Charity is a must human and religious responsibility and should be done with compassion” says Ms. Tauheed (Lawyer), principal of ILM school for slum children Gll/4, Islamabad. She spoke on the charity distribution event organized by Inspire Pakistan. A volunteer Ms. Sobia Baig community based worker currently working with Agha Khan Foundation along with Inspire Pakistan team after interacting with the children, conducted a drawing competition where the children expressed their thoughts and imagination. Ms. Sobia and Inspire team gave hygiene tips and instructions along with practical demonstration of hand washing and teeth brushing to the school children. The activity ended with a group photograph and stationary distribution among 62 children.
International Day of Charity, a global celebration held every year on 5th September, is a day officially declared by UN general assembly in 2012 and commemorated in death anniversary of mother Teresa a well-known figure who dedicated her life in the struggle to lessen the suffering from poverty.
Charity is the act of giving typically of money or time to help those less advantaged and poor around the world. It can be made through teaching skills, educational materials, education, giving money advice to football skills and other related programmes. Majority of the charity depends on volunteers who dedicate/invest their time and expertise in rebuilding the lives of the underprivileged especially refugees’ and asylum seekers.
Inspire Pakistan believes that charity contributes to the promotion of dialogue, solidarity and mutual understanding. Charity can be in any form and shape, even a penny matters. Health is the biggest economic asset of the poor. Turning birthdays and prolonged marriage ceremonies into donations for education, clean water and health etc can make a huge difference as people make a bigger impact by coming together. Our leaders and role models can sponsor a word and raise their voice to help people affected by conflict and disasters.
To celebrate the day, Inspire Pakistan conducted an activity with the slum school children residing in g11/4 Islamabad. Inspire Pakistan will and always has been a part of charitable activities and has been working for the welfare as well as well-being of the underprivileged. We pledge to raise our voice and keep working with full devotion within our capacity to eradicate poverty.