long service to the nation by recognizing the contributions of its six partner charities. These charities were recognized for their positive social impact in the society. . . 

SAF-GCT alliance for first time jointly steps outside Sindh to extend charitable services


The alliance of two leading charities of Pakistan-the Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) and Green Crescent Trust (GCT) for the first time are jointly stepping outside Sindh and coming to Lahore with an aim to extend their joint charitable work all over Pakistan for enrollment . . .

‘Most of Pakistan’s public money spent on education’

March 31, 2022

Karachi: Research by a non-profit has revealed the biggest portion of Pakistan’s public money is being spent on the education sector, which is greater than the national defence budget. However, the number of out-of-school children in the country is still 22 million. . . 

JazzCash to facilitate payments for Green Crescent Trust

February 11

Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital communications company, recently concluded its annual flagship business events, Jazz Business Connects. At these events, it signed contracts with several companies to provide them tailored digital financial services to help achieve better . . . 

Afghanistan, Pakistan witness continued issues in educational institutions

April 03, 2022

As the Taliban’s decision to not let girls attend high schools prevails, many international bodies such as the United Nations and World Bank have condemned the move. The World Bank recently made the decision to put four projects in Afghanistan worth $600 million dollars . . .

1,100 orphans have a fun day at elite Karachi resort

January 16, 2023

Karachi: Around 1,100 orphan students from underprivileged areas of Sindh were granted one-day honorary membership in an elite holiday resort in Karachi’s suburbs to let them enjoy its various recreational facilities, especially the wave pool…

GCT launches 160th charitable school

November 27, 2022

The Green Crescent Trust (GCT), a non-profit organization in Sindh, has launched its 160th charitable school as a step forward to achieving its goal of enrolling 100,000 out-of-school children in the province by the year 2025.
The new charitable school is located in an underprivileged part of the Azizbad neighbourhood…

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