History of CDSS

  • Centre for Development of Social Services (CDSS) was established in 2001 by INFAQ Foundation (formerly BCCI Foundation) created by Agha Hasan Abedi, the well known banker and philanthropist, in 1981.
  • CDSS is registered as a Society under the Societies Act of 1860. (Download CDSS Registration Certificate)
  • The origin of CDSS was the vision of Agha Hasan Abedi to create a township of social services with special focus on low income families and their children.
  • Located in Korangi, an under-developed area of Karachi, Pakistan, CDSS is spread over 72 acres of land and to date, around Rs.400 million have been spent on development of  buildings and infrastructure.
  • 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 as here under:Read more ›
  • Trip to NASA Space Camp
    As routine, I was checking my emails when some news from US Embassy stupefied me. It congratulated me and suggested to fill out a visa form. I was stunned and went directly to our principal, Ms. Sobia Alam. I requested her to allow me to sit in the computer lab for another hour so that […]
  • Success Stories
    From the Batch of 2013-14 following Six Students of Korangi Academy got admission on merit in NED University of Engineering & Technology for the Four Years BE Program: Read more ›
  • 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. It found out that the environment existing in the community needed INFAQ’s attention and support […]
  • CDSS 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.Read more ›