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Children Overjoyed To Get School Bags

Lahore – May 15, 2012; Al-Khidmat, in cooperation with Foundation of the Faithful, USA, has distributed 100 school bags among underprivileged children of a government school in Bihari Colony area of Lahore. In view of the congested and dilapidated condition of the school premises, the assistance was extended to include the construction of two new rooms at the school. Giving out school supplies to underprivileged students is a regular project of Al-Khidmat’s educational assistance department.
Children who received the school bags were overjoyed and could be seen smiling broadly while the proudly displayed their shiny new school bags. AlKhidmat Vice President, Syed Ehsanullah Waqas was present at the school bag distribution ceremony and appeared just as happy at handing the school bags to the cute children as they seemed they seemed in receiving them.

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2,000 Students Get School Bags

Peshawar – May 20, 2012; Al-Khidmat Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has distributed 2,000 schools bags among underprivileged and orphan school children, mostly students of Tameer-e-Millat schools. Tameer-e-Millat schools are being operated and administered by Khyber Educational Program, a project of AlKhidmat Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Funds for distribution of school supplies have been generously donated by Friends of the Faithful (FOF), USA.

Al-Khidmat Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa had earlier completed several projects for the continuation of studies for children belonging to flood-affected families in collaboration with FOF, including distribution of school bags among 300 underprivileged school children in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

President, Al-Khidmat Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Inayatullah Khan, who is also ex-Minister of Health, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, was present at the school bag distribution ceremony and reiterated AlKhidmat’s commitment to raising the literacy level in the country.

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Thousands Benefit From Free Eye Care Camps

Layyah – May 16, 2012; Al-Khidmat Layyah organized two Free Eye Care Medical Camps here today. News of the free medical camp spread rapidly and underprivileged people of the area thronged to the camps to be examined. AlKhidmat regularly organizes free medical and eye care camps in various rural areas of the country in order to reach out and provide healthcare to people who cannot afford to travel to big cities nor afford expensive healthcare at private hospitals.

A total of 2,400 patients were examined at both the camps before the day was over. Eye operations were performed upon 240 patients who required immediate surgery. Even though the cost of each eye operations is approximately Rupees 3,000 per patient, yet the operations were performed free of charge. 240 lenses were inserted into patients’ eyes, which were also provided by AlKhidmat free of cost. Patients were also given free eyeglasses, while medicines worth Rupees 120,000/- were also given out free of charge.

Karachi – May 5, 2012, Certificates were awarded to 10 women inmates who had successfully completed their CIS (Certificate in Information Systems) course at the Karachi Jail here today. The course completion certificates were handed out by acting-Speaker Sindh Assembly, Shehla Raza, and Provincial Minister for Law and Jails, Muhammad Ayaz Soomro. Provincial IG Jails, Abdul Qadir Thepo, Superintendant of the women’s wing of the jail, Sheba Shah, President, Women’s Aid Trust, Ms Tahira, AlKhidmat Jail Affairs Manager, Muhammad Yunus, as well a large number of women inmates were also present at the occasion. To the added delight of the successful women and as encouragement for others, Mr Ayaz Soomro announced a three month reduction in the jail sentences of women who had completed the course. This was the third such course organized for women inmates by AlKhidmat Foundation in collaboration with AlKhidmat Welfare Society Karachi and Women’s Aid Trust. To date 55 women inmates have completed the three month duration course. AlKhidmat has already been working on various humanitarian projects in all the major jails of the country, such as hygiene awareness and promotion, informative lectures, distribution of informative pamphlets and booklets, and distribution of gifts on national days and cultural events. AlKhidmat has also been working on provision of sewing machines for women inmates, installation of water pumps and water filtration plants, and construction of medical wards in the country’s jails. These projects have had a very positive effect on the inmates, management, and environment of the jails, as well as helping the inmates in their reintegration into society as productive members.

Women Inmates Complete Computer Course

Karachi – May 5, 2012, Certificates were awarded to 10 women inmates who had successfully completed their CIS (Certificate in Information Systems) course at the Karachi Jail here today. The course completion certificates were handed out by acting-Speaker Sindh Assembly, Shehla Raza, and… Read more