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The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural and historic preservation, operating in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. We seek to educate the community, foster an awareness of our nation’s history and instill pride in Pakistani citizens about their heritage.
CAP has focused its attention on the tradition of oral storytelling in Pakistan, emphasizing the importance of such narratives in a dialogue on national identity. Our organization has three main goals: to preserve and provide access to the archive, to build and support educational programs, and to develop educational products based on the testimonies collected.
We are passionate about sharing Pakistan’s stories with the educational outreach programs and the thousands of visitors who attend our festivals, and exhibitions. Our archives, exhibits and galleries change and grow as our understanding grows, and we strive to share our knowledge in original and exciting ways.
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The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) was shortlisted as one of the eight finalists for the eNGO Challenge South Asia Award 2015 in the category of ‘Best Use of e-Content’ and won a Special Jurors Mention at the The eNGO Challenge South Asia Award 2015 Gala Evening. Visit http://engochallenge.org/finalists-2015/ to see our work showcased on the eNGO Challenge website.
CAP had the privilege of being selected from a total of 67 finalists out of 225 nominations received from 8 countries across South Asia and our Executive Director, Ms. Swaleha Alam Shahzada was invited to represent the organisation at the eNGO Gala Evening in Delhi on 9th October 2015.
The eNGO Challenge is a platform that aims to recognise and honour South Asian NGOs that use information technology and digital media tools for various purposes such as operations, governance, marketing, etc.