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This profile was last updated on 8/26/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Board of Trustees Member

Local Address: South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Diya Pakistan
401412 24 College Green
Bristol BS1 5TD
United Kingdom

Company Description: Diya Pakistan, a professionally managed charitable organization, is committed to eradicate poverty by promoting literacy.
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Diya
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Web References
Diya Pak - Our People
www.diyapak.org, 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
The Board of Trustees acts in a custodian capacity providing direction and oversight to Diya's working.
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Afaq Khan is currently the Chairman of Board of Trustees of Diya and member of the Management Team.
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Diya brings together many of us ordinary people, for this extraordinary program ...
DIYA IMPACT Diya is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many students
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Diya maintains complete record of its financial affairs ...
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Diya Pak, Frequently Asked Questions
Diya Pak - Governance Structure
www.diyapak.org, 24 April 2012 [cached]
In 2009, Diya applied for and received tax-exempt status from the government authorities, which means that our donors are entitled to tax credit in Pakistan on all donations made through crossed cheques.
4) Annual audit by internationally renowned accounting firm. KPMG Pakistan are the external auditors since 2008. Prior to that, annual audit was performed by Ernst and Young Pakistan. The annual audit provides an independent opinion on the state of financial affairs of Diya, which is a source of great comfort for our local and international supporters.
5) Documented operational policies. Diya has documented policies for all key aspects of its operations, including scholarship award criteria, fund administration, fund disbursement and financial reporting and disclosures. The objective is to institutionalize the working of the organization so that it continues to function in a transparent and methodical way.
6) Beneficiary feedback and evaluation system. Starting in 2010, Diya has initiated an annual survey program to assess the impact being made by our donors' funds.
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Diya is very keen for its donors and supporters to visit its offices in Rawalpindi and see first-hand the professional and transparent working of the organization.
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The general and overhead expenses of Diya are maintained at a minimum, and since 2010, are fully funded from contributions by founder trustees. This means that 100% of your donations directly reach the end beneficiary, without any deductions.
In 2012, the board of trustees approved establishing a Diya Stability Facility to be used in emergencies and in the event if donations in a year are not sufficient to meet the current requirements of the year. This facility ensures that Diya is able to honor its commitment to its beneficiary students in all circumstances.
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Diya brings together many of us ordinary people, for this extraordinary program ...
DIYA IMPACT Diya is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many students
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Diya maintains complete record of its financial affairs ...
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Diya Pak, Frequently Asked Questions
Diya Pak, Frequently Asked ...
www.diyapak.org, 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
Diya Pak, Frequently Asked Questions Diya Pakistan - Frequently Asked Questions
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Q What is the vision of Diya? A Our vision is to defeat poverty by building an Educated Pakistan.
Q Why should we support Diya?
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For example, Diya believes that to address the issue of talented and financially distressed students in Pakistan, we need to collectively take action and that every individual can make a difference no matter how small the contribution. Diya's main focus is to work towards employable education to defeat poverty across Pakistan."
Q What is the general criteria for awarding scholarship? A "Scholarships are awarded directly to most deserving students as well as through approved schools, colleges and institutions that are on the panel of Diya. Applicants are required to provide comprehensive details on the financial profile, family background and their academic record. The information provided are attested by relevant authorities (for example, School Principal or District Counselor). Further verifications are obtained in the form of phone interviews, reference, or a site visit by Diya staff.
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Q I am not part of Diya's approved list of institutions, am I still eligible fro being awarded a scholarship? A Yes, students may apply directly to Diya for scholarships.
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Q What is the process for selection of students from DIYA approved schools? A Scholarships are awarded annually to talented students on recommendation of the school selection committee. Applications are assessed by the School level Application review committee at the RWP office followed by the approval of the scholarship if the applicant meets the eligibility criteria.
Q What is the process for awarding scholarship to students from non DIYA approved schools? A The management send individual application form to the applicant/student with a list of required documents which include photocopies of Form-B of the applicant, Guardian's CNIC copies, and result card of previous examination. if applicant meets the minimum eligibility criteria, and Diya has the funding available, the manager operation recommends these applications to President and Vice president for final approval.
Q I have been receiving stipend at school level, will DIYA continue to support me to high school/university level? A Yes.
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Q What is the criteria for awarding special scholarship from DIYA? A "Special scholarships are awarded to the most talented, deserving and extremely compassionate students who achieve more than 60% marks or at least B grade at all levels of examination. A special credit of up to 5% and 20% marks will be given to Hafiz e Quran and handicapped and severely disabled students respectively."
Q How can we transfer funds to Diya? A Donations can be made via cheque, money order or bank transfer payable to Diya Pakistan. To make it more convenient for you, you can make your payments through our new payment gateway online. Alternatively, contact us at getinvolved@diyapak.org and our local team shall arrange to collect your donation.
Q Are donations provided used to any administration expenses. A All respective donations received are only used to fund scholarships to our approved students. All administration expenses are bourne by the respective trustees ensuring all funds recevied are used for the vision of Diya.
Q Does Diya have any external checking of its accounts? A Since 2008, Diya is audited by KPMG, one of the top big 4 firms in the world with past audits performed by Ernst and Young (another big 4 firm).
Q What has Diya done in matters of transparency to be provided to donors?
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Diya brings together many of us ordinary people, for this extraordinary program ...
DIYA IMPACT Diya is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many students
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Diya maintains complete record of its financial affairs ...
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Diya Pak, Frequently Asked Questions
Diya Pak - Our People
www.diyapak.org, 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
Diya Pak Charity Videos
Diya Pakistan - Media Gallery
www.diyapak.org, 24 April 2012 [cached]
Diya Pak Charity Videos | Video & Photo Gallery | Diya Pak Charity Videos
Diya Pakistan - Media Gallery
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Diya brings together many of us ordinary people, for this extraordinary program ...
DIYA IMPACT Diya is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many students
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Diya maintains complete record of its financial affairs ...
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Diya Pak Charity Videos
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