Welcome to the Felix Foundation Baltistan

The Felix Foundation Baltistan (FFB) is a locally based, non-profit organisation working for the development of the people of the Hushe Valley in Baltistan, an isolated mountain region in northern Pakistan. In cooperation with its Basque partner organisation, Baltistan Fundazioa (BF), the FFB finances projects in Education, Agriculture, Ecotourism, Infrastructure, Health and Gender Equality.

Vacancy announcement!!!


Felix Foundation Baltistan currently has vacant positions for trained teachers in their Project Schools - click here for more information.

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News from the Foundation:

Little Karim

Some sad news from the Hushe Valley - 'Little Karim', one of Pakistan's foremost mountaineers is seriously ill in the Military Hospital in Skardu.

Little Karim

A man of great courage and an international hero in the mountaineering world, he is known to everyone as 'Little Karim'. A small man with a great passion, no more than five feet tall, Karim has represented Pakistan around the world. He has summited a number of 8000 m peaks several times and holds the record for carrying 24 kg to the top of Gasherbrum II. Several international adventure films have been made about his sxploits.

Sadly he is now ill and fighting for his life in the Military Hospital in Skardu. We ask the Government of Pakistan, the Pakistan Department of Tourism, the Provincial Government of Gilgit-Baltistan, the international mountaineering community, international adventure film makers and others to take note of his harsh situation. You can read about Little Karim on this external page or Google him.

Update: The Governor of Skardu has visited Karim in hospital and assured him that the government will cover his medical expenses.

Progress Report of Education (2015 - 16)

The Progress Report of Education for 2015 to 2016 has been compiled by Kamal ud Din, Project Manager for Education. The report contains a complete overview of the work done by the FFB in connection with funding, education, teacher training and related projects for the last year. Read the report here...


A School for Deaf Children Stranded in Pakistan

Aniqa is a teacher working with deaf children from the Hushe Valley at a school in Skardu. She was recently invited to visit Bilbao by the Baltistan Fundazioa. While in Spain she made a presentation at a conference and gave an interview to the radio station Cadena SER. You can read more and find a link to the interview here...

Report from The Second Conference on Impetus for Edification (CIE-2016)

The Second Conference on Impetus for Edification-2016 (CIE-2016) was held to enhance, challenge, arouse and confirm youth aspiration and flair for the near future of the Hushe Valley. The one day congress offered a wonderful opportunity to gain knowledge, exchange ideas and notions. Read the conference report here...

Plantation Day at Munawar Public School Machulo, 5th May, 2016

Munawar Public School Machulo recently organised a plantation day to improve the environment around the school. Staff and students worked together to plant 180 plants in the school grounds while the importance of preserving and protecting the natural environment was highlighted. Read more here...

Higher Education Grant Applications, 28th April, 2016

With the support of Baltistan Fundazioa, the Felix Foundation Baltistan has been promoting girls for higher education studies at distant universities. So far the foundation has awarded grants to over 50 students. Selection tests for a further 10 female students were held recently. Read more here...

Three day Beginner English Course, 20th April, 2016

As part of the Biscay Program, the Felix Foundation Baltistan, with the support of Baltistan Fundazioa, recently ran a three day English Beginner Course for women leaders in the Hushe Valley. The objective of the course was to foster local development. Read more here...

Approval of the Strategic Development Plan from the FFB board

Following a meeting held on 19th March, the FFB is pleased to announce that the Strategic Development Plan for the socio-economic development of the Hushe Valley, has been signed off by all the stakeholders. Read more here...