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Rs 63,250 (Sixty Three Thousand, Two Hundrend Fifty) one time
a) Scholarship was awarded on need basis to install an artifical right hand.
b) Scholarship was paid (as a whole) directly to Hope Rehablitation Center, Johar Town, Lahore.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact: Koshish Foundation
Zafar is young and handsome man in his 30s. He was born and raised in a small town- Khapsala, Sialkot, Pakistan. Back in Mar, 1997 he met with and unfortunate accident. While helping his father cut grass for the family cattle, his right hand accidently got into the grass-cutting-machine and was chopped-off at wrist level.
Zafar did not let this accident rob him of his dreams. He completed his graduation from Allama Iqbal Open University and currently works as a lab technician in a rice processing factory. He is also enrolled in MBA program at Allama Iqbal Open University.
Zafar had approached “Hope Rehabilitation Center” located in Johar Town, Lahore. This rehabilitation center prepares, fixes artificial limbs and provides basic training to the patients. Sometime back Zafar approached Koshish Foundation for financial assistance. Koshish reviewed Zafar’s case, he was awarded the scholarship in the amount of PRS 63,250/= on Aug/10/2008.
Koshish wishes Zafar well in his pursuit of his dreams.
"Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who'll never find it out."
In Chitta Batta (District Mansehra), a tent village is being run by United Pakistan (a non-profit organization). The tent village has around 170 families comprising of 1200 people, half of whom are children and teenagers. The tent village comprises of a hospital and a school. In the tent village volunteers from UK, Australia, New Zealand, India and Saudi Arabia are working hard to make things easy for the families.
Koshish members visited, stayed at the tent village and contributed ration worth PRS 458,000.
Mr. Saqib Hafiz and his friends donated PRS 435,000 to Koshish Foundation. The donation is primarily aimed at providing ration to the deserving families. Koshish Foundation is working with UnitedPakistan (www.unitedpakistan.org) to make sure the funds bring some relief to a few deserving families.
Feeling sense of urgency around helping those in need, and thru the efforts of Koshish members at Boeing, the Boeing Company has announced a $1 million commitment for disaster relief as a result of the earthquake in South Asia.
They have yet to determine the appropriate relief agency to receive these funds, but are doing the research now to ensure that money will go where needed the most.
On Saturday, October 8th, Pakistan suffered the worst national disaster of its history.
Relief efforts are underway for victims in desperate need. Please make a donation to the organizations helping in the relief operation.
Embassy of Pakistan
Embassy of Pakistan, Washington, DC.
Hidaya Foundation, Santa Clara, CA.
Islamic Relief, Burbank, CA.
Red Cross and Red Crescent
International Federation of
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Network for Good
Resources compiled by Yahoo and Network for Good.
Koshish's volunteers assisted Rahima Foundation, a California based non-profit, in setting up their computer network.
Thanks to all those who volunteered and made it possible, especial thanks to Afzal for all his time & energy.