HOPE – An NGO in Pakistan strives hard to facilitate children in the fields of health and education. HOPE celebrated Children’s Day at hospitals to create awareness about the rights of children by promising them a healthy bright future. The day was celebrated to commemorate United Nations’ Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Universal Children's Day takes place annually on 20th November. First proclaimed by the United Kingdom in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children. It is observed to promote the objectives outlined in the charter and for the welfare of children.
HOPE – A Health NGO in Pakistan celebrated Children’s day at HOPE Mother and Child Care Clinic located in Bilal Colony. Bilal Colony is a slum area in Karachi. It is one of the poorest vicinities of the city. The clinic is supervised under a qualified doctor and is supported by paramedical staff. The clinic is a welfare clinic where medicines are provided free of cost. Ultrasound facility is also available at the clinic which is also free for the underprivileged community of Bilal Colony and nearby localities.
HOPE Clinic Bilal Colony provides treatment for mothers and children. The clinic is funded by Sabzwari family. It is running since more than a year. Other clinics operating in Bilal colony are usually administered by inexperienced doctors; HOPE Clinic Bilal Colony is the only ray of light for such a highly populated downtrodden area. It provides treatment and general medicines for cold, cough, fever, malaria, UTI etc. Medical services like antenatal and mother care, child care, IV drips, nebulizer, blood tests and ultra sound are available at the clinic. Infertility causes are also treated there. HOPE also conducts awareness programs regarding Hepatitis, Diabetes, and Hypertension etc at the clinic. Counseling sessions for family planning are also conducted.
The clinic was decorated with colorful balloons. Cake was brought for the children. The children cut the cake together. They were so happy to be part of this event. Snacks were also distributed among the children. These little gifts were source of great joy for these innocent children. They were overwhelmed by this act of kindness.
Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla – A Child Specialist in Karachi celebrated Children’s Day at the Sindh Government Hospital, Liaquat Abad; with patients and children. She is Chief Pediatrician and Head of the Department (Department of Pediatrics) at the hospital. The children were entertained with cake, snacks and juices. Goody bags were distributed among the children. These children belong to underprivileged families and are unable to enjoy many little things in life. They were happy to get these little treats in such an unexpected celebratory environment.