“Saving one life is like saving the whole of mankind”.  It was a tremendous joy reading a message of  gratitude from Shamim Aslam, a literacy student who was raised and educated at our Literacy &  Vocational Training Center, that she is now earning money and raising her family.  How  heartwarming it is to know that our efforts are bearing such fruits.  Thanks to your unwavering help  and support, Shamim Aslam, is one amongst the hundreds whose lives have been changed positively.

 We continue to face many challenges; more turmoil, more man-made and natural disasters resulting  in massive displacement, destruction and devastation. In the past few months alone, thousands more Pakistani were forced to flee their home in flash flooded and conflict areas. The number of victims is on the rise in many parts of the country, and so is the immense responsibility for us to extend a helping hand to them.  As always, we must consolidate our resources to deal with these challenges and provide the victims hope in times of their despair.

I visited flash flooded and conflicted areas in the country and heard such heart wrenching stories from flood affectees, IDPs and refugees. Once again, women and children are suffering the most; they face inconceivable horror yet their capacity to endure is remarkable. We are operating literacy centers, skill training centers as well as providing other relief assistance; food, water, medicines, shelters, and hygiene kits.

I applaud the work of our staff, volunteers and advisory board members as well as our field personnel and partners’ teams, who have been nationally helping the human family at a time when they need it most.

We highly appreciate your resounding support for our work. Without your unrelenting help, generosity and compassion we would not have been able to accomplish what we have thus far.

Kawish Resource Center in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council since 2015.

Asif Sardar
Executive Director