Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of the most common questions about PGGA with their answers. If you don’t find an answer to your question please contact us.
- What is PGGA?
Pakistan Girl Guides Association is a National Organization registered with the National Council of Social Welfare Voluntary Agencies act of 1961.The Association is protected and incorporated by Ordinance No. XLIV of 1960 by Government of Pakistan. PGGA is the largest voluntary organization for girls and young women in Pakistan.
PGGA emerged on the World map in 1948 when it became full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). It is the member of Asia Pacific Region of WAGGGS. The Association works towards promoting international peace by representing Pakistan at different forums internationally. PGGA through WAGGGS has consultative status and is represented in UN.
- What does PGGA do?
PGGA provides opportunities for the development of girls and young women, so that they become confident, patriotic and law abiding citizens, capable of performing their duties in the home as well as community and the country.
The Association carries out awareness campaigns on environmental protection, tree plantation, conservation of forests, pollution control, promotion of food resources, entrepreneurship development for girls and women, prevention of drug addiction, promoting child rights, educational& health issues, etc.
The Guides also serve during emergencies and have rendered their services in 2005 and 2008 earthquakes in Khyber pakhtoonkhwa/ Azad Kashmir and Balochistan, to the IDPs of Swat, Dir& Buneer during 2009 and to the flood affected people all over Pakistan during 2010.
- How is PGGA run?
Girl Guide offices function under elected/voluntary appointed officials as per constitution of PGGA, supported by professional full time appointed staff.
- Where is PGGA operating?
With a voluntary membership of 117,692 the Association reaches the far-flung areas of Pakistan and has branches in Baluchistan, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), and Gilgit Baltistan.
- Who can join PGGA?
Girls of 6 to 11 years of age can join PGGA as Junior Guides, 11 to 16 years old girls can become Girl Guides and girls of 16 to 21 years can become Senior Guides. After the age of 21 girls can join PGGA as Young Leaders. Women who are above the age of 35 can join the Pakistan Girl Guides Association as Adult Members.
- How to Join PGGA?
To join PGGA kindly contact your respective branch. You can see the contact details of the Branches in Contact us page.