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.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018


Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and also well known as the festival of “Breaking the Fast”. Millions of Muslims around the world gather with their family and friends, attending morning prayers, giving donations to charity and having feasts together. HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan, with its promise to stand by with Pakistani citizens in any sort of need has once again depicted solidarity with the deprived children of our nation.

Eid is a joyous occasion for all the Muslims. The true essence of Eid can be accomplished through sharing happiness with deprived people. If people from poor class remain famished; the whole happiness of Eid will tarnish.

HOPE- an Educational NGO in Pakistan, after organizing iftar dinners at its formal schools and home schools, demonstrated the philanthropic spirit by distributing eid gifts among their student at Home schools in Kashmir.

Kashmir includes many districts some of which were targeted by HOPE for the distribution of clothes are as follows: Malsi, Parour, Habib dori, Dhani bakian, Banilangryal, Dakhna kar bani.


Their euphoric expressions at viewing those gifts and their feelings at being included in the festivities of Eid were extremely satisfying.

HOPE under the supervision of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi will keep working hard to improve the living standard of the children and poor communities by fulfilling their basic rights and bringing smiles on their faces.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018


Since its inception, HOPE- an education NGO in Pakistan has aimed at eradicating illiteracy from every nook and corner of Pakistan. HOPE has 180 Informal Schools functioning very successfully from which one of them is the Mujahid Colony Home School. It’s informal in that the classes are held not in purpose-built buildings but in the homes of the local communities.

HOPE facilitates and welcomes all visitors who show interest or work for the betterment of the society. One such visitor, also a member of the “After glow global” organization approached HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan. The representative’s name was Shireen and she had flown all the way from Dubai to distribute handmade delicate toys to the students of Mujahid colony Home School.

Ms. Shireen had a deep conversation with the students which made them feel loved and cared for. Shireen was kind enough to spend some quality time with the children of HOPE Pakistan and was a source of joy for the students.

30 students from Mujahid colony enjoyed her company and welcomed her whole heartedly.  The smiles on the innocent faces displayed how content they were with the visit and the toys were just an added bonus for them.

Children studying in these Home schools are beyond needy and poor. They cherish each moment because they only get very few of them. HOPE facilitates these students by giving free of cost education and organizing extracurricular activities for them.

Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi encourages the visits of any such individual or organization who are seeking to help the underprivileged children studying in HOPE schools.