Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Dr Mubina Agboatwalla wins Clinton Foundation Award

HOPE-an NGO in Pakistan, which runs under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla child specialist in Karachi, strives to achieve best possible ways to cater the health and educational requirements of the deprived community in Pakistan. The organization has rendered services to poor masses by giving access to their basic rights.
It has been almost two decades, when HOPE started as a band of volunteers working at Manzoor colony, trying arduously to treat and provide the best of services to the patients. With unshakable determination HOPE, led by Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla-Child Specialist in Karachi HOPE grew into a large organization, bent on achieving its goals. In catering to the lower class, HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan has succeeded in extenuating the poverty to some extent.
Owing to the numerous and diversified services provided, the ever lasting impact made and lifestyles improved, Dr Mubina Agboatwalla- Chairperson HOPE and child specialist in Karachi has been honoured with a prestigious  award by Chelsea Clinton, on behalf of the Clinton Foundation and Procter & Gamble. The award has been presented to acclaim the efforts put in by Dr Mubina in order to make a dazzling social impact on health, education, provision of safe drinking water, and alleviation of poverty.

Dr Mubina Agboatwalla’s services have helped pave the way for the less fortunate citizens of Pakistan feel cherished and motivated towards helping the country continue towards economic and social prosperity. The receipt of this award has instilled a sense of further motivation and commitment in her and the entire HOPE team. Furthermore, she has also helped Pakistan to be recognized as one of the flourishing countries internationally.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Celebrating Global Dignity Day

Global Dignity Day takes place in schools on the third Wednesday of October each year engaging students in a conversation on dignity. The aim is to make the concept of dignity tangible and understandable for each and every student. Defining dignity in their own words and sharing stories from their own lives gives students ownership of the concept.

In the light of this theme, Beaconhouse School System, Primary I PECHS celebrated the Global Dignity Day with an initiative to commend and encourage good practices of dignified and courageous individuals of our society. The purpose of celebrating this day was to highlight the fact that all people poor or rich and all occupations/jobs are bound to equal amounts of respect and have the same importance.

The event was attended by HOPE Zia School Students who deliberately participated in the activities arranged by Beaconhouse School System. The day started with assembly followed by welcome speech. The school management also invited HOPE’s school principal, Ms. Aisha Noorani as a guest speaker to speak on the philanthropic work of HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan under the leadership of Dr.Mubina Agboatwalla-child specialist in Karachi.

Students also presented Urdu poetry, poems and were engaged in different sports activities. The students did artwork and received gifts from the management along with refreshment. To appreciate and encourage future participation form HOPE’s school, Beaconhouse management also provided story books for the students who were not able to attend the event.

Every human being regardless of race, culture or social background has the right to protect his or her dignity. The day has been celebrated in communities all over the world since 2006.

Monday, 10 October 2016

HOPE Fundraiser event in San Francisco- California

To help the impoverished of our society, HOPE-an NGO in Pakistan has been continuously striving to come up with ways to reduce poverty and educational disparity. Such efforts would create a greater effect if aided by other social organizations and philanthropists who eagerly contribute towards betterment of the society. Therefore, to spread awareness and to raise funds for the under-served masses of our society, HOPE charity USA held a Fundraiser in San Francisco- CA on 5th of August 2016.

The aim of the Fundraiser was to raise awareness among the citizens of US about Pakistan and the obstacles that our country is encountering in terms of primary and secondary health care system as well as educational disparities. The event was well supported by our HOPE charity USA team arranged by Mr. Zafar Naqvi (coordinator HOPE charity USA) and Mr. Aamir Jameel (President HOPE Charity USA). Around 400 people attended this event with great enthusiasm to support those in need. The audience also includes overseas Pakistanis who appreciated the efforts of HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan.

The event included detailed presentations and videos on all the activities of HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan which was presented by Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- Child specialist in Karachi. The presentation was focused mainly on educational status of children in Pakistan, patients at HOPE hospitals and how HOPE carries out  treatment of these patients and  HOPE’s contribution towards providing safe drinking water in underprivileged areas through installment of Hand pumps- activities conducted under the category of Aqua Project. The audience was also briefed about need of water and hand pumps in rural areas of Pakistan. Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- Child specialist in Karachi, also informed audience regarding efforts which have been done so far to resolve the scarcity of water by installing 25 hand pumps in rural areas and outskirts of Karachi. The session ended with a question and answer session followed by dinner and a musical program.

When inquired, the audience greatly appreciated the efforts of HOPE in the development field, helping the poor and making the country self sufficient. The crowd showed interest to be a part of this development process. We at HOPE, look forward for the contribution of these individuals to step forward and help HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan to eradicate educational disparity and to provide basic health facilities to the less fortunate people of our country.

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 Healthy 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.