In today’s rapidly evolving wortld,information technology (IT) plays a pivotal role in shaping the future. The digital age has transformed the way we live, work, and communicate, making IT sklls more valuable than ever. However, not everyone has equal access to IT education and training, particularly deserving girls/women in underserved communities. Bridging this digital divide requires dedicated effort to provide free vocational training in information technology, empowering these individuals especially women to thrive in the modern workforce.

To sustain and scale the above mission, Ismail Qureshi Foundation (IQF) & Akhuwat Foundation, stands out as a beacon of hope and change. Committed to making a tangible difference, Echo West International (Pvt.) Ltd., is dedicated to funding Ismail Qureshi Foundation (IQF) & Akhuwat Foundation, and supporting free Information Technology (IT) and vocational training programs that empower individuals especially women to chase their dreams and shape a brighter future for themselves.

The Vision:

At the heart of Echo West’s mission lies a profound belief in the potential of every individual. We understand that access to education, particularly in IT and vocational fields, is a cornerstone of personal and community development. The vision is simple yet powerful: to break down the gender inclusivity and financial barriers that hinder progress and to pave the way for inclusivity and innovation.

The benefits of such initiatives are multifaceted:

  1. Empowerment with a Focus on Women Empowerment: Providing free IT training empowers deserving especially females with knowledge and skills that can boost heir self-confidence and decision-making abilities and grant them financial independence.
  2. Gender Equality: Promoting gender equality in the tech industry leads to diverse perspectives, innovation, and a more inclusive work environment.

Career Opportunities: Access to free vocational training opens doors to lucrative career opportunities in IT, reducing the gender pay gap and promoting financial independence.

  1. Economic Growth: A skilled IT workforce contributes to economic growth by enhancing a country’s capacity for innovation and competitiveness in the global market.

Current Facilities:

Ismail Qureshi Foundation (IQF) & Akhuwat Foundation has developed Four facilities which are fully equipped with IT infrastructure and boarding facilities to run these programs. Our  reference is to start off with the flagship course where the students would be offered boarding and lodging in addition to the training. This would allow students to engross fully into the training and mentoring on the areas of personal development, entrepreneurial mindset, employability skills and their selected training skill This program would then be expanded to limited time in-person (day scholars) trainings and online training program in form of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to reach the larger population. The current facilities are located in Faisalabad, Kasur, Lahore Chakwal and Karachi: with the vision to expand in Sargodha, Lilla, Narowal and Multan in the near future.