Who We Are

Who We Are
About Us
Who we are - KNK-Japan
Who we are - KNK-Japan
Who We Are

About Us

Children Without Borders (KnK) is an international cooperation NGO established in Japan in 1997. As of the end of 2022, we have provided educational opportunities and supported independence to more than 230,000 children in 15 countries (regions). As of 2023, we are continuing to provide educational support in six countries and regions. Click here for KnK Japan official website.

Enabling education, safety, and friendship for all children worldwide

Empowering children worldwide through education and empathy

Our Vision and Mission

What Make Us Different

OUR VISION "Children Without Borders"
At KnK Japan, we envision a world where:
  • Every child has the freedom to learn, dream, and thrive.
  • Pakistan becomes Disaster resilient.
  • Children are active stewards of a sustainable and inclusive future. Together, we’re building a boundary-free world where each child realizes their potential amidst safety, diversity, and ecological harmony.
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In alignment with our “Children Without Borders” vision, KnK Japan is committed to:

  1. Empowering Potential: We are dedicated to providing inclusive educational pathways that empower children to learn, dream, and become active members of society. Our mission is to remove the boundaries that hinder a child’s growth and unlock their full potential.
  2. Strengthening Resilience: We strive to deliver targeted support to create communities that can withstand social and climate adversities. Our mission is to fortify these communities, ensuring they are resilient in the face of challenges and disasters.
  3. Nurturing Sustainability: We are focused on cultivating environmental consciousness and inclusivity among children, thereby laying the groundwork for a more sustainable and equitable future. Our mission is to foster a sense of responsibility towards the planet and ensure a harmonious coexistence with nature.

Global Footprint
Local Impact

With ongoing initiatives across 15 countries, KnK Japan collaborates with hundreds of partners, allies, and communities to secure brighter futures for children. We specialize in delivering education in crisis situations and ensuring equitable opportunities for all children to thrive

Who We Are

Our Journey in

Our involvement in Pakistan began in the wake of the devastating 2005 earthquake, which claimed 80,000 lives and left 3.5 million people homeless.We have been instrumental in emergency response, recovery, and rehabilitation efforts. From 2005 to 2010, we focused on reconstructing and rehabilitating damaged schools in the KP province and AJK state. Following the floods of 2010, we restored 79 temporary school buildings and provided vital educational support in KP Province.

KnK Japan has spearheaded remarkable projects to improve education access, quality, and governance, particularly in KP Province and State AJK. Thousands of girls have benefitted through the upgrading of primary schools to higher secondary levels, the formation of community-based girls’ schools, and their subsequent transformation into formal secondary schools under various governmental bodies. In District Torghar alone—a region with historically low literacy rates—we’ve established five girls’ secondary schools in just 3-4 years. This represents a monumental step forward and serves as a heartfelt gesture from the people of Japan to the people of Pakistan.

Current Challenges

Rising to Current Challenges

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, KnK Japan was at the forefront in supporting communities, hospitals, and public departments through the provision of essential healthcare equipment. We have also made substantial contributions in School and Community WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), benefiting thousands directly. During the recent 2022-2023 flooding, our efforts have extended to providing Shelter & NFI and WASH services in the Larkana region of Sindh and Naseerabad region of Balochistan.

Expertise and Commitment

For over a decade, KnK Japan has been a leading force in KP Province, State AJK, and now in Sindh and Balochistan, focusing on building disaster-resilient public infrastructure. Our robust expertise spans educational programs, WASH initiatives, and strategies for resilient communities, all aimed at reducing socio-economic and fiscal vulnerability.

Shelter & NFI

Our Team

Javed Iqbal is a seasoned development professional with 17 years of experience in Pakistan's non-profit sector. His leadership has steered organizations through growth, fostering innovation. He has initiated and implemented impactful projects in Pakistan's rural and remote areas. As KnK Japan's Country Representative, he champions global support for vulnerable children. Javed excels in project management, policy development, and strategic planning, driven by a passion for innovation and meaningful development.

Tariq Mehmood Baig has over two decades of leadership experience. He significantly contributed to KnK Japan, managed health care and education in earthquake-affected districts. Played a key role in the USAID PRIDE project. Known for promoting education and sustainable community development.

Dr. Qaisar Ali (DQA)is a renowned civil engineering and structural engineering consulting firm, recognized and registered by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

Accomplished MEAL Director with over 15 years of experience, focusing on the realms of Disaster Risk Reduction and sustainable projects. Renowned for demonstrated leadership in steering transformative initiatives, adeptly ensuring the implementation of meticulous Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) practices, thereby upholding an unwavering commitment to sustained excellence.

As a Director of Finance, has expertise in accounting, finance, compliance, reporting, and internal controls. She has worked with diverse clients including multinational organizations, financial institutions, development organizations, and NGOs.a Director of Finance, has expertise in accounting, finance, compliance, reporting, and internal controls. She has worked with diverse clients including multinational organizations, financial institutions, development organizations, and NGOs.

Marium Parvez Durrani, a skilled Director Program, with expertise in Project Management, Disaster Management, and Development Studies. Her strategic project management ensures efficient resource allocation and stakeholder collaboration. In Disaster Management, she excels in risk assessment and proactive response strategies, emphasizing community resilience. Grounded in Development Studies, Marium designs impactful programs for sustainable development, addressing diverse socio-economic challenges. As a committed leader, she blends multidisciplinary skills to drive positive change and foster resilience in her initiatives.

Mariyam Junaid, an experienced Director of Administration, excels in administration, accounting, financial planning, and management reporting. Proficient in MS Office, Peachtree, Z Books, and ERP Gluon software.

Saifullah Kayani, leveraging three years as a Program Manager, demonstrates exceptional proficiency in strategic planning and adept stakeholder coordination. His well-established leadership in project management, coupled with a talent for fostering collaboration, positions him as a pivotal asset in attaining organizational objectives.

A skilled Manager Finance, is experienced in accounts, taxation, and basic audits. With an M. Phil degree and proficiency in MS Office, QuickBooks, and SPSS, she aims to advance her career in a dynamic organization.

As a Communications Intern at a non-profit, I'm driven to create meaningful change by bridging ideas and people through powerful narratives. Leveraging words and digital media, I strive to engage, inspire, and empower communities, while advocating for our non-profit's mission and values through effective communication.

Passionate environmental engineer dedicated to combating climate change through innovative solutions. With a commitment to sustainable practices and a background in environmental engineering, I work tirelessly to address the challenges posed by climate change, contributing to a greener and more resilient future

Ramisha Sadique is a dedicated Gender Coordinator, passionately committed to advancing gender equality and inclusivity. With a keen understanding of social dynamics, she employs strategic initiatives to address gender-based issues. Her expertise lies in fostering environments that empower individuals of all genders. Ramisha's unwavering dedication makes her a catalyst for positive change in promoting equality.

Zulqurnain Yousaf is a committed HR Manager with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management. He excels in HR processes, talent management, and organizational development strategies. Zulqurnain is proficient in workforce analysis and utilizes his analytical skills to make informed HR decisions.

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