ITK Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2021. The organization was founded in honor of Iffat and Tufail Khan, immigrants that were born in Pakistan and traveled to the United States where they built their family of two daughters and three sons. Iffat and Tufail always championed giving back and helping those that are less fortunate. While they did not come from wealth, they always set aside as much as they could to help those in need. In particular, they championed education and worked towards alleviating hunger.
ITK’s mission is to help those in need through education, sustenance, and charity. Its core values are to help educate, feed, and provide charity to the less fortunate.
Throughout the bordering regions between Pakistan and India, there are hundreds of thousands of women and girls that have limited access to income. There are orphan children and women that have very little opportunity. ITK Foundation has set up temporary schools throughout the region where female students are given their own sewing machines and can enroll in a short-term course taught by a sewing instructor. The students receive a graduation certificate upon completion of the course and then are able to work to produce clothing and additional textiles from which they can generate reoccurring income to support themselves and their families. As of January 2023, ITK has educated and provided sewing machines to over 120 students.
In addition to the work ITK Foundation is doing within Pakistan, the organization also supports additional 501(c)(3)s:
Educating and empowering underprivileged students, by operating student-center model schools across Pakistan.
Working to reduce the illiteracy rate by providing educational opportunities to underprivileged children in Africa.