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AKFP Inaugurates First Aghosh Home for Syrian Orphan Children in Turkey

Gaziantep: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan has inaugurated Aghosh Homes (Orphan Education Center) for Syrian children in Turkey’s Gaziantep city. AKFP President Muhammad Abdus Shakoor inaugurated the orphanage. A large number dignitaries including Tahir Mahmood, First Secretary of Pakistani embassy in Turkey, and renowned Pakistani journalist Amir Khakwani.

The orphanage will provide residential, educational, recreational and healthcare facilities to as many as 50 Syrian orphan children. Another 150 local students from needy families will also be provided educational facilities at the center.

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AKFP Delegation Visits Turkish State News Agency

Istanbul: The delegation of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan has visited the office of Anadolu Agency, Turkey’s state-run news agency, in Istanbul. AKFP President Abdus Shakoor was leading the delegation which was greeted by Translation Editor Anadolu Agency Metin Unlu.
On the occasion, the delegation visited different departments of the news agency which operates in 18 different languages. The officials also extended their wish to expand agency’s operations in Urdu language as well in future.
AKFP officials also brief the agency officials about welfare projects of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan around the world.
Anadolu Agency officials also presented honorary shields and introductory material to AKFP delegation.
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AKFP Donates USD 15,000 to 50 Syrian Families as Small Business Loan

Istanbul: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan has donated 15,000 US Dollars to 50 Syrian families as Small Business Loan. AKFP President Muhammad Abdus Shakoor handed over the money to partner Turkish organization ATAA Foundation which is directly executing this welfare project.

The project is part of welfare activities to help Syrian refugee families living in Turkey build their lives and become financially independent.

AKFP Delegation Meets Turkey’s AK Party Youth Wing Istanbul President

Istanbul: A delegation of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan visited the office of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in Istanbul and held meeting with the party’s Youth Wing Istanbul President Osman Tomakin. AKFP President Muhammad Abdus Shakoor was leading the delegation.

During the meeting, Abdus Shakoor briefed AK Party official about welfare activities of AKFP including the projects being run in collaboration with different Turkish organizations. Osman Tomakin appreciated AKFP’s global relief work.

On the occasion, AKFP delegation also invited Osman Tomakin to attend upcoming International Youth Gathering in Pakistan, to which he happily agreed.

Honorary shields and souvenirs were also exchanged at the end of the meeting.

AKFP Delegation Holds Meeting With ATAA Turkey Officials

Istanbul: President Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Muhammad Abdus Shakoor, along with a delegation, visited the office of ATAA For Relief & Development and held meeting with his counterpart Marwan Abdalla in Istanbul, Turkey. Both organizations exchanged their experience of orphan care related welfare projects on the occasion.

AKFP and ATAA explained their project implementation methodologies and strategies related to orphan care programs to each other with the help of presentations and videos. The two sides vowed to expand their bilateral relationship and cooperate with each other in the filed of orphan care.

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AKFP Delegation Holds Meeting With UNIW Secretary

Istanbul: A delegation of Alkhidmat Foundation led by AKFP President Muhammad Abdus Shakoor held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Union of Non-Governmental Organizations of the Islamic World (UNIW) Ali Kurt in Istanbul.

Speaking on the occasion, AKFP President intimated the UNIW Secretary General about services of AKFP inside Pakistan as well in Turkey for Syrian refugees, in Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslims and other disaster-hit parts of the world. He also thanked UNIW and other partner Turkish NGOs for their cooperation.

Both sides expressed their commitment to continue cooperation both in Turkey and Pakistan. They also discussed the upcoming International Youth Gathering to be held in Pakistan from September 28 to October 2, 2018. It was also agreed that AKFP will participate in NGOs Fair to be held in November while UNIW will also invite AKFP staff to Civil Society Academy for 3-week capacity building course.

Ali Kurt also appreciated the efforts of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan to serve the humanity and wished a good luck to the AKFP for future projects.

Honorary shields and souvenirs were also distributed at the end of the meeting.

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Inauguration of 1st Aghosh Alkhidmat in Turkey

Turkey: Expanding #Alkhidmat Orphan Care Program to international level, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan is all set to inaugurate Aghosh Home (Orphan Education Center) in Turkey’s Gaziantep city on August 3, 2018. AKFP President Muhammad Abdus Shakoor will inaugurate the center while high level Turkish and Pakistani dignitaries will also be present on the occasion. Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Official Facebook Page will broadcast the inauguration ceremony live from Gaziantep, Turkey.

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UNIW Regional Meeting Held in Lahore

Lahore: The annual regional meeting of the Union of NGOs of Islamic World (UNIW) has been held
in Lahore. The meeting was presided over by UNIW President Ali Ahmet Kurt. On the occasion, the
representatives of member non-profit organizations were also present. The meeting discussed
mutual cooperation of the member NGOs can be enhanced for delivery of humanitarian relief work
around the world. AKFP President Abdus Shakoor and Secretary General Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad
Mangat represented Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan at the conference.

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AKFP ED Attends International Conference “Indigenous Culture and Developmental Models (ICDM)” in Australia

Australia : Executive Director Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Shahid Iqbal attended annual International ATR Conference on “Indigenous Culture and Developmental Models (ICDM)” in Melbourne, Australia. He apprised the participants about the humanitarian services and development model of AKFP. On the occasion, Dr. Kaleem Imam (Inspector General Motorways Police Pakistan) also presented a research paper on ‘Interfaith harmony in Pakistan’.