2008 Report
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No Orphan without Education 

  • 1,303 Orphans and 542 widowed Mothers / Guardians are currently receiving stipends every month from $33 to $84 depending on family size. 
  • School tuition and exam fee will continue to be paid by Hidaya directly to the school.
  • In-kind items such as uniforms, shoes, books and stationary will be purchased and given to orphans time to time during the year.
  • Approximately 10% of the orphans are attending basic computer classes at Hidaya which include windows, word, exel and power point.


Future Plans:

  • Installation of Water Hand Pumps at the homes of Orphans who do not currently have access to water in their home.
  • Improve the current monitoring system to minimize school dropout of Orphan students.
  • Provide Qard-e-Hasana and training to Orphans who never attended school and are now reaching adulthood.
  • Arrange separate classes for adult literacy for Orphans who never attended school and are now reaching adulthood. 
  • Provide vocational training to Widows & Orphans so they may become Self Employed through means such as Stitching / Tailoring and Sewing machines.
  • Create a plan to protect children from child labor practices.
  • Attend to basic medical problems of Orphan students.
  • Focus on and take back to schools the Orphan children who have dropped out or have never attended school.
  • In the case that there is no school in the village and conditions are conducive, Hidaya may try to start one.



Last Update : Thursday Sept. 11, 2008


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.