Welcome to Akbar Kare Institute

Improving Children’s Lives Akbar Kare Institute is in its 10th year of operation. Its seed […]

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Our Mission

Akbar Kare Institute (AKi) has as its most important aim the improvement of the lives […]

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Our Services

1. Differential diagnosis, where possible, through comprehensive physical assessment. 2. Individual treatment plans for children […]

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Free Aid

• Standing frames • Prone stander • Trollies • Aki seat • Corner seats • […]

Training Parents

Continuing training for parents when new health or education projects are considered the first thought is often […]

Special Features

Advanced skills in wheelchair fitting for posturally challenged children. This clinic is held by AKi […]

Patron’s Message

AKI was started for therapy for Cerebral Palsy which is a condition that is not understood very well in Pakistan and is hence the most neglected. In Pakistan, people have great feelings for the disabled but unfortunately, there is a lack of facilities, especially in KPK. We know there is no cure, but there can be a great improvement in lives when children with CP get good attention from people who understand their problems.

In developed countries, it is the norm to cater for the disabled from birth to death. This includes initial diagnosis and assessment, medical care, therapy, education and a chance for independent living. Most cities have to be disabled-friendly to facilitate easy commuting; the majority of public transport is wheelchair friendly. Public ramps, lifts, and special toilets are easily available. When we started AKI we wanted to show that using local resources we can begin the development that will let us emulate these examples.

We do not depend on sophisticated technology; most appliances in our clinic are designed and made locally. We use the knowledge gained from international good practice and then adapt and solve the problems appropriate to our circumstances.
Our therapists have come a long way, our clinical tutor insists on continuous intensive learning. She has always emphasized evidence-based therapy, as our resources allow. We need to be innovative in our approach and benefit from all the knowledge available.

We want to be an example for government and private organizations. It is important for us to create awareness of CP so that affected families and medical professionals realize that there is a lot that can be done to alleviate their problems. Each small step improvement is a giant step for the families looking after their child.
We hope that no parent needs to hear “He has CP, there is nothing that can be done, take him home and care for him”.

I pray to Allah that Aki is successful in its endeavor to give the most special and marginalized children the opportunity for a better life.

Our Aim

Founded in the year 2005, motivated by the plight of disabled children, AKI aims to […]

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Our Mission

Akbar Kare Institute (AKi) has as its most important aim the improvement of the lives […]

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About Us

Akbar Kare Institute is in its 10th year of operation. Its seed however was planted many years before in the mind of the mother of a young man with Cerebral Palsy. This man is Akbar Saifullah Khan and he is now 32 years of age. At the age of 3 years his mother was introduced to a Paediatric Physiotherapist, Yvonne Frizzell. Newly arrived in Pakistan with her husband from UK, they became friends and Akbar was seen regularly by her for physiotherapy and for playtime with her own son and daughter. When Akbar was 8yrs, the Frizzell family left Pakistan. Six months later, Akbar joined them in Ireland and spent the next 13 years at school and at an adult center living with the family.

These life changing events are rarely planned but through the years the two families have become firm friends and at 21yrs it was time for Akbar to return to Pakistan. Mrs. Saifullah Khan knew it was now possible to fulfil her ambition of helping local disabled children. She invited Yvonne to join her in starting a Therapy center to give children some of the opportunities Akbar had enjoyed in Ireland. Akbar Kare Institute is the result.

Akbar’s extended family, through the “Saifullah Foundation for Sustainable Development”, have funded and supported AKi allowing for its growth and development. This has fully enabled all physiotherapy, aids, adapted furniture, and some essential drug support to be provided free without any payment by children or their families. In many cases surgery has been essential and supported whilst being beyond the basic remit of the Organization. The ethos of good care guides us.

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