Project information

Four by Four by 2012

The Umeed Partnership reaches the parts other NGOs miss. The schools and training centres in the Cholistan Desert region are remote, being served by poor unmade roads. A vehicle fit for purpose is urgently required. The present vehicle is an aged Mehran City Car - totally unsuited for this work.


Charity information: Umeed Partnership (UK)

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  • Need


    The Umeed Partnership operates in diverse parts of Pakistan where public transport is scant & transport is by cycle or donkey cart. The Project Co-ordinator uses an aged Mehran City Car at present - totally inadequate, & unsuited for the purpose of carrying equipment and personnel over hundreds of kilometers of poorly-maintained roads. This restricts the scope of the activities of the Umeed Partnership.The time has come for the Project to be properly equipped for transport in inhospitable are


    By improving the effectiveness of the Project Co-ordinator. Acquiring a vehicle fit for purpose will give opportunities for transport of personnel and equipment hitherto unavailable and so make more efficient use of the resources available to the charity .

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To sustain and expand the activities of the Umeed Project by improving its transport capabilities.


    » Purchase a new vehicle - either a Toyota Hilux 4x4 (preferred; see costings below) or a Toyota Corolla hatchback car.

    What success will look like

    Success will be measured by the expansion of the charity's core activities due to more effective use of the Project Co-ordinator's time, wasted at present by a failing vehicle.

  • Impact


    The acquisition of a new vehicle will assure the future of the Umeed Project in the medium- to long -term. It will facilitate the transport of trainees and teachers to Umeed seminars and training events in all parts of Pakistan where Umeed is operating. In the long term the purchase of a reliable vehicle will be of benefit to the remote desert communities by providing opportunities for the women & children receiving education and training.


    Risks to vehicle and passenger safety are higher in south Asia than many other parts of the world due to indifferent care when driving and variable road maintenance. A comprehensive insurance policy will minimise the risk of loss through accident or theft, and the driving will be restricted to the Project Co-ordinator.


    Donors will be informed of progress in this project by regular and frequent contact with the Umeed Partnership Project Co-ordinator.

    A member of the UP(UK) Executive Committee visits the Project annually to ensure that funds are being applied in line with the Mission Statement of the charity.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £22,189

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      Amount Heading Description
      £22,189 Cost of vehicle Toyota Hilux 4x4 Diesel 2500cc Double Cabin, including transit costs & registration/insurance
  • Background


    The Umeed Partnership operates its schools and training centres in four diverse areas of Pakistan, namely Lahore (northern Punjab), Loralai (Baluchistan), Quetta (Baluchistan) and Cholistan Desert (southern Punjab). The Project Co-ordinator resides in Lahore and makes regular visits to the other sites, involving road journeys of many hours along poorly maintained roads.


    The main beneficiaries will be the school pupils, trainees and teachers due to more efficient distribution of equipment and materials which will be available for use in the schools much quicker. The Project Co-ordinator will benefit because the vehicle will be more reliable than the present vehicle, which will be so much more safe and comfortable than the existing city car, which has very limited space for either passengers or equipment.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Umeed Partnership reaches remote parts of Pakistan that other NGOs fail to reach. We operate at the grass roots level without a beaurocratic administrative structure. However, a vehicle fit for purpose is needed for transport of goods and personnel to these regions. We have 9 years experience of providing education in poor & remote areas notwithstanding having an unreliable vehicle, but have nevertheless always fulfilled our commitments.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mr Yousuf Jalal Gill

    Project Co-ordinator. Yousuf directs and manages the Umeed Project personally. This involves extensive travel between the UP schools and centres.