Formed by Haji Mohammad Arif Khan Gulzad in 1941, the Gulzad Group has practically mirrored the development of modern Afghanistan, standing tall as one of the country’s most dynamic business groups today. Ably guided along by the visionary leadership of Mr. Dawood Gulzad, the Group has emerged as one of Asia’s largest industrial and services conglomerate and a valuable contributor to the development of Afghanistan’s infrastructure.
Gulzad Foundation, a non-profit public charity organization in Afghanistan, was formed by the Gulzad Group with the purpose of serving its community by helping the struggling and marginalized Afghan community, especially the women and children of Afghanistan, who are among the most vulnerable in the country.
The Gulzad Foundation was established as the charitable arm of the Gulzad Group. With the motivation of supporting people affected by years of war and turmoil, the Foundation formed with the intention of supporting Afghanistan’s women and children in particular.
The literacy rate among females in Afghanistan around the year 2000 was a mere 12.6%. Gulzad foundation works to bring education to the poorer communities.
The foundation helps build healthcare facilities to serve the needs of the various communities. Programs include building hospitals, providing drugs for serious illnesses.
Gulzad Foundation works to feed the hungry and the homeless, especially in remote, rural parts of the country where starvation is rampant.
If you’re a child living in Afghanistan, there’s a better than 40 percent chance you’re not in school. That’s one of the damning items from a report that paints a bleak picture of the state of education in the war-torn country.