Umeed Partnership Pakistan (UPP) exists to provide opportunities through education and training to vulnerable and disadvantaged girls, women, boys and young men, in diverse parts of Pakistan. The organization is multi-faith and is operational in the tribal communities of Baluchistan, in slum districts of Lahore and in the marginalized low-caste dalit communities of Cholistan Desert in southern Punjab. The organization is also evolving into a women’s support body to support victims of widowhood, disease and domestic violence. Umeed is the Urdu word for Hope. UPP has its Head Office in Lahore along with three regional offices in Loralai (Balochistan), Bahawalpur and Lahore. The Umeed Project is managed by an executive board..
Basic education is offered together with embroidery and tailoring for girls and women, carpentry and woodturning skills training for street boys in the Cholistan Desert and Lahore. Also to empower women and street children through human rights training seminars and workshops are conducted during the year in different regions. For children, two mixed faith Middle Schools have been opened in marginalized ‘dalit’ communities near Bahawalpur and Yazman in the Cholistan Desert.