HOPE - an Educational NGO in Pakistan, is making every effort in eliminating illiteracy rate in Pakistan; HOPE is continuously striving its best to provide education for all especially the underprivileged masses. Hence most of Hope’s educational centers are located in the slum areas of Pakistan where there is lack of schools.
HOPE Zia School located at Korangi Karachi, is funded by Japan Embassy in Pakistan. HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan and the Japanese Embassy have a very vigorous and strong bond. Recently in the past week the Japan Consulate hosted an exhibition at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi. The students of HOPE school Zia colony were invited to this opportune event. The purpose of the Exhibition was to display a glimpse of Japan’s culture and lifestyle and thereby to further enhance the friendly relations between the people of Japan and Pakistan. 20 students were invited at the fest. They were accompanied by two representatives of HOPE’s team members, along with the Vice Principal and a teaching faculty member of HOPE Zia School.
The Consulate General of Japan in Karachi arranges a Japanese fest every year and invites the students of several schools to experience a glimpse of Japan. This is a good initiative taken by the Consulate General of Japan in Karachi, in order to introduce the culture of Japan to Pakistani community. The event started by an opening speech delivered in Urdu by Mr. Toshikazu Isomura, Consul General of Japan in Karachi. Followed by a Japanese song performance sung by a student of Karachi Grammar School, there was a play performed by the students of the same school; directed by Ms. Zahid Maheen. There was a dance performance by Band XYZ featuring J-pop and a Rock band performance by Shonen Infinity. Furthermore there was a Ju-JItsu Demonstration which is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses either a short weapon or none. Guests were overjoyed by Japanese food tasting along with playing different game A fashion show was organized by the students of Indus University. The event ended with an award ceremony and closing remarks by Mr. Toshikazu Isomura. It was a great day spent with people from different walks of life hosted by our Japanese well-wishers.
Under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi, HOPE has extended its reach towards the masses living below the poverty line, focusing especially on one’s legal rights. Education also inculcates a sense of what’s right or wrong and what is best to do for one self.