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Sponsor a Child's Future

Team Member: Mughees Chughtai

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EVENT DATE Dec 16, 2016

THE STORY:

Hassan Moin wrote -

Imagine a child. The little bundle of joy that brings a sense of warmth in your life. His very image pops up into your mind when you think of your future, your old age solace, your bitter time sweetness and most importantly, a source of your immense happiness and pride.

Now imagine waking up on a casual, cold December morning. It's Tuesday - a school day. You wake your child up, cook him his breakfast, iron his clothes, prepare his lunch, comb his hair, give him the longest goodbye kiss on his cheek and send him off on the journey for him to rise above the ground in order to achieve the highest success - only for him to return home in a coffin.

Your source of solace, the apple of your eye, was pronounced dead on 'another casual Tuesday' along with 140 others.

This is what happened on 16th December 2014, when 7 terrorists infiltrated a public school in Peshawar, Pakistan and carried out the deadliest terrorist attack in the country's history (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30491435).

Where this loss saddens us and drives us to exact revenge, it can also guide us to a better outlet of our emotions. Therefore, for every child that was deprived of his or her dream, we can help another build theirs. For every Doctor, Engineer, Scientist, Artist and Businessman we lost that day, let us help another child fulfill their destiny. We may not be able to bring back the departed souls, but we can surely respect their memories and help play our part to build a better society around us.

According to Pakistan Education Statistics (2014-2015), an alarming rate of 47.2% children aged between 5 - 16 years are out of school (http://www.dawn.com/news/1139423), where 'education is expensive' is one of the leading causes.

WHAT DO WE WANT: 

  • We need your help in our initiative to initially support 108 underpriveledged students out of 141 students (33 students have already been supported). A goal that we hope to achieve by 16th December 2016, but we aim to go beyond this number.
  • Every bit counts. Donations are always welcomed, but what we really want is for people to come forward and take the responsibility of sponsoring a child for at least one complete year so that his education for that specific year is completed. 

THE EXPENSES:

  1. Sponsoring someone from Classes 1 - 5: USD 50 per annum per child
  2. Sponsoring someone from Classes 6 - 8: USD 80 per annum per child
  3. Sponsoring someone from Classes 9 - 10: USD 100 per annum per child

WHAT DO YOU GET: 

  • A sense of responsibility and the chance of being a part of something bigger. A chance for you to adopt (figuratively) a child and watch his academic career grow. You provide the financial support, we manage the progress.
  • The sponsor will be officially registered in our database and will be provided with the breakdown of how their donation is being spent.
  • Also, they will be given regular updates about the progress of their sponsored child, and will get a chance to have a Skype session with them.
  • They will also get the chance to receive personalized notes from the children and finally, they will receive an official certificate of recognition from Umeed.

If anyone is interested in sponsoring a child, kindly get in touch with us at our Facebook Page and we will guide you with the proper procedures.

ABOUT US: "Umeed" (English Translation: "Hope") is a non-profit welfare society in accordance with the Societies Registration Act of 1860. It is a community building movement that was initiated by the students of Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan in 2007 and now has its members spread all over the world. It provides children from the rural areas of Pakistan with basic requirements for education, helps in the development of a public school's infrastructure, conducts extensive campaigns whenever there is an acute shortage of food and water in the country, and takes part in many other activities to promote community building. Our dedicated members aim to serve the society by improving the educational condition at the grass-root level. We believe that every child should have an opportunity to learn in an environment which promotes learning. You can visit us at: http://www.umeed.ngo/ and follow our work at: https://www.facebook.com/weshallchange/

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