Little Marriyum clings to hope

Rabia and Shafique got married in the month of February in 2020. Soon after their marriage, they started expecting a child. Just like every parent, they were excited for their firstborn. In the meantime, Covid also took hold of the world and Shafique could not find a regular source to earn. The stress kept adding to their lives and they reached a point where making their ends meet seemed impossible. The mother who needed 3 or more healthy meals a day looked forward to the most of one meal per day. If you are reading this, we are sure you can empathize with Rabia as well.

After a few months, a beautiful baby girl was born. Talking to the couple we came to know that it was really hard for them to manage the expenses at the hospital. In just 3 months after her birth, little Marryum’s health started deteriorating and she suffered the most. Not knowing what to do, Rabia brought Marriyum to Children Hospital. Looking at Rabia’s condition, Child Protection Unit which is run under PAHCHAAN was consulted. It was that time that we got to know about the details. Unfortunately, the story had a lot of shaking details. We believe that the primary reason for arguments was not having enough on their plate.

Many such families reach us every day, some of which have even reached the state of violence. We at PAHCHAAN aim to help them by not only providing counselling but health coverage and ration as well. We are getting help from many people who believe in our cause. To help such more children, mothers and their whole families, we look forward to kindness from you as well. Your zakat can become their PAHCHAAN.

A mother’s cry for help

Shaheen’s only two sons were playing on the rooftop with the neighbors children. Just like all the children, they were running around and in that moment, Abdul Gadood stumbled on a rock and fell off the third floor of their house. All the other children froze in shock and the people of their community rushed to save Abdul Gadood’s life. He was rushed to Children’s Hospital and his parents were called with the unfortunate news.

Upon reaching, Shaheen saw her child unconscious but still squeaking in pain. Talking to the doctor she was informed that his pelvis and left leg were fractured but miraculously, his life was not in danger. Child Protection Unit assured Shaheen and her husband that they did not have to worry about any expenses and only their prayers were needed for Abdul Gadood’s betterment.

After a week of care and compassion at Child Protection Unit, Abdul Gadood was discharged and now visits us every 15 days for checkups. Child Protection Unit feels proud to have consoled hundreds of families through distressful events as such. We understand that when a single family member is in pain, it is not just felt by just that individual but the whole family. Your Zakat and donations are the pain relievers of thousands of such families.

Khizer will become his family’s sunshine

During all this time of unease, Mehmooda and Shafiq could not figure a way to keep things stable. They realized that their children would never be able to go to school in their limited resources. When Mehmooda discussed her pain with a friend, the consoling answer changed her life. That friend told her about Ilm Power Learning Center, a place that would become the ray of hope in her times of despair.

Khizer came to us holding his mother’s hands about 8 months ago. Like every parent, his parents also believe that their son is highly capable and we believe in Khizer even more. Just 9 years of age, he is not only the brightest student according to his teachers but also the best-behaved. He dreams to become a scholar someday and we know that nothing can stop him now.

“Mama likes us going to school. I see her smile more often now. It makes me happy and I want to study harder every day to make her proud.” –Khizer

Mehmooda and Shafiq just one of hundreds of parents that have been embraced at Ilm Power Learning Center and assured that their children will be the table turners of their families. We believe that dreams belong to everyone regardless of any boundaries. Donate to PAHCHAAN and let no dream turn into a mere thought of past.

Kunzal to fulfil her father’s dreams

“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. My relatives told me that she would not make it past 1st grade. At the same time, I was failing to manage her education and other expenses side by side. I and my wife were at a crossroad. Due to not having enough food at home, Kunzal was unable to focus on her education as well.

We struggled for a few months and then I heard about ilm Power Learning Center. I came to know that they were educating children for free. I knew this was God’s help and got Kunzal enrolled in this school. It took 4 years and a lot of commitment to see unbelievable changes in Kunzal. She grew from not even understanding the basics to being an exceptional student and getting mainstreamed in a local school. Unlike other children who cry going to school, Kunzal was actually excited every morning. She called her teachers her best friends. Her grades amazed us and even our relatives could not believe her reports.

When I asked these people at ilm Power Learning Center for the person who helped my girl, they said that it’s a lot of big-hearted people that care for us. I want to convey my gratitude to all of the people who support the education of children that belong to poor families. The Covid had restricted me but now that things are going back to normal, I can support my daughter’s education. All of you have my deepest gratitude and may God give you more.”

Jessica’s dreams are our promise

Being a family that lives hand to mouth, it is hard for parents like us to dream about their children being educated but ILM Power Learning Center is a support of many families like us. I remember the time when a few years back I and my husband were unable to get my daughters enrolled in a school because we had to pay our house’s rent. It was heartbreaking but ILM Power leaning school changed our lives.
When my eldest daughter Jessica told me that she wanted to become a doctor, I believed in her ambition but I knew that I did not have enough resources for that. When we enrolled my daughter to ILM Power Learning Center, they not only believed in her abilities but also supported us in setting the basis of it in becoming a reality. I strongly believe that their investment in my daughters will be highly fruitful.
ILM Power Learning Center did not even ask us about any fee and believed in my daughter’s talents like they were their own. I knew that my daughter has big dreams of becoming a doctor but I never had the courage to tell her that it was not possible even if I and her father worked day and night. ILM Power Learning Center has given us hope in the time of darkness and despair.

Israr wants to be a soldier

Israr’s father Muhammad Shabbir works 16 hours every day to make his family’s ends meet. Eldest amongst his siblings, Israr is much wiser than children his age. At such a young age, Israr willingly decided to support his family by working in a toy factory. His mother, who herself takes remote jobs to help her house run saw that her son’s dreams were at stake. That is when, upon listening from a neighbor, she contacted ILM Power Learning Center.

We were filled with awe to see a child who was so passionate about helping his family and also achieving his dreams. Joining us in 2018, Israr is now in 5th grade and his 5 younger siblings are also enrolled in our school. Now, Israr comes to school in the morning till afternoon and later continues his job at the factory.

There is no doubt that education will uplift the life of Israr’s family. It is not only him, but hundreds of other children who lack the resources that can turn the fates of their families around. Your donations and Zakat can play the role of a miracle in their deprived lives.

A 2 years old got paralyzed (They need us)

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.

While Zainab was getting sick and weak day by day, the parents could not provide her the costly medical treatment. Situation got worse and she could not move her body, her father rushed to a government hospital. After examination and undergoing certain tests, her paralysis was revealed, and our unit was contacted. We were already prepared for the worst, as the time of Covid has made us see beyond our worst fears. Zainab ‘s case of paralysis was not the first one that reached us; the lack of resources had made many families suffer. Just like most of the cases mentioned in our newsletter, this family was also a victim of poverty leading to starvation.

PAHCHAAN realizes that if the root cause is taken care of, the whole family can live and prosper, as our support, reaches beyond the days of physical pain. It reaches their homes, their minds, and their hearts to heal the core of issues. Step up today! Let their PAHCHAAN not fade away so that the essence of humanity never dies. Every rupee coming from you matters in giving a mother, a child, and a whole family their own PAHCHAAN.

Sajida and her whole family, a story from despair to care

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.

When PAHCHAAN came to know about this family in distress, we immediately travelled to the hospital and met with the family. Even after we explained to the family that we were there to help, they were still reluctant of showing Sajida’s hand to us. We understood their thought process completely knowing that in their mind that damaged hand had become Sajida’s identity for life.

After months of therapy and financial support, we steadily made Sajida’s parents understand that through power of knowledge, financial support, and skills, her cut off fingers will not be the thing people will remember her by. She will have an opportunity to strive and achieve her own PAHCHAAN.

We promise our donors that with their support, Sajida and many children like her can have their childhoods back. Our unit may seem like it provides care and therapy only for children but in actuality, we reach out to mothers, families, and the communities as a whole. Support PAHCHAAN today!

An alone mother, a child, and the challenges of life…

Sakina’s youngest child Iqra, barely 6 months old had a weak heart since birth and also contracted pneumonia due to unfavorable living circumstances. Upon frequent visits to a nearby local hospital, we took notice of this family’s living condition. With two older children, Sakina supported her 3 children as a single mother, making a survival in a shed. PAHCHAAN held this family’s hand and provided them financial, emotional and medical aid.

On one of our regular visits, when our team went to see Iqra at the hospital, she was not there. It was a moment of relief for us. We thought that Iqra must have gotten better and taken home. Sadly, when we talked to the relevant doctors, our happiness turned into sadness. We got to know that Iqra’s little heart could not take pneumonia’s attack. She passed away on a quiet night of 1st September in her mother’s arms. This news left us devastated and, in that moment, we could not even grasp the thought of Sakina’s pain. To date, this little family is being supported by PAHCHAAN but alas, no amount of effort can bring back Sakina’s precious child.

It is a heartbreaking reality that we receive such stories every day. That is why we tell people to support PAHCHAAN today, right at this moment. We support these families with our ration, healthcare and healing programs. By supporting any of these programs, you can save a life and a family as a whole. Join hands with PAHCHAAN today!

Rehman’s Parents Believe In PAHCHAAN

In Pakistan, unlike many developed countries, there is not a lot of guidance and information regarding the protocols around electric wires and appliances. Incidents due to lack of awareness have caused a lot of families to suffer traumatic losses and unfortunate events. With the help of our donors, PAHCHAAN guides families towards safety, better livelihood and precautions that can save thousands of smiles.

We adhere to the fact, that no child should be left unattended but when children like 8 years old Rehman become a victim of unfortunate incidents such as getting burnt from an intense electric shock, then you and we have to stand by him and his family. Yaseen, Abdul Rehman’s father, spent several days on his bedside to take his care, while the family struggled day to day survival, as the father could not go to earn his daily wage. PAHCHAAN does not want to leave Yaseen alone in such hard circumstances nor let these scars become Rehman’s PAHCHAAN.

In this time of hardships when the father is unable to earn, your contribution helps us facilitate the family with ration and later provide children like Rehman with education, therapy, and counselling. Together, with your support, we never let the burns their only PAHCHAAN. Join hands with PAHCHAAN in this endeavor.

Aima shall be educated! A dream that your support can turn into a reality.

“My daughter is so inspired by her teachers that she has decided to become one when she grows up” –Naheed said with tears in her eyes.

My husband has a kidney disease that limits his working abilities. Even if he somehow manages to work throughout the month, all that we have in the end is Rs. 15,000. Even though if I tried my best to save money, there was no way I could support Aima’s education and feed my two younger daughters simultaneously.

In the trying times of economic instability, I and my husband Bashir had a very tough time. The only place we had was educating our daughter Aima at ilm Power Learning Center because it was free of cost. When we reached out to ilm Power Learning Center, they believed in our daughter’s abilities like she was their own. We were not educated, and it makes me feel overjoyed when Aima grabs her books and teaches her sisters as if she is already an image of her favorite Urdu teacher.

Over a period of just 3 years, Aima has learnt from books and became influenced by her teachers. Now she is a guide to her younger siblings but also has become a shining star of our family. If it was not for ilm Power Learning Center, I could never even imagine Aima pursue her dreams.

Hundreds of families are helped by PAHCHAAN every year through various projects such as ilm Power Learning Center. The education of these children will become the chain breakers of their family’s cycle of generational poverty. To help such several families we need your support. By having you by our side, we want no family to be left behind.

Ayesha’s Declining Health: A family’s struggle

3 years old Ayesha, a premature and weak little girl slipped in her bathroom and fractured her leg. The family that was already cautious about Ayesha’s weakness started panicking. Without any access to medical resources, her parents kept trying home remedies to get Ayesha out of pain. Unfortunately, nothing seemed to make her situation better. When the concerned parents reached us, the poor child was undernourished and bruised heavily. Child Protection Unit made sure to provide Ayesha and her family with all the facilities including physical and mental healing. We acknowledge that we cannot even imagine the pain she has already been through. But we firmly believe that being there for such families and supporting them in difficult situations can make this world a better place for them.

Regardless of their backgrounds and financial concerns, we focus on the health of mother, children, and deprived families as a whole. In these difficult times, if we do not consider these lives as precious as our own then these little flowers will decay in such harsh environments. Your support can help us provide ration, mental and physical care to several such families that suffer silently.

Shehzad is not alone, PAHCHAAN stands next to him

PAHCHAAN has seen many distressed families in its 16 years of service to humanity. In such times, they neither have a financial support nor an emotional source to be comforted by. People like you become the only light of hope for these families. Out of thousands of cases, Shehzad is a 12-year-old boy with burns from an intense electric shock. After several weeks of hospitalization, PAHCHAAN became a strong pillar.

PAHCHAAN does not just provide solace temporarily, we console the whole family, embracing the parents, guiding them, and uplifting the patient’s confidence. In addition to the guidance and safety, PAHCHAAN also understands the struggles these families face and how hard it is for them to manage the expenses of medication, physiotherapy and even the meals. Although, we cannot neglect the dire need of Shehzad’s aftercare of burns and physiotherapy to prevent contractures or God forbid permanent disability. Although, it is a hard time for Shehzad’s family, but we are standing by their side protecting and providing them.

Many stories like Shehzad’s are the reason why we want you to know that your charity plays a vital role in making someone independent for life rather than only helping them when things get out of hand. I am sure that God has made you the source for the healing of thousands of children and families.