Big Prizes Given Out At School Ceremony

Big Prizes Given Out At School Ceremony

Lahore, 26 March 2012 -

The 14th Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony of Surayya Ashfaq Model Girls High School was held at the Al-Hamra Arts Council hallLahoreSurayya Ashfaq Model Girls High School is a project of AlKhidmat Lahore Region.

Prizes and certificates were distributed among 55 of the best performing students, from Prep all the way up to Ninth Grade, with the highest prize – a medal of pure gold – going to Ramsha Naeem who achieved 967 marks and secured 1stPosition in School in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education examsStudents were extremely delighted and greatly enjoyed the ceremony and various skits presented by their fellow students.

The Surayya Ashfaq Girls High School was built at a cost of more than Rupees 20 Million in a densely populated area of the city. A new Science Block has recently been added at an additional cost of Rupees 2.9 Million. The institution currently imparts education to 386 students of all age groups at extremely discounted fees in comparison to other schools. 100 students study at the institution at a subsidized fee of only Rupees 100/- per student, while 52 students study absolutely free of any cost whatsoever.

The ceremony was attended by notable personalities of Lahore, including President, Lahore Bar Council, Ch. Zulfiqar Ahmad; Head of Department, Govt. College University Lahore, Prof. Khan Muhammad Chawala; Secretary, Layton-Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust, Ch. Muhammad Gulzar, and President, AlKhidmat Punjab Region, Rao Muhammad Zafar.

Food Dispatched For Flood-Affected

Food Dispatched For Flood-Affected

Islamabad, 26 March 2012 -

AlKhidmat Islamabad Region has dispatched a truckload of food rations for flood-affected people of the Bara area of Khyber Agency, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

The food rations, which have been bought and transported at a cost of approximately Rupees 0.6 Million, will be distributed among 350 families most severely affected by the 2010 and 2011 floods which devastated large areas of Pakistan. The rations consist of wheat-flour, lentils, rice, tea, and other food items.

AlKhidmat Islamabad Region has been at the forefront in helping flood-affected and internally displaced people and had earlier dispatched a huge aid consignment of 130 trucks at the peak of the flood season.

President, AlKhidmat Islamabad Region, Muhammad Saleem Chaudhry, as well as Asst. Sec. General AlKhidmat Foundation Pakistan, Ehsan Ullah Qureshi, were also present at the occasion.

Computer Course Certificates Distributed

Computer Course Certificates

DIR , 25 March 2012 -

A ceremony was held in Dir Lower area to award certificates and prizes among the first batch of studentswho had successfully completed a ‘Free Computer Short Course’ organized jointly by AlKhidmat and Claypso Systems, an organization which specializes in learning technology for the classroom. AlKhidmat’s Education Division is committed to raising the literacy rate among young people.

The computer course was conducted at a cost of Rupees 50,000/- and a total of 370 students will be benefitting from the course. This a major achievement as most of the participants of the course are from internally displaced families who have been doubly affected due to the twin calamities of the 2010 and 2011 floods which devastated the area, as well as the exodus and internal displacement which had occurred as a result of the long drawn out strife in Pakistan’s northern areas. The course was initiated in January 2012 and will continue to make young people computer literate until April 2012.

Discount Bookstall Set Up For Students

Discount Bookstall Set Up For Students

Rawalpindi , 25 March 2012 -

AlKhidmat has set up a ‘discount bookstall’ for students in the PP6 area of Rawalpindi. The bookstall is giving out school stationary at half price to students in order to lessen the financial burden on them. Moreover, the bookstall alsoencourages students to donate their used course books and school bags so that they can be utilized by underprivileged students.

The bookstall is a part of AlKhidmat’s Student Aid Project which aims to raise the literacy level in the country by investing in education related projects. More than 562 deserving students are expected to benefit from the project. The student bookstall was inaugurated by President, AlKhidmat Rawalpindi District, Maj (Retd.) Muhammad Munir Azam.

Tent City Set Up For Karachi Fire Victims

Tent City Set Up For Karachi Fire Victims

Karachi , 25 March 2012 -
A fire which broke out in the Karachi suburb of Awami Zamurrad Colony fully or partially destroyed up to 70 houses and left more than 1200 people without homes, food, or water, as well as claiming the life of one child.

AlKhidmat is the only relief organization which has reached out to the victims by setting up a ‘tent city’ for 500 people whose homes had been completely destroyed by the fire. AlKhidmat is also providing clean water and free food – three times a day – for 400 people, as well as giving out free cooking utensils, tableware, and other items of household use to the affected people.

AlKhidmat has also set up a medical camp at the site for treating burn victims where more than 400 men, women, and children were treated. Those who require medication are provided with free medicines by the mobile medical clinic. An ambulance is also taking part in the relief activity by helping transport those who require more specialized medical care to hospitals.

Free Wheelchairs Given Out In Rajanpur

Free Wheelchairs Given Out In Rajanpur

Rajanpur , 21 March 2012 -
AlKhidmat Rajanpur, Punjab Province, has given out 5 wheelchairs to physically challenged people. The wheelchairs had been donated to AlKhidmat Punjab by Free Wheelchair Mission, USA, and were forwarded to AlKhidmat Rajanpur for distribution among physically challenged people who had, until then, been forced to move around in great difficulty without wheelchairs.
The Free Wheelchair distribution ceremony was attended by Advocate Muhammad Rafi Pachar and Mian Irfan Khalid, President and Gen. Sec. AlKhidmat Foundation Rajanpur, respectively.

Discount Bookstall Set Up For Students

Discount Bookstall Set Up For Students

Rawalpindi , 25 March 2012 -
AlKhidmat has set up a ‘discount bookstall’ for students in the PP6 area of Rawalpindi. The bookstall is giving out school stationary at half price to students in order to lessen the financial burden on them. Moreover, the bookstall also encourages students to donate their used course books and school bags so that they can be utilized by underprivileged students.

The bookstall is a part of AlKhidmat’s Student Aid Project which aims to raise the literacy level in the country by investing in education related projects. More than 562 deserving students are expected to benefit from the project. The student bookstall was inaugurated by President, AlKhidmat Rawalpindi District, Maj (Retd.) Muhammad Munir Azam.

Japanese Students Visit AlKhidmat Head Office

Japanese Students Visit AlKhidmat Head Office

Lahore , 18 March 2012 -
An eleven-member group of Japanese students from Saitama University visited the Head Office of AlKhidmat Foundation Pakistan. The students are on a study tour of Pakistan accompanied by their teacher Prof. Kawamato, and had visited various AlKhidmat humanitarian projects a day earlier.
The students were given a presentation by AlKhidmat office bearers and staff regarding various humanitarian projects that have been undertaken by AlKhidmat over the years, along with those which have been completed with the collaboration of the Government of Japan. They were also presented with Pakistani souvenirs.
These joint projects include 14 water filtration plants donated by the Government of Japan, seven of which have been installed in the Sindh province and an equal number in the Punjab province, as well as material aid worth US $ 0.4 Million, given as food rations, medical equipment and medicines, and tents, for flood affected people of Charsadda area, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
In turn, the students thanked AlKhidmat for the two-member team which had visited Japan after the terrible tsunami and provided assistance with the collaboration of Islamic Circle of Japan for affected people in the Fukushima, Miyagi, and other prefectures of Japan.

School Of Excellence Inaugurated

School Of Excellence Inaugurated

Mansehra ,14 March 2012 -
AlKhidmat Foundation Pakistan has inaugurated yet another educational institution in its drive to raise the literacy level in the country and make education accessible to everyone. The new school, located in Al-Markaz Al-Islami, Jinnah Colony, Mansehra, and named ‘School of Excellence’, has been built at a huge cost of Rupees 3.5 Million, generously donated by Helping Hands, USA, while the land was made available by AlKhidmat. The School of Excellence was inaugurated by President, AlKhidmat Foundation Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Inayatullah Khan.
The new school offers 40% less in tuition fees to residents of the area compared to other schools, and boasts the alluring slogan, ‘Building The Nation Through Education.’ The school will initially begin classes at the Play Group, Nursery, and Prep Levels, which are soon expected to be extended up to the Primary Level.