Every year, Muslims across the globe fast in the holy month of Ramazan; this is a time to reflect, to understand the hardships of the ones around you, their trials and tribulations.
Fatima Memorial Hospital opened its doors in 1977 to provide healthcare to patients without discrimination from all walks. Today almost 82 percent of the patients are treated free of cost or at subsidized rates. We see patients who come to the hospital with not even enough resources to go back home or even afford a cup of tea.
As 2016 begins we must remind ourselves of the hardships faced by our fellow human beings will fall in June. The fasts are long and its the summer very hot. As per the previous Ramazan where patient families faced issues for meals due to economic reasons.
Arshad, one of the patient's family member last yeat said that in the sweltering heat , the cold juice and food offered was a relief and we pray to God that the hospital can keep doing this
It has always been tradition at Fatima Memorial Hospital to provide meals for to all poor patient and their family members who are present at the hospital (FMH) during Ramadan. The patients admitted at the hospital and their families can’t bear the extra costs and for us they are our guests and to be cared for.
However, with each passing year the patient number grows, costs rise and it is becoming difficult to continue with our tradition.
Today, we ask for your help to continue with our traditions set 38 years ago.
In today’s day and age we have forgotten to be thankful for the gifts we have been given: The gift of sight, the gift of hearing which gives us the ability to enjoy what life has to offer to the fullest.
We waste our time in getting upset about what we do not have: the new car, the new bag, the latest designer collection but we are never thankful for what we have.
There are countless among us who can’t see and what makes it even worse is the realization that lack of financial resources is the reason why so many can’t see.
Cataract is a progressive, painless clouding of the natural, internal lens of the eye. Cataracts block light, making it difficult to see clearly. Over an extended period of time, cataracts can cause blindness. However a small surgical procedure can rectify the issue enabling so many to lead a better life.
Ali, one of the child who had went through surgery was not even able to see beyond 2 feet is now able to lead a normal life and perform better at school.
The concept of camps has now moved to become a permnant feature at Fatima Memorial Hospital and everyday through Monday to Saturday the Eye department operates providing consultations and surgeries to deserving patients.
We at Fatima Memorial Hospital hold regular camps to provide free surgeries for Cataract. With the support of philanthropists and donors we have been able to treat so many and given them the opportunity to see the colours of life. We can keep providing free treatment continuously with your support.
Support us today and bring back the beauty of the world for those who can’t see.
Malala Yousafzai, youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner and Pakistani activist for female education, continues to inspire people around the world yet again. The high school junior is currently in second place in TIME’s People of the Year Poll, putting her ahead of world figures including Pope Francis and Barack Obama. Her struggle for education for females has crossed transnational boundaries, making her a global symbol for promoting education and bringing the challenge of ‘education for all’ at the forefront in the global development agenda.
Recently, Malala and First Lady Michelle Obama launched the “62 Million Girls” campaign that is planned to ensure millions of girls worldwide that are not currently in school, receive the social and economic opportunities to receive an education. As we know, when these girls aren’t given a chance to realize their potential, the whole world loses out. In her speech at the launch, Malala spoke about the relationship between education and poverty, highlighting the fact that although we have the resources to prioritize education and combat the challenges that lack of education can bring with it, the fact remains that these resources are being used to fund activities that are not useful to society.
“It’s not that there is lack of money in this world,” she said. “We have billions and trillions of dollars, but where the money goes is military; it’s things that are useless and that are not useful to society”, the 18 year old Nobel Peace Prize winner said.
A key part of this “62 Million Girls” campaign is to encourage and support community-led solutions to reduce barriers that prevent adolescent girls from completing their education.
The communities we work with under Nur Foundation, comprise of many such females who come from poor socio-economic backgrounds, who might not have the resources to afford quality education or the support to continue their education but have the hunger to learn and succeed in life. Our aim is to continue on with Malala’s dream and eliminate the barriers girls face in these communities and provide them with equal opportunities to make them active citizens. Over the past 19 years, we at Nur Foundation have seen many females become success stories, inspiring their families and the community to send their daughters and sisters to school as well.