Karachi Gift Pack Ceremony Held at Second Partner School 

The Karachi Gift Pack Project was initiated in 2011 and is one such project geared to encourage low-income families to provide education to their young daughters. Each gift pack is meticulously prepared and customized to fulfill girls’ basic needs such as school uniform, school bag, note books, stationery, toiletries, water bottle, and lunch box. All girls are required to complete annual renewal form and academic progress report for becoming eligible to receive the gift packs. There are now two partner schools in this project located in the low-income Federal Capital Area and Liaquatabad Town of Karachi, respectively. Recently, the Karachi Gift Pack Ceremony of 2015 was held at both schools. This photo album illustrates the ceremony held at the Government Boys & Girls Primary School Peoples Program, Liaquatabad Town. Hefty gift packs containing annual school supplies and items of personal use were distributed to about 50 young girls and boys belonging to impoverished families. The program was organized by the School Principal Mrs.Abida Begum and her team. The event was attended by MGYW Pakistan office bearers, parents and other respectable guests from different walks of life. The attendees enjoyed the interesting but meaningful tableaus presented by students.

 

Impressive Karachi Gift Pack Ceremony - 2015 

For almost 15 years, MGYW (Pakistani American Forum - Merit Grants for Young Women) is successfully providing educational opportunities to young Pakistani women belonging to impoverished families using innovative ideas in coordination with the local community educators. The Karachi Gift Pack Project is one such project geared to encourage low-income families to provide education to their young daughters. Each gift pack is meticulously prepared and customized to fulfill girls’ basic needs such as school uniform, school bag, note books, stationery, toiletries, water bottle, and lunch box. All girls are required to complete annual renewal form and academic progress report for becoming eligible to receive the gift packs. Each year an impressive MGYW-sponsored gift pack distribution ceremony is held in Karachi, usually toward the end of the school year, where generous gift packs are distributed among young girls and boys belonging to impoverished families. There are now two schools in this project; in addition, 20 students from HOPE School of Korangi are also presented the Gift Packs. The project is sponsored by MGYW as well as Memon Organization of North America (MONA) – with MONA sponsoring Gift Packs for boys.

 

The Karachi Gift Pack Ceremony of 2015 was held at Government Primary School in F-C area Karachi. It was organized by School Principal Mrs. Fozia Majeed Butt and her team. The guests of honor included a Representative of the Chief Minister of Sindh and a Coordinator from the Punjab Government. The event was attended by parents and other respectable guests from different walks of life. The attendees enjoyed the interesting but meaningful tableaus presented by students.  Suggestion for educational reform were also submitted to the attending government officials who assured us that will put up the matter before higher ups and take necessary action to improve on educational hurdles in Karachi.

 

Karachi Gift Pack Project

Students receiving their gifts pack at ceremony in Karachi.

Karachi school girl with her gift pack.

School children with gift packs donated by MGYW.

The Karachi Gift Pack Project has been created to encourage families to provide education to their young girls. Each gift pack is meticulously prepared and

tailored to meet the girls’ basic needs such as school uniform, school bag, note books, stationery, toiletries, water bottle, and a lunch box.

 

All girls are required to complete and submit an annual renewal form and academic progress report to be eligible for a gift pack.  A major MGYW-sponsored gift pack distribution ceremony is held towards the end of the school year in Karachi for young female students from impoverished families.

 

This program is organized by Mrs. Fozia Khan Mazhar, Principal of Government Primary School, Federal Capital Area, Karachi and her team along with the support from MGYW Pakistan. Half of the girls are from Liaquatabad and other adjacent towns who qualified on the basis of merit and financial need.

 

The other half recipients are from HOPE organization’s Zia Colony School located in the Korangi town who also receive MGYW scholarships. The families of these young girls cannot afford to send their daughters to school.

 

MGYW also collaborates with the Memon Organization of North America (MONA) to raise funds for the Gift Packs for young boys attending the Government Primary School, Federal Capital Area. This project was initiated in 2011 and about 100 Gift Packs are distributed every year for young male students whose families are poor.

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