Fatima Memorial Hospital

Quality healthcare to patients from all walks of life without discrimination
Sep 5, 2013

We are moving forward

A child sitting for his final exams
A child sitting for his final exams

In 2010, the floods in Pakistan were one of the worst ever seen in county's history.

It destroyed lives and everything they worked for and their parents had worked for in one instance.

The damage was huge from infrastructure, homes, and livestock to arable land and most importantly the lives lost during this calamity.

After the preliminary damage assessment we set up a school in Habit Mastui, District Dera Ghazi Khan in Southern Punjab to educate the children of the flood affectees who were left with literally nothing and were trying to rebuild their lives in whatever way they could.

We are trying to help out in whatever means we can by adopting the families of that area. The setting up of the school and the education it provides will prove to be a strong base for the future of the students studying there.

The students sat for their annual exams

It was a proud moment when children sat for their yearly exams to be promoted to the next class. The perseverance and hard work of our team has borne fruit and to see so many children moving to the next step of their lives gives us the encouragement to keep working. We are hopeful that with the support of donors like you we can not only continue with educating the students we have but also induct new students who we have to turn away due to the shortage of funds.

With your help, we hope to continue with our mission and move forward.

On to the next class
On to the next class
Results and Prize Giving ceremony
Results and Prize Giving ceremony
Sep 5, 2013

Let's Educate our Girl Child

Malala Yousafzai’s is a role model and mentor for huge percentage of young girls of Pakistan seeking or dreaming education for their future. Malala’s courage, confidence and understanding that education is imperative for positive change is a threshold for changing the stereotype which is infecting our society and preventing education of girl child in Pakistan.

Over 5.1 million primary school-aged children are out of school in Pakistan - the third highest number of out-of-school children in the world - and 63% of them are girls. While the Pakistan government has legislated for education for all, education remains drastically under-funded at 2.4% of GDP, a decrease from 2.7% in the preceding year - despite a government commitment of 4%. Pakistan does have Article 25-A (after 18th Amendment, the State is responsible for providing free education for children between 5-16 years of age) in Pakistani constitution which demands
provision of free education for all in Pakistan, but sadly the desired practical adaptation and implementations that comes under the context of this article has not seen in Punjab province, and Punjab is still struggling to formally recognize the right of every child to a free and compulsory education,  resulting in huge percentage of out-of-school children in region especially girls.

Poverty is a major cause of gender disparity in education and is observed in Pakistan. When poor families feel forced to make a choice between educating their sons or daughters, girls are often left out. A boy is sometimes seen as a better investment because he will eventually provide for the family, while a girl may soon be married off. As such, cultural bias often means that girls cannot access one of their most basic rights that is education.

The time for action is now. The Pakistani government, people of Pakistan, and the international community must come together to formulate efficient measures for a more gender-sensitive, culturally viable system of education that caters to both girls and boys. It is now up to us to provide assistance and ensure that Malala’s dream of education for all is realized.

Let’s just think, our donation will eliminate the reasons for a girl child for not being enrolled in schools. By donating we will hel p a girl child win her uniform, books, tuition fee and we will help her get educated for her better future. She will be learning to stand with honor and dignity, she will be educating her own children to be civilizedand to play positive role in ensuring educated nation. She may be earning for herself, living her dreams and supporting her family. Just a sum of money donated form our pockets will make her life as she wants to live, as Malala wishes her to live.

Its just 230 young girls to take care for this year. Lets change their lives by donating. Lets donate as we wont get this opportunity again in our lives for serving for a Nobel cause. Lets be a catalyst for change by joining NUR in this journey for making dreams come true of these girls who are looking at us and waiting for this diminutive support.  Lets give ourselves opportunities to stand in a place where we will be thankful by a needy girl, and her family and by the nation which requires educated girls who will be educated mothers and will ensure a good nation.

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Sep 3, 2013

Education is a right

Alishba Anwar
Alishba Anwar

Not one of us can deny the importance of an education – it is the right of every human being to have an education and to understand what he or she capable of and giving them the chance to be a productive member of society.

The state of education is less than satisfactory in Pakistan with only a 58 percent literacy rate and with over 25 million children out of school, the second highest in the world. Today, 1 in 10 children out of school is a Pakistan.

Looking at the deplorable state of affairs Fatima Memorial Hospital initiated its outreach program in 1985 to provide basic health care. In 1996 it was expanded into education with the formation of schools. Today we are proud to say over 18000 children have completed their schooling through these schools in the outreach areas of Lahore with many studying further to achieve their dreams.

Currently 1850 children are studying in our school and with your help we want to induct more children who need to be educated. We are playing our humble role in educating our generation and with your help we hope to expand our reach.

“I might be young but I have dreams”

Hello, my name is Alishba Anwar and I am class 2. I have been studying in the NUR schools since 2009. I like coming to school and I am good in maths but my writing needs more practice.

I am not sure what I want to be in the future; maybe a doctor or a teacher. I like to draw so maybe an artist but one thing I am sure of is that I will finish school

 

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