Educate a Girl in Kashmir

by HOPE USA
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Dear HOPE Friends,

During the month of Ramadan, HOPE USA ramps up its outreach efforts to make sure that this blessed month is enjoyed by those who are less fortunate.  We have been distributing Door-to-Door Iftars, Food Rations, and Eid Clothes to thousands of underprivileged people across Pakistan. 

This week, HOPE USA began distribution of Eid Clothes in Kashmir while treating hundreds of students to food rations for their families and a biryani meal.   

Donations made to our Educate a Girl in Kashmir project for the next two weeks will go towards Eid Clothes and/or Food Rations for underprivileged students in Kashmir.  

Monthly Food Rations: $33/family of 8 [Zakat-eligible]

Eid Clothes: $17/child [Zakat-eligible]

For students who are struggling to acquire the basics of shelter, food, education, and health, a new Eid outfit means the world. Join HOPE USA in spreading smiles this Ramadan.

Watch a child’s face light up when you gift them a beautiful traditional outfit for Eid!

Thank you all for your generosity towards people a world away!  

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Dear HOPE Friends,

Last week, Dr. Mubina and the HOPE team visited the HOPE Home School children in Azad Kashmir and distributed blankets, warm winter clothing, school gear, and food to over 1,000 deserving children. This trip is a winter tradition for the HOPE team and due to your ever-prevailing generosity, this year proved to be even more fruitful in blessings than the past.
Our home schools are located on the mountaintops of Kashmir - the drive alone is a treacherous two-hour journey up unfinished roads and steep pathways. In total we have 2,000 students studying in 35 home schools scattered throughout the region. All the students come from extremely poor backgrounds - sons and daughters of laborers, construction workers, and farmers. Life in a third-world country such as Pakistan is already replete with challenges, and these are exacerbated in the remote regions of Kashmir, and especially in the harsh winters.
 

At HOPE, we believe that every child should not only have access to a quality education and healthcare, but also the correct state of mind to be able to absorb these rights. Throughout the year we try to incorporate activities and events which uplift children's mental state. After all, what use is attaining education and healthcare and reaching adulthood with these gifts, yet not thinking that you are worthy of these blessings? Breaking the cycle of poverty means transforming someone from within - having them truly believe that they are a worthy human being. Oftentimes, it is the metamorphosis of someone's frame of mind which is the most challenging struggle. We in first-world countries know all too well that material benefits can abound in someone's life, yet mental health and self-esteem can still be lacking. For children born into poverty, this is even more apparent because when one's basic needs are not being met, the floodgates to a perpetual cycle of low self-worth can open.

During opportune occasions such as the annual visit, HOPE tries to instill into each and every child that they are worthy of being free from poverty and can go on to achieve much in life. Developing a surefire formula for this monumental task is obviously difficult and not a one-size-fits-all solution, but we keep this goal in the forefront of our minds. During the year, aim to accomplish this goal by motivating speeches, ceremonies, games, new winter clothing, and school gear. And as in everything, anything worth achieving begins with a beautiful niyyah.
Thank you all for celebrating our successes and staying tuned. Stay blessed everyone!
Best regards,
 

Ambereen Siddiqui

Director - HOPE North America & Europe

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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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