Happenings at Roshni Homes Trust

Ms. Carmela Conroy visits Roshni Homes Trust

Ms. Carmela Conroy, US Consul General to Lahore along with Mr. Robert Jao Public Affairs Officer US Consulate Lahore, visited Roshni Homes Trust. They were warmly welcomed by the President Roshni Homes Trust, Mr. Muhammad Anwar Dar.

 

Roshni Homes Trust children enrolled in Murree Cadet College!

We create small success stories every day. By educating and grooming children, we enable them to live normal lives and make a place for themselves in society. One such story concerns two boys who have successfully joined Murree Cadet College. After reviewing the boys’ performance and their interest in serving in the Pakistan Army, a committee comprising an educationist, psychologist, general physician and home mother recommended to send the children to Murree Cadet College.

The boys successfully qualified the entry requirements and are now happily settled at the Cadet College Hostel, Murree. This is just one of the many successes we share every day.

Summer programs for Roshni Homes Trust children & youth

The Academic Committee planned some great activities to entertain and engage kids in summer. Renowned educationist, Mr. Nadeem Janjua (Principal of GIFT Colleges) planned special Summer Programs for kids and youth. The objective was to focus on the academic deficiencies of kids and youth and provide them a fun way to learn. The summer activities include:

  • Spelling Bee competition

  • Art & craft workshop

  • English language classes

  • Math deficiency make up workshop

  • Calligraphy workshop

Roshni Homes Trust child undergoes heart surgery

A Roshni Homes Trust child was diagnosed with a cardiac disease.Mr. Farooq Dar Vice President took immediate action to arrange for heart surgery at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology. We are pleased to report that the surgery was successful and the child has now recovered and is back in school.

Friendly football match with Scholastic Islamic School at LUMS

The boys at Roshni Homes Trust were delighted to play a football match with students of Scholastic Islamic School, Lahore at LUMS University Playground. President Roshni Homes Trust Mr. Muhammad Anwar Dar also participated in the match. The Roshni boys gave it their best shot and outclassed the opposing team, much to their great triumph and joy.

Annual Sports Day

The much awaited Annual Sports Day was held in Roshni Homes Trust, Gujranwala. The day combined fun, amusements, entertaining sports and a healthy competition among Roshni Homes Trust kids. We took a unique approach at the games to encourage kids and reward them for their performance. While 1st, 2nd and 3rd place students automatically won a prize; prizes were also given out to kids who made effort and those who participated with zeal and passion. Instead of focusing on winning, the sports committee encouraged judges to acknowledge and reward competitive spirit. The US Consul General to Lahore Miss Carmela Conroy was the Chief Guest. The management and trustees are thankful to her for spending time with our kids and encouraging them.

Warid helps educating Pakistan- spread smiles

Warid Telecom’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative SPREAD SMILES helped Roshni Homes Trust by accepting donations via SMS and supported our KIFALAT PROGRAM by spreading the message through various telecommunication services.

Servis Shoes Corporation Zakat & Scholarship

Roshni Homes Trust and Servis Shoes Corporation have joined hands for Zakat Campaign, to support Roshni Homes children and pave the way for a bright future ahead. Servis has announced scholarships for five Roshni Homes Trust children in the first phase. "in addition to all this servis agreed to provide shoes to Roshni Homes children for lifetime"

Recreational Trips

No summer is complete at Roshni Homes Trust without a recreational summer tour. The kids were extremely overjoyed and eagerly awaited the summer trips which provided them with loads of fun and entertainment. This year, Roshni Homes Trust kids visited a number of places including:

Safari Park, Islamabad
Lok Virsa, Islamabad
Rawal lake, Islamabad
Sozo Water Park, Lahore
Wahga border, Lahore
Faisal Mosque, Islamabad
Shakerparian, Islamabad

Adsells gifts a house

Adsells has a gifted a new house to the kids of Roshni Homes Trust. It is named Rashida Home. Roshni Homes Trust is indebted to CEO Adsells Mr. Abbas Mujahid for this invaluable contribution.The new block will provide spacious and comfortable accommodation for many more children.

Pepsi Cola (Naubahar Bottlers) makes a new block

Pepsi Cola has gifted a new housing block and a library to Roshni Homes Trust. The new block is named Saleem Home. The COO Naubahar Bottlers, Gujranwala inaugurated the block.

The new housing block greatly increases our capacity to accommodate more orphan children. It is well equipped with all amenities of modern living and the kids are delighted with the new home.

Interviews

President, Mr. Anwar Dar, was invited to Morning Shows by famous hosts including Nadia Jamil & Ayesha Sana. The shows included “Nai Rahein” on Saama Channel and Meena Bazaar on PTV. Mr. Dar apprised the viewers about the Roshni Homes Trust philosophy and its role in helping orphans find their rightful place in society. A number of live callers expressed interest in helping Roshni Homes Trust and also appreciating its role in helping orphaned children.

Abdul Sattar Edhi visits Roshni Homes Trust

A great philanthropist and founder of the Edhi Trust, Mr Abdul Sattar Edhi visited Roshni Homes Trust and greatly appreciated the efforts of Roshni Homes Trust to rehabilitate orphan children. Mr. Edhi left us with some encouraging words in the visitor’s book.

Mr.Fahad Qadir (Manager Public Affairs Coca Cola

Mr.Fahad Qadir (Manager Public Affairs Coca Cola) received a souvenir from Roshni Homes Trust Trustee Miss Robina Mehmood, President Mr.Anwar Dar & Director Academics Mr.Nadeem Janjua at Roshni Homes Trust and Coca-Cola Annual Sports Festival. The Event participants took part in sack race and running the round. The event encouraged the zest of the children promoting a healthy lifestyle. Mr. Fahad Qadir also presented a souvenier of a "Crystal Coke Bottle" to one of our girls, which is only with 1000 people around the world.The event was followed by a Prize Distribution ceremony by Mr. Fahad Qadir to boost the winning morale of the children.

Donation of a Bus

Mazda Coaster 30 Seater was donated to Roshni Homes Trust, the keys were handed over to Mr. Anwar Dar, President of Roshni Homes Trust by Mr.Imran Hussain. The Bus Services will cater to the transportation of children for different routes to Schools in Gujranwala.

National Cricket Academy donates Cricket Kits to Roshni Homes Trust

National Cricket Academy arranged an occasion in which Roshni Homes Trust was given Coaching and Cricket Kits for the children.

Head of Youth Development of NCA-Mr. Haroon Rasheed, Coach Mansoor Rana and Asian Games Medalist women cricket team were present at the occasion.

Furthermore, occasion was highlightened by the presence of Cricket Academy people and other related organizations.

HDF Press Release

Mr. Azhar Saleem, CEO of Human Development Foundation Pakistan, visited Roshni Homes Trust on Annual Prize Distribution ceremony that took place at the premises of Roshni Homes Trust, Gujranwala. The proceedings of the ceremony started with a speech while introducing the Chief Guest to the audience and thanked Mr. Azhar Saleem and his team for their time. The prizes for various position holders were awarded by the adminsitration of Roshni Homes Trust for seeking out a motivational pattern in the children for their better performance in the future. Mr. Azhar Saleem appreciated the System and Growth of Roshni Homes for the dedicated efforts of Mothers at Roshni Homes Trust. Mr. Anwar Dar, President of Roshni Homes Trust gave his thanksgiving speech that he and his team firmly believed that Roshni Homes Trust is determined to take the road to excellence in continuing the journey of its Children. The function ended after awarding a souveneir shield to Mr. Azhar Saleem by Mr. Anwar Dar and the children left with beaming faces and increased motivational level.

They were briefed by the President Mr. Muhammad Anwar Dar, Mr. Nadeem Akhtar Janjua Director Academics, and Ms. Ume Laila Manager Special Projects about the functioning and the system of Roshni Homes Trust.
Ms.Carmela and her aide's discussed matters of bilateral interest especially finding similar ground on social programs.
The delegates also met the Roshni Homes Trust children and admired their academic performances. Ms. Carmel distributed prizes among the position holders of the Annual Roshni Homes Trust games. She also appreciated the system and facilities that are being provided to the children of Roshni Homes Trust.

Roshni Homes Trust participates in 31st APPNA meeting

Roshni Homes Trust to participate in 31st APPNA meeting. A delegation from Roshni Homes Trust has gone to attend the Summer Meeting of the prestigious Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA), at Marriot Wardman Park Washington DC. APPNA represents approximately 10000 medical practitioners of Pakistani descent in the USA and has an impressive track record of philanthropic achievements in Pakistan.

The team shall be meeting a wide range of Pakistani professionals, medical practitioners, individuals, & US Based Pakistani Professionals for forming a group of volunteers.

Inclusion of Mr. Adnan Khan as Member BOT

Mr. Adnan Khan (CEO) Naubahar Bottlers,Gujranwala (Pepsi Cola) receiving Trusteeship Certificate from President Roshni Homes Trust, Mr. Anwar Dar. The President has expressed his delight on inclusion of Mr.Adnan Khan as Member Board of Trustee, Roshni Homes.

Mobilink Gifts New Housing Block to Roshni Homes Trust

Mobilink has announced its continued support to Roshni Homes Trust by Inaugurating a new youth housing block in Gujranwala. President and CEO Mobilink Zouhair A. Khaliq inaugurated the new block.

The Mobilink youth Block is for Roshni Homes youth over twelve years of age it has an area of 4500 Square feet and is a double story building which would eventually be upgraded to three story building in the coming years.

In addition, Mobilink announced 12 Scholarships for the brightest students of Roshni Homes Trust for three years. The total cost of the Scholarship programme will be US$15000 per year.

Speaking on the occasion the President & CEO Mobilink Zouhair A.Khlaiq complemented the Trustees of Roshni Homes Trust and expressed his extreme delight and happiness on the productive Corporate Social Responsibility partnership between Mobilink and Roshni Homes Trust.

Roshni Homes Trust to participate in 30th APPNA meeting

A delegation from Roshni Homes Trust, is set out to attend the Summer Meeting of the prestigious Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA),at Orlando, Florida. APPNA represents approximately 10000 medical practitioners of Pakistani descent in the USA and has an impressive track record of philanthropic achievements in Pakistan.

The team is also likely to attend the Annual Philanthropy Seminar of Social Welfare & Disaster Relief Committee Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Orlando, Florida which has speaker to the likes of Greg Mortenson renowned humanitarian and Director of Central Asia Institute www.ikat.org.

The team shall be meeting a wide range of Pakistani professionals, medical practitioners , individuals and will also start the Roshni Homes Trust Registration Process in USA with the help of US Based Pakistani Professionals.

Children excursion tour of Changa Manga

Roshni Children along with the Residential Staff left on an excursion trip to Changa Manga. The journey started at 9'O Clock in the morning and the children reached their destination at around 11'O Clock. The journey was quite comfortable and the children enjoyed a lot on the way by singing and joking around with each other. Elder and the younger children all had their share of enjoyment in Dodging Cars, Merry-Go-Round Sky Cycle, Pirate Boat and Peddle Boating. The children also had a game of cricket in the picturesque surroundings of Changa Manga. The children had their snacks and drinks while having a round of the beautiful stream of Changa Manga. It was a wonderful and enjoyable experience for children and staff.

Mobilink supports Roshni Homes Trust

Karachi: In a cheque distribution ceremony, Irfan Akram, Vice President Sales Mobilink presenting a donation cheque to Muhammad Anwar Dar, President Roshni Homes Trust from the sale of Mobilink Mobile Fair entry tickets for supporting the Trust.

 
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