Dear Friends of Aman,
April 2018 sees Amanites gearing up for the Zakat campaign, I invite you all to join us for this worthy public service cause.
The life-saving Aman Ambulance network in its tenth year needs to grow in order to save more lives and serve our community better and for that purpose we need your support. Currently, in a city of more than 20 million people, there are only 60 life-saving ambulances on road, whereas as per international standards there should be 200+ life-saving ambulances in a metropolis like Karachi.
This Ramadan, our focus is to encourage zakat and donations towards increasing the Aman Ambulance coverage of our citizens and I invite you all to be a part of this noble initiative. Spread the word and give zakat and donations generously!
In the meantime though, let’s see what has been keeping us busy at Aman…
Aman celebrates International Women’s Day!
All day, every day, around the world – progress is being made by women, for women, men and humanity. From building awareness to grassroot level activities, to high-impact campaigns, gender equity is being forged. This International Women’s Day, the strength and passion of Aman Foundation’s women was brought to light.
A lot of challenges are faced by women in our society and Aman Foundation’s Sukh initiative Project shed light on the 250 women who have bought change and worked towards social progress. Our community health workers serve as a symbol of strength, passion and commitment. Heart-felt stories of resilience, hope and action community health workers were highlighted during this event.
The Future is here at Aman Tech with Robotic Welding!
With a firm conviction and determination of enhancing and advancing the welding trade by giving it new dimensions and introducing high standard next generation welding techniques and equipment, the first Ashraf Panasonic Robotic Welding Factory Automation Technical Center was created at Aman Tech. As Pakistan is still in infancy stage of Robotic Welding techniques, this partnership will provide Aman Tech students functional and industry-aligned training in this new field.
Gift of an Ambulance to Karachi by the people of China!
As Chinese industry expands its presence through diverse infrastructure, transport and energy projects, it has become increasingly important for Chinese government to contribute to local communities in Pakistan. In this respect, the Consulate General of China has partnered with Aman by donating an Advanced Cardiac life-saving Ambulance.
Honorable Consul General of China, Mr. Wang Yu remarked that, “I am pleased to contribute to Aman Ambulances and fully appreciate the remarkable service it is providing to people in Sindh by saving many lives. The Aman Foundation has developed some outstanding programs, and I am confident that they will continue to do so in the future, in order to solve the most pressing social issues facing the people in Pakistan”.
Mr. Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Labour in Government of Sindh was also present as Chief Guest for the unveiling ceremony of the Ambulance and congratulated Aman Foundation on the successful expansion of emergency services operations in Sujawal and Thatta in the last one year.
Subh-e-Kiran gives hope to young women for employment!
Aman Foundation launched Subh-e-Kiran, a women economic empowerment program funded by the British Asian Trust and the Department for International Development. Motivational speakers with inspirational personal stories of struggle and like Sonya Battla, Shaniera Akram, Nadya Mistry, and Humaira Bachal spoke about what empowerment of women meant to them.
The students were inspired after hearing from Humaira Bachal who has been striving to change community’s perspective on women’s education since the age of 12. She is recognized by the Women in the World Foundation as one of five “Bravest Women on Earth,”
Women, from underserved communities across Karachi, go through a 4-month training program of vocational training, life skills and exposure to employment opportunities. This leads to an improvement in their earning potential, thereby leading to empowerment.
Subh-e-Kiran will impact 1,920 young women from marginalized communities. Women will be taught computer literacy, stitching and beautician courses. This program will add value to opportunities available to women through a dedicated skills development and economic empowerment initiative.