Fatima Memorial Hospital

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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

 

Please donate today and change lives.

Aug 26, 2013

The Gift of Sight

Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful. - Helen Keller

 
The ability to see the sights and wonders of this world is a blessing for which we need to be thankful. 

One of the most common reasons for visual impairment in Pakistan is Cataract and today with the latest technology it can be easily treated bringing back the colours of life to a patient's live. 

Through these camps we hope to treat 150 patients bi-annually after achieving our initial target. Today we ask for your help to give us the chance to utilize our resource of personnel, equipment & the hospital to give us sight to another 150 patients.

Fatima Memorial Hospital feels honoured to be able to change the lives of so many and will like to continue doing so through your help.

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