September 19, 2019

Rae Insaniyat or Humans of Samundri

This campaign was started on Launchgood in good faith to strengthened the need for Rae Insaniyat or Humans of Samundri.  Over $700 was raised, and on September 19, 2019, every penny was refunded to 19 donors, who contributed through Uproot for Rae Insaniyat. 

These steps were taken after learning that Uproot is not considered a partner. Therefore, I am very sorry for the inconvenient it may have caused.

November 24, 2018

AGFUND 2018 Challenge

The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) is pleased to invite actors in development, namely the United Nations, international and regional organizations, ministries and public institutions, social business enterprises, national NGOs, individuals, and all development actors, worldwide to nominate the projects that best contribute to achieving the first goal of the Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs 2030 "End of poverty in all its forms everywhere"


The AGFUND Prize amount is US$ 1,000,000 (one million) divided into four categories as below:

  • First category prize (US$ 400,000), specified for projects implemented by UN agencies or international and regional NGOs. 

  • Second category prize (US$ 300,000), specified for projects implemented by national NGOs.

  • Third category prize (US$ 200,000), specified for projects implemented by governmental bodies (ministries and public institutions) or social business enterprises. 

  • Fourth category prize (US$ 100,000), specified for projects initiated,  funded and/or implemented by individuals.



http://agfund.org/media-center/gallery/agfund-prize/agfund-prize/nomination-form/ .



This competition proposal on Pakistan was submitted on November 24, 2018. 


South Korean Students Visit

On December 10th, 2015 a group of students from Kyeong Hee University of South Korea arranged to meet with Uproot Poverty, and five students met with Uproot’s President Shakil Tabassum. The meeting took place in Washington DC at Starbucks. Purpose of their meeting was to learn about Uproot, and how it will make a difference in people’s lives.

High School Scholarships

Each year, Uproot plans to award $500 to 4 deserving senior students, based on a merited essay. 


This project aims to encourage students to avail themselves for higher education.

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