Saturday 22nd October was a super fun filled day for our students at Almas Zaka Foundation. Not only was it the day of their last exam but Volunteers from Kohat Cement Company Limited and other organizations like Nawaiwaqt group and more visited the school and held great health & fitness classes for the beautiful children. The children learned about health, fitness, sports & the spirit of teamwork. It was a beautiful October day with fun and frolic in the air. A BIG Thank you to all Volunteers who gave us their time and energy
The Almas Zaka Foundation was born somewhere in the 80s after the passing of Mian Zaka Ur Rehman, a renowned businessman & philanthropist of Pakistan. After his death, his wife Almas Zaka dedicated her life to running a few free dispensaries in his name & also started her Hajj/Umra group service. This group is a nonprofit organization that facilitates Hajis during their holy pilgrimage and has served countless number of Hajis in the last many years. In 2006/2007 Begum Almas (Nani) started building a primary school in a village called Kalalwala (where she owned some land) The school started within a year and we took in about 100 children from classes nursery to five. As time went on we learnt a lot and tried our best to establish a good educational environment for them to study, learn & grow. We are now up to grade 9. Our first batch of Matric will be appearing this coming March. A lot of people want to contribute to these children but we were not able to incorporate these activities until now as our main focus was to educate them and change their villager mind sets. It took us quite a few years to achieve that and the struggle continues.Schazoo Zaka is proud to be a part of the running & administration of this group, school and now hospital that facilitates religious pilgrimage, health & education.