Gift of Education for students of Pakistan

May 24, 2013

March 2013 - Update

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Education plays a vital role in human capital formation. It raises an individual’s productivity and efficiency, consequently producing skilled manpower that is capable of leading the path to sustainable economic development. Currently Pakistan’s literacy rate is ranked at 113th among 120 nations[i] which has hampered growth in all sectors of society.

Several factors have been identified as responsible for the education problems plaguing Pakistan. These include insufficient funding, lack of adequate implementation programs and teaching methods. This has in turn led to Pakistan showing one of the lowest literacy rates in the world.

Education is a fundamental human right and through the support of our donors in this quarter Fatima Memorial Hospital continues to spread this light amongst those who were deprived of this in the peri-urban areas of Lahore.

Recent glimpses of non-formal educational activities are available with this report

The support of our patrons has made it possible for us to educate over 18,000 children in Pakistan. Today, we request that you come forward and become a part of this initiative through your donations to educate, empower and to create a better future.


[i] Business Recorder,
Global Literacy rate, Posted by Imaduddin on Wednesday, 24 October, 2012,, Accessed on March, 2013.

Dec 10, 2012

The Story of a Star

Nabeela - A hero
Nabeela - A hero

Nabeela, now 17, is the fruit of endless efforts and hard work of Fatima Memorial Hospital’s Community Outreach Schools for Underprivileged.

Entering the School at Lakhoder as a young student herself, she successfully completed her matriculation from this school with the support of Fatima Memorial Hospital and Donors like you.

Currently she is teaching the students of Class 1 and 2, while pursuing higher education.

She recently underwent a Training of Trainers in a workshop titled, ‘Creating A Happy Classroom’. She was one of the top three Trainers chosen after a presentation in front of a panel of senior academicians.

Her single biggest achievement as she puts it is, ‘Being on the giving end of the rope’.

She knows what it is like to be at the receiving end. She wants to make that experience as memorable, long-lasting and life-altering for her students as it was for her.

She loves the shape of a star, which means so much for a student. Nabeela says, ‘ I remember how earnestly I used to wait for a star on my hand or my notebook. For me it is, to-date, the biggest applaud a teacher can bestow upon her student.’

She further added, ‘Of this workshop, my favourite part was use of star as an incentive. I want to give a star to every student of mine. But I want them to work hard too. I will use different stages of a completed star to tell each student how hard he or she needs to work, to improve and to be awarded a completely formed star.’

‘I am a winner’, she said.

You can help us create more of these stars. Each star like Nabeela will lighten up the sky for hundreds of other Nabeelas, making a change in their lives for better, for good.

In this month of giving, let us all renew our pledge, and help brighten up this world.


Nov 23, 2012


Children presenting Maa ki Dua (Mother
Children presenting Maa ki Dua (Mother's Prayer)

Hello Friends,

We would like to thank you for your continuing support and confidence in our work! Your valuable donations have been crucial in helping us make a great difference in over 1700 children’s lives by sharing happiness, light and tranquility.

Your donations helped us arrange following activities for our children:

  1. Registration of New Students: This year, 234 more students were registered for annual exams (Board of Primary and elementary) from the various outreach educational centers.
  2. NUR community Outreach Students participated actively in the closing ceremony of Student Leadership Program held at Fatima Memorial Hospital on 7th Aug’12. Students of Lakhodair Formal School presented a beautiful skit on Iqbal’s poem “Maa Ki Dua (Mother’s Prayer)” which is a simple description of a mother’s dream fearing of her child’s safety. It explains the process by which a child grows psychologically and develops the capacity of tolerating tenures of separation from its mother on its way to becoming an adult.
  3. Quran Khawani: The annual event was arranged at Lakhodair school about 55 teachers attended the program and took part in Naat Khawani. Annual Luncheon was also arranged for 400 teachers and students under this program.
  4. New Principal: Miss Rukhsana joined the Lakhodair school as principal in October 2012. Her addition to the team will increase the quality of education being imparted.
  5. Celebrating Eid with Children: Eid Milan Party was arranged in the Gajjumatta schools on 30th October 2012. Eid ul Adha celebrates sacrifice that Hazrat Ibrahim was willing to make of his own son Ismail when he was commanded to show his commitment to Allah. It also symbolizes our willingness to give up some of our own bounties, in order to strengthen ties of friendship and help those who are in need.This is what you have been doing for all these children by ensuring quality education and inspiring their teachers to engage with their students in joyful learning. This is the message we teach all the children and teachers from our area that all blessings come from Allah, and we should open our hearts and share with others.

Your contribution will help in sustaining the education of outreach children of Pakistan. We look forward to fostering this relationship in the future.

Students at Eid Milan Party
Students at Eid Milan Party


Jul 11, 2012

Education is the transmission of civilization

“A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops” … Henry Adams

Adopt a student program had been initiated by FMH with the aim and hope of brightening the future of children through education. Education will not only provide a stable future for these children but will also contribute to the overall development of our country in the long run. Only an educated community can guarantee a prosperous state.  The program is running quite successfully. The upcoming activity of the program involve the refresher trainings of the teachers who are part of this educational program.

Students are enjoying the summer vacations and it’s time for their teachers to have a refresher. Free from the hectic class routines, Anjuman-e-Behbood-e-Niswan Itfal (ABNI), the sister concern of the Fatima Memorial System, taking care of all the educational and medical community services has arranged a refresher course of 4 days for the teachers of ABNI schools located in Malikpur, Lakhodair and Nainsukh, the rural communities around Lahore.

During the course, teachers will be trained for the English reading, writing and speaking skills along with the basic training of IT (computer course). For this purpose, special trainers who have hands on experience in their relevant fields have been arranged.

Such session will enable the teachers to polish their skills set which will be reflected to the students. The aim is to prepare the rural communities to abreast the new upcoming challenges. This is all possible because of the generous support of all the donors and supporters as together we can support the education of underprivileged.

“We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own” ... Ben Sweetland


Apr 13, 2012

Time to get rewarded: Result Day!

Nur Foundation with the help of its supporters is offering the gift of education to more than 2000 students through its Adopt a Student Program. In February 2012, 150 students appeared in annual exams of Board of Primary and Elementary Education, Punjab and all of them scored above 78%.

Nur Foundation awarded cups, shields and medals among the position holders. To encourage the students, gifts on attendance and cleanliness were given to the students. Refreshments for students and teachers were also arranged.  
The parents of the students were extremely delighted and were showing their gratefulness to all the supporters who helped their children get the basic education which they themselves were deprived of. Let’s join hands and support the education of underprivileged!


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Arif Kabani

Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

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