Three new centers would soon be established in Skardu, Attock and Islamabad to accommodate more deserving children, said Pakistan Baitul-Mal (PBM) Managing Director Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh at a press conference here Tuesday.
The chairman said presently all the sweet homes of Islamabad are sponsored by the philanthropists. He requested them and others to sponsor deserving children of other homes as well.
He said Baitul Mal is encouraging the concept of public-private partnership, adding so far 900 children have been sponsored by private donors.
A four-day carnival for sweet home children titled “We will Rise” would begin from Thursday at Jinnah Sports Stadium, he said. “1,500 children from across the country will participate in the event.”
“Pakistan’s Sweet Homes (PSH) project is a huge success,” he said. According to the chairman, children living at Sweet Homes are enrolled in private schools for better education.
Currently, 28 Sweet Homes across the country are providing boarding to 3,200 children, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2014.
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