Fatima Memorial Hospital

Quality healthcare to patients from all walks of life without discrimination
Oct 13, 2014

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF GIRLS

Education is the first and foremost right of every human being. It is the most powerful tool an individual can have which can reap social & moral benefits for the society. Then why the most fundamental brick of a society’s is being deprived of it? Why 2 out of 5 girls in the third world countries are being destitute of their educational rights? According to the official stats, there are 160,000 schools in Pakistan out of which only 40,000 are catering girls. The NER (net enrollment rate) of Pakistan is 68% and GPI (gender parity index) 0.76 indicates that the ones who are not enrolled are mostly girls. The GEEI (gender equality education index) of Pakistan is only 0.20 which is lowest in the region.

Still in many countries focusing on Asia and Central Asia, girls are being deprived of their basic educational rights because of safety, financial and cultural barriers. Moreover if girls are attending schools their results are not satisfactory because of low motivation level or any other factor which holds them from attaining good quality learning outcomes.

Girl’s education has enormous benefits such as; an educated girl will utilize her abilities in the field of her expertise. She will work to earn and play her role in providing for her family which will ultimately raise their living standards and her role in contributing to GDP. Her education can delay her marriage and she is more likely to educate her children because she will be aware of educational importance. Another advantage can be that with the age the fertility rate drops and the awareness level about family planning increases consequently they will bear fewer children and live a healthy family life.

It is also important for an individual’s own development as every person carries a distinct personality but unanimous morals and values are carried out by the society, education will make the person more resilient and understanding to walk with different cultures and societies as our world is a global village and Pakistan is yet counted in the third world countries therefore, it is our responsibility to learn and to educate everyone, girls are given more emphasis because they are the one most ignored of this right.

We at Fatima Memorial Hospital and Nur Foundation are trying to make the utmost efforts possible, taking forward Malala’s dream, striving and educating as many girls we can. Our major fraction of focus is on providing complete financial relaxations to the Parents who are not able to pay their fees and all the accessories required by the students such as books, uniforms etc. each and every single effort counts, your support through us can unbolt such potentials that we cannot imagine. It’s a treasure, unexplored. Help us and make generous donation. Be the part of the noble endeavor.  Be a catalyst of change, and play your role in educating a girl child.

References:

http://www.unesco.org/education/efa/know_sharing/grassroots_stories/pakistan_2.shtm
EFA Global Monitoring Report: Will We Make it? Paris: UNESCO
Community commitments put girls in schools in rural Pakistan. http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/pakistan_13113.html
Stipend Programmes Rewarded with Success. http://go.worldbank.org/TXQ99GEZ60

Oct 13, 2014

Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other

Lunch time at one of the schools
Lunch time at one of the schools

As quoted by Joseph Addison

“Every year, 800,000 children die in Pakistan and 35 per cent of these occur due to malnutrition. The risk of death is nine times higher for a child suffering from malnutrition compared to a child with a balanced diet (Islamabad, 22 August 2013)”.

Nutrition is crucial to both individuals and national development as the facts state that good nutrition is the primary driver of a wide range of development goals. According to a report the nutrition status of children in Pakistan is extremely alarming, especially for children under five years of age. At a national level almost 40% of the children are declared to be underweight which actually is the point where we need to take a stand on the issue.

The children in the UR Foundation Schools belongs to the class who are at their bread lines so to help them in the continuation of their education the hospital ensures that these children get all the basic facilities to get educated i.e. uniform, books, stationary. However, it is pertinent that a healthy body keeps the healthy mind, though we are working towards providing them an education but it that is not enough anymore.  

NUR Foundation is aimed towards providing them with  a better life and to achieve this goal we initiated the program to provide these children with healthy meals but due to financial constraints we serve them lunch on a weekly basis. We are eager to sustain this program and we are hopeful to provide them school meals on daily basis. To achieve this goal we need your support so make your generous donations today so we all can continue seeing them smile.

Please donate and change their lives

Oct 9, 2014

Hope for a better life

Life is short; we all have dreams and desires while some are fulfilled and some are not because of many reasons.

However, there are so many in this world that are physically disabled and faced by unimaginable hurdles hampering them from enjoying the joy of life, the bounties that the world offers and countless dreams which they know can’t be fulfilled.

For some there is a way out of the pain and disability through medications, surgical procedures and equipment however due to financial constraints a way out becomes next to impossible.

The gentleman in the picture has very active Rheumatoid Arthritis for last 15 years; he was unable to walk due to the disease and the expensive medication was something he could not afford.  ACF sponsored his medical treatments which were worth Rs. 250,000 per annum. He has now recovering at a rapid rate and is currently working to support his family.

Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) is working in collaboration with Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore and serving many patients who cannot afford the treatment expenses.

If ACF had not provided this treatment, he would have not been able to walk; this has only been possible through the support of generous donors. Fatima Memorial Hospital hopes to continue its noble mission, please donate generously.

These stories give us hope and the strength to continue with our mission.

Please donate today and change lives.

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