Who We Are?

Health Education and Development Society (HEADS), is a non-profit, non-political, and non-governmental organization registered under the Societies Act 1860. Since its establishment in 2013, HEADS has been actively engaged in both the development and humanitarian sectors. The organization is led by a dedicated Board of Directors (BoD), consisting of professionals with diverse educational backgrounds and capabilities. HEADS operates under a comprehensive set of policies designed to ensure transparency, accountability and efficiency in its systems and operations.

Throughout its history, HEADS has worked closely with communities and various stakeholders, addressing a wide range of issues, including but not limited to Education, Health, Protection, Livelihoods, Community Infrastructure (CPIs), Shelter and Settlement, Community Development, Institutional Capacity Building, Research, Gender Equality, Legal Counseling, Referral Mechanisms, Social Accountability, Right to Information, and Governance.

In addition to these programmatic areas, HEADS places a strong emphasis on cross-cutting themes, including social mobilization, gender mainstreaming, inclusion, and resilience in all its core programs. These themes reflect the organization’s commitment to addressing the holistic needs of communities and promoting sustainable development

HEADS has established a robust social network comprising more than 500 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) operating in 5 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the newly merged districts (NMDs). Additionally, HEADS has expanded its presence to include DI Khan, Charsadda, Mardan, Haripur, Bunir, and Naushehra through ongoing projects that encompass both emergency and development initiatives. Most of the field teams consist of local staff members who possess a deep understanding of the cultural context of their respective areas and are fluent in local languages.

Currently, HEADS is engaged in partnerships with various organizations for specific projects, including:

  1. IRC – Improving Primary Healthcare, Livelihoods, Protection, and WASH through the DEC Project in DI Khan.
  2. PEDO – Social Mobilization and Community Empowerment through Community and Leadership Trainings for small energy powerhouses in Charsadda, Mardan, Bunir, and Haripur.
  3. Cherat Cement – Provision of basic healthcare services in District Naushehra and women empowerment through skill trainings.
  4. Pepak – Consultancy and institutional development in Orakzai, Kuram, and North Waziristan.

In addition to these partnerships, HEADS holds various registrations and affiliations, including:

  • National Humanitarian Network (NHN)
  • MoU Signed with the EAD,
  • System for Award Management (SAM)
  • DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System)
  • PADOR (Potential Applicant Data On-line Registration)
  • PDMA Sindh (Provincial Disaster Management Authority Sindh)
  • Commissionerate Afghan Refugees (CAR)
  • UN Clusters/Working Groups
  • Economic and Social Council – the United Nations (ECOSOC)

HEADS Vision

Equality for everyone

HEADS Mission

Provide a peaceful environment for all human beings where they can utilize their potentials for sustainable development.


  • Protect the dignity of the destitute and oppressed, and join hands with them in their struggle for basic rights;
  • Support and develop replicable models of and strategies for sustainable human resource development through skills development initiatives;
  • Network and collaborate with the government departments, NGOs, CBOs, VOs and international agencies for sustainable development;
  • Support initiatives for sustainable community based and gender sensitive development;