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.
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    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 […]
  • Bridging the Digital Divide to Empower Parents & Students
    The management of KA took two initiatives to bridge-up the digital divide to enable digital learning, as briefly described & illustrated below: a.On Thursday, 17th December, 2020 50 OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) XO-4 (touch) Laptops were issued (on a…Read more ›
  • Teachers’ in-house Capacity Building Programs
    During the difficult time of Covid-19 pandemic, KA arranged the following training programs of multiple levels & durations for capacity building of its teachers: 1.The English Skills Enhancement course conducted by Mr. Rizwan Amjad.            …Read more ›
  • Re-opening of KA under Covid-19 SOPs
    KA resumed its educational activities from Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 for the classes IX to XII under a strict adherence with zero tolerance by staff, faculty and students of the school to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) promulgated by the…Read more ›