Brief Report 2008-2009

A brief report of the activities of PDF for the year 2008-2009

ALHAMDULILLAH, By the Grace of Almighty Allah and valuable support of the society here and abroad, Pakistan Disabled Foundation has been dedicatedly attentive and active to its agenda for action throughout the year like previous years. To achieve its aims & objectives including socio-economic status with equal opportunities for the disabled persons, PDF was engaged all the time by providing & arranging advocacy, Training, Education, Rehabilitation & socially integrated programs.

In addition to our regular programs & services to support disabled students, widows & deserving disabled persons & their depending families by providing them scholarship, uniforms, books, equipments, monthly assistance, aid & small loans, sewing machines, cassettes, cassette recorders, mobility canes, wheel chairs, hearing aid & winter bedding to 1200 beneficiaries, comprising of deserving disabled persons & children throughout the country.

PDF has provided direct and indirect support for 20 wedding ceremonies of disabled men & women or their children. As usual PDF has provided exclusive support comprising of cloths, ration & cash up to 2400 beneficiaries including their dependent during the Ramdhan and whole year.

More than 300 Braille writing frames along with guide books, Abacus, Braille, Arithmetic slates, Braille Holy Quran were provided to the deserving students & trainees from whole of Pakistan. 49 Braille and Talking Wrist Watches for Blind were provided free of cost and subsidized rates for deserving blind. Likewise Talking Thermometers, Calculators, Talking Clocks, Self Threading Needles were also given on the same basis. PDF has continued to get transcribed & recorded books in Braille & on cassettes for blind persons.

Regarding advocacy, training and social integration PDF has arranged various programs including the Independence Celebration in August at PDF Academy and other parts of the country, White Cane Safety Day, the international day of the blind was observed in befitting manner at Karachi and other parts of the country. On the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons under UNO the press conferences both in Karachi and Islamabad were addressed by the leaders of PDF, high lighting the achievements, requirements and problems of disabled persons and also responsibility of the society including government and media. A two days national conference on 3rd and 4th December 2008 was also held in Islamabad to grace the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons. On this occasion, PDF also received enlightened and encouraging messages from the dignitaries like President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Governors and Chief Ministers of Provinces.

The year 2009 was declared as the 200anniversary celebration year of the Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille learning System for the blind. To observe the same a series of programs and competitions are being arranged including the enormous celebration on 21st January 2009 at Karachi, participated by a large number of experts of the field including Federal Director of Special Education. Seventeen Louis Braille Memorial Shield to the eminent Braille service providers were awarded. Among other dignitaries two provincial ministers and Consulate General of France pertaining to Louis Country specially grace the occasion. In following weeks he also visited PDF Quaid-e-Academy for Disabled Persons Karachi.

As usual the competition of speeches, essay writing, quiz and naat khani were arranged and awards to the winner were given together on 23rd March on the occasion of Pakistan Day. Dignitaries and scholars also spoke about both the occasions.

The 10 days national training courses on computer literacy and Braille mathematic notations were separately conducted at PDF Quaid-e-Azam Academy. The participants were provided accommodation and training free of cost while both the blind instructors from Islamabad and Abbotabad were provided honorarium.

To entertain the request of disabled organization from Azad Kashmir the PDF sponsored and arranged two days national conference on disability issue with special reference to the earthquake disaster, in Bagh Azad Kashmir on 15th and 16th June 2009. The conference was enthusiastically participated both by the Kashmiri disabled organizations and local authorities. Media also practically involve itself and participated as delegates and guests as well. The Prime Minister of Pakistan issued special messages on this occasion.

The two days national disabled women conference was organized in Islamabad on 18th and 19th June 2009, which was followed, by press conference and protest of disabled women at press club Islamabad against the discriminative attitude of Women Development Ministry and discouraging role of Ministry of Special Education. Inspite of tough situation and weather the disabled women including Kashmir and Baluchistan actively participated from all over the country. The role of media was extra ordinarily positive and practical. The thought provoking messages of President and Prime Minister was really enlightened and inspired participants.

A part from local and national activities the PDF Chairman Mr. Memon was invited by Washington University USA to present paper on disability Law, during his visit to USA in July 2008 and March 2009 he also visited and had meeting in American institution on disability and mobilize the initial support of Muslim Community in favor of Pakistani disabled.

PDF Quaid-e-Azam academy, the regular training centre on skills, progressed actively by having completed the work of renovation, establishment of classes and arrangement of transport for free pick-n-drop including physio therapy, speech therapy, computer literacy AND home management.

In spite of limited resources, being a National organization, PDF has provided support in cash & kind to the sister agency working for the PWD’s.

f-course with the support of well wishers which we hope to receive increasingly by the grace of Almighty Allah in coming years.

General Secretary PDF

A brief report of the activities of PDF for the year 2008-2009

 

 

ALHAMDULILLAH, By the Grace of Almighty Allah and valuable support of the society here and abroad, Pakistan Disabled Foundation has been dedicatedly attentive and active to its agenda for action throughout the year like previous years. To achieve its aims & objectives including socio-economic status with equal opportunities for the disabled persons, PDF was engaged all the time by providing & arranging advocacy, Training, Education, Rehabilitation & socially integrated programs.

 

In addition to our regular programs & services to support disabled students, widows & deserving disabled persons & their depending families by providing them scholarship, uniforms, books, equipments, monthly assistance, aid & small loans, sewing machines, cassettes, cassette recorders, mobility canes, wheel chairs, hearing aid & winter bedding to 1200 beneficiaries, comprising of deserving disabled persons & children throughout the country.

 

PDF has provided direct and indirect support for 20 wedding ceremonies of disabled men & women or their children. As usual PDF has provided exclusive support comprising of cloths, ration & cash up to 2400 beneficiaries including their dependent during the Ramdhan and whole year.

 

More than 300 Braille writing frames along with guide books, Abacus, Braille, Arithmetic slates, Braille Holy Quran were provided to the deserving students & trainees from whole of Pakistan. 49 Braille and Talking Wrist Watches for Blind were provided free of cost and subsidized rates for deserving blind. Likewise Talking Thermometers, Calculators, Talking Clocks, Self Threading Needles were also given on the same basis. PDF has continued to get transcribed & recorded books in Braille & on cassettes for blind persons.

 

Regarding advocacy, training and social integration PDF has arranged various programs including the Independence Celebration in August at PDFAcademy and other parts of the country, White Cane Safety Day, the international day of the blind was observed in befitting manner at Karachi and other parts of the country. On the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons under UNO the press conferences both in Karachi and Islamabad were addressed by the leaders of PDF, high lighting the achievements, requirements and problems of disabled persons and also responsibility of the society including government and media. A two days national conference on 3rd and 4th December 2008 was also held in Islamabad to grace the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons. On this occasion, PDF also received enlightened and encouraging messages from the dignitaries like President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Governors and Chief Ministers of Provinces.

 

The year 2009 was declared as the 200anniversary celebration year of the Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille learning System for the blind. To observe the same a series of programs and competitions are being arranged including the enormous celebration on 21st January 2009 at Karachi, participated by a large number of experts of the field including Federal Director of Special Education. Seventeen Louis Braille Memorial Shield to the eminent Braille service providers were awarded. Among other dignitaries two provincial ministers and Consulate General of France pertaining to Louis Country specially grace the occasion. In following weeks he also visited PDF Quaid-e-Academy for Disabled Persons Karachi.

 

As usual the competition of speeches, essay writing, quiz and naat khani were arranged and awards to the winner were given together on 23rd March on the occasion of Pakistan Day. Dignitaries and scholars also spoke about both the occasions.

 

The 10 days national training courses on computer literacy and Braille mathematic notations were separately conducted at PDFQuaid-e-AzamAcademy. The participants were provided accommodation and training free of cost while both the blind instructors from Islamabad and Abbotabad were provided honorarium.

 

To entertain the request of disabled organization from Azad Kashmir the PDF sponsored and arranged two days national conference on disability issue with special reference to the earthquake disaster, in Bagh Azad Kashmir on 15th and 16th June 2009. The conference was enthusiastically participated both by the Kashmiri disabled organizations and local authorities. Media also practically involve itself and participated as delegates and guests as well. The Prime Minister of Pakistan issued special messages on this occasion.

 

The two days national disabled women conference was organized in Islamabad on 18th and 19th June 2009, which was followed, by press conference and protest of disabled women at press club Islamabad against the discriminative attitude of Women Development Ministry and discouraging role of Ministry of Special Education. Inspite of tough situation and weather the disabled women including Kashmir and Baluchistan actively participated from all over the country. The role of media was extra ordinarily positive and practical. The thought provoking messages of President and Prime Minister was really enlightened and inspired participants.

 

A part from local and national activities the PDF Chairman Mr. Memon was invited by Washington UniversityUSA to present paper on disability Law, during his visit to USA in July 2008 and March 2009 he also visited and had meeting in American institution on disability and mobilize the initial support of Muslim Community in favor of Pakistani disabled.

 

PDF Quaid-e-Azam academy, the regular training centre on skills, progressed actively by having completed the work of renovation, establishment of classes and arrangement of transport for free pick-n-drop including physio therapy, speech therapy, computer literacy AND home management.

 

In spite of limited resources, being a National organization, PDF has provided support in cash & kind to the sister agency working for the PWD’s.

 

f-course with the support of well wishers which we hope to receive increasingly by the grace of Almighty Allah in coming years.

    

General Secretary PDF