Of all the sections in society, kids deserve our utmost attention and care. The little ones’ are unable to provide for themselves, especially those kids who belong to the underprivileged section of the community. Pakistan is a country that has not been able to eliminate the evils that threaten child development and upbringing, to this date. Owing to negligence and incompetence, that enshrouds the top-tier administration in the country, the underprivileged kids have been ignored, almost criminally. However, thanks to some nonprofits who realized the gravity of this situation, kids in Pakistan are finally finding safe places and homes. In this discussion, we discuss 5 leading organizations working for underprivileged kids in Pakistan, that deserve all the praise in the world.
SPARC stands for the society for the protection of the rights of the child. Society envisions a Pakistan, where children are aware of their rights. Not only that, but society also believes in the protection and promotion of children’s rights. The organization has been working in the country since the early ’90s and has major support from notable institutions like UNICEF. Apart from supporting underprivileged kids in Pakistan in many other ways, the organization aims to fight against evils like child labor. The issue is a serious one in Pakistan, and one could not be more thankful to SPARC for their continued efforts in fighting this evil.
This organization operates at a national level in the country. The main idea behind establishing this organization was to help children learn and live in a manner, better than their existing lifestyle. The organization firmly believes in values like transparency, accountability, and gender equality. In a country like Pakistan, where the discrimination between boys and girls is easily visible, these values are quite refreshing and welcome. Children First help children who are forced to work because of financial pressures. The organization raises voice for children’s rights on all the possible platforms.
Children Health and Education Foundation
The CHAEF was registered as an NGO, in the August of 2002. Since then, the foundation has strived hard for providing education and health to underprivileged kids in the country. In terms of healthcare facilities, this prestigious foundation serves to offer consultation, diagnosis, and treatment to children. Oh, all of this is free of cost, of course. In the education sector, this organization offers free primary education, as well as computer certifications to kids who cannot afford them otherwise. An amazing thing about this foundation is that it provides help to pregnant women as well, providing care until childbirth and afterward as well.
Free children’s healthcare access is one of the most critical issues in developing countries. Every child has the right to get access to timely healthcare services. Due to financial barriers and underprivileged backgrounds, many children cannot access quality healthcare services in Pakistan. Hearing impairment and congenital heart diseases are most common among children. Each year, 60,000 children are born with congenital heart diseases, the major cause of pediatric illness, mortality, and morbidity. We also have the highest rate of children born with complex heart diseases. We have 1 million hearing-impaired children.
Transparent Hands provides free cochlear implant surgeries to hundreds of deserving children every year. Heart and Cochlear Implant surgeries are costly surgeries, which are not affordable for everyone. It is one of the most depressing and shocking revelations for parents when they get to know about their children’s heart defects or hearing impairment. Due to financial constraints, parents feel more helpless when they cannot pay the surgical expenses of their children’s surgeries.
Transparent Hands has become the voice of hundreds of helpless parents. We have the largest platform to connect deserving patients directly with donors, ensuring effective transparency. Parents of any deserving child can visit our office to register their case, and we promised them to provide the best treatment after running a successful campaign on the website. Our hospitals on the panel completely trust us, and sometimes they provide surgeries before the completion of the campaign according to the patient’s condition.
We are creating a long-lasting impact in the lives of children to shape their futures effectively. We are hopeful of bringing more smiles to the faces of deserving child patients. It is only possible with the donors’ support and trust. We believe that it is not the big or small donations that our donors make, but the mission that matters.
Edhi foundation is the leader of the pack, whenever the charities for children in Pakistan are the topic of discussion. The services that the Edhi foundation provides for the kids in the country further assert this notion. The foundation runs one of the biggest adoption centers in the country. Many kids have found a home and loving parents, courtesy of the Edhi foundation. Not only that, but it has also saved the lives of many abandoned children, which were thrown in the garbage by their parents.
In concluding remarks, we would like to point out that helping underprivileged kids is your responsibility as well. How can you do that? Well, it is simple. If you donate to charitable institutions in Pakistan, how about you give some to one of these organizations for underprivileged kids in Pakistan that we have mentioned in this discussion? The relief that you get from helping kids is quite unparalleled, we assure you.