About Us

The Dawood Foundation

Education Inspiring Social Change

The Dawood Foundation (TDF) was the “materialization of a decade-old dream” of the founder, Ahmed Dawood, which became a reality in 1960. TDF was conceived as an educational foundation whose main focus was to support and promote educational initiatives in the ­fields of Science, Technology, and Research. It has been involved in establishing various educational institutions across the country. However, since the last few years, TDF has morphed into formulating inclusive and informal spaces of learning that serve everyone.

TDF is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860. It is also certified by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) and maintains the status of Not-for-Profit Organization (NPO) under sub-clause (c) of clause (36) of section 2 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

The Need for Science Literacy

Pakistan ranks 105 out of 129 countries of the Global Innovation Index of 2019. The two major reasons for this are the poor standards of science education in our institutions and the low percentage of GDP spent on science and development. The impact of technological advancements across the world have also been greatly felt in Pakistan with the need to invest more in technology, innovation, and quality education gaining immediacy.

Being the financial and industrial hub of the country, Karachi is in dire need of encouraging its youth to achieve higher levels of education, especially professional college education in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

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Upcoming events

TDF MagnifiScience Centre is dedicated to creating positive and enjoyable experiences for you. Discover exclusive offers, announcements, and the latest happenings at MSC.


Annual pass

Apply for the MSC Annual Pass or the Family Pass and enjoy unlimited visits to the science centre the year round. With a Semi-Annual Pass you can visit the MSC as many times as you like for 6 months.


Birthday Packages

Celebrate your child’s birthday party at the TDF MagnifiScience Centre (MSC) while discovering the science behind everyday phenomena.


School Bookings

We have a wide range of exhibits which can be related to the school curriculum and STEM education. There are also learning resources and activities for students of all ages.