Published On: Thu, Jan 14th, 2021
Published in Category: Lahore

One day health screening camp organized for street children under Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan

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LAHORE: One day health screening camp was organized for the street children under Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan.

Free of cost medical checkup of 300 children studying at the Child Protection Centers in Peshawar under Alkhidmat Education Program was carried out in the camp under the supervision of experienced doctors. Meanwhile free of cost medicines were also provided to the children facing different diseases.

Additional Secretary Social Welfare Habibullah Arif inaugurated the camp held under the supervision of President Alkhidmat Foundation Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Khalid Waqas. District President Alkhidmat Foundation Abdul Haseeb Arbab, district media manager Noorul Wahid Jadoon, children studying in seven Child Protection Centers in Peshawar and officials of the Alkhidmat Foundation attended the medical camp.

While talking about this President Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Muhammad Abdul Shakoor said that currently the number of street children in whole country is in hundreds and thousands, adding that these children are compel to pass their time on roads instead of going to schools and homes due to the attitudes of the society and non-attention of government, adding that we have to take care of these children being an alive society.

Muhammad Abdul Shakoor said that while keeping this need in mind, under Education Program of Alkhidmat Foundation, 35 Child Protection Centers have been established. He said that in these centers over 1, 500 children are being educated formally and informally and they are also being educated about basic health facilities, medical checkup and being provided with opportunities of other curricular and extra curriculum activities. He said that nearly 400 children have taken admissions in schools formally while completing the initial education.

Khalid Waqas while informing about Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that along with Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat and Khyber recently child protection centers have been established in North and South Waziristan. He said that soon these centers will also be established in other districts of the province.