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About Us


PFI FOUNDATION (initially known as Professor Fokhrul Islam Foundation) is a non-governmental organization based in India that focuses on socio-economic welfare activities and promotes community empowerment. Its thrust areas are: Education, Gender, Peacebuilding, Interfaith Dialogue, Vocational Skill Training, Information Technology for Development (ICT4D) and integrated rural development programmes.  The Foundation received The World Bank ‘Certificate of Recognition’ twice in 2003 and 2007. It has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2012.

Major Activities:

  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (with KAICCID Dialogue Centre, Vienna).

  • Legal Awareness Campaign for Women Rights.

  • Disaster risk reduction and school safety construction programmes.

  • Environment Education Awareness Programme (with Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India)

  • Empowerment & Awareness Training Programme for Rural Women (With Central Social Welfare Board)

  • Capacity building of the Village Health and Sanitation Committees (with UNICEF)

  • Modernization and Vocational Training Programme for marginalized sector (with The British High Commission)

  • South Asian Regional Development Gateway – a regional Initiative for SAARC countries.

  • Modernization of faith-based Schools for socio-cultural conflict resolution in South Asia.

  • Education and Research in Interfaith Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding.

  • Emergency Education and Reconstruction Program (with UNICEF/ INEE).

  • Flood relief, food support and emergency response (with IRW, UK).

  • Rural Technology Institute for skill training of unemployed rural youths (with NCPUL, Government of India). 


Improving the pace of rural development and alleviating poverty in rural areas by using appropriate technologies and building technical skills through a Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) integrated collaborative network.


The Foundation aims to provide the communities with a means to gain successful employment in all possible sectors reversing the urban migration and to train rural youths on the new ‘appropriate’ technologies and ‘skills’ suitable for rural areas and that are being used in other parts of the country by the rural industries.   

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