Wednesday, 27 March 2019


Philanthropy is the love of humanity; to develop and enhance human values by giving and volunteering to benefit others. Philanthropy provides long-term benefits through education, revitalizing communities and public health impacting the present and the future. It goes a long way to solve many social problems that governments may not be able to reach. Private individuals who have gained wealth want to give back to society and help others get a firm foundation for improving their lives. Mr. and Mrs. Lateef, one such couple with a noble heart, found out about the efforts HOPE-An NGO in Pakistan has been making to improve lives of the less fortunate population specially children, which impressed them to move forward and make their contribution.

The couple wanted to bring joy among the innocent children with their act of kindness. The funds donated by the couple were utilized as they expected for serving food among the underprivileged students of HOPE School Thatta. HOPE team members served the students Chicken biryani, and fruit juice for lunch. The students were grateful with joy for such a yummy treat. Their unadulterated joy was reflected in their eyes.

Besides biryani and juice feast, wonderful toys were also gifted to the most deserving underprivileged students less than 9 years of age. Had it not been for HOPE-An Educational NGO in Pakistan and the couple’s philanthropic spirit, just like education, these toys would have been completely out of reach for these kids. The happiness after receiving the toys was clearly apparent from the children’s beaming faces.

HOPE gained trust of local communities in rural areas like Thatta because of its tireless efforts over the years in providing them education and health facilities to fill in this gap. This is the reason parents from local community send their children to HOPE school to gain education without any hesitation. These students are mainly the children of farmers and laborers, whose families would have otherwise been unable to afford education and the accompanying costs of provisions (such as stationery, books, school bags, and uniforms) all of which are given by HOPE free of cost. Many children who study in this school are orphans. HOPE School Thatta initially provided education for the underprivileged students till grade V. Later on, in 2006 a new building was constructed with the help of funds donated by different philanthropists. The school provides high quality education till high school. 

Under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla-A Child Specialist in Karachi, HOPE aims to not only reach out, but to completely eliminate poverty, illiteracy, and hunger. HOPE welcomes individuals and organizations who want to play their role in helping HOPE to achieve its target.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Applauding the women of HOPE this women’s day

8th March, a day to celebrate the achievements and appreciate the hard work of remarkable women around the globe. The glaring disparity between men and women is quite obvious in today’s day and age. Yet HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan takes pride in being one of the institutes which is driven only and only my female authorities since its inception in 1997.

“The hand that rocks the cradle, the pro-creator, the mother of tomorrow, a WOMEN shapes the destiny of civilization, such is the tragic irony of faith that a beautiful creation such as a girl child is today one of the gravest concerns facing humanity.”

This quote only shows that even though no one can put into words the importance of girls, they are still not allowed to set foot in a classroom only because of the fact that the money spent on adolescent girls is wasted as their destiny lies in getting married and producing babies. HOPE- an educational NGO in Pakistan gives women a chance to excel in Embroidery, cutting, sewing, computer classes and English language classes through the exceptionally designed vocational centers.

The inequality barriers and issues of women being suppressed in rural areas is enough fuel to add to the fire which drives the passion in Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi and The chairperson of HOPE. She believes that a girl’s education not just empowers communities but also economies. Dr. Mubina has travelled the globe in presenting her groundbreaking work, collaborating with many famous institutes, one of them being P&G.

Women and girls in HOPE are applauded for their acts of bravery, acknowledged for cutting-edge work in the field of Education and health. All Women involved in HOPE work day in and day out to provide high quality education and free of cost medical services to Women and children specifically. HOPE’s Mother and Child Health (MCH) centers are setting the bars high. So much so that HOPE, in addition to 2 of the already establishes MCH centers, now opened another one in Qayyumabad.

HOPE is determined to make a difference in the lives of women, in whatever way possible, be it minor or major. Some courageous women of HOPE having done some monumental work are working as field workers in far flung areas of Punjab and AJK. Following are some outstanding women of HOPE: Dr. Rehana- a Gynecologist who is out of her house making her rounds in various hospitals of HOPE from morning to night. Mrs. Aisha Noorani- The principle of HOPE School Zia Colony. (HOPE’s most attended School). Dr. Abida- Child specialist, Erum- Principle of Muzaffargarh HOPE formal School. Fauzia- In-charge of Home Schools- AJK at HOPE and the list can go on and on.

All in all HOPE has done some impeccable work in the past and continues to do so. Let us all join hands in giving women the place they deserve in the community. So here’s to strong women, May we know them, May we be them and May we raise them.        

Wednesday, 13 March 2019


Offering diverse films, themes, messages and visual universes is important to a child's education because it helps develop tastes. Films also allow kids, from a young age, to have personal opinions and to know what they like and don't like. Over the course of a child's intellectual development, children begin to distinguish between the external world and their imagination and to build their own vision of the world through their real-life experience with things, including scientific and artistic representations of those things.

HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan not only focuses on academic activities but also gives great emphasis on extra-curricular activities, which includes taking children on field trips, exhibitions, fun fares, concerts, movies etc. The children living in slum areas do not get the opportunities to visit these fun places. Recently, a generous individual stepped forward to help create opportunity for the children of HOPE School Zia Colony to enjoy movie on the bigger screen of cinema. The philanthropist sponsored 188 students to watch movie “3 Bahadur-Rise of The Warriors” at Cinepax, Ocean Mall. They were accompanied by representatives of HOPE, along with teaching faculty members of HOPE School Zia Colony. The students were thrilled to watch the movie in a realistic ambience.

Watching movies is an amazing activity to relax. The bigger screen makes watching films at the cinema a great experience. The less-fortunate students who do not have enough money to buy a modern and fashioned system of projector and loudspeakers found this opportunity amazing. Furthermore, cinemas always invest their capital in developing the quality of their films, so the images and sound in cinemas are perfect. Besides a higher quality of the film, it was a great opportunity to go out and get out of the boredom of routine life. This was an invaluable experience for these socially deprived children to enjoy in a new wider space. The students laughed, cried and even get scared while watching film in the cinema. They talked freely with fellow students about the film and the characters, which made the film even more interesting. The movie was full of adventure and fun. It revolved around the three main characters of the movie. Unlike the last two films of the series, this one has more action, more suspense, more twists and better animation. The students were shouting with excitement when they saw the characters fighting to save the world.

Under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla-A Child Specialist in Karachi, HOPE is continuously striving hard to provide education to the underprivileged children specially girls. HOPE - an Educational NGO in Pakistan has its doors always open to welcome any such organization or individual who wants to spread happiness among these children with their act of kindness.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019


The name Kashmir has a famous saying attached to it as “The land of heaven”. The nature over there gives more peace of mind and the positive energy in oneself, it refreshes you from within. Kashmir is the land of beauty. An inspiration for so much art, music and poetry, Kashmir is paradise; a nature lover’s wonderland and a shopper’s dream come true. Kashmir is best place for tourism. But unfortunately, one might say that Kashmir is not well- looked after in terms of health and education, and that is where HOPE-an educational NGO in Pakistan, steps in.

The representatives of HOPE put in a lot of efforts and time to climb up those high lofty mountains but it all becomes worth it when those potential, full-of-life and cheerful students are distributed items which brings tears of joy to their innocent faces.  HOPE has always been at the forefront of providing education and health facilities in the utmost urban areas where children are deprived of these basic rights and necessities of life. HOPE continues to spread joy and happiness amongst these innocent angels studying at HOPE schools.

On day two of the visit, the team visited the schools located in Darabatangi, Hatiyanbala, Chnariand Habibdori where total 200 students are enrolled, respectively. Darabatangi  is 75 km far from the city and 3500 ft above on the mountain, whereas, Habiddori is 80 km far from the city and 3800 ft above on the mountain.

HOPE-an NGO in Pakistan, distributed samosa, pakoray, pastry and juice along with other necessities such as school bags, sweater, new clothes, woolen caps, and socks among the children of HOPE school. The students were very excited and happy to receive the distributed items; the smiles on their faces were explicitly noticeable. The students there have no one to cater their needs, the provision of education in the Northern areas is a challenge, and most of the areas are remote and villages very far off. Hope has a history of reaching and providing for people where others cannot reach, those who are most in need.

Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi, along with a few representatives of HOPE head officeKarachi, visited the above mentioned areas where HOPE schools are functioning quite well. The aim of which is to provide high quality education to the underserved population of Pakistan.