Aiming Change for Tomorrow (ACT) is a national non-governmental, not-for-profit organization working for women, youth, children and marginalized segments of society. The organization particularly works with disadvantaged segments of society to empower communities by building peoples’ engagement, capacity and partnership focusing on women and children for a better tomorrow. Moreover, the organization aims to develop partnerships and innovative programmes with the support of development actors to contribute in the efforts of “Aiming Change for Tomorrow”.
‘A tomorrow where everyone has opportunities to prosper.’
‘Empower communities to progress and be diversely resilient through promotion of peoples’ engagement, capacity building and partnership focusing on children, youth and women.’
ACT has always strived to pioneer the development approaches while applying them in various outreach areas and gaining hands-on experience of the methodology to ascertain their correctness and applicability. It resulted in structuring the thematic areas and working approach of organization from the inception stage. The initial thematic areas focused on child protection, education, health, environment, livelihood and disaster preparedness.
Retain a Child campaign focuses admission and retention of children in schools in Muzaffarabad region of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Until now, over 500 children have been admitted in schools under this campaign.
Officially certified with Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy(PCP).
Full time member of HAP and CHS.
Members of CRM, MenEngage Alliance and SUN Alliance.
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ACT has a democratic, transparent and participatory governance structure, which best assures an independent organization that is efficiently and effectively managed on scientific lines. The Memorandum of Association recommends a three-tier governance structure, comprising a 25 member General Body, a Board of Governors comprising of 8 members and senior management team headed by the CEO. Significant features of the governance structure are its system of checks and balances and the leading role given to Partners’ Networks and Staff of the organization.
It is a 25-member body which reviews the performance of the ACT, elects the members of the board of directors, approves the annual reports and appoints the auditors.
The organization manage its strategic affairs by the appointing the board of directors. The BOD our see the management of the organization by insuring the execution of policies and procedures, strategic direction, transparency and accountability. It also further supported by constitution of committees for different level which includes; program development committee, internal audit committee and general body membership review committee. The current code of governance profile is given below.