Tuesday, 17 April 2018


Why is education so important for the economy of Pakistan? Literacy is the fundamental building block of education and as vaccine is a prevention measure for a disease, literacy works in the same way for preventing the spread of corruption, hunger, poverty, crime, poor health conditions and unemployment among other socio-economic problems. Education is an essential tool for breaking the rigid and harsh social cycles of poverty.

HOPE-an Educational NGO in Pakistan, plans to establish a network of schools which provide free and quality education and helps students build an armor of confidence which allows them to hang onto their dreams and pursue it.  Thus, most of HOPE’s programs are focused primarily on the rural and urban slum areas of Pakistan. Under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi, HOPE has broaden its reach towards the masses lining in squalor, mainly focusing on girls to address the deplorable educational and social status of women in many cities of Pakistan.

Among other HOPE – an NGO in Pakistan, one of its school is located in Zia colony, Karachi, constructed by Japanese embassy. The people living in this area come from a poor background and struggle to educate their children, given the expensive fee waivers the private schools unjustly ask for. Some of them are stuck at home and others end up winding at workshops or other places to earn and carry an entire burden of their family expenses. But now following the establishment of our school, almost all of the children resided in the community head to our door in hopes of getting quality education. They are also provided with provisions such as stationary, lunch boxes, books and copies for their feasibility, all of them being utterly free of cost. Extracurricular activities such as sports, art competitions, field trips regularly take place. It is now supported by individual donors.

Presently, there are 610 students studying. Students who appear in the Board High School Exams are passing with flying colors. HOPE arranges annual functions to celebrate their success which encourage them to increase their potentials.

Every year students look forward to this special occasion where they get to showcase their skills and talents through a number of ways some of them including tabloids, skits, cultural dances etc. The chief guests, Akiyo Saishu, Mr and Mrs. Amjad and  Dr Jamil are ecstatic to see students who show passion and commitment towards gaining education and participating in extracurricular activities.

HOPE supports and facilitates all such activities which enhance the student’s motivation and makes them feel cared for. HOPE’s annual function at Zia colony is surely one which will melt your heart after seeing the glowing faces of the youth of Pakistan.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018


Imagine living in a village where education is deemed as not important. Being illiterate and uneducated slowly takes over your life as trying to find a well-paid job becomes tough. Unfortunately, this is the harsh reality for many children living in rural areas around Pakistan. HOPE an NGO in Pakistan is working extremely hard every day to provide basic needs, such as education, to deprived individuals. It is important to note that HOPE believes that education is the key to a successful society where individuals are aware of their right.

HOPE inaugurated a Vocational center, under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi, in September, in one of the underserved areas of Karachi named Bilal Colony. This vocational center holds English language and Computer classes for the youth.

Bilal Colony Vocational center is funded by the Interim Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF).  There were quite a few challenges HOPE faced while setting up this vocational center which were: finding a location, Lack of Electricity, Lack of Teachers Willingness and trust issues.

The future aims of this project are distributing the certificates to the youth on completion of the course, Connecting young girls to relevant job opportunities after learning the course, and finally increasing the number of courses over time.

One of the biggest hurdle faced by HOPE – an Educational NGO in Pakistan was convincing the families of that area to allow their children and the young girls and boys to gain education via our vocational center. The courses are for two months each and during the span of two months parents pick and drop their children by themselves and they are quite satisfied by the course material and performance level of their children.

These classes have proved to be beneficial for many individuals because they can now cope up with the competition and be a greater cause as they are now well equipped with computer and English language skill which necessary to survive in this dynamic environment.

Currently there are more than 80 students learning diverse skills and many young women of that area challenging the stereotypical ‘house wife” perception by gaining computer and English language skills. These students are eager to learn and are passionate about earning a living out of the learned skills.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018


“Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability”. —William Osler.

This quote sums up the life of a doctor pretty accurately. Of course every day is a different day for a doctor with new and unanticipated forthcomings.

Dr. Rehana- a beacon of light, a gynecologist at HOPE- a charitable organization in Pakistan, who has well deserved the title of a doctor with her hard work and unyielding effort. Her Duties include seeing gynae patients, attending to the problems and diagnosing hurdles created in pregnancy etc.  Her day starts off with ultrasounds carried out at Bilal Colony- a maternal and child health community center.

Bilal Colony has a population of 80,000 and incurs as many as 2200 mothers and children every month. Dr. Rehana Visits this center twice a week for ultrasounds and deliveries.

Dr. Rehana then travels to Gurumandir Hospital where she is called in for an emergency cesarean operation. It takes her in total one hour to reach Gurumandir Hospital as the total distance between them in 26.9km. Dr. Rehana expertly conducts c-sections and lovely babies are born.

Dr. Rehana is part of the administration at Gurumandir Hospital and so she has to see to the staff, patients, and medicines and fulfil other admin related duties. Here she takes a lunch break and rests for a while but as they say the clock never stops ticking for a doctor and so she is then paged in for a threatened abortion at Zia Colony where the case is very severe and the patient is losing a lot of blood, after rushing the patient to the Operation Theater, Dr. Rehana arranges for the blood and successfully saves the patient’s life.

The distance from HOPE Hospital Gurumandir to Zia colony is about 8-9 km.

HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan runs two Mobile Health Clinics (MHU) which are overseen by Dr. Rehana. MHU's provide free medication and treatment to the underserved population suffering from various diseases. Dr. Rehana engages in a meeting regarding the MHU’s where the Doctors discus several patient related problems, solutions and processes.

Dr. Rehana see’s to the OPD which is the part of a hospital designed for the treatment of outpatients, people with health problems who visit the hospital for diagnosis or treatment, at Zia Colony Hospital at 7:30pm and then commutes back to Gurumandir Hospital to see the OPD at 10:00 pm where she carries out consultancy, nutrition advice, family planning awareness, and sees to other pregnancy related complications. She then returns to Zia Colony by 11:30pm where she is on night duty. Dr. Rehana devotes all her time to her work by going without sleep for incredibly long hours.

This is how it’s like to be a practicing doctor. It’s hard to describe one day because every day is very different. As long as doctors come equipped with a great attitude, there is excitement with many opportunities to learn and develop their clinical skills.

Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi, feels honored to have such hardworking staff members as Dr. Rehana, who are inspiration and an epitome of perfection.

Monday, 26 March 2018


HOPE-a charitable organization in Pakistan, working mainly for the amelioration of women and children has a number of schools and hospitals successfully operating in different parts of Pakistan. HOPE Team USA has been a forerunner in fundraising for different HOPE activities. The education and health sector of HOPE is thriving because of the fund raising carried out by HOPE Team USA.

HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan has been helping the needy to obtain clean drinking water under the leadership of Dr Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi. Hand pumps have been installed in many remote villages where there is shortage of safe drinking water.

HOPE’s President Mr. Nasar Agboatwalla, visited HOPE School Zia Colony and HOPE General Hospital & Maternity Home Zia colony as well as several Handpumps which are installed on link road Karachi.

Mr. Nasar was amazed to see the number of patients touching the sky in HOPE Zia Colony’s Hospital where Approximately 187200 patients are treated annually. And about 725 students gaining education in HOPE School Zia Colony.

Mr. Nasar visited two Handpumps on link road namely Ramzan Road and Gul Hassan Road. The Handpump installed at Ramzan Road benefits 4 villages in its surrounding and 60 families gain access to clean and pure water. Simultaneously the Handpump installed at Gul Hassan road benefits 3 villages and 30 families in its surrounding.

HOPE Team USA was overjoyed to see the installed handpumps being extremely beneficial to the village community. They talked with the locals who highlighted how the handpump had saved them from migrating to areas with better water accessibility and reduced the workload on them to fetch water from distant places. Many residents hailed the handpumps to be a great blessing for them. The visitors were showered with hospitality by the locals.

HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan, is highly motivated and dedicated as we witness the growth of the successfully running HOPE Hospitals and Schools. With such positive reviews piling in regarding the Handpumps, HOPE’s President aims to instill more and more Handpumps wherever needed.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Bilal colony celebrates its one year anniversary

Providing world class health care facility is an obligation on HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan. Having said that, it has three main secondary hospitals, two of which are in Karachi and one in Thatta. A number of medical and surgical facilities and services are provide some of which are as follows: Labor rooms, Maternity services, X-Ray, Blood Bank, Laboratory, Gynecologist Surgeries etc.

HOPE hospital in Bilal Colony is one of the very successful maternal and child health centers which treats as many as 26,400 patients. This town in korangi's industrial area takes privilege in benefitting from HOPE Bilal colony Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Women here are highly satisfied with the health services provided free of cost.

On the 12th of march, HOPE Bilal colony MCH celebrated its one year anniversary thanks to the generous Sabzwari family. HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan decorated the MCH and the first patient of the MCH was there to cut a cake along with HOPE team USA. Mr. Nasser, The president of HOPE, was thrilled to see the turnout of Bilal colony.

Subzwari family even circulated snacks and beverages to patients who were currently present there. Many of them were on drips but they rejoiced on the happy occasion.

HOPE, under the guidance Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi, has been collaborating with national and international organizations such as: The Japanese Embassy, Procter and Gamble private Ltd and Human Concern International, (HCI). The funds donated from these organizations has helped immensely in establishing hospitals in Karachi, Thatta and MHU in Interior Sindh. Ultimately it is clear that HOPE is playing a vital role in developing society, where women and children are being cured of diseases.

Bilal Colony seemed to have been completely cut-off from the tide of heath measures being swept across the country after the UN warnings. Bilal Colony has estimate population of around 3 lac with some private clinics installed by the government but due to the shortage of funds and corruption in the government departments, the clinics have not been somewhat established. And that is where HOPE plays a vital role in rendering its services wherever needed, be it Bilal colony or any other underserved area.