Rupees 1.8 Million Distributed Among Orphans

Attock, 11th Feb.
AlKhidmat Foundation has distributed funds worth rupees 1.8 million among orphans in the Attock District with the collaboration of Qatar Charity. The funds distribution ceremony was attended by Dr: Iqbal Khalil, Vice President AlKhidmat Foundation Pakistan, as well as Muhammad Imran, Program Coordinator of Qatar Charity. The assistance is a part of AlKhidmat’s AGOSH Orphan Care Program Pilot Project.
Pakistan has a population of around 50 million children under of age 17 years, and about 4.2 million of these are orphans. These children have been orphaned due to various reasons, including the devastating earthquake of 2008 and the 2010 floods, as well as those orphaned due to the death of one or both parents for lack of proper medical care.
The project aims to extend assistance to these parentless children at their doorstep in form of educational assistance, i.e., books, fees, uniforms, etc., assistance for health care, including free medical checkups and medicines, assistance in purchase of food items, as well as psychological and moral counseling of the children. The pilot project has been launched in all nine regions of Pakistan for a period of one year, and 30 orphans will initially be selected for assistance from each union council.

Food Packages Distributed By Food Bank

428 Food Packages Distributed By Food Bank

Lahore: 15th Feb.
AlKhidmat Foundation has distributed 428 food packages among destitute families headed by widows in the Garden Town area of Lahore, Pakistan. The food packages were distributed by the local management of AlKhidmat’s Food Bank Project, a program which aims to assist poor families by handing out monthly food rations. Vice President AlKhidmat Foundation, Ehsanullah Waqqas was also present at the occasion.AlKhidmat’s Food Bank Project has spent well over 17.5 million rupees in food assistance during last eight years in this area of Lahore alone.

Unprecedented inflation and skyrocketing prices of consumer commodities have affected all sections of society, but it is the poor and middleclass members of society who end up suffering the most. The Food Bank Project is geared towards providing assistance to the most vulnerable sections of society, especially those destitute families which are headed by widows, through consistent monthly distribution of food supplies, in order to reduce the financial burden on them. Each of the food packages contains a 20kg sack of wheat flour, a bag of rice, cooking oil, a bag of sugar, assorted pulses, and a packet of tea.


Model Village Inaugurated In Sajawal

Hydrabad: 15th Jan.
Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan is proud to announce the completion of its first Flood Rehabilitation Project in Sajawal, Sindh. The Model Village, which was established as part of Alkhidmat’s Flood Rehabilitation Project was inaugurated on January 14th, 2012. 72 houses were built by means of contributions donated by generous donors to alleviate the suffering of flood affected people. These newly completed houses were handed over to the families of the Sajawal area, in southern Sindh province, who had been left homeless in the wake of floods which had devastated large swaths of the country last year.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by former City Nazim (Mayor) Karachi, Naimatullah Khan, as well as National Director Rehabilitation, Ijazullah Khan. Speaking on the occasion, Naimatullah Khan said, Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan had not only performed rescue and relief operations in the disaster hit areas, but had also taken a prominent role in the rehabilitation of the affected people. He said Sajawal ModelVillage is a shining example of development and prosperity made possible by the combined efforts the donors and dedicated teams of Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan.

Maternity Hospital Inaugurated In Quetta

Maternity Hospital Inaugurated In Quetta

Quetta: 13th Jan.
AlKhidmat Foundation’s Health Services division has inaugurated a maternity hospital in Quetta built with the collaboration of International Medical Association of North America (IMANA). Vice President AlKhidmat Foundation Pakistan, Dr. Iqbal Khalil was also present at the inauguration ceremony.
Residents of Quetta district are extremely pleased at the inauguration of this hospital as maternity patients can sometimes be in a precarious condition and it can be very unsafe to transport them over lengthy distances. Apart from providing examination and consultation services to a large number of daily visitors, the IMANA-AlKHIDMAT MATERNITY HOSPITAL has an initial capacity to provide in-house care to 20 patients at a time.
Efforts are already underway to increase the staff and capacity of the hospital so that it can extend its services beyond Quetta and provide maternity care services to residents of other districts of Baluchistan as well.