Kashmir is cradled high in the lofty green Himalayas and hailed all over the world for its incredible natural beauty. Surrounded by mountain peaks, lush green valleys, glistening lakes, temples and spectacular Mughal-era gardens, it has inspired poets through centuries.
Kashmir has a variety of terrains ranging from lakes, snow-capped mountains, and coniferous kissed hills to glacier fed rivers. On one hand, Kashmir is covered with wild untouched terrain and on the other, there are fields of saffron and orchards of apples awaiting their full bloom. They have a variety of flowers that are a show in itself.
This year Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - A Child Specialist in Karachi along with her team of HOPE members visited the home schools which are located in Garhi Dupatta at Azad Jammu and Kashmir to make sure the schools are functioning the way they are supposed to and that the students were receiving the same quality education which is one of the primary targets of HOPE.
Garhi Dupatta is a small town within the district of Muzaffarabad of Kashmir. It is located 20 kilometers away from Muzaffarabad city on Muzaffarabad Chakothi road along with Jhelum River. In Garhi Dupatta,
The students welcomed Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla and the team with a small dance performance to show their gesture of appreciation. The team of HOPE – An Educational NGO in Pakistan, distributed biryani and juice packs among approximately 150+ students there, further more to add some nutritional benefit to their diets, the students were given tetra pack milk boxes along with boiled eggs. Which apart from nutritional benefits had assisted them in keeping themselves warm, resulting as a benefit in the cold weather.
HOPE-An NGO in Pakistan has always been stepping forward in easing the hardships of the people of Kashmir by providing them with the basic educational facilities and other necessities of life.
The schools of HOPE are giving free and quality education to the needy children, who cannot even afford to purchase a sweater or pair of jeans to prevent themselves from the scorching cold weather throughout the districts of Kashmir.