Wednesday, 3 June 2020

HOPE COLLABORATES WITH STANDARD CHARTERED BANK FOR RATION DISTRIBUTION


In Pakistan, a staggering 60% of the population struggles to find enough food to eat. That’s around 113 million people who cannot rely on getting a regular meal. Sadly, the worst affected are society’s already most vulnerable, including women and children.

With lack of financial stability means, many families worry about where their next meal will be coming from. Whilst many of us enjoy three meals a day, for many families in Pakistan, this is a mere dream. On average, over half of a family’s income is spent on food and 44% of children under the age of five are stunted due to malnutrition.

HOPE - An NGO in Pakistan, along with Standard Chartered collaborated for the distribution of ration bags among poor and deserving families.

Serving a whole better purpose of charity and was a great help to the underprivileged people during this hard time, as job opportunities for daily wagers has come to a halt; and they do not have any resources or savings to sustain on during this lock-down.  


By providing ration bags to these families, it will help keep their kitchens running for some time, until the corona pandemic situation restores to normal again.


As per the number of families we have in our communities; HOPE – A Health NGO in Pakistan distributed ration bags to the low income families, such as labors and daily wagers etc., who are needy and do not have a stagnant source of income during this lockdown period, due to the corona pandemic.

Ration bags were given to approximately 510 plus families. Each family consisting of around 6-8 members and children. These families belong to Rural areas such as Ghaggar,Link Road, Rehri Goth, Kathore, Gadap, Dhabeji, Sachal. As well as katchiabadis like Manzoor Colony, Zia colony, Bilal Colony, Mujahid Colony, Behas Colony, Bhittaiabad. Interior Sindh areas such as Badin, Thatta, Sujawal etc.










The ration bags we provided, consisted of various items such as milk powder, flour, cooking oil, sugar, pulses, rice and tea leaf, which sums up to the basic needs required in any household.

The support provided by Standard Chartered Bank, had a tremendous impact on saving more lives, and restoring happiness in the families of those affected by the shortage of food. These activities were carried out under the supervision of Dr. MubinaAgboatwalla - A Child Specialist in Karachi who is the main pillar behind HOPE.

Thursday, 28 May 2020

IFTAR AT HOPE SCHOOL MUZAFFARGARH


The Holy month Ramadan has always brought joy to the Muslims, but unfortunately the case is not always true for people who are deprived of basic needs. Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - A Child Specialist in Karachi not only understands the importance of education for the impoverished and how it can help create a positive impact in improving their lives, she also takes care of the opportunities she can provide to give them some moments to cherish specially during Ramadan. Under her leadership, HOPE -An NGO in Pakistan is making ends meet to share the bounties with the underprivileged communities in every nook and corner of Pakistan. Muzaffargarh is one such far flung area of Punjab where HOPE strives to achieve great heights of success by eradicating illiteracy, poverty and hunger.









Being a deliverer of happiness and joy to thousands of poverty-stricken Pakistanis, HOPE - An Educational NGO in Pakistan, arranged Iftar for the students of HOPE Formal School, Muzaffargarh. The students were seated in long rows for the iftar. Their excitement seemed to rise when a variety of food items were served to them. HOPE pays particular attention on the selection and preparation of the iftar items. Everything was closely monitored to ensure that every child at the HOPE School Muzaffargarh was served good quality food items. Dates, samosas, pakoras, jalebis, bananas and melons were part of the menu which was served to them. Sherbet was also served to them that added as the most desirable item on the table. The children enjoyed the iftar party with their fellow students among happy chatters and giggles.

The iftar was a long awaited event for these underserved children of HOPE School Muzaffargarh, who were extremely happy to open their fast together.

Prayers were conducted before the iftar distribution in which Quran Khani was recited.  This iftar distribution was done in the last Ashra of Ramadan. Spreading smiles by arranging iftars and distributing Eid gifts to the less fortunate ones is indeed a great sense of satisfaction and source of immense pleasure for HOPE staff as well as various philanthropists who contribute for this campaign

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

HOPE’S DISTRIBUTION OF IFTAR AMONG NEEDY


Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person’s life. Charity does not always represent giving lavish and huge items to the needy ones, instead it can symbolize by fulfilling their basic needs such as providing basic food requirements. The best strategy for providing food to the community is by bringing it to their doorsteps.

Communities residing in far flung areas across Karachi are indeed very poor and during Ramadan, HOPE, a Health NGO in Pakistan provides help to them in the form of food distribution. Recently in the underprivileged communities of the society; HOPE has distributed biryani packets and iftar boxes among the children and the underprivileged families in different rural areas of Karachisuch as, Rehri Goth, Bhens Colony, Zia Colony, Bhittaiabad, SachalGoth, Gadap, DhabeyJee, Ghaggar, Link Road, Bilal Colony, Manzoor Colony, Shah Ghazi Goth, Mujahid Colony etc.Iftar boxes and biryani is also distributed in the adjoining rural areas.
The Iftar boxes and biryani packets were distributed to a very large number of people in these areas – bringing joy and smiles to their faces. Such distribution of food by HOPE, An NGO in Pakistan is conducted on a regular basis throughout the month of Ramadan, in rural slum areas and in the villages on the edge of the city.These people were delighted to receive the iftar boxes, as they belong to the low-income class who cannot afford to enjoy eating a good Iftar like we do. The smile on the faces of these children is priceless. 









These activities are carried out under the supervision of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla, A Child Specialist in Karachi,in the selection of the sites for the food distribution.

So far approximately 5000 biryani packets and ration boxes have been distributed in these lesser privileged areas. Around 300 packets are distributed daily during Ramdan to bring smiles on the faces of these children and alleviate their hunger in this holy month. The team will continue to distribute Iftar and Briyani boxes till the end of Ramadan.

The overwhelming deeds along with the tireless efforts of HOPE, have always been worth admiring. The acknowledgement and appreciation of our work boosts up our team’s motivation level committing them to put in even greater effort in doing so.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

HOPE’s ANNUAL RATION DISTRIBUTION DRIVE


A major chunk of the Pakistani population is deprived of the basic necessities of life from which one of the most important is food. In a recent study conducted by the US, Pakistan ranks 106 among the 119 countries on Global Hunger Index and is expected to rise in the near future. HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan, carrying out its philanthropic activities is in one way responsible to feed these hunger stricken populations. Communities residing in far flung areas across Karachi are indeed very poor. Hence, during Ramadan, HOPE does not forget them and provides help to them as well in the form of food, Eid clothes and ration distribution.

HOPE-A Health NGO in Pakistan distributes rations among the poor every year throughout Ramadan. The teams were sent to distribute the ration bags among the needy households at various HOPE centers including hospitals and schools, where the vans filled with food items and ration bags were sent to different slum areas of Karachi, rural areas of Sindh, Muzaffargarh and Azad Jammu and Kashmir for distribution among needy households. Recently food items and ration bags were distributed at the door steps of needy families to avoid hurting their feelings. More than 1500 ration bags were distributed among the needy families residing there. These areas include, Ghaggar, Bhens colony, Link road and Dhabeji etc.











The team will continue to distribute ration till the end of Ramadan. The children and patients are delighted to receive the ration as they belong to the low-income class who cannot even afford to buy basic grocery and enjoy their Ramadan and Eid. Seeing the innocent smiles on the faces of the children is extremely gratifying and it affirms our belief that all the efforts, the hassle, the obstacles are worth going through just to see a smile on the faces of these children who can’t afford to enjoy the festivity of Ramadan and Eid to its fullest. These activities are carried out under the supervision of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - a child specialist in Karachi who is the main pillar behind HOPE.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

HOPE PARTICIPATES AT THE 9th CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SUMMIT AND AWARDS GALLERY


It’s incredibly important that a company operates in a way that demonstrates social responsibility. Although it’s not a legal requirement, it’s seen as good practice to take into account social and environmental issues.

Social responsibility and ethical practices are vital to your success. The 2015 Cone Communications/Ubiquity Global CSR study found that a staggering 91% of global consumers expect businesses to operate responsibly to address social and environmental issues. Furthermore, 84% say they seek out responsible products wherever possible.

HOPE – An Educational NGO in Pakistan was invited by the Founder & Chief Executive of The Professionals Network - Ethical Business Update for its 9th Corporate Social Responsibility Summit and Awards Gallery. on January 30th, 2020 at Hotel Marriott Karachi. Where many other NGO and welfare organizations were invited as a token of appreciation, towards all their efforts and hard work they put into helping the underprivileged people. Speeches were delivered on the importance of CSR in the society, followed by an award distribution session and finally brunch was served. Two representatives from HOPE were invited as guests. Which gave an opportunity for making it a memorable event, providing an excellent opportunity for elevating the image of HOPE. 







  

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HOPE - An NGO in Pakistan, has helped pave the way for the less fortunate citizens, helping the country continue towards economic and social prosperity. HOPE runs under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - A child specialist in Karachi, who strives to achieve best possible ways to cater towards 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.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

DEMONSTRATIONOF P&GWATER PURIFIERS BY HOPE TEAMIN MUZAFFARGARH


The World Health Organization considers universal access to clean water a basic human right, and an essential step towards improving living standards worldwide. Water deprived communities are generally economically poor as well, their residents are trapped in an ongoing cycle of poverty. Keeping this in mind, HOPE a Health NGO in Pakistan in collaboration with Procter & Gamble Pakistan is making clean water accessible by distributing P&G Purifier of Water to the underprivileged communities. P&G Purifier of Water is used for preparing safe drinking water. One single sachet purifies up to 10 liters of brackish water. Compared with other products available in the market, P&G Purifier of water leaves no salty or sour after-taste.

Access to tap water is very low in Muzaffargarh and quality of drinking water remains substandard as the major sources are hand pumps and turbines supplying contaminated or brackish water to local populations.

Majority of the population in Muzaffargarh is exposed to hazards of drinking unsafe and polluted water from both surface and ground water sources. Contaminated water is the root cause of many diseases including diarrhea, typhoid, intestinal worms and hepatitis. Under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - A Child Specialist in Karachi, HOPE has been working relentlessly to improve the lives of the people in Muzaffargarh by creating awareness among them, about the benefits of safe drinking water.








HOPE team demonstrated the process of cleaning water using P&G Purifiers of Water in Muzaffargarh. Several people were present during the orientation where they learnt the importance of drinking clean water and how to prepare it by themselves at home. Each participant was provided a purifying kit that consists of a cooler, bucket, muslin cloth, spatula and 120 sachets of P&G Purifier of Water. The aim of this activity was to benefit the local community while making clean water accessible hence reducing the morbidities especially among children. This will also provide them opportunity to improve standards of living while improving health status.HOPE- An NGO in Pakistan provides back-up support in the form of training, IEC material, social marketing and advocacy of P&G Purifier to the socially deprived local population.








The aim is to benefit the community while making clean water accessible for all, hence, reducing the morbidities especially among children. In addition, this will also provide an opportunity to improve standards of living while improving health status.