Floods in 2010 profusely affected the Southern Punjab. Nur Foundation has started a school for the students of D. G. Khan, a remote area with the help of local partner Malik Syed Khan at Basti Habit Mastui Mouza Samina.
About 220 students are getting free education from this school. Students of Habit Mastui showed excellent result within a year. 76 students got double promotion and 13 got single promotion in a year.
The students and their families were extremely delighted at the opening of the school as they had lost hopes after the floods. We thank all the donors and supporters who helped us build this new ray of hope for the students. We look forward to join hands with our prestigious supporters. Together we can bring their lost hopes back!
Free eye camps for the cataract blind received an overwhelming demand by the patients, so much that the number of camps set up in a year had to be increased to 5 instead of 2 (as mentioned in the program). Out of a total target of 150 patients, 121 received successful Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) treatment.
Deserving and needy patients who attended the eye camps were offered free surgical expertise by the Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH).Their IOL treatments and post operative medicines were also provided for free till the patient was finally discharged after about two months.
Most patients were from low socio economic class and were the sole breadwinners of the family. Amongst those was a shop employee who supports a family of seven. He was delaying surgery for economic reasons but with the availability of free cataract treatment, he has been able to benefit from the free eye cataract and IOL surgery camp at FMH. This program changed his and of many others’ who have benefitted substantially from this charitable program.
FMH and Cataract patients are most obliged to their caring donors who have made this treatment successful. Your continued support will facilitate FMH in reaching yet to be treated cataract patients who have not been able to receive treatment due to lack of funding and facilities.