Like every year, HOPE, a Health NGO in Pakistan, arranged Iftar dinners throughout the month of Ramadan for the underprivileged children studying at HOPE Schools. One of the iftar parties was arranged in HOPE Formal School, Muzaffargarh. Around 400 students attended this iftar party. The children seemed really excited and happy to be served iftar. They really enjoyed the whole event. The menu was a very enjoyable one consisting of the delicacies suited for the occasion: samosas, pakoras, kababs etc of different varieties. It was fun time for all and the chatter was non-stop – the jokes were abundant and a full belly made things even more joyful. The iftari was followed by Eid clothes distribution which brought smiles on the innocent faces of children.
As always particular attention was given by Dr Mubina Agboatwalla, child specialist in Karachi and chairperson of HOPE – an NGO in Pakistan, in the selection and preparation of the iftar items and also the Eid clothing. Everything was closely monitored by her to ensure that everything goes smooth and very good quality items were given to the children.
One could clearly see the fulfillment in the eyes of children. Even not wanting to, the evening had to come to an end and eventually it did. But what it left was the sense of complacency for the HOPE workers, and a dream for a better tomorrow for the less-privileged children. The children returned to their homes with a big smile on their faces and hands full of Eid gifts which definitely made their Eid cherishable.