About Us


Developments in Literacy (DIL) educates and empowers underprivileged students, especially girls, by operating student-centered model schools; and provides high-quality professional development to teachers and principals across Pakistan.


DIL believes that no child in Pakistan, no matter how poor or underprivileged should be denied access to quality education. All children should have equal opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute toward the socio-economic betterment of their communities.



DIL is rated Gold by Guidestar and has a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, both internationally recognized charity watchdog websites. DIL is ranked among the top 6% of charities in North America that have maintained these ratings for four consecutive years. DIL takes great pride in its school and program monitoring system and has always maintained complete financial transparency.


Developments in Literacy is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to Developments in Literacy are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Developments in Literacy’s tax identification number is #33-0843213.