Iqra University Sweet Homes trust is a shelter for many unprivileged children. An initiative by Iqra University management. These sweet homes are located in Karachi, Pakistan.
The basic idea of having Sweet homes is to pick up the kids who usually sell stuff to make their living, these children can easily be seen at mechanic shops or on the roadsides, where they are usually wiping the windscreen of cars or selling cheap toys. These Iqra University Sweet Homes have founded 15 years ago when 3 parentless children were taken into these Sweet homes.
Iqra University is doing multiple CSR activities like this, and Iqra Sweet Homes Trust is a part of their CSR project which is operational since 2009. Currently, these sweet homes have hundreds of children, who are getting the Free education, clothing, living, and other activities to make them feel like home.
Iqra Sweet Homes has also charged more hundred children in these houses in future as CSR Project given by the Saudi Arabia Islamic organization. These sweet homes have expanded and has taken more than 500 children into their sweet homes as the new 25 acres building has constructed at Hub back in 2015 and was handed over to Pakistan Government organization called ‘Bait Ul-Maal’ after all the arrangements made by Iqra University. It is located near Hamdard University. This project is providing these children a vast garden, schooling, rooms etc.
The trustees of this project are Mr. Hunaid Lakhani (Chancellor Iqra University), Mr. and Mrs. Muzafar Ali Shah Bukhari and Mr. S Zohaib Waqar.
In an online interview, Hunaid Lakhani said that they train them in diverse skills to make themselves adequate in land jobs and earn a better living. As well as, they are also trying to design a degree program for these children.
Many children have been studying, living and enjoying in these houses. Children feel really happy as well as they see their future as brighter one. Iqra University has been developing the personality of these children so that they can be an educated Pakistani and successful Doctors, Engineers and Businessmen in near future.
We are glad to have projects like these in our Country, Thanks to IQRA University, for coming up with a great idea of “Iqra University Sweet Homes”.