The past few years have been full of natural and man-made disasters striking humanity across the globe. From Tsunamis, hurricanes, earth quakes, famine, floods, bomb blast and the tragedies of war.
Our attention tends to move from one calamity after the other, this result in the affected getting initial help but they are left to their own devices after a month or two; usually the ones suffering the most are the poorest of that area who are not able to recover and live normally due to financial constraints.
The floods of 2010 in Pakistan were one of the worst ever seen in county's history – and today after fours years there is life being rebuilt but it is a slow laborious process. However, certain things must continue i.e. the provision of basic nutrition, health and education.
After the preliminary damage assessment, Fatima Memorial Hospital set up a school in Habit Mastui, District Dera Ghazi Khan in Southern Punjab to educate the children of the flood affectees.
Still going strong after three years we hope to continue with our success and keep educating the children in the area. We believe that a solid education will be the means for these children to excel in the future.
This is the generation that will take our nation forward and we believe in investing in their lives and their futures
Today we ask for your support to help us expand and sustain the project – We ask for a long term commitment, a commitment to be with us when a child of five enters our school and finally graduates through your help.
Through this platform, we don’t ask for your donation, we ask for your lifelong commitment
Across the globe, Eid-ul-Fitr is a time of celeberation, family, friends, clothes and food. After a month of fasting in Ramazon, this joyous occasions reminds us that life is a struggle for many around us but on this day we can come together celeberate what the world has to offer.
We, at Fatima Memorial Hospital have an outreach program through which the hopsital runs the NUR Foundation Schools where almost 1850 boys and girls study today. These children come from impoverished backgrounds with big dreams looking towards a brighter future.
It is ensured that each child receives a new set of books and a complete uniform at the start of the year so there is no hurdle in the education each child gets at the school.
These children face the harsh realities of the world where even the smallest of wishes are not fullfilled; their needs, their desires are all kept hidden in the deep recess of there minds knowing that we can not have or can not want.
This does not dampen their spirit nor their motivation to learn or their joie de vivre. This motivates everyone who is part of the program to do more and help them secure a better future.
It is during these festive seasons that we want to provide each one of these a new set of clothes to enjoy Eid with their friends and family. Eid will be with us soon and your donation today will help us generate enough funds for this project.
Help us make them smile as nothing is more precious than a child’s innocent smile.
Danish is 13 years old from Misrishah, Lahore hailing from a family of four - his father, mother and a younger brother.
Danish’s father is not able to work because he has complicated diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment leading to legal blindness. His mother who is a housewife makes ends meet by sewing clothes and earns around 10,000 Rupees which in today’s economic condition makes for a difficult life. His grandmother pitches in and pay for the rent of the house where the family lives in.
Not to give up on the hand that life has forced upon them the parents still sent the children to a local school where the fees is 400 Rupees each to ensure a better future for both the children.
Danish suffered from trauma in the left eye 2 ½ years ago which led to traumatic cataract. This further added to the problems already faced by the family but Fatima Memorial Hospital was able to treat his cataract with surgery. His vision has significantly improved and we hope he is able to pave his way through life and achieve all his dreams which include getting a solid education and one day supporting his family.
Fatima Memorial Hospital feels honoured to be able to change the lives of so many and will like to continue doing so through your help.