Monday, 30 January 2017

A visit to Japanese Calendar Exhibition.

Art has always been incorporated as a learning subject in the school’s curricula. Art has the ability to open one’s mind and inquire about the world. It has been used as a power to express one’s thoughts, feelings and emotions about what one thinks.

Keeping that in mind, the children studying at HOPE Formal School Karachi were taken to the calendar exhibition at Japan Consulate along with their teachers. The children were delighted to see beautiful, colorful and artistic calendars. These calendars included pictures of Japanese culture, nature and animals etc. The students were also shown a video about Japan and its traditions and culture.

The students immensely enjoyed their time there and found it extremely informative and exciting. They expressed greater curiosity towards learning more about Japanese people and their culture. HOPE - a health NGO in Pakistan gets further drive and inspiration from such students in continuing its work towards improving the educational situation of Pakistan.

Creativity is an inner source to express   one’s feelings; it may increase through different experience, knowledge, experiments, acquiring new skills etc. For this purpose HOPE - an educational NGO in Pakistan seeks different ways to make its students more creative and competitive.

Moreover, students are regularly taken to field trips and exhibitions etc in order to expose them to different cultural aspects of the world around them as these trips and visits are recognized as important moments in learning.

HOPE, under the guidance of Chairperson
Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - Child Specialist in Karachi, makes sure to bring the best out of its students and to allow them to get involved in diverse interests as it is important for them to be very diverse in their interests.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Mehfil-e-Milaad at HOPE School, Thatta.

A Mehfil-e-Milad was held on 18th January, 2017 at HOPE School, Thatta, keeping the tradition of arranging religious events at HOPE, an educational NGO in Pakistan.

It started with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Hamds and Naats were recited by children of all classes as well as few teachers. Children informed the audience about the habits of a true ‘momin’ and stated examples from ahadith. The milad ended with salam and dua; sweets and refreshment were distributed among the students and guests. The HOPE staff made all the seating and audio arrangements for the event and their efforts were praised.

Dr Mubina Agboatwalla - a child specialist in Karachi, also attended the event to encourage the children and applaud their efforts.  She paid particular attention on the arrangement and preparation of this event. 

Moreover, it is ensured that all HOPE schools arrange extra-curricular activities that help the children to explore various interests that they may have. Getting involved in extracurricular activities also allows students to get involved in diverse interests as it is important for them to be very diverse in their interests.

HOPE - a Health NGO in Pakistan believes that activities like these allow your child to make a contribution in some way. It shows that they are getting away from just thinking about themselves and contributing to something else. This is important in their growth as a person and events like these also instill love and enthusiasm in the children to celebrate religious occasions with high spirits.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Spreading SMILES on AJK's mountains - Day 2

Azad Jammu and kashmir is a mountainous area comprising of various districts, located in the northern areas of Pakistan. This area is underdeveloped and in much need of proper health facilities. On the other hand, illiteracy is also prevalent here and if institutions exist, the harsh weather makes it impossible to reach there.

To help the deprived community of this region and extend a helping hand towards the deserving community, HOPE an educational NGO, has established formal and informal Schools in AJK. Some of the schools are till tenth grade while the others are Primary Schools.

On day 2 of the visit, the team visited the schools located in Darabatangi and Habiddori where total 200 students are enrolled, respectively. Darabatangi  is 75 km far from the city and 3500 ft above on the mountain, whereas, Habiddori is 80 km far from the city and 3800 ft above on the mountain. The team distributed school bags, pencil boxes, woolen caps, briyani, juice and socks among the children of school. The children were so excited and happy to receive the distributed items; the smiles and happiness on their face was clearly seen.

HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan is ecstatic to see its students in the mountainous regions of Kashmir studying despite the harsh weather conditions. Dr Mubina Agboatwalla - child specialist in Karachi and a born philanthropist is of the view that providing basic necessities to the underprivileged class is obligatory for those who have the capacity to help.

With the passion to serve humanity, HOPE reaches out to all those who no one reaches out to and has established several schools on different mountains of Kashmir. These schools are giving free and quality education to the poor children who cannot even afford to have a sweater or a single pair of socks to prevent themselves from cold even in extreme weather. Hence, each year HOPE's team under the supervision of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - a child specialist in Karachi, visits the schools in Kashmir and distributes food items as well as warm clothing to the poor children studying there.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

HOPE's Health Services Continue to Serve the Poor

Food-poisoning occurs when an individual consumes poor-quality food. And this is quite unfortunate that in Pakistan, a large number of food-chains and office cafeterias use substandard raw materials and harmful food colors etc. The unhygienic conditions of kitchens also add to the poor quality of food which often results in upset stomach, diarrhea and food poisoning among the consumers of such food.

Same happened with the 48 workers of a food factory, located in industrial area of Karachi, who had daal in lunch from their office's canteen. All of them were admitted to HOPE Hospital at Zia Colony due to food poisoning. Most of the patients had similar complaints of abdominal cramps and vomiting. They were unconscious and dehydrated. Hence, the treatment was given according to each patient's severity including IV drips and injections. All of the patients were recovered within 2 to 6 hours due to the efficiency of staff and timely treatment. 

HOPE Hospital's staff is well-trained and skilled to manage and treat emergency cases. Almost all kind of patients from poor families come there for treatment and are satisfied with the treatment they receive. HOPE - a health NGO in Pakistan, under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - child specialist in Karachi, provides access to emergency and other affordable medical facilities to impecunious masses through secondary care hospitals 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- an NGO in Pakistan 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.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Spreading SMILES on AJK's mountains - Day 1

Mesmerizing mountains, fast flowing Rivers, streams and beautiful fruit trees, all together make Kashmir a natural wonderland. But despite all this magnificence, the people of Kashmir are deprived of a lot of blessings and rights that they deserve. As the unemployment rate is very high in AJK, therefore, the underprivileged class can’t afford to send their children to school. However, with the passion to serve humanity, HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan reaches out to all those who no one reaches out to and has established several schools on different mountains of Kashmir. These schools are giving free and quality education to the poor children who cannot even afford to have a sweater or a single pair of socks to prevent themselves from cold even in extreme weather.

HOPE’s team visits and monitors the working of these schools every year. The visits include distribution of various gift items such as schoolbags, lunch boxes, stationery items, sweaters, caps, and food items etc which encourage the children to be regular and make them feel loved. The team under the leadership of Dr Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi interacts with the students and teachers to learn more about them.

On day one, the team visited the schools located in Ghari duppta, Malsi and Dhanibaklan where currently 280 students are enrolled, altogether. 

The students did a very well performed welcome function for HOPE's team. After the function, the children were shown the demonstration of how to use P&G purifier water sachets. Cooler, buckets, P&G purifier water sachets were distributed to ensure the provision of clean drinking water among the community. Moreover, pants, sweaters, pencil box, lunch boxes ( juices, cake, samosa, pakorey), Gift pack for teachers (warm shawl, safe guard soap, ariel surf ) were also distributed.

HOPE- an educational NGO in Pakistan 
is proud to be spreading hope and education even on the top of mountains where no other NGO or government organization is working to help the people in need!