IQRA schools collect money through school functions and Zakah in the month of Ramadan. These funds raised through donations are utilized for social welfare. In year 2003, IQRA schools collected 5030 pounds in the month of Ramadan. IQRA school donated fully equipped computer systems to PSRD(School for disable children). 50,000 rupees were given to Jinnah Secondary school to purchase computer, books, sports equipment and financial help to needy students. 200 pounds were given for Palestine, 150 Pounds for the help of poor Muslims in Gujarat in India. Financial assistance was also given to blind, deaf and dumb schools in Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore and Mirpur (Azad Kashmir). About 80 students including boys and girls were provided with school uniforms. Monthly stipend 600-1000 rupees are being paid to ten students every month.
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Peshawar contact person:-
Attock contact person:-
You can also send the money directly to them by giving
Iqra Trust reference.
Iqra Trust needs money to employ a full time teacher to teach computing to these blinds.
If you know any blind who needs Braille Quran in UK or Europe they can contact Iqra Trust or Mrs.Kalsoom Akhtar in Bradford.
New project for the deaf
As a Pakistani Speech and Language Therapist working in London I have for some time been investigating the presence of this profession in the country of my origin. I feel saddened that Speech and Language Therapy is not a recognized profession and that as a whole the awareness of communication difficulties and support is historic in nature. When Mr Anees Qari from Iqra Educational Trust gave me the opportunity to support the development of Speech and Language Therapy in some special schools in Lahore, Pakistan I jumped at the offer. Looking back now at my short trip without doubt I can say that this was the most rewarding piece of work I have done in my career so far.
Most of the work was focused at PSRD. I was welcomed to the school by some beautiful children singing a welcome song and play. I was amazed to see the confidence in these young girls who had some quite distinct disabilities. I met with the staff and they showed me around the school and introduced me to several children. I was truly impressed to see the good work of Iqra Educational Trust and it was pleasing to see that their donated resources were being fully utilized. The Sheltered Workshop and Art Rooms were inspirational. I visited the speech unit and discussed speech and language therapy provision with the teachers. I gained an insight into their knowledge and needs. The majority of the children at school have some form of communication difficulty. The most apparent was cerebral palsy and learning difficulties. Some children are pre-verbal whilst many have some form of social communication disorder. The following day I ran a tailored training session and workshop for staff at the school. This was well attended with an audience of about 30. I focused on identifying speech, language and communication difficulties and strategies to support these children. I handed over Speech and Language Therapy resources that were donated by Iqra Educational Trust and many other organizations that I had arranged through my work. This was followed by a question and answer session and a word of thanks.
It was an honour to visit PSRD and to see the commitment and passion of the staff. I am pleased we have set off on our journey to ensure all our children despite their background or medical difficulties can achieve their basic human right to communicate. Inshallah I hope that I can go back and continue to provide the much needed support for teachers working with these children with significant communication difficulties. My sincere thanks to Iqra Educational Trust for giving me the opportunity to help. May Allah (SWT) bless all the good devoted people who are involved in these projects and help us all to contribute to making a positive future for all children in Pakistan.
Nabiah Sohail Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - London.
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Iqra Education Trust,
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Account Name: IQRA EDUCATION
If you want more information then please contact us on +(44) 208 539 7298.
Financial help to Azad Kashmir, Manshera and Muzaffarabad Rehabilitation Centre
Item Number Quantity Item purchased
cost 108,000 Pk Rupees.
Medina Blind School Faisalabad
In July 2007, the IQRA Trust supplied free of cost much needed Braille equipment and other audio visual equipment to specialist schools catering for blind children in variously located districts of Peshawar, Mirpur Khas, Kohat, Charsada, Abbotabad, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Kamalia, Faislabad, Lahore, Okara, Bahawalnagar, Jehlum, Jhang, Kohat, Peshawar, Mirpurkhas, Nawabshah, Larkana, Karachi, Sukhar and Quetta. As a aresult, the majority of these schools for the blind now have sufficient Braille equipment for thier students. Six of the blind schools were new, to whom we supplied the equipment for the first time. We received letter of thanks from these schools.
Tanzeem-ul-lissan Disable and deaf School Faisalabad
Mr. Anees Qari, Chairman Iqra Trust U.K visited Tanzeem-al-Lissan Faisalabad on 11-09-2007. He very kindly rounded to the classrooms, met with the children and discussed various issues with the teachers regarding the educational matters. He also got the requirements and needs of the classrooms from the teachers during his round. After classrooms round, he holds a meeting with teachers In charge of Danish and Al-Masoom centres; Physiotherapist, Sports teacher, Vice Principal and Principal. He shared the classroom problems with the participants of the meeting and delivered some advises to improve the setup of classrooms for better educational results. He further instructed to keep a dictionary in every class. Magazine “Taleem-o-Tarbiat” should regularly come in the institution. The arrangements of science kit also get ensured. Physiotherapist should visit the PSRD Lahore to see the equipments being used there. The missing articles and facilities might be identified and arranged in Tanzeem-al-Lissan. He very kindly announced that the financial assistance will be provided by Iqra Trust. Respected Mr.Anees Qari at the last had a meeting with the undersigned (President Tanzeem-ul-lissan). The following matters were discussed and decided upon
1. President Tanzeem-al-Lissan paid thanks for the
visit of Mr.Anees Qari and gave detailed introduction
of Tanzeem-al-Lissan from its inspection till
2. Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed pay thanks to Iqra Trust for
its valuable support
3. Mr. Anees Qari further agreed to provide assistance
to arrange sports
4. Mr. Anees Qari viewed that he himself has visited and assessed the needs of Tanzeem-al-Lissan and ensured that Iqra Trust shall provide regular assistance to Tanzeem especially to improve classroom set-up for the uplift of the standard of education being provided to the special children.
5. Iqra Trust will provide assistance to purchase
The Hajvery School for disabled children was established
by president Zia for children with disability. There
are 107 boys and girls studying in the school and
the principal of the school requested us to provide
educational resources: CD players etc. Their special
request was to provide funding to establish a library
as it is essential to get recognition from the education
department as an exam centre. The school is from KG
to Matric. IQRA Trust provided funding to purchase
the library books, books shelves etc and the as name
of the library after IQRA TRUST.
Supply of Books and Educational Resources to specialist schools (for disabled children)
We have supplied audio visual equipment, educational
tapes and CDs to specialist schools catering for children
with disabilities, variously located in the districts
of Lahore, Faisalabad, TobaTeksing, Quetta and Karachi.
These donations were highly appreciated as the schools
did not have such resources before, and were able
to make good use of the tapes and CDs in subjects
such as Urdu, Islamic studies, English and Social
Studies, even while their teacher was away.
PSRD School (Lahore)
I and my family visited PSRD School on 13th April 2007. We were greeted by the principal Mrs. Tasneem. She briefed us about the PSRD school aims and objectives and thanked IQRA Trust members for all the work IQRA is doing towards the betterment of the school. PSRD School is for special children who have different disabilities. Most of the funding is done by various trusts and IQRA is one of them.
Principal of PSRD took us to every class and we chatted with some of the children. PSRD is celebrating its silver jubilee and most of the students were preparing for the ceremony. We heard a special song which they had prepared for the ceremony and our hearts were moved that those children performed so well that no one can distinguish them from normal children.
A special ceremony was organised to distribute gifts to the IQRA trust sponsored children. The ceremony started with the recitation of the Holy Qur'an by one of the children. We were introduced to all of the sponsored children by the principal. Then gifts donated by IQRA trust were distributed among the children. The smiles on those innocent faces were unmatchable. They all thanked IQRA trust and prayed for the well being of the members.
PSRD School had rented a piano from some other school
and they were demanding it back. Keeping in view the
importance of the musical instrument IQRA Trust bought
them a piano and that was also handed over to the
staff in the ceremony. We were also shown the library
and the cupboards donated by the IQRA Trust. Sweets
were also distributed among all PSRD students by IQRA
Technical School (Mureed Kay)
IQRA School helped the ‘Mureed Kay’ technical school by providing them with computers, audio visual equipment, as well as educational tapes and books for the library. IQRA will also be sponsoring ten children from the school and will help them to set up a proper science laboratory. The teacher and the students were so impressed by IQRA’s generosity that they have named their centre the IQRA Computer Centre.
Please note, ‘Mureed Kay’ is a small
town situated 28km away from Lahore. This is an industrial
town and the majority of the population work in the
small factories, as a result ordinary people’s
income and standard of living is very low.
Waqar Secondary School
The ‘Waqar’ school is situated in one
of the poor localities in Lahore and there are about
150 boys and girls. IQRA Trust has provided Waqar
School with computers, educational equipment and resources,
as well as assistance to complete their building work.
We are pleased to report that as a result, the school
is making excellent progress and the exam results
this year have been reported to be very good.
Jinnah Secondary School
We have been funding ‘Jinnah’ Secondary School for the past four years and the student population has since grown due to the good exam results of the school - there are two school shifts now to deal with the increased number of pupils. Jinnah School have put forward a request to set up a well stocked library, Mr Aslam and IQRA Trust will provide them funding for this. The school has suffered major setbacks since many of the well qualified and experienced staff do not stay at the school very long as , they cannot afford to pay salaries in line with those provided by private centres. The school is also lacking a science teacher, and has approached IQRA Trust to partly fund the science teacher’s salary.
Lala Rukh Disabled School - Mughalpura (Lahore)
This is one of the sister schools of PSRD. The school
is in very poor shape, and has limited equipment,
resources and books. IQRA Trust has spent 69,000Rs
spend to purchase educational and sports equipment
for the school, furniture, Audio Visual equipments(CD
Player & Tape recorder),sewing machines, Two computers,
Educational CDs and tapes, Educational charts, Text
books and exercise books, exercise bikes and running
machines for disabled children. The school has requested
further funding to setup Speech Therapy Lab for students
who have speech difficulties.
Shafi School system Talwandy District Kasur
Talwandy is very small village near to famous city of Kasur. The city well known for birth and burial place of famous place saint Hazarat Bhulay Shah. The school is residential where 67 young children boys and girls who are either orphans or deserved by drugs addicted parents. The school is run by Mr. Ahmad Javid a retired Geologist, who has settled in Pakistan after working 40 year in America. The school provides basic education alone with IT skills for boys and girls and swing and embroidery work for girls. The Iqra Trust provided the school with Text books, educational books, and Audio visual equipment. The school needs some more help specially clothing for boys and girls.
IQRA main Achievements
IQRA TRUST has provided Braille equipment, Braille Qur'ans and other educational resources to 16 Blind schools all over Pakistan. Recently, due to the current political situation, the Sindh government stopped the printing of Braille Qur’ans in Karachi Pakistan. As they were no longer providing Braille paper to the printing press, Iqra Trust purchased the Braille paper and ordered the printing one hundred copies of Braille Qur’an. These copies of Qur’an will be given to different blind organisation and schools free of cost. This is all due to very generous contribution from our donor and trustees. All the blind schools in Pakistan have been provided free of cost Plastic Braille frames for class work to learn Braille language etc.