Muzaffargarh, is a city in the southwestern Punjab province of Pakistan, and is located on the bank of the Chenab River. It is an alluvial plain full of citrus and mango farms. Muzaffargarh has experienced some of the most extreme and severe weathers in Pakistan. Vegetables are grown in abundance in this area, which include include onions, carrots, cauliflower, peas, okra, turnips, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic and chilies.
HOPE-a charity NGO in Pakistan, has been successfully operating a school as well as a vocational center in Muzaffargarh which is located a little further away from the main town of Muzaffargarh. HOPE an NGO in Pakistan team visited Muzaffargarh along with Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla-a child specialist in Karachi.
HOPE has set up a formal school system in Muzaffargarh. The school currently has 87 students and 6 teachers.
On the first day of their visit, the team monitored the overall performance of the children regarding class participation, confidence, physical health and their ability to comprehend the subject matter. Snacks such as samosa’s and juices were distributed.
The HOPE team was welcomed by distributing gifts amongst the representatives. As the day commenced, a sports day was organized where students were ecstatic to show the chairperson all that they’ve been practicing for. The sports day activities included lemon race, relay race, tug of war, aerobics and cricket.
HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan, supports not only educational but also extracurricular activities and is a staunch believer in empowering children in every field of life be it educational, sports or art. HOPE contributes to the children’s betterment by organizing activities and events which unleash their inner creative minds and skills.
At the end of Day one in Muzaffargarh, HOPE distributed suits to young adults, teddy bears and toys to children and bags, pencil boxes and sweaters to all the students. An accolade, token of appreciation, was presented to all those who won the sports day contests and proved to be active participants.