Educate a Girl in Kashmir

by HOPE USA
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Educate a Girl in Kashmir

Dear HOPE Friends, 

HOPE Opens a New Home School in the Isolated Mountaintops of Kashmir

In the remote mountaintop regions of Kashmir, attaining an education becomes an arduous and ongoing struggle - these students not only face barriers of poverty (similar to our beneficiaries in other areas of Pakistan), but also grapple with geographic and climate hurdles which are part and parcel of life in Azad Kashmir.  Due to safety and cultural factors, female students often end up absorbing the brunt of the repercussions, so much so that there is still a wide discrepancy in literacy rates between males and females in Pakistan.  As of 2021, the overall literacy rate in Pakistan has remained stagnant at about 60%, with males and females reporting literacy levels of 73% and 52%, respectively.  Dire statistics such as these only serve to reinforce the need for innovative interventions such as the home-schooling system, a solution which has been largely underutilized in Pakistan, but which HOPE USA has been implementing in Azad Kashmir (along with other rural areas and urban slums within Pakistan) for the past 20 years

Through your generous support of our Educate a Girl in Kashmir project, we are humbled to report that we have successfully opened yet another school in Azad Kashmir!  Below, please find the details along with pictures from the welcome ceremony: 

  • HOPE's Kona Habib Dori School is located in the remote, difficult-to-access mountaintops of Kashmir, where the next closest school is 2 hours away and the main city of Muzaffarabad is 4 hours away
  • Kona Habib Dori is an extremely impoverished area and students are given an education along with school bags and supplies for free
  • A total of 100 students are currently studying in this school, 80% of whom are girls 
We would like to express our gratitude to our loyal supporters for supporting us and allowing us to reach these momentous occasions!  Each of you should feel accomplished that you are part of the vehicle for educational advancement in these isolated mountaintop areas where even small changes create long-lasting ripples.  

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Dear HOPE Friends, 
We are pleased to report that Ramadan 2021 was the most successful fundraising month in history for both HOPE USA and HOPE UK!  As always, gratitude for these successes goes to Allah SWT and special thanks goes to our dedicated donors whose trust in us and generosity towards those less fortunate makes this possible.  As the years progress, we will strive to reach even more deserving people and make a tangible impact upon ending poverty in Pakistan.  
As an organization HOPE conducts special activities in Ramadan to honor and reach out to the poor - these include Door-to-Door Iftar Distributions (Zakat), Sit-down Iftars (Sadaqa), Food Ration Distributions (Zakat), and Eid Clothes Distributions (Zakat).  Surplus Zakat and Sadaqa funds we collect are allocated appropriately to fund our year-round centers and programs for the poor including Hospitals, Schools, Vocational Centers, Aqua Project, and Disaster Relief.    
Our Ramadan 2021 Accomplishments are as follows: 

Door-to-Door Iftar Distributions: 7,700 Iftars Distributed
Sit-down Iftars: 1,030 Iftars Distributed
Food Ration Distributions: 2,100 Ration Bags Distributed
Eid Clothes Distributions: 2,000 Outfits Distributed
TOTAL BENEFICIARIES in RAMADAN 2021: 27,530
 
 
Areas of Impact Within Pakistan: 

Karachi (urban slums within), Thatta, Muzaffargarh (Punjab), Azad Kashmir

Once again, we would like to congratulate and thank each and every one of you for your support and for making these milestones possible and we look forward to sharing more successes with you in the future.  May Allah SWT reward every one of you according to the best of your deeds.  Ameen!  
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Dr. Mubina receives award from President of Pak
Dr. Mubina receives award from President of Pak

Dear HOPE Friends,

  • HOPE was 1 of only 2 NGO’s invited and honored at the Pakistan Air Force’s award ceremony this week.

 
  • HOPE Founder and Chairperson, Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla received an award from President Arif Alvi on behalf of HOPE for its achievements in poverty alleviation.

 
  • Other invitees included parliamentarians, senators, and business community members.


A big THANK YOU to all our donors for making achievements like this possible.

 

Best regards, 

Ambereen Siddiqui

Director - HOPE USA

Pakistan Air Force Picture
Pakistan Air Force Picture
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Picture of Guests Invited
President Alvi Meets Guests
President Alvi Meets Guests
President Alvi Meets Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla
President Alvi Meets Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla

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Dear HOPE Friends,

HOPE's Kashmir family was treated to warm clothes, blankets, school supplies, toys, and warm food during Dr. Mubina and the HOPE Pakistan team's annual trip two weeks ago. Overall we were able to distribute gifts to over 850 children and families. Thank you to all our donors for their overwhelming support of our Educate a Girl in Kashmir campaign which funds our education initiatives for marginalized children in Kashmir. We could not do this without your generosity.
We recently broke ground for a new Maternal & Child Health Center in Kashmir - this will be our first health facility in Kashmir and will provide free healthcare to 20,000 zakat-eligible mothers and children. We are aiming to raise $25,000 to cover construction costs for this noble venture - individual and corporate donations are welcomed. To donate, please select "Construction of Kashmir Maternal & Child Health Center" from our dropdown menu:
 

https://www.hopecharityusa.org

 

Thank you to all our donors for your support and trust in HOPE USA.

 

Best regards,

Ambereen Siddiqui
Director - HOPE USA
Kashmir Maternal & Child Health Center Coming Soon
Kashmir Maternal & Child Health Center Coming Soon
Kashmir Maternal & Child Health Center Coming Soon
Kashmir Maternal & Child Health Center Coming Soon

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HOPE USA 2020 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2020 has certainly been a testing year (no pun intended) for the entire world. The HOPE USA team wishes to focus the spotlight on accomplishments made possible by our incredible donors!

COVID - 19 EMERGENCY MEDICAL RELIEF
  • 15,000 needy people have been treated for coronavirus free of charge in our hospitals in 2020

  • HOPE Zia Colony Hospital has been designated as a quarantine facility since the onset of the pandemic

  • The Pakistan government elected HOPE to establish a Covid-19 ICU in Sindh Government Hospital – Karachi

HUNGER RELIEF
  • HOPE distributed one-month food rations to 4,000 needy families in 2020 (over 25,000 people total)

  • 6,500 iftars were distributed to the poor in Ramadan

  • 11,000 poor people received meat during Eid ul Adha

EDUCATION INITIATIVES
  • Over $35,000 was raised in 2020 alone to support impoverished girls studying in our 35 home schools in Kashmir

  • The Japanese Embassy funded the construction of a new school building in Muzaffargarh

  • Over 1,500 poor students received new clothes (Eid clothes, uniforms, winter clothes)

  • Our almost 10,000 students have been continuing their studies during the pandemic with safety procedures in place

HEALTHCARE INITIATIVES
  • Our four HOPE Hospitals continued to operate with safety procedures in place, treating 500,000 patients in 2020

  • HOPE Hospital Karachi underwent renovation in time to handle the influx of coronavirus cases

  • HOPE was awarded an ambulance by PayPal to serve 800,000 poor residents who have little access to medical care

VOCATIONAL TRAINING INITIATIVES
  • In 2020, 500 needy students received income-generating vocational training in computer software and languages

  • 80 percent of our vocational students are marginalized young women

KARACHI EMERGENCY FLOOD RELIEF
  • HOPE provided food, temporary shelter, and set up medical camps to benefit over 2,000 Karachi flood victims

  • HOPE is the only NGO in Pakistan authorized to distribute P&G PuR water sachets to purify contaminated water

COVID - 19 RELIEF in the USA
  • HOPE USA donated hand sanitizer to over 50 Chicagoland masjids and businesses to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

HOPE USA operates in remote areas of Pakistan along with urban slums which are underserved. We are often the first and only NGO to provide relief to our beneficiaries. We are proud to have established poverty-alleviation methods of Health, Education, and Vocational Training in poor communities throughout Pakistan for 23 years.

The HOPE USA Team wishes to extend our gratitude to our loyal supporters who have made these accomplishments possible. Despite the unforeseen pandemic, we are blessed to achieve another record-breaking year and we are so grateful to Allah SWT. We pray that all of you are rewarded abundantly in this life and the next. Ameen!

Best regards,

The HOPE USA Team

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