About us

Who We Are

The Sarwar Foundation was established in 2000 to transform the lives of those in need.

Pakistan has a population of over 200 million, and people are living in extreme poverty. Healthcare infrastructure is weak, clean drinking water is not accessible, illiteracy and marginalization of women is prevalent. All of these issues have had a crippling impact on the quality of human life.

The charity was founded by Mohammad Sarwar, the first ever Muslim elected as a Member of the British Parliament and a former Governor of Punjab.

Driving Change for a Better Future

Saving lives. Transforming lives. Creating fulfilling lives.

Our vision

Our vision is to save lives, transform the lives of those in need, and create fulfilling lives.

Our values are driven by social justice, the principles of equality and fairness, promoting greater diversity, and a sense of pride in our history and communities.

Our mission

Our mission is to save lives by providing access to quality healthcare and clean drinking water, and tackle poverty by educating children, empowering women, and helping those in need in Pakistan, the UK and across the world.

Health: We aim to provide greater access to quality healthcare and free medicines including the treatment of tuberculosis and hepatitis. With Pakistan’s health system lacking basic medical facilities, we run two hospitals and regular medical camps.

Clean water: We aim to increase the availability of clean water in Pakistan, to prevent unnecessary illness and death. We build and maintain water treatment plants in remote areas of the country.

Education: We aim to improve educational opportunities in Pakistan. We run a foundation school and educate children at training centres with their mothers.

Women empowerment: We aim to increase women empowerment in Pakistan. We run training centres (HunarGahs) which enable women to learn new skills.

Global poverty: We aim to tackle global poverty, including in the UK. We run an annual toybank appeal in Scotland and provide disaster relief support across the world.

Our funding

Our work is funded by donors, partners and supporters.

Thousands of people are responsible for the change that we are able to bring to the people of Pakistan. Join them by clicking the button below.

Hospital patients treated

Weekly medical camp patients

Water filtration plants

Women learning new skills
The Sarwar Foundation is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales (1083036), and also registered by the office of the Scottish charity regulator (SC041327).

Sarwar Foundation is registered at Companies House, company number 03949712. Registered office address: 3 Woodside Park Avenue, London E17 3AB.

Sarwar Foundation was previously known as UCare Foundation (2009-2019) and Pakistan Foundation (2000-2009).