The Global Climate Risk Index Report 2018 has placed Pakistan on the 5th spot as the most affected country by climate change during the past two decades in its annual report for 2020. The report further states that approximately, 10,000 people have perished in Pakistan and incurred economic losses of almost worth $3.8bn as well as witnessing 152 adverse weather events from 1999 to 2018.
According to news reports, "the sweltering weather has been causing loss of lives at a large scale and worsening water and food insecurity" which is affecting quality of life and creating panic in areas.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched an initiative to plant 10 billion trees within a span of five years with a vision of a green and clean nation. Not only should this initiative help in combating climate change but it is also expected to promote tourism, help create jobs, and reduce pollution which kills hundreds of thousands of people each year.
Our project - thanks to your help - is posed to connect deserving scholars to hands on planting trees. Teaching them the importance of caring for our environment and planet.
Please do spread the word and thank you.
Dec 23, 2019
Step by Step
By Tara Dawood - Project Leader
"My husband has lost his job and my small business supports are entire family. This training and platform is enabling me to not only gain confidence, but pay my bills," said Maria (name changes for privacy purposes)
We have been training 200 women entrepreneurs in marketing, sales, and networking. We recently held exhibitions showcasing curated work of 20 women for sale in the two major consulates to roaring success.
We are particularly encouraging them to sell each other's products, to support one another and work in teams.
We now wish to train them in packaging, supply chain and thereafter online sales.
Its magnificent to see the leaps and bounds they are making.
Dec 23, 2019
Girls & Gold
By Rukhsana - Project Leader
Women and girls are renowned for loving Jewelery. When one hears the words gold and girls, most people immediate think jewelry and accessories, not education.
However, gold and education go hand-in-hand in the Pakistan as gold medals are given out to the top student academically in each class. Connecting Pakistani girls with gold medals instead of just gold earrings is more than motivating, it's groundbreaking.
That is why it's so important to sponsor medals for female top students so that they can showcase their success, their academic prowess, visibly.
Thank you for supporting us to strengthen the self esteem of Pakistani girls and to spotlight their academic achievements this way.