It is no easy task to pursue education in a country like Pakistan where education is considered a luxury for all children, but even more so for girls. The high costs associated with sending a child to school is one of the major barriers that stand in the way of a girl receiving education. Sadiqa is one such girl who had the mis-fortune to discontinue her studies and take care of her siblings when her father lost his job. She had to stay at home for almost half a year while her brother continued to go to school.
The Fatima Memorial Hospital team met with Sadiqa and inquired about her situation she said that when her father was able to find another job, she had expressed her desire to go back to school but her father wouldn’t let her go back because he said he couldn’t afford the educational costs of sending two children to school. The Fatima Memorial Hospital team requested Sadiqa’s parents to let her return to school, but her family especially her father relented. He said that as much as he would like to send her to school, it will be too much for his family to bear the cost of her uniform, textbooks, and bus fare. When the Fatima Memorial Hospital System team offered to take care of her finances and pay for the basic materials she would need to back to school, her family readily agreed to let her go back to school. Sadiqa said, “I can’t believe someone is willing to pay for my pens and books. I am very happy and feel like a free bird.”
Almost 5 months have passed and Sadiqa is regularly going to school. She wants to become a teacher when she grows up and teach other girls. She is a strong supporter of female education. Her class teacher, Uzma Naheed says that her academic performance is improving with each day.
Due to support of her teachers, Fatima Memorial Hospital and donors like you, we have been able to free this little bird and let her resume her flight.
Please join hands with us and give wings to many other birds like Sadiqa, who want to fly.
The Importance of Knowledge
We give countless figures and talks about the importance of education, of healthcare, of basic human rights and all the other things that is lacking for the majority on this planet.
It is all true and there is so much that needs to be done that it seems impossible but we can all play our role however small it may be for the betterment of those less fortunate.
The state of education in Pakistan is less than satisfactory with over 25 million children out of school today. Fatima Memorial Hospital initiated its Community Outreach Program to help those within the vicinity of Lahore in 1985 with primary health care services. In 1996 it branched out to education and through the combined efforts of our donors, volunteers and our dedicated team 18,000 bright boys and girls has received primary education since than.
With your help we hope to sustain and expand our project! So do not hesitate and donate today and bring a smile to a child’s life.
My goal is near !
My name is Hajra Wilayat and I am in the last year of my school. I will be sitting for my matriculation examinations soon and will be eligible to apply to colleges. I have been studying at the NUR Foundation School since 2002. It has been ten years and it has been tough to say the least but now I am finally there.
I could have never imagined that I will make it this far, I was six when I was admitted to this school and today I see that my dreams can become reality. I can, if I want and if I work hard can wear that black robe and cap while I hold my college degree. It can all be mine and it will be mine, if I see it through. I will see it through and keep on going.
This is my goal and I will achieve it.
Please donate today and change lives.
The Holy month of Ramadan is all about being thankful for the bounties that have been bestowed upon us.
A time to reflect and ponder; a time to look around and realize how lucky we are.
Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.
While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food. Food and drink is than served daily, before sunrise and after sunset.
Fatima Memorial Hospital is a charitable hospital serving patients regardless of their means to pay for the past 36 years.
In the course of this time, numerous deserving patients and their families have come in from far away with a glimmer of hope that refuses to fade. We keep that hope alive and serve them in the best way we possibly can. These are very poor patients who sometimes don’t even have the money for the fare back to their homes let alone money for food.
The opening of the fast at sunset is called Iftar and every Ramadan for the past 36 years countless families and relatives are at Fatima Memorial Hospital during iftar. We ensure everyone present at the hospital is served iftar during this blessed month.
The amount may seem small for a meal but for some of our patients and their families, one complete meal a day is a blessing.
We are thankful for the opportunity that we have to serve the less fortunate and we are even more thankful for your support for the month of Ramadan.
We have kept the tradition alive for more than three decades but with the devaluing currency, inflation and economic conditions it is becoming harder and harder with each passing year.
With your help we hope to continue like we have always had.
Please donate generously for this cause as everyone deserves a meal after he or she breaks his or her fast.