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Dec 23, 2019

End the Year by Educating a Girl

Thank you all for educating girls with your zakaat. 

To date, we have educated girls in Pakistan, and with the help of all 29 donors including you, we have raised $5,283 on GlobalGiving.  

We have witnessed the impact on each girl's life. Take little Abida (name changed as per GG policy). Abida is very shy and while she's a good student, she does not speak up in class. Her teachers try their best to encourage her but she simply would not speak when called upon. Her Educate a Girl scholarship required her to speak in front of class in order to pass, regardless of how intimidating she found it. At first. It took coaxing and coaching til she spoke, but once she spoke, she wouldn't talk. She had a lot to say. 

So, as 2019 ends. Why not end the year or begin the New Year on the magical note of transforming another life. Educate a girl or two today. And, if you can't right now then please donate $10. If each of the 29 Donors donated $29, we would raise $841, which is the education of more than 70 girls for a semester!!!  That's seventy lives changing, just by donating $29 today.  Please also spread the word and consider Educate a Girl zakaat for your entire zakaat donation for this year and the next. Yes, you can make a difference!  

Dec 23, 2019

Christmas for orphans - just $785 to go!

We give out teddy bears to tots and orphans struggling. We are focusing on a drive for handicapable orphans at Darul Sakoon orphanage, a very special place that looks after the most vulnerable in Karachi.

Two Christmases ago, we shared the story of Cheryl, just 3, who lay dazed in her cot, not knowing what Christmas was although she was a Christian. Handicapable and not fully alert, she relies completely on the nuns and care at this orphanage that looks after 180 Christian, Hindu and Muslim orphans, most of whom are handicapable.

We've created a new mini project in order to distribute teddy bears and meals on Eid day, a religious festival. Last Christmas, we were able to gift all 180 orphans teddy bears, chocolates and hot cross buns.  This year, we're beginning with our initial target of 100 orphans for $1000 and have taii I see $215 so far. 

We can't wait to see smiles on the faces of orphans.

If you are able to help us complete our drive for these darling kids, please do contribute this holiday.  And, of course, spread the word as even a donation of $15 helps us in reaching our goal. One orphan at a time.


There are so many more kids who need year round, we always appreciate your support.

Dec 23, 2019

Climate Change: A daunting challenge for Pakistan

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. 

 
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