Hunger  Pakistan Project #25093

Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children

by Muwakhat Foundation Vetted since 2016
Samina travel 6km daily to reach school
Samina travel 6km daily to reach school

Samina lives with her two sisters and mother in a small village distance 6 kilometer from kasur city. Her father died two years ago and he was the only bread earner of her family. After death of her father, mother started work as cook in nearest school canteen but income is not enough to cover all basic needs including school expenses of Samina and her both sisters. She wants to be a teacher and financial hurdles unable to stop her from study. Daily, she is going to school by walk and it took 55 minutes to reach school. In hot summer and cold winter, become most difficult for her but she want to continue her study.

MUWAKHAT VISIT GIRLS SCHOOL

Tabinda Alkans Jaffery Director ( Muwakhat Foundation) visited Girls school located near Kasur City province Punjab. The purpose to study & analyse dropout rate of girls, reason for left school, challenges facing by girls to get education in school and how Muwakhat Foundation can facilitate female students for continue their education.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE

Girls school of Kasur city not have sufficient class room, so 60% students study in open area and it become most difficult to continue class in cold winter, hot summer and rainy days.

OTHER CHALLENGES

15% female students not afford transportation expenses and come to school by walk. It is not safe for woman and girl in rural area where people not give preference to girl education

 

MUWAKHAT PLAN TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR GIRLS

Muwakhat will provide transportation expenses for pick and drop to 15 girls who live at distance from school between 3km to 8km.

Every year will raise funds through post micro project at GlobalGiving.

60% student study under sky, No classroom
60% student study under sky, No classroom
15% girls cannot afford school bus fee
15% girls cannot afford school bus fee
Director Tabinda interview students
Director Tabinda interview students
36 homeless girls registered for education
36 homeless girls registered for education

Our regular donors and supporters know that Muwakhat Foundation started the project of clothes and food distribution in July 2015 and serving to vulnerable group especially women and children. The project is for five years with purpose to:

  • improve their nutrition by  consistent food
  • Provide winter clothes for children
  • Educate these homeless children who are not accepting by any regular school to educate them.
  • Provide awareness on basic legal rights to women so decrease violence and also give free legal aid to victim women
  • Establish skills training center for girls
  • Launch adult literacy for girls and women who never went to school.
  • Make women productive to earn income and help in enhance income of households

ACTIVITIES during 2nd Quarter of this Year

Muwakhat Foundation is going to establish Rehabilitation and pre-school center for street children. These children involve in child labour, begging, forced into a life of crime, violence and are exposed to abuse. This center helps them into two phases:

  • Phase 1: rehabilitate them from shock, relax, break negative habits and bring them back to normal life.
  • Phase 2:  give them elementary education through fun and entertainment and ultimate purpose to graduate them for regular school.

                                 

Registration of street and homeless children for rehabilitation center

Muwakhat Foundation was given several awareness sessions on education to parents and result is 34 children registered for center.

PLACE OFFER BY COMMUNITY FOR REHABILITATION & PRE-SCHOOL CENTER

Parents, who are willing for education to their children, offer a land for center. We will build temporary infrastructure with support of community in July 2018.

MULTI SERVICES OFFER FROM THIS CENTER

We are establishing this center for street children but this center will offer multi services to women and children of poor and homeless families. i.e

  • Part time skills training to girls
  • Women who have skills of embroidery and patch work to link them with market to earn income and increase financial security of their families
  • Awareness sessions to families on basic legal rights

 

We request to support for developing “Child Rehabilitation and Preschool Center” to help homeless & street children for see dreams about secure future, overcome malnourished and go to regular school.

 

Link of Project: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/child-rehabilitation-and-pre-school-center/

Project working area
Project working area
member at cloth distribution event
member at cloth distribution event

Muwakhat Foundation started this project with distribution of clothes and dry ration for homeless children. We are serving to vulnerable group especially women and children. During our survey, it were observed that due to inconsistent of household income, family members average two days a week not able to cook and feed their children, so Muwakhat take this as a project for 5 years with purpose to:

  • improve their nutrition by  consistent food
  • Provide winter clothes for children
  • Educate these homeless children who are not accepting by any regular school to educate them.
  • Provide awareness on basic legal rights to women so decrease violence and also give free legal aid to victim women
  • Establish skills training center for girls
  • Launch adult literacy for girls and women who never went to school.
  • Make women productive to earn income and help in enhance income of households

First two years Muwakhat Foundation disbursed dry ration and clothes in winter and at Muslim event “Eid” Now next step to establish “Rehabilitation and Pre-school center” for homeless children who never went to school. This center will help to break their bad habits because these children mostly involve in beggary, theft and child labour. Also going to launch skill center for girls to learn and earn income. In May, we move on next step to involve women who have skills of hand embroidery and patch work and provide them market linkages.

This seems to be very positive that we started from giving clothes and ration and now moving to education and income generation activities.

Thanks!, to all donors of GlobalGiving for trust and support to our cause.

We request to support for developing “Child Rehabilitation and Preschool Center” to help see dreams, overcome malnourished and go to regular school.

 

Link of Project: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/child-rehabilitation-and-pre-school-center/

children excited to receive warm clothes
children excited to receive warm clothes
children received warm clothes & blankets
children received warm clothes & blankets
Distribution of warm clothes to children
Distribution of warm clothes to children

Muwakhat Foundation’s team is working on project “to help homeless women and children” since July 2016. The purpose of this project is to provide food and clothes street children and homeless families

Winter Clothes and Dry ration distribution to street children: Phase 1

Muwakaht registered 235 children and 40 homeless families registered. Winter has come and these poor people need help to safe from winter especially children age from 0 to 12. Winter clothes distribution is planning to conduct in three phases with collaboration of GlobalGiving, Lahore Royal LION Club and SJ Law Firm, LEO Youth Club Lahore.

This was the 6th distribution of new clothes and dry ration to children and all community people knew that this activity is mostly funded by donors of GlobalGiving. So all kids did thanks to GlobalGiving by shake hand and say “thankyou”

PROCESS OF DISTRIBUTION OF CLOTHES

60 children were attended this event and received warm clothes and dry from team of Muwakhat Foundation.

 

                                                                                Numbers                       

# of homeless families registered                         40                        

# of household members                                     242

 # of women                                                          53

(Above age 18 years)

 

# of Children                                                          228

(Age from 0 months till 14 years)

 

FUNDING SOURCES

This event is supported by three partners

GlobalGiving

Lahore Royal Lion Club Pakistan (International LION CLUB)

 Leo (Youth) Club Lahore

 

Way Forward:

On this event, families requested for Blanks  and Dry Ration which Muwakhat Foundation team committed to will write micro project at GlobalGiving and distribute blankets early of January 2018.

Our Next step for children to develop “ Child Rehabilitation and Preschool center” for children where awareness provide on future, focus on alleviate their bad habits and prepare them for regular school. All they will learn through fun activities.  

We request to support for developing “Child Rehabilitation and Preschool Center” to help see dreams, overcome malnourished and go to regular school.

Link of Project: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/child-rehabilitation-and-pre-school-center/

Muwakhat Foundation especially thanks to all donors through the platform of GlobalGiving, who trust our cause.

street children
street children
40 families attended event
40 families attended event
New Eid Clothes distributed to children
New Eid Clothes distributed to children

MY DREAM

Ayesha 6 years old homeless girl share her dream at the event of Eid 2017 arranged by Muwakhat Foundation. "I WANT TO BE DOCTOR" and help to my community. She asked our team members, "Will you help me to send school?" Because the bigger challenge is, regular schools not willing to admit us.

Distribution New Eid Clothes to children

Since 2015, Muwakhat Foundation is distributing New Eid clothes and dry ration to homeless children age from zero months to fourteen years. This Eid, Muwakhat team arranged event in the third week of Ramadan distributed new clothes and ration to homeless children and families

Special Eid event arranged for children

This was the first time, Muwakhat Foundation arranged an event on Eid day for children. The ultimate purpose was made the traditional day special and memorable for these children as other Muslim children.

On Eid Day all children with their mothers invited and following activities conducted to fill their Eid day with laugh and happiness. They came with wear new clothes distributed before Eid festival. They watched the magic show, puppet show, participated in drawing competition with topic “My dream of life” and enjoyed food with their friends.

Lahore LION Royal Club and LEO Club join this project:

Lahore Lion Royal Club and Lahore LEO Club signed MOU to help in raise funds for this project. This Ramadan and Eid, members of both club raised funds for New Eid Clothes and Eid event and physical present at arranged events by Muwakhat Foundation.

EDUCATION Challenge for homeless children and their families:

On Eid day, children shared their dream of life and willing to go to school but the biggest challenge is no school give admission to these children with following reasons:

  • All children brought up in unhealthy environment and result they use abusive language, fight each other without any reason, negative behavior
  • Most of the children involve in beggary and theft
  • Do not know how to keep clean their body and wear washed clothes

In response to above issue, Muwakhat Foundation is planning to open “ Child Rehabilitation and Preschool center” for children where awareness provides on future, focus on alleviate their bad habits and prepare them for regular school. All they learned through fun activities.  

Muwakhat Foundation especially thanks to all donor through the platform of GlobalGiving, who trust our cause and bring a smile at children faces on Eid festival.

We request to support for developing “Child Rehabilitation and Preschool Center” to help see dreams, overcome malnourished and go to regular school.

GlobalGiving link: https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/new-clothes-on-eid-for-200-children-in-pakistan-1/

enjoying magic show
enjoying magic show
drawing competition
drawing competition
food given to children and mothers at Eid Festival
food given to children and mothers at Eid Festival
Lion Club members joined event
Lion Club members joined event
New Eid clothes and dry ration distributed
New Eid clothes and dry ration distributed
 

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Muwakhat Foundation

Location: Lahore - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.muwakhat.org
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Project Leader:
Zareen Aamir
Lahore, punjab Pakistan
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