HOPE (Health Oriented Preventive Education) is a Karachi based NGO providing services of health and education for the poor and needy in Pakistan. It was established in 1997 and has grown from a band of street volunteers to a huge national network of schools, hospitals and vocational centers. HOPE-An NGO in Pakistan does not focus on only one aspect of life, in fact, it believes in integration and aims to provide quality education and health with vocational training and community development to the underserved. HOPE believes in educating the masses along with vocational training so that with education, they can also acquire skills to get better job opportunities. HOPE has also taken initiative in community development by providing underprivileged masses with resources like livestock and seeds to plant.
HOPE and Metro Cash & Carry have a long lasting bond in giving people relief. Director of Metro Cash & Carry Mr. Parvez Akhter visited HOPE Hospital Gurumandir. He was welcomed by Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla along with her team members. Mr. Parvez was pleased to know about the life long journey of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla-A Child Specialist in Karachi how she managed to work for social welfare on a large scale as well as practicing in her own field. She is also a pediatrician and Head of the Department of Pediatrics at Sindh Government Hospital, Liaquatabad. She has not only been excelling in health sector, she has also outreached to the remotest underprivileged areas of Pakistan. They further discussed about the projects HOPE has been working on. The meet up was meant to look forward to the projects that could be worked together. As per the aspiration behind the establishment of HOPE, she told that among all the types of health services she chose primary health care as her target. This could provide basic health facilities in those rural areas where there is no other way to get access to healthcare. She wanted to bring change in the thinking of local masses through education. This is how sustainable change can occur at grass root level which is what HOPE is aiming at.
Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla further explained him how HOPE has been playing its role in community development by creating awareness in the underprivileged areas. Mr. Parvez took a detailed tour of the HOPE Hospital Gurumandir. He appreciated the efforts of HOPE-A Health NGO in Pakistan in delivering quality healthcare services to the socially deprived, that too free of cost. He showed interest in various projects HOPE has set its foot on. He looks forward to collaborate in some of the health and education programs HOPE will be implementing in the future. HOPE appreciates the sense of corporate social responsibility Metro Cash & Carry has as a corporation contributing towards a better society.