Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Independence Day Activity for HOPE School Students

14th August 2016, Pakistan celebrates it 69 years of existence and independence. Such dates are remarkable to remember the sacrifices of individuals who have give up their lives for the benefit of Pakistan. This day also reminds us to gear up our potentials for the betterment of Pakistan and to prepare our future generations to work hard to improve the current situation.
Children celebrates this day with great enthusiasm as they understands the importance of freedom and liberty of independent country. Keeping this in mind HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan work effortlessly to make this day special for the children of the underprivileged areas studying in HOPE’s school. Children belonging to such remote areas are often neglected while celebrating such events which spreads smile on their face.
HOPE- a educational NGO in Pakistan also invites individuals and companies eager to celebrate such events with the children to make them feel special. Such examples includes the event hosted by Ernst & Young Company- UK based organization.



They consider to celebrate this event in student familiar environment i.e. their own HOPE Zia school which help them to integrate their thoughts and potentials. They conducted many activities which includes face painting, different games, question & answers to assess their general knowledge and different competitions. Children were provided with different gifts while competitions to ensure participation among children.






They also distributes sweets and stationary boxes among children as a token of participation. Children participated with great zeal and zest. HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan aims to spread more happiness among children of these underprivileged areas under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Health Education Session for HOPE School Students

Health education builds students' knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes about health. It motivates students to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease, and reduce risky behaviors. The middle years of childhood are extremely sensitive times for a number of health issues, especially when it comes to adopting health behavior that can have lifelong consequences. Moreover, children are key to educate society because children take that education to their home spreading among their family members and people surrounding them.
HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan envision a well educated, health society where women and children have equal rights. Therefore, HOPE- a health NGO in Pakistan, in collaboration with TARGET USA- one of the HOPE’s donor arranges activities to spread awareness among children to build a health society under the supervision of Dr. Mubina Agbotatwalla- child specialist in Karachi.
Members from TARGET USA organize a event where the invited students from HOPE Zia school for delivering health awareness session in which personal hygiene and healthy habits were discuss. Keeping in mind the background of children and considering their surrounding where unhygienic practices make them vulnerable to infectious disease in addition to low health facilities. Students were encourage to share their ideas of health hygiene and active participation of students was observed. Content was delivered by keeping in mind the age and mindset of students. Therefore, cartoon and clip art illustration were used to ensure better understanding.




Students were strained upon adopting healthy habits which include hand washing, early to bed and early to rise routine, playing safe games, and improving eating habits. Activities were arranged which enforced students to choose healthy and safe habits for themselves and which make them realize the consequences of bad habits on their health.



At last, goodie bags which include hygiene kit and healthy food items were distributed among children to ensure sustainability of the session and to promote safe and healthy habits.


HOPE- a educational NGO in Pakistan has always promoted and appreciated such efforts. HOPE also ensure that it’s students and people surrounding them live a healthy and better lifestyle.


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Visit of Home School and Hospital by Members of HOPE USA

Amongst the population of more than 200 million, 51% of them are females whereas, remaining constitutes the male population in Pakistan. Knowing such fact yet females are left behind when considering the right to education. However, trends have been changed in urban areas but still there is a huge gap between education of males and females in rural and underprivileged areas.
In the midst of such vicinity resides a community of Gadap town- northwestern part of Karachi with the Hub River on its western limits. This is a remote area with low literacy rate and less focus of female’s education. Previously, this area had no schools for girls and few schools for boys;those were far away from their primary location with low facilities. HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan under the leadership of Dr. MubinaAgboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi initiated a step to fill this gap while providing free education to these girls at primary and secondary level. Here girls are not allowed to leave their home for education hence considering such value HOPE has started Home school where 100 girls are getting quality education at free of cost.
Girls are receiving education at the standards of other schools and are able to compete in the board exams annually. Last year 35 girls appear in matriculation exam and this year 15 students appear for the 9th class exam which they cleared with excellence.
HOPE – a educational NGO in Pakistan also invites its sponsors and supporters to visit such schools which not only encourage the students but it also helps us to improve the school’s status. Recently, one of our supporters from United Stated visited our schools where they share and cherish moments with students. They also discussed the issues of teachers and gave suggestions on it. Among such issues, lack of school uniforms was the major one. Therefore, they also announced to distribute free uniforms to the students. The sponsors distributed sweets among students and teachers.



Soon after their visit to school they move on to visited HOPE Hospital where they survey different wards and inquire about different facilities that are available for the patients. They also interacted with the patients and staff and gave opportunity to them to share their concerns.

Overall, the visit was a cherish-able memory for sponsors who appreciated HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan efforts for contributing for the betterment of society especially for the women.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Another Step towards Spreading Education

Education makes a well-known personality. It increases the ability of thought and gives the address of right things. Education is the first and foremost rights of every human being. Yet many people are deprived from availing it. According to Federal Education Ministry of Pakistan, the overall literacy rate is 46 per cent, while only 26 per cent of girls are literate.
The rural areas of the country are greatly affected by lack of education. There are very few schools in these areas and the quality of education is very low. Moreover, due to the low financial status of the families, the children are unable to attain education. These children have to work with their parents to run the households and ensure that there is at least food to fill their stomachs. Also, it is quite known that in the rural areas, girls are prevented from getting education as they are prohibited from leaving their homes and are responsible for household chores. All this indicates that there is a dire need of free, quality education for these children. 
Considering these facts, HOPE- a educational NGO in Pakistan believes in education for all. HOPE works relentlessly to provide free quality to the children belonging to underprivileged areas who are often neglected. HOPE- a NGO in Pakistan also collaborates with organization who has similar aim of eradicating illiteracy from Pakistan.
Recently, HOPE under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi, has join hands with Sindh Education Foundation- responsible for  providing free and quality education for the children around Sindh to contribute towards it’s goal. Such effort includes mutual agreement on establishing school in mutually selected area i.e. district Badin- Sindh, where there is sever lack of middle and high schools. Children belonging to such are have to travel miles away from there home in order to avail such facilities.
The children that will be enrolled in HOPE Middle and High will receive quality education at free of cost which will be equal to the urban education. This will help children to compete with confidence and meet the market demands. Eventually, by taking such initiative HOPE-a educational NGO in Pakistan  in brightening the future of each children come across the way of HOPE’s efforts.



Wednesday, 27 July 2016

MEDICAL CAMP ARRANGED BY HOPE & ITS SPONSORS

Pakistan is attributed to the lack of access to basic health care services, poverty, lack of health infrastructure and personnel, illiteracy, women’s low status, inadequate water supplies and sanitation. In the urban areas, access to health care clinics and facilities is not a problem, though the general state and quality of public services is very poor. On the other hand, in the rural areas, people live far from hospitals and basic health care units.
Similar picture is being depicted when considering the areas located at the outskirts of Karachi. People in these remote areas lack basic facilities. They are more prone towards getting skin diseases and diseases like diarrhea, mostly because of unhygienic environment and lack of awareness which make them susceptible towards infections and required particular attention of medics and paramedics.
Keeping these indicators in mind HOPE- an Health NGO in Pakistan has initiated a step forward in collaboration with it partners to provide free health check-ups so that health status of these underprivileged masses can be improve and timely treated.
Creating yet another example, HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan this time with the help and support of Orient Overseas Container Line Company organized a medical camp in Razzakabad- Karachi, located in the southeastern part of the city. Where people were offered free health check-ups along with free medications.

 


Hundreds of adults and children flocked for this camp and a large number of patients were treated against skin disease, pneumonia, chest infection, diarrhea, eye and ear infections. Health team comprising of doctors and paramedics took initiative to provide medical care to the needy. HOPE- an Health NGO in Pakistan also formed a dispensary which remained busy throughout the duration of camp in distributing free medicines.





Along with treating such diseases HOPE-an NGO in Pakistan believes in preventing disease from occurrence. Therefore in collaboration with Procter and Gamble Company, HOPE under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- Child Specialist in Karachi distributed P&G Purifier of Water sachet among the community along with buckets and equipment necessary for the purification process of water. The community was also taught about how to use these sachets to purify contaminated water.



The community appreciated the efforts of HOPE and its sponsor for their effortless hard work to improve the health status of community. These poor masses needs attention from those who are well-established in the society, which can contribute to improve their lifestyle. Hence, HOPE- an Health NGO in Pakistan will keep benefiting the low to lower-middle strata of our society.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

HOPE’s Youth Wing from USA visited Karachi to Review Hand Pumps Installed with Their Support

Water is one of the prime elements responsible for life on earth. Yet it is out of reach of majority of the people around the globe. It affects every continent and more than 1.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water. While considering the province of Sindh in Pakistan, besides being one of the disadvantage communities when it comes to literacy and morbidity rate in addition, it happens to be one of the places where water is chronically short besides being dirty and contaminated. Women of these remote areas travel 5-6 km far from their village to fetch water. However, water well are set-up which are 250 ft deep from which both animals and humans drink water.
Therefore, HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan has been helping the needy to obtain clean drinking water by installing hand pumps. In this regard HOPE’s youth wing in the US focused their efforts amongst other youth groups and students providing them full awareness of the non-availability of drinking water in rural Sindh. This resulted in the formation of a support group eager to provide financial support for installation of hand pumps in selected areas in dire need of water.



HOPE- an health NGO in Pakistan, was entrust in selecting the populated areas in extreme need on drinking water. The places for setting up the hand pumps were selected and up till now 19 hand pumps were successfully installed benefiting 100 to 250 household in each village.


Like previous year, member of HOPE’s Youth Wing based in the US visited Pakistan to view and inspect these hand pumps. They appreciated the quality of pumps and were satisfied that their effort has created such a positive result and benefited the community as a whole.

HOPE’s US youth wing’s representative Mr. Zain was accompanied by his family. All of them were extremely overjoyed to see how their support had benefited all the communities– especially with the fact that installation of these pumps saved these communities from migrating to areas with better accessibility to water.

The beneficiaries presented traditional Sindhi Ajrak to the visitors in order to thank them for their efforts and as a return gift sweets were distributed among them. As always particular attention was given by Dr MubinaAgboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi.




Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Atlast Group Spread Joy Among HOPE Students

Eid-ul-Fitr, the famous occasion is being celebrated in Pakistan on the second week of July 2016. Every year Eid celebration starts with the commencement of the Ramadan. Muslims wear new dresses, shoes and other accessories just to celebrate this day with full delight.

Eid is a joyous occasion for all the Muslims. The true essence of Eid can be accomplished through sharing happiness with deprived people. If people from poor class remain famished; the whole happiness of Eid will tarnish. The impoverished class is deprived of all the basic amenities of life. The basic purpose of Eid and Ramadan is not only to feel the pain of the meager people but also to take care of their needs.
Keeping this essence in mind HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan work hard to benefit as many children and underprivileged masses across Pakistan as possible.  HOPE- an Educational NGO in Pakistan in partnership with different sponsors and donors across the world effortlessly collaborate  to make Eid-a joyful event for the children.

Therefore, Atlas Group believing that if we share pleasure and delight with the less fortunate people to reduce their misery; they will feel happy, visited HOPE Zia school where they spend time with the students and conducted different activities to make this event a memorable one for the students and which can contribute to make their Eid a wonderful and unforgettable event.


The Atlas team presented a puppet and magic show along with arrangements were made for face painting for the children which was enjoyed and appreciated by them. They also gave chance to the young leaders to come forward and present their talent in the form of signing. The students presented naat and different national anthem.



After the activity concluded, the Atlas team celebrated Eid clothes among children adding to the happiness of the children. The Eid gift also includes sports material for the students. The team and the children both enjoyed their time together and given feedback about how well-groomed and disciplined students are. The students also left with a big smile on their face making their Eid more joyful occasion .



HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan under the supervision of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi will keep working hard to improve the living standard of the children and poor communities by fulfilling their basic rights and bringing smiles on their faces.