2007 Report
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No Orphan without Education
 

  • Each month, 693 Orphans and 291 of their widowed Mothers or Guardians received assistance in the form of cash $25 - $50 (based on family size).
  • Admission fees, examination fees, and enrollment fees were paid directly to the school for each child.
  • Besides a monthly stipend, Orphans and their widowed Mothers received in-kind support:
  • Water Coolers (one per family): Sent from USA through Hidaya's Container Shipment Project.
  • Blankets: (one per family member) Sent from USA through Hidaya's Container Shipment Project.
  • Shoes: Donated by community in USA and sent to Pakistan via Hidaya's Container Shipment Project.
  • Clothes: Donated by community in USA and sent to Pakistan via Hidaya's Container Shipment Project.
  • Two pairs of uniforms, two pairs of shoes, school books, school supplies, and school bags were given to Orphans directly.
  • 38 Orphans and widowed Mothers were motivated to send their children back to school so they can continue their education.
  • 3 other Orphan students were admitted to school who were previously unable to attend school.
  • Approx. 10% of the Orphan children attended basic Information Technology Training classes at Hidaya which included MS Windows, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
 

Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The sister organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.