We have seen in our world that children are neglected, left alone on streets, many are used by the street mafia for begging purposes and child labor, others are left to get sick ansd eventually die. It’s a dilemma that children who are to make the future of a country, are left alone to suffer without any possible care. Over the years, we have observed children in such helpless state, and therefore decided to take an initiative to remove these unprivileged children from such misery, and to give them a life they deserve in order to make themselves capable of becoming esteemed and honorable individuals in the future. Currently, 52 boys reside in 4 homes, in addition to 8 girls in the newly developed Iqra Sweet Home for girls.
since(2016) our Mission is To assist the neediest children having access to basic shelter as well as advocating for other basic needs. We hope they would look back and remember Sweet Home as a place which has made a difference in their lives. Sweet Home aims to make a difference in the life of orphaned children. Countless children are abandoned; their own families do not take responsibility to look after them. At Sweet Home, no child is to feel any less significant, unwanted, or uncared for. Sweet Home hopes to keep a positive outlook and perseveres to do more for the youth of today. We want to help them make the right decisions as they are starting down the road to take on the rest of their lives..
Iqra Sweet Home is the strong shoulder for the underprivileged children in their hard time upon which they can rely on. Underprivileged children continue to remain those faced with a number of challenges in our communities. Due to unusual circumstances they remain unable to concentrate on their studies and that’s why remain unable to build their future. Now, Iqra Sweet Home is fulfilling the proper academic and other needs of these children. Iqra Sweet Home is giving a platform to underprivileged children where they can live happily while their all needs like education, religious education, sports activities, dresses and all other needs are born by the Trust.
"God will exalt those of you who believe and those who have knowledge to high degrees" (58:11) We at Iqra Sweet Home Trust, education is our topmost priority. There is no discrimination of religion, caste, or race. As a wise man said, “ Education is the key to success.” Our focus is to educate as many children as we can and make our country Pakistan prosper, and these children can be a great asset for us in the future. Let's take a pledge and send every single child to the school and make everyone educate around us. Come and join Iqra Sweet Home Trust, open for everyone.
Our director made a Visit to SHED Foundation as a part of Networking among similar NGO for joining hands and working together for the betterment of Pakistan.
This Month We have four Mothers/ Caretakers, A Warden, 2 House Maids and a gardener, A Religious Teacher, a Tutor working in the premises. We have been maintaining the safe staff from the past seven months. The Mothers are working under a shift based system. Two Mothers work in the Morning till Evening Shift the Other set work as Night shift mothers. A Warden Looks After the needs of the Elder Kids and monitor their Routine on daily basis. Mothers Cook and take care of the needs of all children. We are also considering to get more Mothers as the number of children is increasing, also we have three houses and it’s getting a little bit difficult to manage with the same number. For this matter we are planning to hire a Lady Cook, who will do the cooking for the Kids this will lessen down the burden from both shifts and responsibilities will be carried out easily with the increasing number of kids.
As per the school all kids Specially Grade 3,4,5,6 and 7 Students have performed well. Children who are repeating their classes have shown great improvements. The name of the kids are: Khalil, Owais and Kabeer. It's safe to say that the kids have been working hard and following all the guidelines. Despite of the improvements, Khalil, Owais and hayat needs to work on some subjects. Khalil scored Highest in Geography 22 out of 25. Owais who has never done well in Urdu scored 18 out of 25 in the same subject. Children who have been weak in Mathematics have also shown great improvements like Mudassir, Talal and Hayat. New kids have and the will but due to the fact that they joined school late they failed perform that well. Behavior at School: Unlike last year, teachers were very pleased with the behavior of Sweet home Children. Every teacher i met praised how well behaved sweet home children are. According to the teachers all are willing to learn and took a lot of interest in class participation and other extra curricular activities at school. Issues and Concerns: School has no Alarming isues regarding children. Just minor issues that can be handled at school were brought to our notice. Overall it was very nice to hear good things about our children and a great opportunity to discuss their academic progress and social behavior.
School Screening Eye Care program was held at Iqra Sweet Home on 16th March by LRBT (Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust) for our children. Some students were given medicines and recommended follow up. A Medical Camp was held on 15th April at Iqra Sweet Home for our children by ISM Hospital (Institute of Surgery and Medicines). Esteemed doctors and staff conducted medical tests and gave us recommendations on health issues and also gave medicines as needed.
1. School Screening Eye Care program: was held at Iqra Sweet Home on 16th March by LRBT (Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust) for our children .Some students were given medicines and recommended follow up.
2. A Medical Camp was held on 15th April at Iqra Sweet Home for our children by ISM Hospital (Institute of Surgery and Medicines). Esteemed doctors and staff conducted medical tests and give us recommendations on health issues and also give medicines who needed.
3. Ms. Sadia Humayian conducted a group discussion on good behavior at ISH in May. Students actively participated.
4. Children of Iqra Sweet Home visited the craft fair, Bohemian to have a look at the handmade work currently trending and how simple items can be made from skillful craft.
5. “Adopt an Orphanage Tabeer” entity of Nixor Corporate A Jam to Remember: Date: 27 June, 2019 Venue: Iqra Sweet Home Summary: An event where we introduced our volunteers to the amazing kids of Sweet Homes and brought musical instruments to bring out the inner musicians within us.
In the month of September Sweet home celebrated the Birthdays of Abdul Kareem a new Admission and the director Mr. Zohaib Waqar. Decorations were done by elder Kids in company of their little brothers.
Mr Hunaid Lakhani has a strong streak for philanthropic work, and has been heavily engaged with numerous causes it uplift community, assist the impoverished, and aid the deprived. For nearly two decades Mr Hunaid Lakhani has been associated with the Sweet Home Foundation which provides boarding, education and health care for children who are orphaned or are mentally challenged.
An excellent and blessing start to the day after the prayers and then breakfast with the children and Hunaid Lakhani with some of his guests who visited the trust.
Just when everyone had their exams, and the results were announced, all of the children were given a treat that they can enjoy and have food along with the chairman and trustees.
A whole new experience was given to these children a boating day with these kids where they can spend their time watching nature and had some chit chat with Hunaid Lakhani.
A small celebration of Khatam ul Quran was celebrated, and gifts were distributed amongst the children to keep them motivated to learn and understand our Islamic teachings.
We celebrated Independence Day with these children. Hunaid Lakhani distributed gift hampers and some snacks to the children.
Sunday started with some exercise and jogging. After burning some calories, kids were served with delicious lunch, followed by some games with Hunaid Lakhani.
This weekend, the girls received the "Sewing Machine Operator Training" certificate, which they celebrated with Hunaid Lakhani.
“Daily exercise is one of the keys to excellent health.” At Iqra Sweet Home Trust, we have a fitness trainer who trains these little children every morning to keep them healthy and fit to make their dreams come true.
Nixor College conducted an online class with Iqra Sweet Home Trust children about dental health education. They also sent dental kits of toothbrushes and toothpaste to encourage children to have good oral hygiene, as oral health is overall health.
What a great initiative by Fariyal Kamran, who has lovingly distributed treat boxes to Iqra Sweet Home's children. (05.01.21)