Here at Color My World, we love to see photos of the children at the Color My World Primary School in Islamabad, Pakistan. This year through your donations, Color My World was able to sponsor a Christmas lunch. Below are photos from the Christmas lunch and it is so fun to see how excited and festive the children were. After their Christmas lunch, a celebration was held. The children told the story of Jesus’ birth and danced for a large crowd. Even in a country far away, joy was felt during this very special season.
The building of a school has been the beginning of educational development, sponsored by Color My World in Islamabad, Pakistan.
With the school being completed in the summer, and a teacher hired for the year, what matters most is the development of the children, by providing a platform for them to learn and achieve their potential.
On Friday November 28th the school held its first open evening for parents of students, and discussed the future of their children. Each point raised in the open evening highlighted the importance of education in planning a bright future. Education throughout the years, supplying the necessities in schools, and regular school attendance, were some of those key points highlighted in the meeting.
Education throughout the years.
Key to the success of the school sponsored by Color My World is the need for consistency in education, through the funding of the school, and opportunities for the continued learning for the children of Islamabad. Families and teachers agreed on the long term importance of the school, and ensuring that the doors stay open, no matter the cost.
Supplies for schools
For each child to learn, and take in all the knowledge available, supplies are needed. Whether the pen or pencil, notebook or study guide, each child needs the basic necessities to succeed. As a community, the families of Islamabad have committed to give 100% effort to support their children in learning. These supplies are not only needed in the classroom, but at home, by providing an ability to rest in peace, and nourishment for sustenance.
Regular school attendance
At the conclusion of the parents evening, teachers and mothers agreed on the importance of their children’s regular school attendance. As parents committed to supporting their children in their education, they devoted themselves to providing a brighter future with more opportunities to the rising generation.
As a charity we are proud to sponsor a school and community that are so committed to the future of their children. There is always a need for further support, from the funding of a teacher’s salary, to the purchasing of school supplies. To get involved in the sponsoring of the school, donate below and help us make a change in the future generation of Islamabad.
Here on this piece of land in the slums of Islamabad, Pakistan…..
Color My World is going to build a school!
The kids in the slums used to attend school in a building that was charging them high rent, they have been kicked out of the building and they currently don’t have a place to go to school but we have secured a piece of land that eventually could become a school.
They are currently meeting in a tent.
“Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. Yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty. (UN Education, Scientific and Cultural organization).
The cost of the new school for 1200 feet would cost approximately $5000.00 and it costs roughly $600.00 a month or $7200.00 a year to fund the school and keep it running!
Our Color My World Partner on the ground Maqbool Masih will be heading up the development and program with his wife Asma Naz.
Will you help us raise the money and make this a reality?
Here is our first report from our director in Pakistan!
Our sewing center to help young women rise out of poverty has officially opened and underway in the slums of Islamabad, Pakistan.
We were welcomed wholeheartedly and had a great meeting with the trainer and the twenty girls and women, who are supposed to get sewing training through the SEW project.
It was real joy to know that we are opening our center in an area where most of the women are working as house maids or working in fields with their men and earn their living. We know it’s not easy to work out in fields along with taking care of the family. They are not getting enough wages for their services.
It was such a joy to know that twenty women are going to get training of stitching clothes and will get the skill of sewing clothes through this sewing center. Two skilled women are going to give them training of stitching and embroidery.In this way, they are provided quick-fix solution to their immediate need for income.
In our sewing center we are going to focus on empowering women by enabling them to become self-reliant and financially independent within their households and hence within the community. With this aim, the Sewing Center is going to focus on imparting income generating skills to the women of this area. We are going to teach the traditional skills of cutting and sewing in our Sewing Center.
Women were so excited and were so thankful to The Color my World for giving them an opportunity to learn and play an important role in their families. At the end, I would like to say thanks for supporting SEW project. May the Lord bless everyone who have supported SEW project with their financial and prayer support. I hope your support would always be with us. Stay blessed.
Women are the 52% of the total population of Pakistan and it is the group which is ranked as second citizen of Pakistan by decades and due to that it is facing discrimination and inequity at every step of their life, from their birth till death. It is not considered a blessing if a girl takes birth in a family; even they take it as a responsibility and burden. They have no decision making power, totally dependent to their families, having no right to decide, to mobility, etc. even our judiciary system considers witness of two women equal to one man.
The literacy ratio is very low in comparison to the males and for that reason they can’t access a good source of earning. Mostly women after their marriages are suffering certain pains because they are nothing without their husbands and family. Prostitution and sexual harassment is also one major reason not to let women go out for earnings.
To enable women and young girls to explore and discover their own personalities, their abilities, interests, needs ambitions, limitations and their causes by equipping them with skills and techniques.
To open a Stitching Unit where these young girls and women will learn sewing and stitching during a certain time period. Each class will be of three hours. These training sessions will be held for 15 hrs per week.
Promote skills among the unskilled girls in order to minimize unemployment
Create awareness among the girls about the importance of skill.
NEED OF THE PROJECT:
Several factors make it difficult for women in slums to achieve their full potential. Limited schooling is one factor. These factors contribute to the deterioration of health, housing, and economic conditions of the household. For women having to support their households, a reliable source of income is crucial. However, there is a lack of formal work opportunity for women living in slums that would allow them to obtain a stable income. This project will facilitate the women heads of households, in order to improve the quality of life for their families.
SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:
About 20 women will be trained through the women’s sewing center. The poor community will be able to save their income and earn at their household level. Sewing training will hopefully be a good source of income and thus will give their families a better life. The vision is to share the love of Jesus with women who could be given the opportunity to learn a life skill through sewing. This would help lift their families out of poverty and give them hope for the future. It is a fact that if you don’t work you don’t earn and have nothing to survive on. I hope the ladies will become self-sufficient with the help of this sewing centre.
VISION OF THE PROJECT:
The vision of this project is to develop capacity building of women who will;
Ø Have enhanced awareness and improved skills.
Ø Improving family situation and income.
Ø Through which rural women can able to get empowerment.
TYPES OF SKILLS WOMEN PARTICIPANTS WILL GET:
Hand embroidery training
Dress making and designing
DURATION OF THE PROJECT
The duration of the project is initially for a period of 1 year from the date of inception.
EXPECTED RESULTS OF THE PROJECT:
20 unskilled, illiterate and unemployed young girls will become aware of the importance of vocational guidance and technical skills.
20 unskilled poor girls would have completed their sewing and stitching training.
The beneficiaries of the project will become a source of earning hand for their families for improvement in the socio-economic situation.
Color My World Non Profit 501c3 will mange this project on the ground in Pakistan. EIN # available upon request. More Info can be found at www.colormyworldkids.org
Color My World donated $1800.00 for the Pakistan Bible Distribution and Feeding program administered by our partner, Maqbool Masih Khokhar in Pakistan.
These Christians are displaced by the Taliban and living in tent cities.
Here is his report of the program!
“I feel so privileged to give you a praise report on the Bible distribution and feeding program in IDP’s camps. It was really awesome how God answered our prayers for the provision of the Bibles and we got the desired number of Bibles with the help and great efforts of Color My World.
We went there on 22nd of Oct, and spent the whole day of 23rd Oct there in camps with our dear Christian brothers and sisters. It was such a joy to spent time with them. We visited families in their camps and gave them the free gift of the Word of the Lord. It was real pleasure to see a satisfaction on their faces when they receive their first ever Bibles.
We tell them that it all becomes possible because Jesus loves them and He made it possible and put it in His children’s hearts to give for this cause, this is all by the great blessing of the Lord that now almost every family have their own copy of Bible. Praise the Lord!!!
People were overwhelmed and said, “We truly feel loved by the Lord”. Many said, it’s like a miracle. We spent as much time as we can with them and shared Jesus love with them, listened to their problems, and prayed with them.
By the evening at 5’ o clock, we organized an evangelical meeting there and shared story of creation with them. Kids enjoyed it even more because we tried to make it more interesting with the help drawings.
People were blessed by hearing the Word of God. After the meeting, we had dinner with them.
I personally wants to thank everyone who have contributed for this cause. I am so thankful to Sister Angela Hughes for her great efforts, without her efforts we may not reach our goal. God bless her and use her more in a glorious way.
It was a great burden on myself for them because they had come from an area where they were unable to buy or get Bibles. I am so glad and truly relieved because now they have their own copies of Bible. I am sure that God is going to change their lives.”
Color My World is please to announce that we are happy to help our friends in the slums of Pakistan led by community leader and friend, Maqbool Masih Khokhar.
Maqbool and his wife, Asthma Naz who is the director of Wish Foundation Children Ministry were in desperate need a projector, screen and speakers in addition to custom and shipping costs. This will enable them to visually teach people as many people cannot read or write.
Wish Foundation Children Ministries, provide a love, care, spiritual and physical nourishment and education to many unfortunate children
We teamed up with a donor who is sending the projector and Color My World is donating the screen, speakers and custom costs.
WF is non profit non government organization working in Pakistan for the orphans children who have no family background at present, street children, fatherless and motherless children are in part.
WF is offering its services since 2007; it’s been four years now, started with 2 children now 31 children are part of WF. Children are in the age of 3 to 14 years. All the children are school going. WF is providing quality education and healthy environment for their personality development.
We are so excited to be helping out this wonderful group of people who live on so little.
We are raising funds to distribute free Bibles among Christian families that have been displaced by operation of Army in North Waziristan against Talibans.
Since we wrote this post within 4 hours we reached our goal of raising $1200.00!
These Internal Displaced People (IDPS) consist more than two hundred Christian families who have moved from Taliban occupied areas to Bannu city, and are now living in camps.
We have found that unfortunately they do not have any bibles with them.
The bibles need to be distributed in camps, otherwise it’s impossible to give the bibles in their areas when they settled back because of the following major reasons.
1- They have displaced from different unreachable and risky areas (villages) of North Waziristan
2- To carry bibles in these areas is prohibited and considered a crime.
3- Not safe to travel there
Right now they are settled in camps and our partner in Pakistan can purchase and distribute them easily for us in their native languages.