DOST is a not-for-profit organisation that was formed in 1992 in Peshawar, Pakistan. Since its inception, it has been reaching out to people living on the margins of society, and bringing them back into the mainstream. DOST works with street children, drug addicts, destitute women, prisoners, refugees, youth and the general public. It strives to restore to them their lives, their dignity, and their humanity, and to bring them back as contributing members of society.

DOST UK Reg No: 1139331

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing" Albert Einstein
"Charity sees the need, not the cause" German Proverb
If anyone saves a life it shall be as though he had saved the lives of all mankind.
Al-Quran 5:32
"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance"
St. Francis of Assisi
"Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it" John D. Rockefeller
"He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own"
Confucius (Chinese thinker and social philosopher)
"The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation" Peter Marshall
Freeing the bondman, or giving of food in a day of hunger, to the orphan with claims of relationship, or to the indigent in the dust
Al-Quran, 90-13
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give"
Winston Churchill
Whoever recommends and helps a good cause, becomes a partner therein. And whoever recommends and helps an evil cause, shares in its burden. And Allah hath Power over all things. Al-Quran 4:85
"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom" Malcolm X
"That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen"
Michael Harrington
"It is often the small actions of our daily lives that, over time, have the greatest influence on the world." Anonymous
"If even just one other life has in any way benefitted from your actions, then you can know your life has been successful." Anonymous
"If you can recognise the need for improvement, things are already improving."
"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love" William Wordsworth


DOST celebrates its 25 year anniversary this year! A very proud moment, reflected in all the achievements to date, and which would not have been possible without the support of so many. We hope to run for  at least another 25!


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Post Military Operation In Swat: Children from Orphanage being taken into DOST care