Tuesday, 14 August 2018

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS AT HOPE SCHOOL ZIA COLONY


Pakistan has gotten its independence on 14th august 1947 since then people of Pakistan and the government of Pakistan celebrating the day of independence, which reminds us of attainment of freedom from British rule. 

Pakistan day is celebrated in every city and village of Pakistan, with great zeal. The whole country is bleeding green with the Pakistani flag. Color full events chalked out in a befitting manner and pay respect to those who gave sacrifice for their mother land to give a bright future to the next generations.

From the beginning of august radio stations and TV channels play patriotic songs (Millinughmay) and various TV shows and programmed highlights the history culture and achievements of Pakistan are broadcast.

HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan, was also a part of this grand celebration when HOPE school- Zia colony rejoiced on the festive occasion of 14th August.

Students from Nursery to Matric were made to sing the national anthem in the assembly while flags were distributed amongst the children. Pupils were overjoyed to have been given a chance to sing patriotic Pakistani songs on the podium.







HOPE- an educational NGO in Pakistan, repeated the same activities with the morning and evening shift so that no one felt left out.

Students decorated the classes however they liked with green and white being highlighted as the main colors.

Under the leadership of Dr. MubinaAgboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi, HOPE strives to flourish and continue its philanthropic work for the betterment of the society and Pakistan as a whole.

Pakistan is a country made up of the blood and sweat of those who gave their lives fighting for this great nation. We as Pakistani’s must take pride in being citizens of this country which has given us everything we own today. It is our duty to help those in need, not only as an act of humanitarian but also as a civilian of Pakistan.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

INCEPTION OF TREE PLANTATION ACTIVITY BY HOPE


The increasing need for environmental conservation has become prominent in the past few years. Several organizations have started initiatives to promote environmental welfare and for that reason HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan has initiated the tree plantation activity.





Planting a tree is a lifelong investment. How well this investment grows depends on the type of tree selected and the planting location, the care provided during planting, and the follow-up care after planting. Getting your new tree off to a healthy start will help the tree mature to its full size and ensures it will provide environmental, economic, and social benefits throughout its lifetime.

Tree Plantation is poised to effect a positive change in the world's forests growing fast growing trees on a global scale.

The Tree plantation program has already begun in Cities like Badin and Thatta and is now at Phase 1. Phase 1 depicts three types of plants: lemon, guava and Java Plum.

The sites have been selected and 200 plants have been decided upon for plantation. These trees will have a tremendous impact on climate change.

Some of the very obvious benefits that tree plantation has is: Trees provide oxygen, they cleanse the air, prevent water pollution, conserve energy, most importantly they provide for wood which in turn increases the timber market production and boosts the business.

Under the Leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi, HOPE- a health NGO in Pakistan is dedicated to improving the condition in Pakistan, by way of all necessary means which also includes tree plantation.

Once phase 1 is completed, HOPE will move on to searching for more sites where trees can be planted, while those which had already been planted will be well looked after. HOPE wishes to combat climate change through such activities.

Monday, 30 July 2018

HOPE’s ANNUAL RATION DISTRIBUTION ACTIVITY


A large 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.

After HOPE’s Ramadhan activities and humanitarian work of distributing iftar boxes to the underserved population, HOPE- a Health NGO in Pakistan, distributed ration to as many as 1150 families at different locations.

The Following are the number of location where ration is distributed: Zia Colony, Bhittaiabad,   Sachal goth, Mujahid Colony, Bilal Colony, Gurumandir, Sindh Government, Ghaggar, Gadap, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Bilal center, and last but not the least Kachra kundi.















HOPE Volunteers distributed ration packets after Eid to ensure that those needy folks enjoy the support of HOPE as always. HOPE has been assisting the populace of these poverty stricken areas to resist the errands of their lives for several years now, this time in the form of Ration distribution.

Dr. MubinaAgboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi, leads HOPE towards achieving greater horizons and drags people out of their misery and sufferings by carrying out such philanthropic activities.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

HOPE Arranges Iftaar for Students of Thatta


The last of this year’s iftar programming by HOPE - an NGO in Pakistan was a heartwarming event in Thatta.


Thatta is 100 kilometers away from Karachi (about 2.5 hours’ drive) and lacks quality educational infrastructure. HOPE - an Educational NGO in Pakistan helps to fill in this gap. At HOPE’s Formal school-Thatta, located in a slum area, there are 340 underprivileged children receiving a free-of-cost quality education up to matric. These students are mainly the children of farmers and laborers, whose families would have otherwise been unable to afford education and the accompanying costs of provisions (such as that of stationery, school bags, and uniforms) all of which are given to HOPE students free of cost.

Sponsored by Dubai Ladies,and organized under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla this year’s annual Thatta iftar was as usual a huge success, and it was clearly apparent from the children’s beaming faces. The teachers struggled to seat the excited students in preparation for iftar, a delicious affair consisting of a wide variety of popular iftar dishes: the customary dates, along with puff pastries and spring rolls, cutlets and samosas, bananas and brownies. There was also sherbet and water to wash it all down.






After iftar, the sated children’s excitement only seemed to increase in anticipation for the next segment of the evening’s programming: Eid gift distribution. Each and every single student was gifted a new, festive, Eid dress in exactly their size. One by one, each child received their gift.








Just like education, these fancy clothes would have been completely out of reach for these kids and their families had it not been for HOPE. Lastly, the popular dish biryani was distributed to all the children for dinner. Their unadulterated joy and shukr was reflected in their eyes.


Oftentimes, many of us take for granted what others consider luxuries. This privilege we have, to take our blessings for granted, comes with great responsibility to reach out to the less fortunate and less privileged. Ramadan is a time when this is especially important, and HOPE goes to extra efforts to reach out, as is clearly seen through the numerous and very diverse projects and events happening daily during this holy month. These projects are possible only due to the ever increasing volunteers and donations HOPE receives from individuals and organizations worldwide.

Under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - a child specialist in Karachi, HOPE aims to not only reach out, but to completely eliminate poverty, illiteracy, and hunger.

Monday, 16 July 2018

NED Students Visit HOPE Formal School- Bhittaiabad


It was a typical Ramadan morning for most people. But for a handful of young students, it was eye-opener.


More than 10 students of Karachi’s elite NED University visited the students of HOPE’s formal school in Bhittaiabad. HOPE - an educational NGO in Pakistanprovides educational, health, and sanitation services to the disadvantaged populations in Pakistan. Dr. MubinaAgboatwalla - a child specialist in Karachiand the chairperson of HOPE leads this effort.





This HOPE primary school has expanded to have an enrollment of more than 60 students. It is one of HOPE’s 4 formal schools in Pakistan. The other three formal schools are located in Zia Colony in Karachi, Thatta, and Muzaffargarh. Located in slum areas, these schools serve poor families by providing free-of-cost education, and providing the necessary educational supplies.


To kick off the meeting, the NED students distributed snacks, juice and biscuits which they had brought for the children. As everyone munched on the refreshments, each child introduced themselves, and got comfortable with the older students. Small talk led to deep conversations and soon even the smallest, shyest children chatted excitedly with the university students. They discussed prayers, hygiene, and, of course, education.









After the icebreakers, the students played games for some time. Delighted laughter and voices filled the air as they enjoyed themselves. Later, the students of HOPE - an NGOin Pakistan proudly recited poems they knew to impress their new friends. Finally, the students of NED University gifted HOPE’s younger ones with goodie bags that contained stationery items and also donated Rs. 5000 to HOPE for books for school children, before leaving.



 
It is easy to throw money at different causes whereas it is much more difficult to humanize who the money is helping. Interacting with the NED students was not only enjoyable for the HOPE students, but motivating as well. For the NED students, it was a priceless meeting orchestrated by HOPE, an eye-opening experience to see how the other half lived; however, now equipped with this knowledge, this next generation of professionals will be properly equipped to take up the mantle in eradicating poverty the ultimate goal of HOPE.