Eid comes two twice a year; one is Eid ul Fitr that comes after Ramadan and second one is Eid ul Adha which comes in the Islamic month Zil Haj. There are many Muslims who simply can’t afford one square meal a day let alone celebratethese occasions.
The all-time ritual of new clothes, food and gifts is not the case.
Each year the student of NUR Foundation Schools which are run by Fatima Memorial Hospital are provided with new clothes to every student of its schools from underprivileged areas every year. These children come from poor families and seeing them smile every Eid makes our heart melt.
However with rising prices to keep providing each child a new set of clothes is becoming difficult but with your support we can keep seeing the smiles on these children.
Ramadan passed recently; the annual month of fasting where muslim refrain from eating from sunrise to sunset It’s the month of bounties and blessings bestowed on all Muslims by ALLAH Almighty. This holy month is a month of reflection to look within on the bounties that have been bestowed upon them and to understand the lives and the tribulations of those less fortunate.
According to the Holy Quran “Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong)...” (Q 2:183)
It’s the month of kindness, forgiveness and taking careof the needs of the poor. Every year Muslims fast and spend money on the poor as charity, provide meals and help them in whatever way they can as this is what this month entails that is to help those who need it the most and becoming aware of the problems that surroundso many around us.
Fatima Memorial Hospital has a tradition to provide food at the time of sehri and Iftari (i.e. from sunrise to sunset) to patients and their families who are being treated free of cost at the hospital. The institution tries to ensure that no needy individual goes hungry in this holy month however with rising costs sometimes it gets difficult to cater to everyone and we need your support to continue with our tradition.
Formal and non-formal education enables conditional learning that carries positive effect in the life of a student. Education always affects mental development and thinking patterns and boosts confidence in students.
Nur Foundation (NF) schools have enabled 18,000 students of different peri-urban areas of Lahore Pakistan, to indulge in the life long experience of education and change the status of their lives from being poor and impoverished to become accomplished and successful. Out of 1850 current students enrolled in NF schools, we are pleased to honour Afia, a student who has worked hard, despite all the hardships in her life, to excel academically.
Afia is a 16 years old girl who is living in Malik Pur village of Lahore. She has five sisters and no brother. She has always seen her father critically ill and bedridden leaving her mother to be the sole breadwinner for her 6 daughters and her sick husband. Afia and her two sisters are enrolled on a non-payment plan in the NF school and all three are brilliant students. Her elder sister has also completed her matriculation from the NF school and is also currently teaching there, helping her mother to bear household expenses.
There came moments in Afia’s life when she was about to dropout from school in order to assist her mother with everyday chores and earning expenses. She joined her elder sister in providing home tuition to students, while also simultaneously pursuing her studies. She stands with determination and motivation for her education, with an unbeatable and high spirit, leaving no room for losing hope in achieving her dreams just like Malala Yousafzai.
Remarkably, in matriculation exams of 2014-2015 she scored 950 marks out of 1100 marks, a success which has been seldom achieved by any student of NF schools in their educational quest. The result day was a day of celebration, not only for Afia and her family, but also for the entire Malik Pur community, the teachers who taught her, the school management team and the project management team who are working day and night with dedication for the success of this program. As a valued contributor, this is a moment of pride for you as well. Without your donations, this achievement would not have been possible.
It was education that boosted Afia’s confidence, and it was your donations that helped her achieve her educational goals. Afia deserves to get higher education, and this dream can become possible with your continued support.
Many success stories are still waiting to happen. Donate today to make them possible!