Stichting Diwa

Diwa Foundation

Diwa is a small organization, based in the Netherlands and entirely based on volunteers of Dutch and Pakistani Christian backgrounds. Our strategy is to work in close coordination with local organizations in the Punjab region of Pakistan.

Diwa has a mission to support vulnerable people in Pakistan in order to improve their livelihood as a sign of Christian compassion and justice. The vision of Diwa is a literate society where everyone has equal opportunities in every sphere of life.

Newsletter Summer 2021

Jan Dirk Schouten
Stichting Diwa, June 2021

Pakistan is suffering from a third corona wave. The biggest threat is the Indian corona variant. This time the government of Pakistan did partially lock down the areas where corona cases are registered at high rates.

Christmas Greetings

Shahlla Gill, Stichting Diwa, December 2020

With this newsletter we want to keep you informed about our activities in Pakistan. Also we want to share the personal story of one of our Diwa members in Pakistan.

Diwa Foundation Newsletter May-June 2020

Emergency Food Help Program Pakistan

Image Report Emergency Aid Program Pakistan

In the weeks leading up to Easter, 265 families in Francisabad and 50 families in Rasool Pura, Gujranwala, received a food package.

Read this short image report.


The Diwa team in Pakistan purchased food and soap and put together packages.

Emergency Food Help Program Pakistan, update 7 April 2020

Last weekend — Palm Sunday — we have distributed 67 food packets to needy families in Francisabad. The packaging and distribution was a lot of work, but our Diwa team and the youth from Kings Way Church worked very hard to fulfill this mission.

Emergency help for Pakistan

The corona virus crisis has affected every county worldwide. The government of Pakistan has also locked down the whole country to prevent the virus from spreading. For two weeks people are staying home. The schools, offices, businesses, daily basis work is closed. Only grocery shops and medical stores are open to help people buy the food and medicine.

Two-thirds of Pakistan’s population is poor. Most of them work on daily wages as a labour, hawker, house maid and cleaner. Their daily earning enables them to feed their families and fulfil other necessities.

Newsletter 12 and New Year's greatings, Diwa Foundation

December 2018

With this newsletter we like to inform you about Diwa’s Skills training project activitiesand like to share with you our plans for 2019. We would also like to introduce to you a member of our Pakistan Team. Read his personal story at the end of this Newsletter.

Newsletter 11, Diwa Foundation

December 2017
With this 11th newsletter we like to inform you about Diwa’s education projects in Pakistan.

Invitation pear picking

I would like to invite you to join us for pear picking on Saturday 24 September in the beautiful countryside of Brabant, at home of the family van Vulpen.

The pear picking will start round 11.00hr. with cake and coffee. Around five a clock we will stop and eat together.

A part of the yield will be donated to the Brick Kiln Workers Education Project of Stichting Diwa.

The address of the pear picking is:

fam. E.J. van Vulpen
Engelsestoof 3
4261RA Wijk en Aalburg

Best regards,

Jan Dirk Schouten
secretary Stichting Diwa
phone: 06 412 846 89