About CDSS

The Centre for Development of Social Services (CDSS) was established in 2001 to fulfill the vision of well-known banker and philanthropist Agha Hasan Abedi of creating a township of social services for families belonging to low income groups. CDSS is registered under the Societies Act of 1980 as a recognized organization by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy, Islamabad.

CDSS - Centre for Development of Social Services

Centre for Development of Social Services Landscape

The objectives of this initiative are to promote community welfare programs, provide medical aid to the poor, render financial assistance to charitable organizations/projects, support meritorious students for higher studies, and help writers, journalists and performing artists throughout Pakistan

CDSS is being developed as a modern and progressive multipurpose social services complex at Lalabad, Korangi, an under-developed locality of Karachi, Pakistan. It is spread over a vast area of 72 acres, and so far Rs. 400 million have been spent on the development of buildings and infrastructure. It is now considered as a well-known centre in the suburbs of Karachi for the less privileged communities living in proximity to the area. Over a period of time various projects have come to fruition to fulfil the basic needs of deserving people that encompass economic emancipation, educational and skill development and medical requirements for the sick. There are many more projects/programs in the pipeline that would help in the social and cultural evolvement of those unfortunately left behind in the race of life.


  • Our Students—Our Pride
    CDSS is proud of the youth who have benefited from the learning facilities offered at the CDSS Township to become the agents of change for the community and their families. A brief description of some of our students is given… Read more › The post Our Students—Our Pride appeared first on CDSS–Centre for Development of […]
  • Achievements of SOS TTI since August 2009
    Enrolments The average number of children enrolled (per session / 6 months) in SOS TTI has now reached 300 and is constantly rising. Graduations and Employments Around 500 students graduate every year from SOS TTI and so far nearly 1,000… Read more › The post Achievements of SOS TTI since August 2009 appeared first on […]
  • Success Stories
    As you may already be aware that we just launched our new website, we intend to post our success stories here on regular basis as well. We already have so many success stories and we’re just thinking about which ones… Read more › The post Success Stories appeared first on CDSS–Centre for Development of Social […]
  • It’s never too late! IETC – Education for Girls
    INFAQ Education & Training Centre (IETC) was established in August 2003 with a purpose to train the teachers for Korangi Academy. As the Centre sailed through its journey it experienced avenues which could lead the challenging tasks that lay ahead.… Read more › The post It’s never too late! IETC – Education for Girls appeared […]
  • CDSS Launches New Website
    Today CDSS is launching its new website; www.cdss.org.pk. Our aim is to create an up-to-date web space for the CDSS project where all the project-related information and updates are gathered and updated on regular basis. We intend to develop a relationship… Read more › The post CDSS Launches New Website appeared first on CDSS–Centre for Development […]