40 years ago
Our efforts in Pakistan go back 40 years, when the founders of Human Concern International sent aid to Afghani communities fleeing war and seeking refuge in Pakistan.
Since then, our continuous work in the region lead to a child sponsorship program, the opening and sponsorship of multiple schools, a skills training centre for women belonging to poor/low-income families, and a health care clinic for mothers and their children with strictly female staff.
With your help, our efforts will continue to have an impact on men, women, and children living in impoverished conditions. Powered by your donations, the programs put in place aim to empower the most vulnerable to stand on their feet and lead dignified lives with the hopes of a better future for their children and the generations to come.
On-going programs in Pakistan:
Our Child Sponsorship Program (CSP) came to fruition to help orphans and children in need. The overall goal of the CSP is to ensure children are living in safe and secure homes, eating healthy meals every day, and have opportunities to realize their dreams. 500 children benefit from our Pakistan Child Sponsorship Program every year. Beyond this we initiated specific orphan care projects that complete the CSP. Enroll in the CSP program to make a lasting impact in the life of children in need.
Kashmir – We operate and run six schools in Azad Kashmir. The number of total students has reached 1,500. We accept new admissions on an ongoing basis, depending on fund availability.
Jalalabad – We support 273 students at a school in Jalalabad. These are primary school students who get a secular education in the morning and attend religious classes in the afternoon.
Charsadda – We support the Khyber Children Academy in Charsadda that has 263 students.
Swat – We support the Sarhad Education Academy in the rural area of Barikot, Swat. There are 223 students attending this school.
Akorra Khattak – Since 2007, the Hope Village School in Akora Khattak has been providing free education to Afghan students at the higher secondary level. Many are now studying in universities, while some of them are working for NGO’s. A few are also giving back by teaching at the Hope Village School, or at other schools in the area. To date, 456 students have graduated from here.
A number of students in these schools are part of HCI’s Child Sponsorship Program. They also benefit from Ramadan food baskets, new clothes on Eid, and fresh Qurbani meat.
Every Ramadan, we provide food baskets and warm meals to families and orphaned children in need. The families we support are low income families and are in an unstable financial position. In 2019, we distributed 11,670 food baskets 20,305 warm meals to families and children in need. Regions covered by the program include Peshawar, Akora Khattak, Charsadda, and Kashmir
In Kashmir, we operate a mother and child clinic that is staffed with a female doctor and female nurse. Patients receive free medical checkups. We also cover 40% of the medicines to patients who cannot afford the prices. More than 30 patients visit on a daily basis to take advantage of medical services.
In Akora Khattak, this Mother & Child Health Centre serves the Afghan refugee population. Staff include a male doctor, a nurse, and a pharmacist. The centre opens at 8 am and close at 12 am. On average, 25 patients visit the centre daily and benefit from free medical services. The majority of patients visiting the MCH are female and children.
We run a skills training center for young women in Faisalabad, free of cost. The center provides training in sewing. The majority of the women belong to poor locality and come from low-income families. The demand for another training centre is growing.
How To Help?
Your donation can properly feed a malnourished child
Your donation can feed a family for a whole month
Your donation can provide urgent medical aid to the sick & vulnerable
Stats On Pakistan
- 30 k30,000 men women and children can now access clean and safe drinking water.
- 2.5 k2500 people provided relief packages after the kashmiri earthquake
- 1.4 k1475 women provided with cataract surgeries.
In The Field
Human Concern International’s staff, volunteers, and partners actively take photos of their time and their work in the field with our beneficiaries as they receive food baskets, medical care, warm meals, and more. To see the latest photos from the field, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
OUR STAFF COMMENTS
We have been in Pakistan since our inception. You’ll find HCIs finger prints in the most vulnerable communities where we’ve build schools, wells, rehabilitated orphanages and erected medical care facilities. Our work is far from complete. This is a lifelong mission in our fight against poverty.Mahmuda Khan