Trust for Rural Uplift and Community Education


Situated at a distance of 100 km from the district capital of Rahim Yar Khan, the village of Dera Jatta painted a bleak picture of poverty, disease and social apathy despite the relative economic progress that had taken place over the years in the surrounding region.

The Trust for Rural Uplift and Community Education (TRUCE) was established in the year 2000 in response to this dismal state of affairs that that had continued to breed in an environment of illiteracy and ignorance for generations.


TRUCE is a non-profit organization, founded to empower rural communities and improve living standards through literacy, skill development and basic education, leading to increased participation in development activities through sustained opportunities of self-advancement.

TRUCE also focuses on community health and awareness of civic values human rights, democracy, tolerance and equality. It conducts major programmes in Education, Computer Literacy, Mother and Child Care, and Female Capacity Building.

TRUCE was formally registered as a juristic entity in April 2003 in Islamabad with the Joint Sub-Registrar Islamabad under the Trust Act 1882 (Registration No 1214). In April 2005, the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) conferred TRUCE with NPO certification award (PCP-2005/0029) after satisfying itself against stringent compliance parameters. The organization is re-evaluated every three years.

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To develop and improve the living standards of rural communities by improving general health standards, increasing literacy levels, and propagating awareness of human rights, democracy, tolerance and equality.


Model village women empowerment health services and vocational skills.


In order to identify the needs of the target community and to define the parameters for intervention, a need assessment survey was undertaken by the organization in Tehsil Khan Bela, District Rahimyar Khan. Based on a random sample of 100 from the target population of 8000-9000, the survey indicated an alarming situation, particularly in case of the female child.

The Trust recognized education to be the primal factor in alleviating the local community’s despondent situation, striking it at its very root, and sought to enable the people to build a new foundation for a future of progress and hope. In this pursuit, special emphasis has been laid on the education of the girl child, who had been particularly neglected due to the prevailing tribal and patriarchal social structures.


Child Education (Male/Female) Computer Literacy Mother and Child Healthcare Female Capacity Building Vocational Training Center & Karkhana


Area of Operation

Village Dera Jatta, Sub-Tehsil Khanbela, District Rahim Yar Khan (Punjab) - Pakistan


M/s Horwat Hussain Choudhry & Co.

Tax Status

Exempt U/S 2(36) of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001

For More Information and Donations

Ms Shama Usman, CEO
House 185, Main Road Service Society, Sector E-11/2, Islamabad - 44000, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2305058-9, Fax: +92-51-2305061