Roshni Association was founded in 2001 by Shahida Perveen (from Pakistan) and her husband Hamid Hannesen (from Germany). The aim was to combine the meeting of the Orient and the Occident with an appropriate perspective of people with disabilities and special needs. Roshni Association is currently running two projects, Roshni Village and Green Earth Roshni School to support the neglected areas of care for special persons and education to village children, respectively, in our society.


Board Members

  • Dr. Farkhanda Ghafoor – President
  • Mrs. Nasira Mehmood – Senior Vice President
  • Mr. Zafar Bhatti – Vice President
  • Mr. Muhammad Zahid Durrani – General Secretary
  • Mr. Tariq Habib Mirza – Joint Secretary
  • Mr. Muhammad Ijaz Rao – Treasurer
  • Ms. Sabiha Khan – Secretary Public Relations


  • Ms. Saima Sattar Bajwa – Day Service Support Manager
  • Ms. Aqeela Azeem – Textile Workshop Incharge
  • Ms. Waheeda Bilal – Art & Craft Workshop Incharge
  • Ms. Zarina Rasheed – Wood Workshop Incharge
  • Mr. Ghulam Sarwar – Organic Bakery Incharge
  • Mr. Alexander Kühne – Organic Farming Incharge

Living Community

  • Mr. Ghulam Sarwar – Roshni House Manager
  • Ms. Zarina Rasheed – Roshni House Coordinator
  • Mr. Alexander Kuhne – Sumbal House Manager
  • Ms. Shakila Kuhne – Sumbal House Coordinator

Green Earth Roshni School

  • Ms. Munirah Nadeem – Principal
  • Ms. Kashmala Sajid – Coordinator

Support Functions

  • Mr. Aamir Rizvi – Public Relations Manager
  • Mr. Muhammad Shah – Finance Manager
  • Mr. S. Husain Akhtar – Office Support Manager
  • Mr. Masood Sadiq Khan – Procurement & Field Officer
  • Mr. Bashir Ahmad – Fund Raiser/Marketing Official

Our team also includes a number of devoted board members, co-workers, teachers and other supporting staff.