Parents Voice association

Welcome to Ujala center

What is pva

In 1984 was conceived the idea as well as the foundation for the formation of the parents voice association was laid. Ten likeminded friends and individuals who constituted the ten founder member of parents’ voice at the time its registration with the social welfare department were motivated by Mrs. Farhat Ahmed, who was the mother of two mentally handicapped boys,

In the interests of society at large it was deduced that effected parents should have their own NGO, with membership restricted to effected parents only. It was decided that this institution should be non- commercial establishment and meant basically to provide facility for effectee’s from all strata of life. What started as an idea was brought on paper and with the help of the Almighty was eventually brought into physical existence. This was very important because at that time awareness regarding mental retardation was scarce and facilities even less.

In the early 80’s a 1000 sq.yd Plot was purchased from the Defence housing authority and on this plot was built a custom made building to house the first major project of Parents Voice Association. This project was named UJALA, a school of this nature in Karachi. The project attracted students from all walks of life as well as all parts of Karachi. It is running on similar guidelines even today. The charity element is rather high and needy students are sponsored through donors. Everything including transport is provided to all students and teachers


What is ujala

What is UJALA?
UJALA, a School for Children with Special Abilities and Vocational Training Center, is a project of the Parents Voice Association. It caters to students with Autism, Down Syndrome as well as other intellectual Disabilities. UJALA has become home to around 80 students, providing them with education and teaching skills that help them throughout life. We strive to provide our children with a holistic experience, providing them with education, healthcare, transportation as well as meals. At UJALA, a team of highly specialized psychologists and special educators provide our students with Individualized Education Programs, catering to their needs. UJALA relies highly on donations and charity, and as we welcome students from all walks of life, more than 70% of the students are sponsored through donors
UJALA is one of the very few establishments in Karachi that endeavors to raise awareness about children with special needs and create an inclusive environment in the city by keeping the community involved. We welcome students through our Internship Programs and adults through our Corporate Awareness Program.

Children learn to smile from their parents.

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Our Facilities


Health care


Montessori Classrooms

Vocational Training

Job Placement

Speech Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Family Counseling

our donors

Thanks You For Your Support

An opportunity for individual and collective donors to build a relation with responsibility. UJALA provides free education, training and transportation to students from all over Karachi.


UJALA has always focused on creating awareness throughout the community. Our Social Internship, Inclusive Education as well as Corporate Awareness Programs are specifically designed to foster a culture of acceptance and respect. These programs are a great opportunity to learn about individual differences.