Iqra Charity Report 2014-2015

With the help of Allah SWT and support of our valued donors, IQRA Educational Trust continued to support innumerable noble causes in the year 2014-2015. The list of some of the charity work that we carried out is as follows:

IQRA Overseas Charity Efforts:

  • Sewing machine and computers – Computers and sewing machines were given to a number of schools in Punjab and in KPKA province in Pakistan so the students can learn some skills so they can get jobs when they leave their schools or open their own small centres. Most of this help was focused on female students so this was in a way an attempt to empower women.
  • Supplied books & stationary, uniforms, shoes, carpets, emergency lights, sweaters, shawls and second hand, good quality clothes in large quantities to Dar ul Shafqat (Women Hostel) Lahore.
  • More than 150 Ramadan packs containing essential grocery items were distributed among needy families in 2015.
  • Speech therapy books and two tests, furniture and other educational resources supplied to the Speech Therapy Department, Deaf Teacher Training College in Lahore, Pakistan. 15 speech therapy kids were given speech therapy kits, provided by Iqra, to different schools to their speech therapy department in 2015.
  • Braille Quran and Islamic books were set to blind people in USA, Holland, Somalia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Iqra is also providing braille paper on a regular basis to braille press Karachi for the printing of Braille Quran and other books.
  • 15 Computers, 28 sewing machines and 36 wheel chairs were supplied to different special schools and organizations in Punjab, Sindh and KPK Pakistan
  • Water pumps and taps were installed in poor and far-fetched areas: Mardaan, Dir, Attock, Toba Tek Singh, Bhahawalpur, Faisalabad and Azad Kashmir. Two Wells were also installed in Dir & Azad Kashmir in 2013.
  • Library resources were donated to many special schools and colleges and libraries in Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan, Pakistan

Vocational centre:

  • Library and resource centre was completed in 2014 in a government middle school in village 291 Gaf Bay, and computers and books were also donated.
  • In 2014-15, Iqra established two vocational centres, one in Attock and another in village 291 Gaf Bay near Toba Tek Sing in Punjab, Pakistan.
  • 20 new sewing machines were donated to the Naseem Memorial Vocational Training School for the local village girls to learn sewing skills and a teacher was employed to teach them this. They are making uniforms for the poor children of the local schools and after a few months of experience, they will be able to work on their own and become a useful citizen as they can make their own living by working for their local community.

Printing of source material for student and teachers:

  • For the past two years, Iqra has produced its own teaching material like sign language posters and sign language charts of fruits, vegetables and colours. By the grace of God and with the help of some special education teachers, we published a work book for special education students and teachers in the year 2014 and was given free to almost all the schools in Pakistan. The second edition will be published soon. There were teacher training colleges for blind and deaf have approved this book as a handbook for all the students who want to undertake teacher training for deaf and blind children.

IQRA Charity work in the UK:

  • Copies of the Quran, Islamic books, praying mats etc. donated to Muslim prisoners in Pentonville, Bristol and Liverpool prisons
  • Provided educational resources to two of the private special education schools in London and Bradford
  • Provided financial help to Farishtey Trust for the disabled people in East London
  • Arranged Quranic and Islamic studies classes for children in East London and Ilford, Essex. Moreover it offered subsidized fee to children coming from deserving families.