Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Investment in Girls & Women Leads to Progress for all

“Women are the real architects of society” – Harriet Beecher Stowe, women shape the society in every way from nourishing the child to establishing a peaceful home environment which ultimately affects the society as a whole. There is considerable evidence that women’s education and literacy tend to produce visible effects. There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women which encompass the provision of equal access to women’s basic right to education and utilizing health services for their betterment.

Today in this era many organizations are working towards women empowerment among which Women Deliver is the one which targets these basic rights of women. One component of Women deliver is Deliver for Good- is a partner campaign that applies a gender lens to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote 12 critical investments in girls and women that will power progress for all.

For such matter, a conference was held in New York which was attended by Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi. The purpose behind this was to gain better understanding of efforts which has been done so far in order to achieve such goals and future plans in this regards. As HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan envision the results by targeting women education, improving maternal and newborn health and nutrition, respecting, protecting and fulfilling sexual health and rights, providing quality education and ensuring access to comprehensive health services.

HOPE, a health NGO in Pakistan has been a precursor in providing free and quality health care services to the underprivileged communities of Pakistan. Simultaneously, HOPE- an educational NGO in Pakistan also provides quality education in addition to provision of safe and clean drinking water. HOPE targets women’s health and education as a necessary component to women empowerment.

Every two minutes, a women dies in pregnancy or childbirth- the majority of the deaths are preventable. The women at child bearing age needs proper nutrition and availability of quality health services which can timely meet the needs of individuals. Hence, HOPE’s Maternal and Child health centers are established in slum of Karachi which are providing 24 hours services to the ones in need and timely referrals are done in order to prevent complications. In addition, women are being counsel regarding family planning methods and safe abortions. This altogether ensures a healthy lifestyle for women which enable them to improve their socio-economical status. Moreover, HOPE provides employment opportunities to the women by identifying their skills and introducing vocational training among them.

HOPE’s vision and Deliver for Good targets the same goals by following the same path of investing on women to empower women.

Monday, 19 September 2016

HOPE’s Sacrificial Activities on Eid-ul-Adha

Eid -ul- Adha is one of the most important festivals for the Muslims and is celebrated all over the world on the 10th day of last Islamic Lunar month. This festival is called as the feast of Sacrificed also known as Qurbani. The Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated in the remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail to God as an act of submission to God's command and his son's acceptance to being sacrificed, before God intervened to provide Prophet Ibrahim with a Sheep to sacrifice instead. This festival is celebrated wherever there Muslim communities exist with great zeal and pomp.

The aim of sacrifice, like all other fundamentals of Islam, is to imbibe piety and self righteousness. It also promotes the spirit of sacrifice for a right cause. Giving meat to the poor and destitute, as required when doing Qurbani spreads happiness so they may also enjoy the event of Eid-ul-Adha as a time of celebration and festivities.
Having firm believed, HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan also celebrates this festival with the underprivileged that are often neglected and cannot afford to celebrate this occasion with its true spirit.

This year HOPE- a charitable NGO in Pakistan, has once again upheld Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi with great reverence and performed Qurbani of 16 cows and 15 goats at its Hospitals and centers in Thatta, Badin, Karachi, Muzzaffarabad and Muzzaffargarh. This has been done at its utmost to spread this happiness to the poor and destitute of rural Sindh. All the meat equitably distributed amongst the poor of the adjoining areas in poor communities. This activity was guided and managed by Dr Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi.

The spirit behind this activity was not only to provide meat to the very poor who can normally very rarely afford meat in their diets but to also encompass them in the true spirit of the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha and at the same time spread the essence of piety and humbleness and set an example for other financially endowed people to step forward and help the needy not just during the Eid-ul-Adha celebration but on a continuous basis.

As Islam does not permit wastage, whatever is left over of the meat may be dried, cured or prepared, so long as it is consumed and not wasted. The skin also must be disposed of and the funds used for charity. Following such believe, HOPE-an NGO in Pakistan utilize these funds received from selling the skins of sacrificed animals for the benefit of individuals who did not receive meat.

HOPE- a charitable NGO in Pakistan looks forward to benefit more individuals and families from this activity next year under the leadership Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

HOPE's Contribution to a Healty Society

HOPE- an NGO based in Karachi, Pakistan, comprising of professionals (Doctors, Social workers, Educationists) as well as grass-root workers, aim to improve health status and educational level of every individual especially of women and children by providing facilities that promote access to basic rights. The motto is Self-Sufficiency and Sustainability.
The main focus of HOPE is on provision of health care in remote areas of Pakistan where there are very few health facilities available and are generally inaccessible. As a result, these areas have a high maternal and child mortality rate. HOPE- a health NGO in Pakistan strives to improve these parameters both in rural and urban slums especially for the underprivileged mothers and children by setting up health facilities.
HOPE – an NGO in Pakistan has established secondary care hospitals for the impecunious masses to improve their health. These hospitals are fully equipped centers that provide 24 hour emergency, outpatient care, inpatient care, fully equipped operation theaters, delivery and neonatal care services.
In Karachi, HOPE has established secondary care hospitals that have been set up in Korangi and Gurumandir. These are fully equipped 50 bedded hospitals that helped in treating 63,000 patients, delivered 780 children, carried out 420 surgeries and treated 360 newborns in the neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

In Thatta, a fully equipped hospital has been established on 500 square yards of land, located right beside the Thatta HOPE School. The hospital treated up to 451 children, 6000 outpatient, carried out 1100 surgeries and 1200 deliveries with 24 hour emergency care. Poor farmer and labourers who cannot afford private treatment are provided free of cost treatment.
In addition, in Sujjawal, there is a basic health unit which provides health care chiefly to women and children. Nearly 38,000 patients were provided treatment and 120 deliveries were conducted.

With such facilities HOPE- an health NGO in Pakistan under the leadership of Dr Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi, providing quality health care at low cost or free of cost when needed. These hospitals are progressing with assistance of our generous donors and different philanthropist contributing to build a health society.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

In Continuation to Providing Free & Quality Education

Education is a neglected field in Pakistan and data shows that primary school enrollment is very low in Pakistan. In addition nearly 30% of children drop out from the 3rd class on-wards. Generally parents cannot afford to send their children to school. Parents with five to six children cannot afford school fees, books and uniforms.
HOPE- an educational NGO in Pakistan has been a precursor in providing free and quality education within its means to eradicate illiteracy in Pakistan, under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi. HOPE has 4 formal schools and 200 informal schools in different districts all over Pakistan serving underprivileged communities and people of remote areas.
As previously mentioned, that HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan has joined hands with Sindh Education Foundation in order to provide free and quality education to the underprivileged masses belonging to the remote areas of Sindh.
Adding to these efforts HOPE has setup a temporary school for the children of Badin to avoid gaps between children’s education. Meanwhile, HOPE has been trying hard to benefit as many children as possible from this program by enrolling them in this school. For such purpose HOPE has adopted many advertising methods to get attention from the locals. In addition, HOPE has initiated construction of Middle and High school at Khorwa Chok- Badin district.

The children that will be enrolled in HOPE Middle and High School 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.

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 given 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 understand 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 include 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 distribute 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.