Promoting education, improving hygiene conditions in primary schools and protecting children living or working in the street are the priorities of our projects in Pakistan.

What we do

Child protection

Together with our local partner, we work to create a better environment and opportunities for children, mostly Afghan refugees, who live or work in the streets of Peshawar. Four centres located close to the children’s workplaces offer them health services, education, psychological and social counselling as well as space for sports and recreation. Families, teachers and employers are also involved through child protection workshops. One of the objectives of these centres is to help the children join regular school. More than 900 children benefited from this support in 2015.

Water and hygiene at school

Rural schools in Pakistan often still lack safe drinking water and toilets. Terre des hommes and its local partner are building latrines, lavatories and wells in 92 primary schools of the severely flood-affected region of Nowshera. In addition, teachers are trained to promote hygiene practices and maintain the facilities. Better hygiene conditions at school not only improve the children’s health, they are also a strong incentive for children, especially girls and children with disabilities, to attend school. Hygiene promotion and enrolment campaigns in the communities support these measures.

Access to justice

With our local partner, we provide the juveniles in prison with recreational/sport opportunities, organise free medical camps for monitoring the health of the juveniles and provide them with medicine required. We train and sensitise the adult prisoners, so that they must follow child protection policy guidelines while dealing directly with the children. We also engage key juvenile justice stakeholders and civil society organisations in policy dialogue through quarterly meetings. The overall purpose of engaging stakeholders is to advocate and lobby for the right of juveniles through influencing legislation.

"I was 10 when my parents died and my brother and I left home to find work. I was treated like an animal and ended up alone on the streets. I lost hope."

Irfan, a Tdh beneficiary in Peshawar


Terre des hommes in Pakistan

Beneficiaries in 2015

24,372 people

Expatriate / national staff

1 / 3

2016 budget

CHF 483,885.-

Where we work

Nowshera, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Local partners



Where we work

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Tdh begins its activities in Pakistan.
Emergency aid following the earthquake.
Emergency aid following the floods.

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Related publications

Making an impact for children: Annual Report 2017
Thematic policy - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Thematic Policy - Enhancing child protection systems

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