Tuesday, 30 April 2019


HOPE-An NGO in Pakistan, tries to dismantle the deep roots of illiteracy which accounts for around half of the problems our country is facing today. The underprivileged masses have unfairly succumbed to poverty which doesn’t allow them to get accustomed to education. HOPE plans to establish a network of schools which provide free and quality education and helps students build an armor of confidence which allows them to hang onto their dreams and pursue it.  Thus, most of HOPE’s programs are focused primarily on the rural and urban slum areas of Pakistan.
HOPE School Zia Colony accommodates approximately 610 students who constantly prove their potential by their outstanding academic performances throughout the year and also secure brilliant results in their board examinations. HOPE-An Educational NGO in Pakistan arranges annual functions to celebrate their success which encourages them to increase their potentials. HOPE School Zia Colony students not only excel in the sports competitions but also at the academic competitions like Olympiads of all subjects, essay writing competitions, debate competitions and many more.
Annual Day is a celebration of the achievements of our students whole year round. The awards were presented to the outstanding students in academics. There is nothing more encouraging than an award or a trophy that one can carry back home. It is a reminder to a person of the efforts he or she had put in consistently to win it.

HOPE School Zia Colony students participated to put together an extraordinary show for the audience to enjoy. The children performed on various activities like a musical drama based on the life of army men, folk dance, as well as other popular songs and HOPE anthem. The children showcased their talents and ability to confidently perform on stage. Their performance set the stage on fire. Especially the musical drama based on the life of a soldier melted the hearts of audience igniting the spirit of patriotism. Their performances proved if given a chance to be creative and to channelize their energies constructively they are ready to do better than anyone. Not only HOPE School Zia Colony students showcased their talents but special performances were also made by HOPE School Thatta students which doubled the fun and enjoyment. These students came all the way from Thatta to participate in the event. Sulaiman Agboatwalla who likes to spend time with these students and participate with them, also mesmerized the audience with a melodious tune he played on piano.

Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla-A Child Specialist in Karachi ended the fun filled evening with adding a vote of thanks to the principal and teachers who have burnt the candle at both the ends and brought this fabulous event together. She thanked the chief guests, Mr. & Mrs. Amjad and Dr. & Mrs. Jamil who have been kind on HOPE, to have taken out their precious time to grace this occasion. Their interest in the function throughout the evening was commendable.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019


Providing quality health care facility to the underserved population is an obligation of HOPE-An NGO in Pakistan. Primary health care is as important as secondary health care. HOPE has established 4 Mother and Child Health Centers located in various slums of Karachi. These health centers provide outpatient facilities as well as preventive and curative healthcare to mothers and children.

Bilal Colony has an estimated population of around 300,000 people with some private clinics established by the government. Due to mismanagement and corruption in the government departments, these clinics have not been running successfully and that is where HOPE plays a vital role in rendering its services wherever needed, be it Bilal Colony or any other underserved area.

Two years ago, HOPE-A Health NGO in Pakistan established a Mother and Child Health Center in Bilal Colony. The MCH Centre in Bilal Colony is fully supported by the Subzwari Family and is a prototype of a family-run philanthropic venture. A qualified doctor runs the center supported by paramedical staff. Medicines are provided free of cost. Ultrasound facility is also available which is performed under the supervision of a qualified doctor.

On the 16th of March, HOPE Bilal Colony MCH Center celebrated its 2nd anniversary, thanks to the generous support of Sabzwari family who always stands with HOPE to ease the hardships of the underprivileged communities. The MCH Center was decorated with colorful ribbons and balloons. A delicious birthday cake was cut to celebrate the occasion. Snacks and beverages were also served to the children and patients who were present at the MCHC during the time of celebration.

HOPE Mother and Child Health Center in Bilal Colony, is one of the very successful maternal and child health centers, which treats thousands of patients annually. This impoverished town in Korangi industrial area takes privilege in benefitting from HOPE Bilal Colony Maternal and Child Health. Women here are highly satisfied with the health services provided free of cost. Happy with the success of Bilal Colony MCH Center, HOPE has been able to open another Mother and Child Health Center in Qayyumabad by the help and support of Subzwari family.

HOPE, under the guidance of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla-A Child Specialist in Karachi, has been collaborating with national and international organizations to provide quality health facilities in every nook and corner of Pakistan. The funds donated by these organizations have helped immensely in establishing hospitals in Karachi, Thatta, Sujawal and Interior Sindh. HOPE is playing a vital role in developing a healthy society, where women and children have equal opportunities to access health care.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019


Groundwater is the main drinking water source in the Punjab, which was once considered to be safe. Over the years this water is increasingly found to be contaminated with bacteriological and chemical pollutants. Water contamination in rural areas is mainly caused due to discharge of domestic sewage directly or indirectly into water bodies, open defecation, agricultural run-off during rainy season containing chemical fertilizers and pesticides and sewage from agro-based industries.

HOPE-A Health NGO in Pakistan in collaboration with Procter & Gamble Pakistan, is making clean water accessible by distributing P&G Purifier of Water to the underprivileged communities. P&G Purifier of Water is used for preparing safe drinking water. One single sachet purifies up to 10 liters of brackish water. Compared with other products available in the market, P&G Purifier of Water leaves no salty or sour after-taste.

Access to tap water is very low in Muzaffargarh and quality of drinking water remains substandard as the major sources are hand pumps and turbines supplying contaminated or brackish water to local populations.

In samples of groundwater found in Muzaffargarh District of south-western Punjab, central Pakistan, concentrations of impurities exceeded the World Health Organisation provisional guideline value. In this semi-arid region canal irrigation has lead to widespread water-logging and evaporative concentration of salts that has the potential to raise harmful components concentration in shallow groundwater.

Majority of population in Muzaffargarh is exposed to hazards of drinking unsafe and polluted water from both surface and ground water sources. Contaminated water is source of many diseases including diarrhea, typhoid, intestinal worms and hepatitis. Under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla-A Child Specialist in Karachi, HOPE has been working relentlessly to improve the lives of the people in Muzaffargarh by creating awareness among them about the benefits of safe drinking water.

HOPE-An NGO in Pakistan provides back-up support in the form of training, IEC material, social marketing and advocacy of P&G Purifier to the socially deprived local population. HOPE team demonstrated the process of cleaning water using P&G Purifiers of Water in Muzaffargarh. Several people were present during the orientation where they learnt the importance of drinking clean water and how to prepare it by themselves at home. Each participant was provided a purifying kit that consists of a cooler, bucket, muslin cloth, spatula and 120 sachets of P&G Purifier of Water. The aim of this activity was to benefit the local community while making clean water accessible hence reducing the morbidities especially among children. This will also provide them opportunity to improve standards of living while improving health status.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019


HOPE-An NGO in Pakistan diligently tries to provide education to all, especially the under privileged masses. Hence most of its activities are focused primarily on the rural areas and urban slums of Pakistan. HOPE believes in educating children and providing them a pathway in building a brighter future for themselves. Leading through the same path, HOPE has been successfully operating a school as well as a vocational center in Muzaffargarh which is located a little further away from the main town of Muzaffargarh.

The much awaited Annual Sports Day was held at HOPE School Muzaffargarh recently, with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere. The program began with the students welcoming the esteemed gathering especially the chief guest, Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla-A Child Specialist in Karachi.

Sports and games are very important for the development of physical strength as well as mental alertness in the children. Those who play games frequently maintain good health. HOPE organized Sports Day for the students of HOPE School Muzaffargarh to encourage sports among the students. The students entered into the spirit of the occasion in a grand way. The games played on the Sports Day included sprints, spoon race, pair race, frog race, tug of war etc. Fun time with a tug- of- war between the teams added to the enjoyment. Students who participated in the games showed great enthusiasm. Whether they won or lost the game, their enthusiasm was exemplary. HOPE-An Educational NGO in Pakistan strives to bring up the same sportsman spirit in the children and youth.

They mesmerised the audience with their energetic performances. Once the races began, the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes. Even the spectators that included school children and parents were equally excited. They were applauding every participant to boost their morale. At the end of Sports Day, HOPE’s chairperson Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla awarded trophies to the winners and runner ups. She also encouraged other participants who couldn’t make it to top three positions.

HOPE team served snacks and juices to the students to keep them active during the event. They also brought different gifts for the students. The gifts included school bags and stationary boxes which were distributed among the students of HOPE School Muzaffargarh. The gifts were a source of happiness for the students. High quality sweaters and pretty clothes were also distributed among the students and some adults of the less fortunate local community which they can use as per their weather conditions.