Hashoo Foundation won three awards at Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmark – GDIB Awards 2021 for “BEST PRACTICE” in category of Social Responsibility; for being “PROGRESSIVE” in category of Leadership; and for being “PROGRESSIVE” in category of Vision.
In December 2008, the project Women Empowerment through Honey Bee Farming was voted the winner of the prestigious BBC World Challenge 08, among 700 organizations worldwide. World Challenge is a global competition aimed at recognizing projects that have shown enterprise and innovation at the grassroots level. It was organized by BBC World News and Newsweek, in association with Shell. This is the first ever project from Pakistan to be highlighted at such a forum. The prize money was utilized for buying a processing unit to increase the production capacity of honey and also to improve its branding for both local and international markets.
Hashoo Foundation has been recognised for its contribution in Education and Youth Development in 2018 and 2019 respectively by Humanitarian Service Awards. It has also recognized HF’s work for Women Empowerment in both, 2018 and 2019.
In 2007, Women Empowerment through Honey Bee Farming project was featured and highlighted during the poverty alleviation session at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative. Furthermore, in 2008, it was selected from amongst more than 1,000 organizations, as one of the four “Featured Commitments “on the CGI website during its Annual Meeting
Hashoo Foundation bagged three awards at the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) Award in 2018 for
Hashoo Group won 3 CSR Awards for its significant contributions in social development through different remarkable interventions in the following categories: “Best CSR Practices”, “Women Welfare Empowerment & Development”, and “Education & Scholarships” at 11th Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2019, organized by the National Forum for Environment and Health.
Hashoo Foundation declared as the Secretariat of National Action and Coordinating Group (NACG) - Pakistan. NACG works in partnerships to eliminate violence against children.
This initiative was started in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas Social Entrepreneurship Program (UST-SEP), Owl Micro Finance (a non-profit organization run by students from Rice University, USA), and the Micro Finance Initiative at the University of Houston (MFI-UH). CED supports the expansion of Hashoo Foundation’s Women Empowerment through Honey Bee Farming Project in terms of scale as well as outreach and greater geographic coverage. Whilst the initiative itself has a relatively small amount of seed funding, it has however enabled the Foundation to:
Based on the success of these projects, the Foundation has been able to expand the scope of its honeybee farming through funds from US Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund, Chapelwood Foundation and Walmart Foundation.