ISLAMABAD: One of the vital communal responsibilities is the enhancement of mental and psychological performance of orphan students, who are in more need of attention and care as compared to other students. Society can play a significant role in improving their mental, physical and educational skills through different academic and co-curricular activities.
These views were expressed by the Country Director of Helping Hand for Relief and Development, Fazal-ur-Rehman while addressing in a program organised by HHRD Orphan Support Program (OSP) here on Saturday.
He said that just like the preceding year, HHRD is intended to facilitate around 5000 orphans this year also by fulfilling their household and educational needs. The organization distributed school bags among 4800 orphan children last year.
During the tree plantation campaign, under the “one child, one tree” scheme, 4000 tress were successfully planted in each program’s cluster/ region in collaboration with district administration for safe and healthy Pakistan.
Every orphan child was also facilitated with food package containing food items of 40-kg, besides providing them educational accessories including books, notebooks, stationery and school uniforms and shoes. Summer camps were arranged for children’s psychosocial development and enhancement of social skills under the kind supervision of their teachers.
Sports like volley ball, cricket and other regional games were also organized. A specially designed booklet titled “Welcome Ramadan” was also distributed among the orphans containing “Masnoon Duaen”, Hadith and Quranic versus with translation. HHRD celebrated Pakistan’s Independence Day with all its sponsored children with full zeal and enthusiasm.
All the social organizers arranged Jashn-e-Azadi programmes in their clusters. Especially designed poster was distributed among the children. SOs organized different types of competitions between the children to enhance their social skills. Besides, the children presented Tableaus, national songs and debates on the importance of Independence in Pakistan.
The Country Director HHRD added that HHRD will be sponsoring 5000 orphans this year educationally and socially and will provide them the best opportunities of learning and growth. Summarizing, OSP is focusing on the various aspects of orphans living through facilitation in terms of education, training & career counselling; subsistence, hygiene, social uplifting & grooming; protection & rights (inheritance); and health care & nutrition.