Mindfulness and Meditation for Children

“If every 8-year-old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation”

- Dalai Lama

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Our Vision

Indeed, there is nothing more significant at this time than to foster the skills of conscious living within children. If we can teach them the art of meditation, share the scientific and spiritual benefits of living mindfully and help them elevate their consciousness, it will become a very powerful catalyst for positive changes in every aspect of their lives.

What is Rah-e-Aman?

Rah-e-Aman Program is an evidence-based iterative educational program, where we have developed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MSBR) for students of grade eight, nine and ten, by carefully responding to our cultural context and translating it into our own language, Urdu. This is the first time a program like this has been developed in Pakistan especially for children from low to middle income households.
The pilot program was successfully completed at the Sabira Sirajia Schools in Faisalabad, which is a service led institution working on imparting education to the underprivileged children for the past 70 years. This was delivered through a step-by-step process of teacher training for the school, development of a detailed course pack with readings and journaling materials, a library of specially created videos for the lessons, and on-ground facilitation.
We are committed to using rigorous evidence to inform program adaptations to enable continuous learning. To this end, we are very happy to be collaborating with two independent researchers, Dr. Zahra Mansoor, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford and Ms. Jennifer Opare-Kumi, DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford, who have won a prestigious research grant for this project. We will work together to ensure that the evidence and lessons from the pilot can be used to adapt and refine the program for scale. They are currently in the process of publishing their findings on the Rah-e-Aman pilot program.


After undergoing the 8-week Meditation and Mindfulness Training, hear what the teachers from the Sabria Sirajia Schools in Faisalabad have to say about their experience.
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Our Team

After undergoing the 8-week Meditation and Mindfulness Training, hear what the teachers from the Sabria Sirajia Schools in Faisalabad have to say about their experience.

Zohaib Zuby

Architect, Assistant Professor

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

Tehmina Mansoor

Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher


Dr. Zahra Mansoor

Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Oxford

Jennifer Opare-Kumi

DPhil Candidate

University of Oxford

Partner with Us

We are collaborating with local and international organizations, with the aim of taking this program to all the schools-going children of our country. Work with us on this noble cause.

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This is neat - alumni from AKU-ISMC have set up an Urdu-English meditation platform to help people cope with the crisis of uncertainty and lockdown. We make a big deal about training future leaders in AKU-ISMC and sometimes that means people who have obvious positions of authority, like politicians, diplomats, scholars or entrepreneurs, but sometimes it means taking a lead in more personal capacities to try and make things better for others.

I'm truly impressed and humbled by Tehmina Mansoor and Zohaib Zuby. They are definitely demonstrating the kind of leadership that makes me proud to be part of AKU.

Dr. Stephen Lyon

Professor of Anthropology and Head of Educational Programmes at the ISMC, Aga Khan University,

London, United Kingdom