Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term "Kashmir" denoted only the Kashmir Valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal Range.
The representatives of HOPE took great pains to climb up those high lofty mountains but it all becomes worth it when those potential, full-of-life and cheerful students are distributed items which brings tears of joy to their innocent faces. HOPE has always been at the forefront of providing education and health facilities in the utmost urban areas where children are deprived of these basic rights and necessities of life. HOPE continues to spread joy and happiness amongst these innocent angels studying at HOPE schools.
On day two 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.
Kashmiri’s have a big appetite and love eating rice, their meal is sort of incomplete without a rice dish hence HOPE-an NGO in Pakistan, distributed biryani and juice along with other necessities including school bags, pencil boxes, woolen caps, and socks among the children of HOPE school. The students were very excited and happy to receive the distributed items; the smiles on their faces were explicitly noticeable.
Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi, along with a few representatives of HOPE Karachi head office, visited the above mentioned areas where HOPE schools are functioning fairly well and providing high quality education to the underserved population of Pakistan.