Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children

by Muwakhat Foundation
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Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children
Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children
Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children
Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children
Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children
Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children
Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children
Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children
Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children
Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children
Food & Education to 500 Homeless Children
May 22, 2017

Need Assessment Survey for fulfill dreams of homeless women & children

Muwakhat Team conducting interview with women
Muwakhat Team conducting interview with women

Background for Need Assessment Survey

Muwakhat Foundation team started a project to help homeless women and children since July 2016 with a distribution of new clothes to children age zero till twelve years on Eid-ul-fitar.( Muslim festival). It was observed that these women and children are most neglected and vulnerable group, lack basic needs and most important these families ignored and not treated as a respectable citizen of Pakistan. People help once in a while by food, dry ration, and clothes but no one did the effort to bring them in society who excluded.

April 16 & 17, 2017 Muwakhat Foundation conducted need assessment survey income to identify needs, their income generation activities and poverty level. This helps to develop the roadmap of homeless families for the transformation of their life from neglected to a respectable citizen. Women and children are given warm welcome to our team members. This was the first time that women were interviewed. They were shared their life challenges and dreams.

 

Areas focused in survey

In survey form, questions related to basic needs i.e health, education, water, sanitation, income, and expenses details were asked to women. This survey will help to understand homeless families living pattern, life challenges & threat, income generation sources and household expenses.

Highlights of Survey

Muwakhat Team did one to one interview with fifteen families and did focus group discussion with women and children. Survey data will be analyzed and Report will be published in mid of June 2017. Here we are sharing some snapshots to give and the idea of their life:

  • Biggest challenge: There is no concept of birth registration within the community, which makes it difficult for them to get Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC).
  • They do not have a permanent place and all families living in a tent for 30 years.
  • Community lives below the poverty line, in severely unhygienic conditions.
  • 100% women and children illiterate.
  • Most of their children send for force labour at age of seven
  • 100% women birth their children at their tent which is so called house due to not have the facility of a health center.
  • No clean water available
  • Do not have facility of electricity and gas
  • No proper sanitation
  • 85% families sleep with empty stomach twice in a week
  • More than 80% women have embroidery skills and some of them show their work ( see pictures)

Plan of Action

Muwakhat Foundation will work with homeless families in three phases. Phase I will start soon and plan of action of phase II & phase III will set after survey report.

Phase I: In this phase Muwakhat Foundation will do the following action

  • Register homeless families and issue card for receive help from Muwakhat Foundation
  • Ramadan Month (fasting & holy month for Muslims) will start in next week, Food package distributes to homeless families to assure food in the holy month.
  • After 30 days Eid festival coming, the Muwakhat team will collect the donation, purchase food and clothes for children and women and distribute before the festival.

Join us for this noble cause. Your small contribution bring big change in their life

Zareen Chairperson with homeless women & children
Zareen Chairperson with homeless women & children
Cloth tent
Cloth tent
Nabeela showing her patch work
Nabeela showing her patch work
Samina and her daughter giving interview
Samina and her daughter giving interview
Ahmed blind by birth excited for study at school
Ahmed blind by birth excited for study at school
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Muwakhat Foundation

Location: Lahore - Pakistan
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Tabinda Jaffery
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
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