Founder Story and Zamzam Vision
My wife and I live in the US. I moved there over 30 years ago. Our eldest son has autism and is 17 years of age. We recently spent 5 years in Dubai and tried to seek the best autism services that Dubai had to offer. Eventually, we realized that the best way to serve our son was to take him back to the US. Alhamdulillah he has been doing really well at a school there. When we were moving back to the US in summer of 2018 I thought to myself that if we are able and willing to do everything for our son including taking him back to the US – and he is absolutely privileged to have that option in his life – then I must try to do something for similar children in Pakistan. That is when I reached out to Ms. Haleema Saadia of ARC whose advice to me was that I should focus on setting up a platform for adolescents since most centers are hesitant to deal with teenage children on the spectrum given the potential risks involved as many such children become difficult to manage due to the onset of puberty.
Founding Family Member
Emphasizing the importance of lifelong learning; building sustainable framework to support people with special needs to realize their potential; and to be a transparent & result-driven organization.