Married to be together through thick and thin, things changed for Rabia and Shafique in February 2020. In the blink of an eye, just like thousands of people all around the world, Covid not only threatened their bread and butter but also led their family to hospital for their first born, barely 3 months old. Marriyum hardly survived with the pain of a broken leg. No doubt, her pain is immense, but the agony of her parents must be up to an extent that we cannot fathom. These are the families that are helped through your Zakat. Step forward and heal these families as whole. You can save them from pain, may it be physical or mental.
The phone call that I received shook the floor beneath my feet. My neighbor told me that my son had fallen off the third floor and, in that moment, I could not think of anything except for the vilest possibilities. I did not know if I would ever hear my son call me Maa again. Those 30 minutes were invariably the longest 30 minutes of my life.
Allahditta and Mehmooda tried their best to provide for all their children even from his salary as a guard. With one earning hand they dreamt of educating their children and watching them become successful the way every parent aspires. In their hand-to-mouth life and the house rent to be paid, this family had to take loans from their neighbors and relatives to even eat two proper meals a day. To read the full story of their son Khizer’s journey to ilm power learning center, follow our QR code...
My daughter was a bright student in a local school. It was very hard for me to manage her educational expenses but just like every other parent, I wanted her to be successful. When she was younger, she fell off our roof and hurt her head. Ever since, she started having difficulty in understanding and learning things.
There was a time when I had to choose between paying my house rent and educating my children. In just Rs.25,000 every month, the circumstances were very tough. ILM Power Learning Center came into our lives and turned our worries into relief. My daughter being a doctor in our family when sounded like an unachievable dream. ILM Power Learning Center came to our life and assured us that no dream is too big to be unreal.
Mr. Israr, only of 14 years old, studies with us in the morning and manages to work in a toy factory in the evening and wants to become a soldier. For us, he is another shining star of PAHCHAAN’s ILM Power learning center that we are proud of beyond words. He keeps his head high and ambition strong. These are the people that can become the game changers of their families with your support. What happened in his life will inspire you.
Our sixteen years long journey has witnessed several ups and down but unfortunately, nothing has been as intense as Covid-19. The families that used to struggle to make two meals a day relying on their daily wages became jobless. The result of this downfall was disastrous for thousands of families living in underprivileged areas.
When 5 years old Sajida got her fingers cut in the toka machine, the unbearable pain made her scream in agony. The parents were devastated at the sight of Sajida’s clothes covered in blood and her fingers on the floor, completely detached from her hand. Her parents could not understand the situation at all as panic surrounded their minds. After a lot of efforts, somehow, they slowed the blood flow and brought Sajida to a local hospital in Lahore.
By the time we started writing this newsletter, we received the case of Iqra, who was at that time hospitalized due to her weak heart and pneumonia at the age of 6 months. Looking at Iqra’s critical state of health and her family’s unspeakable financial circumstances, we tried our best to support this family in every possible way. Filled with hope, when we were about to conclude our newsletter, we received the very sad news of Iqra’s passing away. Such cases reach us on a daily basis, and we lose so many beautiful people too. Read with us and feel how your support can give these families another day. Stand with us today, somebody’s life is in your hands. Scan our QR code and read the full story of many like Iqra’s day-to-day life.
8 years old Abdul Rehman was electrocuted in the backyard of his house. While his family was in a state of disbelief, Child Protection Unit took charge of Abdul Rehman’s care and proceeded. In our years of work, we had rarely seen so much damage done by an electric shock. The intensity of that electric shock had burnt most of his right side, especially effecting the leg. Our main concern was making sure that this child would live to see another day and walk on his legs properly.
In the past year and a half, things have changed beyond everyone's expectations. People with jobs became jobless, hopes turned into despair and happy families content with their hand to mouth lives turned into unstable households. In such situations, the projection of agitation, hunger and frustration gets a hold of the family as a whole. Fortunately, Child Protection Unit, actively running for the welfare of families as a whole, has been tirelessly putting effort to provide mental and physical healing to the entire families.
PAHCHAAN is proudly the first ever NGO in Pakistan to vaccinate children against Typhoid which is very dangerously expanding these days. Moreover, it is an expensive treatment because of extensive drug resistance amongst children and even adults. The typhoid vaccination provides protection against the disease for 3-4 years.
PAHCHAAN along with unhindered support from its donors who kindly donated Rs. 1.5 million pledges to work on the initial commencement of 5 Child Protection Units initially in Punjab. The purpose of these units is to comfort the distressed families by linking them with educational institutions, providing them with vaccinations and medical facilities and enrolling the mothers in skill centers so that they can support their families with honor and pride.
Aima’s mother Naheed is humbled by PAHCHAAN’s support through difficult times of her husband’s declining health and an earning of just Rs. 15,000 per month. Naheed thanks ilm Power Learning Center that is being run under PAHCHAAN for being her only solace. She is grateful to us for not only enrolling her child for free quality education but also bringing out her talents and enhancing her intelligence. To know how Aima made it to ilm Power Learning Center, you can scan our QR Code.
Child Protection Unit receives many cases every day. Most of these cases come from families who barely earn enough for one meal a day. In such circumstances, Ayesha was another child that became victim of the circumstances. There are several loopholes making these families more vulnerable to difficult situations. Raising children in itself is a huge responsibility but factors such as poverty and premature births just add to their downfall.
We at PAHCHAAN have our roots deeply ingrained into the physical and mental healing of not only one person but the whole families and the communities. Out of several cases that are brought to us on daily basis, one is the story of Shehzad. This 12 years old young boy who not only got severe burns from the electric shock but unfortunately may not be able to use his right eye ever again. Let us read into a little mistake that led him to Child Protection Unit.