Jane Austen Society of Pakistan (JASP) & Jane Austen Literacy Foundation JALP

 

JASP (previously known as the Jane Austen Society of Islamabad, or JASI) started on Facebook for like-minded enthusiasts of Jane Austen, the Regency, period drama and classic literature. Within two years, JASP has evolved from a social media page to a thriving literary community with global membership from 45+ countries and chapters in Pakistan’s major cities.

JASP has been covered editorially in Arre [India], Catch News [India], Eastern Eye [UK], Good Times [Pakistan] and Jane Austen’s Regency World [UK].

JASP has plans to work with the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation towards its goals.

 

 

About JALF

The Jane Austen Literacy Foundation is a registered not for profit organisation janeaustenlf.org run by volunteers. All monies raised are spent on providing literacy resources, and running fundraising activity. No wages are paid or commissions taken by any person or third party organisation.

JALF’s mission
To improve global literacy rates by funding the practice of literacy in communities in need across the world, in honour of Jane Austen.

JALF’s vision
A world where everyone, regardless of gender, has the literacy skills they need to inform their choices, achieve their ambitions and contribute to their community.

JALF Pakistan Chapter

The Jane Austen Literacy Foundation (JALF) established its Pakistan Chapter in 2016 with members of the Jane Austen Society of Pakistan (JASP).

JASP is an informal book club and literary community whose members are increasing awareness and privately donating funds towards registered Pakistani charities to encourage literacy among Pakistani children.

Laaleen Sukhera

Chair

Aeyesha Gulzar

Board Member and Chief of Finances

Ambreen Saleh

Board Member and Chief of Fundraising

Ayesha Rehman

Board Member and Chief of Development

Basia Heath

Board Member and Chief of Activities

Salima Feerasta

Board Member and Chief of Events

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