|Infrastructure Development and Community Support|
Five community centers and libraries have been constructed and handed over to the community for management and use by the local population. More projects are planned for construction in the project areas depending on local requirement.
Central Heating System
Hot springs, Chautron
|Support to Government Institutions in the Health and Education Sector|
|In order to complement and supplement the effort of the government in the health and education sectors, Marafie Foundation has continued to extend Funding for construction of additional classrooms in government schools, provision of equipment for labs, books for the libraries and salaries for additional staff as a temporary arrangement before the appointment of permanent staff.
Empowerment of Women
|For this purpose the Foundation has undertaken various programs, which provide training and basic healthcare for women at the grassroots level.
* Midwifery training
* Vocational School
* Mother and Child Care Center
* Family Planning Association
Marafie vocational school & MCHC Center, Khaplu
| This building also houses a mother and child care center and caters for the needs of the women for preliminary examination and advice for their own and the children’s treatment. Its capacity has been enhanced with the support of the local office of the Ministry for Women Affairs.
Family Planning Association
Job Opportunities for Women
|visitors/ midwives have been employed in the dispensaries and schools constructed by the Foundation. Economic independence empowers the women to play a more active role in society.
Aid on Humanitarian Grounds
|Students who stayed at Marafie Hostel, Karachi came out with good academic results. A couple of examples are cited below:|
| Mr. Ghulam Saidan hails from the village of Khaplu. After his schooling, he got admission for higher education in Karachi.
As he qualified for free hostel facilities at the Marafie Students Hostel, Karachi run by Marafie Foundation, he was admitted there. He completed the Intermediate Examination and Engineering Course, staying the whole period at the Hostel. He is now a qualified Industrial Electronics Engineer and working for Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
|Dr. Ghulam Haider comes from the village of Chowar Ghanche. After his schooling he decided to go for further studies and was selected for admission at the Marafie Students Hostel. He enjoyed the free hostel facilities and came out with flying colors from college. Later, he completed post graduate studies at the Agha Khan University Hospital, Karachi. Now he is serving the community and at the same time preparing for his final FCPS examination.|
The October 2005 Earthquake in Kashmir was the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history. The tremor killed more than 80,000 people and injured hundreds of thousands.Eight months after the catastrophe, some 3 million people still remain homeless.The Foundation joined forces again with DRI and F & P Trust to provide aid in the aftermath of this disaster.The Foundation’s well established links in Pakistan proved indispensable in facilitating the delivery of essential supplies and setting up distribution networks in inaccessible areas.
There was a constant flow of medicine and medical supplies from Kuwait and USA. A field hospital was set up to provide medical attention to those most in need.
A delegation from Marafie Foundation, Kuwait visited the quake affected areas in Mansehra and Balakot to assess the damage and loss. It is decided to build a new hospital in the affected areas after the re-settlement of the villagers.
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