More than a decade ago, a group of like-minded individuals realized that a majority of the youth of Pakistan, particularly in the middle and lower-income segments, after completing their high school, lost their direction and had no guidance or counselling about their future careers.

Also, as a fast-developing economy, there was a growing requirement for skilled manpower in Pakistan across multiple sectors and thus narrowing the gap between demand and supply of skills. Hence, there was a compelling need to launch a world-class skill development platform that would impart skills to the marginalized youth of our country. Thus, an idea was born and The Hunar Foundation (THF) came into being in 2008.