Wednesday, 22 June 2022

HOPE AND ITS NETWORK OF HOME SCHOOLS

With a network of home schools spreading from the coastal commercial city of Karachi in the very south, into rural Sindh, rural Punjab and all the way up to the mountains of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, the very north of Pakistan HOPE -  An Educational NGO in Pakistan, has been very determined and very focused in providing quality education to the general masses, especially in areas where schools are non-existent and the concept of education literally has no priority. Since its existence, HOPE - An NGO in Pakistan, has tirelessly endeavored, within its means, to minimize illiteracy in Pakistan – one of the few rare countries in the world whose literacy rate is actually going down.

Home schools play a vital role in educating children who have largely been ignored in Pakistan. These schools provide young children a chance to receive basic primary and secondary education. It also creates employment opportunities for educated girls in the community, who can teach in these schools and earn a living.  The practice of home schools is all about a teacher who volunteers to educate the children of her neighborhood and the surrounding areas, she dedicates a room in her house for this home school and allots several hours in teaching children almost all subjects which are taught in school on regular basis. The teacher is paid a certain amount by HOPE for her time, services and home.  The teachers of these home schools are usually students themselves of Intermediate, B. Com or BA. Who volunteer to teach during their off timing.




By saving on infrastructure, HOPE also manages to focus more on the quality of the teachers, who are handpicked and appointed after a thorough assessment and trial. Every year the teachers are also sent for training so that they can further enhance their skills. According to Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla – A Child Specialist in Karachi, she says the ultimate goal is to initiate a new system of learning which understands the reasons why so many children do not attend school.


Wednesday, 8 June 2022

ANNUAL RESULT CEREMONY AT HOPE FORMAL SCHOOL KARACHI

HOPE - An Educational NGO in Pakistan, has played a vital role in providing free of cost quality education in the country for around 23 years. It carries out a variety of activities to encourage its students who perform well in their respective classes.

On 27th May 2022, HOPE conducted its annual result ceremony at its Formal High School, which is located in, Zia Colony, Korangi, Karachi. HOPE school welcomes all the under-privileged children to receive education. HOPE which is directed by Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla – A Child Specialist in Karachi, has a profound concern about the less fortunate children of the society, hence she provides free schooling, uniforms, books etc. Every year, an annual result ceremony takes place in which the hard-working, dedicated and brilliant students are awarded. This encourages and motivates the students to work harder so that they can achieve their goals in life.












Dr. Jamil, Mr. Amjad and Mrs Amjad were invited as Chief Guests. The guests were made aware of the progress that HOPE’s formal school is making in regards to educating the under-privileged and neglected part of our society. The annual result ceremony started with the recitation of Quranic verses. Followed by a series of dances and other patriotic performances by the students, followed by the announcements of results. Students prepared group dance performances on various themes.

Students from HOPE Thatta School also performed at the annual result ceremony on various cultural Sindhi songs and dances, which portrayed a sense of diversified cultures existing among the provinces of Pakistan. Loads of applauses and cheers spoke highly about the enjoyment of the children.

The announcements were done by Sir. Taha and Miss Mahnoor who are teachers at the school of HOPE – An NGO in Pakistan, led the function. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd position holders were announced for each class and the children were awarded with certificates and trophies. The classes covered ranged from Pre-School up to Matric. The honorable guests were given the chance to distribute the prizes among the high achievers.

Loads of applauses and cheers spoke highly about the enjoyment of the children. The exited faces, happiness, cheers, joy and laughter accompanied as every dance reached its final step.  During the event the guests, staff and students were served with kebab, chicken sandwich, chips, cold drink and biscuits.  Sulaiman Agboatwalla the son of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla also played various songs on his keyboard which pleased the crowd.

The best performers were awarded with prizes and in the end, Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla addressed the audience and appreciated their efforts for the marvelous work in studies and performances for that evening.  Her dedication and confidence surely formulated into the results that was witnessed.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

HOPE CELEBRATES THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF MOTHER AND CHILD HEALTH CENTER 100 QUARTER, KORANGI

HOPE MCH at Korangi, No 5, 100 quarter, has been operating quite smoothly and is a successful maternal and child health centers, which treats as many as 100 plus patients per day. The area of Korangi No 5, 100 Quarter takes privilege in benefitting from HOPE Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Women here are highly satisfied with the health services provided free of cost.

On the 19th of March 2022, HOPE 100 Quarter MCH celebrated its one year anniversary. HOPE- An NGO in Pakistan decorated the MCH beautifully. There was a cake cutting ceremony done by the chief guest, Ms. Farhana Mowoejee, who is the sponsor of the 100 quarter MCH. After the cake cutting there were refreshments served to the staff members and patients present there. Items such as biscuits, samosa, chicken patties and cold drinks were given.   Farhana Mowoejee was delighited to see the outcome and progress of the MCH.




Korangi No 5, 100 Quarter, has estimated population of around 2.5 lac locals with some private clinics installed by the government but due to the shortage of funds and corruption in the government departments, the clinics have not been somewhat established. And that is where HOPE – A Health NGO in Pakistan, plays a vital role in rendering its services wherever needed, be it Korangi 100 Quarter or any other under privileged community.

On the day of the anniversary, the Koranigi 100 Quarter MCH is was beautifully decorated with balloons which added add more life to the overlook of clinic.  Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - A Child Specialist in Karachi, expressed her gratitude to Farhana Mowoejee for her philanthropic spirit to help HOPE develop more opportunities towards the socially deprived. Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla leads HOPE towards achieving greater horizons and drags people out of their misery and sufferings by carrying out such philanthropic activities.

 

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

ANNUAL IFTAR AND EID CLOTHES DISTRIBUTION AT BHITTAIABAD

 

Working for the betterment of society has always been my passion. The blessed month of Ramadan is one of the busiest time every year for HOPE - A Health NGO in Pakistan. Just like every year this year also HOPE organized multiple iftaars, one of which was the annual Bhittaiabad iftaar held on Monday 25th of April 2022, which was during the last week of ramzan for the students of HOPE’s informal schools.

These students come from Sachal Goth, Bhittiabad and Mujahid Colony. The event was alive with keenness from both excited students and busy staff member of HOPE – An NGO in Pakistan. Teachers attempted to calm the happy children long enough to seat them. As the time for iftaar approached, the socialization muted down as the plates of a date, pattie, samosa, chicken cutlet, banana, spring roll, and brownie were distributed, accompanied by sharbat and water.




As the students and staff members finished their iftaari, the socialization and laughter rapidly grew again as they resumed their delighted chatter. The excitement grew even more when Eid gifts and clothes were being distributed among the students, as the children lined up in anticipation for their Eid gifts. Each child was gifted a brightly colored, festive traditional outfit, something their families would never have been able to afford. Each child received an outfit of their exact size, which was individually selected by HOPE staff under the encouragement of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla -  A Child Specialist in Karachi.  Many also received food rations especially the ones in dire need. 

The overjoyed were overwhelmed on receiving their gifts and were joyously showing each other their new outfits and posing for pictures with their gifts. Teachers once again had to make an extra effort to calm the students and seat them this time for dinner.

By the end of the event the students were tired but delighted, the young children left with their classmates and teachers on buses late at night. All the time and effort is worth it though, just to see the blissful smiles on the children’s faces.

Saturday, 7 May 2022

ROBIN HOOD ARMY CONTINUES ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH HOPE THIS YEAR, DURING THE MONTH OF RAMADAN TO FEED THE HUNGRY

 

HOPE has been relentlessly feeding hundreds of impoverished people during the holy month of Ramadan as part of its Ramadan campaign for the past 12+ years. This year, along with the collaboration with Robin Hood Army Pakistan, HOPE was able to include variety of food items in the menu to serve thousands of people who are socially deprived.  RHA Pakistan who manages to provide food for the lesser fortunate is a group of volunteers who are working to get surplus food from restaurants and the community to feed the underserved.

During Ramadan, HOPE team used to collect the food provided by RHA Pakistan daily or several times a week, bring it to the impoverished areas in scorching heat and distribute among the underserved communities. The food was served to the needy individuals in Bhitaiabad, Rehri Goth, Sachal Goth, Ghaggar, Link Road, Gadap, Gharo, Dhabeji, Zia Colony, Bilal Colony, Qayyumabad, Manzoor Colony, Mujahid Colony, Shanti Nagar, Sher Pao Nagar, Patel Para, Thatta, Sujawal etc.

 








HOPE - A Health NGO in Pakistan, who mainly works to ease the hardships of the less fortunate ones, focuses on the poor women and children while distributing food or other goodies. Women, children and patients or handicapped individuals are usually deprived of the opportunities as they cannot go out and access food distributors in the presence of a large crowd. As a solution to this issue Robin Hood Army Pakistan along with HOPE has reached out to even a larger number of downtrodden communities during this Ramadan. Under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - A Child Specialist in Karachi,HOPE gave them an opportunity to enjoy the delicious food that they could only dream of.

 

HOPE – An NGO in Pakistan received more than 1000 food boxes along with juice boxes during the holy month from Robin Hood Army Pakistan, a zero-funds organization. Acts like this only strengthen our will to keep on going.  Donations from individuals and organizations like Robin Hood Army Pakistan made it possible for us to help in our aim to alleviate miseries of the poor and needy in various slums of Karachi and rural areas of Sindh. It has helped our cause immensely to feed a large number of poor individuals during Ramadan.

Thursday, 28 April 2022

HOPE ORGANIZES ITS ANNUAL GRAND IFTAR IN COLLABORATION WITH STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

HOPE in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank, arranged a benevolent iftar event for all the children and students of all the HOPE schools and vocational centers located in Karachi and interior Sindh. The event was not just a fancy iftar dinner; it was the essence of affection and care shown by the teams of Standard Chartered Bank and HOPE - An NGO in Pakistan towards these derived children.

The Iftar venue was located in Korangi and was ready to welcome the students coming from various HOPE schools, (formal and informal both included), and vocational centers located in Bilal Colony, Zia Colony Bhitaiiabad, Sachal Goth, Bhens Colony, Rerhi Goth, and Ghaggar. There were about 1200 students from these schools and vocational centers who attended the event, accompanied by the faculty members. They were seated in long rows. Keeping in view the heat drenching season, pedestal fans were placed after every few meters to keep the students and guests cool.

More than a hundred volunteers from HOPE staff as well as the employees of Standard Chartered Bank, came along to this event. They also helped in serving food to the students and children. The employees of Standard Chartered Bank and the staff of HOPE – A Health NGO in Pakistan mingled up with the children and spent quality time with them. They and started friendly chatter.  The students participated in games and asked them general knowledge questions.










The gathering got excited with the arrival of Chairperson HOPE, Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - A Child Specialist in Karachi. With her energetic hospitable personality, she took a personal interest in making sure everybody was seated and served proper quantity of food. At sunset, everybody broke their fast with dates and savored the delicious food items including samosas, puff pastries, kebabs, spring rolls, brownies, bananas, dates and a variety of sherbets.  The food was more than enough for everyone. Mr. Shahzad Dada, CEO Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan, praised the efforts of HOPE for changing lives of hundreds of less fortunate children by providing education and arranging such a grand iftar event for them.

After prayers, Dr. Mubina the Chairperson of HOPE distributed Eid clothes and gifts among the children. The delight which reflected from their eyes upon receiving such pretty Eid clothes, which they could not afford otherwise. The event ended with dinner in which mouthwatering chicken biryani was served to the happy students. Then the children lined up again to board their respective buses to go back to their respective schools and onwards to their homes. The day end with a lot of happiness and memories to cherish. The students and volunteers will forever remember this occasion.

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

HOPE ORGANIZES AN IFTAR AT ZIA COLONY KORANGI

Ramadan has always brought a sense of joy to Muslims and a chance of getting closer to the creator, but unfortunately the case is not always true for many people who are deprived of basic needs. Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - A Child Specialist in Karachi not only understands the importance of education for the impoverished and how it can help create a positive impact in improving their lives, she also takes care of the opportunities she can provide to give them some moments to cherish specially during Ramadan.

Under her leadership, HOPE - An NGO in Pakistan is making ends meet to share the abundances with the underprivileged communities in almost every underprivileged area of Pakistan.

HOPE had its First iftar event on the 9th of April 2022 at its General Hospital and High School located at Zia Colony Korangi. Zia Colony, is one such far flung area of Karachi where many katchi abadi’s are made home to many needy people. HOPE strives to achieve great heights of success by eradicating illiteracy, poverty and hunger.



Being a deliverer of happiness and joy to thousands of poverty-stricken Pakistanis, HOPE- A Health NGO in Pakistan, arranged Iftar for the students and staff member of HOPE Formal School and General Hospital, Zia Colony. The students and staff were seated in long rows for the iftar. Their excitement seemed to rise when a variety of food items were served to them. HOPE pays particular attention on the selection and preparation of the iftar items.

Everything was closely monitored to ensure that every child at the HOPE School was served good quality food items. Dates, samosas, rolls, pakoras, jalebis, bananas and melons were part of the menu which was served to them. Sherbet was also served to them that added as the most desirable item on the table. The children enjoyed the iftar party with their friends. The event brough smiles on many grateful and innocent faces.