Saving 9

Development Projects

Saving 9 works to ensure the physical and mental safety of Pakistan’s citizens by enabling them with the tools, resources and knowledge needed to save a life. Through extensive medical training, consultancy, and sustainable emergency medical response systems, we aim to empower communities with inadequate access to healthcare services.

Safe School Spaces

Teacher and Administrator training, focusing on equipping educators to be more empathic and proactive in their approach to teaching, replacing the use of methods such as corporal punishment. The project focuses on creating school customized action plans and a mentoring network, linking schools through opportunities they can provide to young learners.

Covid 19: Ensuring Citizen Safety

Student Scouts Program

A comprehensive student scouts’ training system, across 17 schools in the Union Council 7 region, with the goal to create a self-sustaining mechanism for the spread of first aid literacy in the region. Students are taught a basic first aid training course, allowing them to develop professionally, and contribute to their community. As of January 2020, more than 100 students are undergoing this training.

Glucose Trail Project

12-month telemedicine project, pioneered by Saving 9 in Pakistan. developed under the guidance of Naaznin Lokhandwala, MD, USA-based endocrinologist and co-founder of Glucose Trail, a US-based initiative. based on the Glucose Trail app which specialises in recording the relevant measurements, data and history of the patients in Urdu (local language) by the Health Care Companions. The project aimed to prescribe medication, exercise and diet, customized to each patient, based on criteria developed for areas without access to healthcare.

Citizen Responder Program

Sitaron Ka Sahara

Sitaron ka Sahara focuses on improving the socio-emotional needs of students. This initiative will transform how teachers communicate with students, breeding a culture of empathy. This campaign aims to create safe and inclusive campuses.

In 2019 we did a 6 month long pilot that proved what is possible. We worked with 41 teachers from 5 schools in rural Islamabad. By helping them transform their classroom practices and school culture we found dramatic improvement in:

  • Academic performance
  • Reduction in corporal punishment
  • Teacher-student relations
  • Teaching methods