Not only is it important to plant Trees because of the environment, but also because some trees may be extinct in the next few years.
We were horrified to learn that coconut trees in Pakistan may be extinct in the next 10 years due to infections. Not only are we working on a campaign to try and find ways to combat and cure those infections, which are even more challenging to the height of the trees, but we are planting more and more coconut trees in areas where it's easy to closely monitor them.
This is a very important path that we are on. But we cannot do it alone. We need your help and your continued help. Please continue to contribute as well as spread the word.
Jan 12, 2021
Times must change
By Rafea Khatak - Programme Volunteer
It's not enough to talk about opportunity, there needs to be an equalizing of it. And, certainly, colour of skin cannot be a barrier. In Pakistan, it is young girls who face the brunt of colorism.
Aliya (name changed), is just 15, but has always known that she is the less pretty, less desired daughter, and will have less chances in life that her sister. This is unacceptable. It's not just about upbringing, nor is it only the parents' responsibility to Well self-esteem. We as a society should and must Open the doors of opportunity and eradicate the ugliness of prejudice.
"Well, I know I can achieve, but it seems the people around me are always saying, 'beta, poor you,' because of my darker complexion."
#EAGSkinColour is working to create consistent programming to change the dialogue. Thank you for helping us make a difference, for helping us to transform lives.
Dec 28, 2020
By Rafia Khatak - Project Coordinator
Thank you for your support of flood relief. While the city is healing, the damage in some areas is beyond devastatng. Your funds are accumulating for criticial rehabilitation.
Infrastructure, roads, drainage systems, irrigation, bridges, and even sanitation systems are damaged and in many cases destroyed by the rain. Fish farms are muddled with rain water. Livestock are facing fodder shortage and spreadable diseases. Grains have been washed out and 75% of cultivable land is under water (according to HDP risk assessment). Many families have been evacuated and face numerous diseases including malaria, diarrhea, gastroenteritis and respiratory diseases.
Your funds are slowly but surely being accumulated for use in this process, particularly for giving emergency health care and food supplies, water purification tablets, and supporting medical camps.
Thank you for your support and please do spread the word.