Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation

by Al-Mustafa Welfare Society
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation
Save the future of Orphans by Zakat / Donation

Dear Donors,

This report is one of the most emotional reports we have ever shared with you. It all started with the inauguration of MyHome Al-Mustafa in 2017. Little did I know that these tiny human beings whom we are enrolling will become this close to our hearts. 

The most heart-wrenching moment is when the children are brought to us for enrollment. Their innocent gaze burst with the emotions of the fear of the unknown, sadness of leaving their family, excitement and amazement of the coming days, and the sorrow, that settles deep in the eyes of most orphans. 

In a span of a few weeks, those same eyes sparkle with the joy of a comfortable life. An orphanage can never replace a home, but the children brought to these orphanages no longer have the privilege of enjoying life with their parents. Most belong to impoverished families who barely make it to the next day, so their best possible resolve is to grant someone else their child's responsibility, where they can at least get to live a comfortable life and a chance to study and make their future. 

The eldest of our children passed their matriculation (Grade X) examinations with remarkable results and started to plan their future goals. Different options were discussed with the children, suggestions were made, and the last decision was left to their own. 

Every child has goals and ambitions for the future, and it is when they have to make their own decisions. Two kids opted to study commerce, while four chose pre-engineering and computer sciences. Subsequently, applications were submitted, and the children were called in for admission from different colleges. At this time, they were showered with prayers, good wishes, gifts and farewell parties. 

All parents make sure that their child gets the best of things before entering the next phase of life, and so do we, since we are no less than parents to them. 

Before the start of their new classes at college, all the kids went shopping for their clothes, shoes and other personal items from the LuckyOne Mall, enjoyed their time at the amusement area Onderland and lunched together. 

Below is the academic summary of our six intelligent boys:

Zohaib

  • Matriculation Grade: A1, %age: 80.36%
  • College: Pak Askari Intermediate College

Ayyan

  • Matriculation Grade: A1, %age: 80.27%
  • College: Pak Askari Intermediate College

Raza

  • Matriculation Grade %age: A, %age: 77.36%
  • College: Pak Askari Intermediate College

Daim

  • Matriculation Grade: A, %age: 76.55%
  • College: Pak Askari Intermediate College

Khan

  • Matriculation Grade: A, %age: A, 71%
  • College: Government Degree Science Commerce College

Sohail

  • Matriculation Grade: A1, %age 81.27%
  • College: Government Degree Science Commerce College

Note: The names mentioned are children's last names, in respect of their privacy and GlobalGiving's policy. 

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In 2021, a six years old cute little munchkin came with his mother to MyHome Al-Mustafa. He looked so innocent and was silent, but his sparkling eyes reflected the amount of energy he was filled with. 

Background Story

The story of this boy is rather depressing. His mother, Ambreen's life, has never been a bed of roses, and when her husband Arshad died of drug addiction, she was left alone with their adorable son Usman. She had dreams for her boy and wanted to make him prosperous. However, she was young but was not educated enough to fulfil her dreams. She started working as a housemaid but soon realized that with this job, it would not be possible for her to educate and give a better future to her child. What had happened to her husband has made her extremely sensitive about the proper upbringing of her child. She was not ready to lose her only child in the hands of child predators, drug addicts and child traffickers wandering in streets and preying on children with a weak background, such as orphans. A safe and secure environment and quality education were what she was looking for her child, and she found even more. MyHome Al-Mustafa was the answer to the prayers of a sincere mother. When Ambreen visited us, she was confident that this was what she needed for her child, i-e good education, healthy food, sports facilities and a safe environment. 

Unlike many other children, Usman got settled pretty quickly; he is an active and brilliant boy who is prominent in the classroom and at home and actively participates in all educational and sports activities. 

Ambreen is now more than happy for her child. 

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Being an orphan is not merely considered the saddest of all tragedies that life can throw on a child. It's not just the breadwinner of the family who disappears. Suddenly, the child loses his best game partner, his best friend, a protector and a guide when it comes to taking tough decisions.

When Habibullah died of T. B., his only legacy left to Yasmee (his widow) was their seven children. It was like a catastrophe for the family because they had no financial savings to lean on. Life started to come on track when Yasmeen began working as a housemaid to earn a living for her seven orphaned children. But she was apprehensive about Farhan, as he was the youngest boy, and she wanted to give him a better future. Her resources were not enough to realize her dream of giving him a good education and other facilities of life. She prayed day and night, and Allah certainly did listen to her sincere prayers. She was looking for a school which could at least provide better education to her child but what she found was more than just a good school. She found a home for her child.

In 2017 she got to know about MyHome Al-Mustafa. It did not take her long to admit Farhan to My Home Al-Mustafa. Farhan is now part of a vast family. He has been living here for five years and is ten years old now. Here he gets a quality education (enrolled in Al-Mustafa Academy), sports, health and all the facilities of life a child can ask for. He does visit his mother on vacations, but he is happier at his place where there are friends who are more than family, his bicycle and football. He is a very talented boy and is fond of learning mathematics at school. 

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Assalam-o-alaikum and Greetings.

I hope you had a wonderful new year and a cosy winter season. 

Time flies pretty fast. When we first posted this project in April 2020, we had 100 children living at MyHome Al-Mustafa. With your donations and the untiring efforts of the MyHome administration, our family has grown by 50 new members.

Due to increasing admission requests for orphaned children, we have constructed two new floors (20,000 sq feet) for the building. These two new floors have increased the capacity of the orphanage to accommodate up to 250 children. 

The children at MyHome are grouped based on their age, as follows:

  • Group 1: Age Limit 4-8 years
  • Group 2: Age Limit 9-12 years
  • Group 3: Age Limit 13-14 years
  • Group 4: Age Limit 15-16 years

All the children of MyHome Al-Al-Mustafa are enrolled in our school Al-Mustafa Academy. Along with accommodation and education, we make special efforts to provide quality food, clothing according to season and occasion, sports activities, scouts and martial arts training, recreational activities, field trips and a safe and secure environment.

Al-Mustafa's services and efforts have always been acknowledged on different forums and by various authorities. This time, the honourable Chief Minister of Sindh himself came to inaugurate the extension of the project and welcomed the 50 new family members to their new home. 

On occasion, the children of MyHome shone like the stars of the evening and stole the thunder of the High Profile Officials by expressing their Martial Arts and Scouts Training skills. Seeing their extraordinary skills left the audience in awe. The CM told the importance of learning such skills, wore a scout's tie, and revealed that he used to be a scout.

We are truly humbled and grateful to receive your kindness and trust. With your generosity, we have achieved yet another milestone. We will be sending you more updates from the field.

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Pakistan is blessed with the best mangoes present in the whole world, therefore, mangoes are not considered merely a fruit, rather they are a Festival and a Celebration. The scorching sun of summers is cherished in Pakistan just because it brings those mouth-watering mangoes to us. 

It has become the tradition of MyHome Al-Mustafa that every year we celebrate a grand Mango Party, in which all the children, administration and the trustees together with our Chief Patron Dr Haji Muhammad Hanif Tayyab, gather for lunch/dinner and then enjoy the Mangoes together. Eating and celebrating together ties the children and our elders into a bond not lesser than that of a family. This season, though the party was a little low-scale, but was not skipped. The children were also engaged in many more fun learning activities. 

A few of the celebrations were: 

  • Children were engaged in several learning activities and a fun gala on 05th May.
  • My Home Al-Mustafa children celebrated the Eid gala show on 07th May.
  • My Home Al-Mustafa children engaged in playing Boards games on 29th May. 
  • My Home Al-Mustafa organized a  Mehfil-e-Zikar Mustafa program on29th May.
  • My Home Al-Mustafa arranged an outdoor picnic for children to Mangho Pir and Hub Dam on 7Th AUGUST.
  • My Home Al-Mustafa children celebrated 14th August the Independence Day of Pakistan Children performed different activities and showed patriotism toward beloved their country.

 

The orphans residing at My Home Al-Mustafa are divided/grouped according to their ages into the following four groups:

  • 4 to 8 years
  • 8 to 12 years
  • 12 to 14 years
  • 14 to 16 years

Initiatives to Prevent Covid Spread:

The management of MyHome keenly evaluates the ongoing settings to make changes for the betterment of our children. It is indeed not an easy job to keep a group of hundred children safe and healthy during this ongoing pandemic, which has kept on hitting the city of Karachi real hard. By the grace of Almighty God and the efforts of our team at MyHome Al-Mustafa, there has not been a single case of Covid-19 detected yet. We have taken strict measures to improve their living by ensuring and implementing safety measures at MyHome.  

Schooling

As all the children are enrolled at our school Al-Mustafa Academy, therefore its is easy for us to keep an eye on the safety of children even when they are at school. The school administration ensures to maintain distance in school settings. During the peak period of the fourth wave of Covid-19, which was the deadliest of all as the virus has turned into a Delta strain, we kept the school closed and continued the education process from the home.

Food 

It is said that you are what you eat, so it is the policy of Al-Mustafa to provide wholesome food to all the residents of our shelter homes, especially the children, as healthy food is essential for their growth.  At MyHome Al-Mustafa, we always try to set a balanced diet plan including all the essential proteins, carbs, fats and vitamins. The menu is also revised according to the seasonal needs of children. Apart from other safety measures, we have also revised the menu with the addition of more fruits and veggies to improve the immunity of children, though it hardly needed any alterations. 

Physician's Visits

To keep an eye on the overall health conditions of the children, we ensure a weekly visit of a Consultant Pediatrician who also remains in touch online with us in case of any emergency.

We will keep on sending you more field reports in the coming days. Till then, please receive warm wishes from our children and ourselves. 

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Al-Mustafa Welfare Society

Location: Karachi, Sind - Pakistan
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Twitter: @MustafaSociety
Project Leader:
Ahmed Raza Tayyab
Karachi, Sind Pakistan
$31,576 raised of $85,000 goal
 
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