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As we summarized our Gujarat Journey, our team had to share heartful reviews about our hard work and dedication!
We visited Shuhar Foundation Gujarat’s main office in Porbandar. Met with AKESI Staff as well before we left for Ahmadabad. We flew back to Canada on January 24th.
January 20th was filled with the memories of our visit to Maliya Hatina Hostel, Girnar School And The Astha Mental Institution. We had a memorable evening as well.
From mount Girnar to the bumpy ride, our tour to Chitravad was a pleasant memory. We have things to share about The Aga Khan School, Chitravad.
On January 18th, we visited The Podar International School. The quality of education is exceptionally brilliant and we have a few students studying there under our sponsorship.
We sat down with our welfare recipients in our Council Chamber and listened to their issues. We also attended the wedding of Razia’s driver’s son.
Our next day (January 16th) was also busy. We met with the kids of Hanumanth and Happy Kids Primary schools. There are a few issues that require special attention.
On January 15th, we reached Mahuva. We had 90+ families under our support, so we tried listening to their issues. We have some stories to share as well.
We enjoyed The Kite Flying Festival with lovely lunch and dinner with our Bhavnagar Team. We also discussed some issues faced by Jamat.
We were picked up at 4 AM from the airport and visited Aga Khan School And Hostel. We met 41 girls sheltered under our programme.
We are all set for Shukhar Journey 2023. Experts from various disciplines have joined us for this noble cause, and there is much to accomplish.
The Gujarat Journey Team wants to celebrate the successes of our hard-working and diligent students who have made remarkable progress and achievements. Introducing Farzana Abwani, who we first started supporting, along with her family members, in 2006.
Our work in Gujarat has brought us face-to-face with individuals and families in desperate need of help dealing with mental illness. Rahim, Riyaz, Sarfraz, and Salim are a few examples. More and more Mental health cases are being reported amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the last 17 years, The Gujarat Project has brought young girls and boys to Girnar School, staying at Malia Hatina Hostel. Under the Students Sponsorship Program, it has been possible for them to acquire an English Medium Education and better job opportunities.
Our hard-working and most talented web designer, Ashif Rashid, promises to build an interactive, easy-to-navigate, and user-friendly website for Shukhar Foundation. You will be able to monitor our work frequently and learn where and how your generous donation is utilized.
India is facing a catastrophic level of Covid-19 and its variants within its vast population. Under these harsh and difficult scenarios, the students and families under our programs desperately seek help and support from us.
From Sponsoring 11 students staying at our hostel to promptly responding to medical emergencies, our Gujarat team is trying its best to carry out its responsibilities during the pandemic. Our ESL program now includes Malia Hatina teachers and students.
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in the lives of our students and welfare families in Gujarat. The staff members prepared over 300 care packages for distribution with the help of the local authorities. This proved a lifesaver for many!
One of the highlights of our Journey Through Gujarat 2020 was visiting the institutions we work with. We met with the heads and leaders of these institutions. We have visited Malia Hatina Aga Khan School, Chitravad Aga Khan School, and many other institutions.
This three- weeks long, 4000 kilometers Journey took us to many villages, towns, and cities where we have our sponsored welfare families and students. We met many of the 160 students and many of the 35 welfare families in our program. We have a lot to share with you!
Our last stops were Rajkot and Sidhpur, where we visited our senior girls. We were given ample time to meet with all 28 of our sponsored students one-on-one at Sidhpur hostel. Munira Nagji, the founder of Acts of Love Canada, accompanied us to the Sidhpur hostel this year.
Currently, only eight boys from ultra-poor families have nowhere else to go. Unfortunately, nobody is passing through there to donate, and the hostel has run out of funds. We stopped by to address important issues at hand.
While in Malia Hatina, Razia went to Chitravad for a day, and Nusri stayed behind to train teachers of Girnar School. Besides discussing various education-related issues, we took the opportunity to discuss the welfare of our sponsored students.