Pakistan Girl Guides Association AKYSBP Guides
Engaged in Earthquake Relief Work
Chitral Times Report
CHITRAL: Rendering service and helping the community is an
integral part of Girl Guiding. Ismaili Guides have always
contributed to the development of the country and made a
significant impression on people by their sustained effort during
various national emergencies.
In the state of emergency imposed at Earthquake hit Chitral,
Pakistan Girl Guides Association - AKYSBP Guiding Chapter has taken
an initiative of helping the affected families. Funds were raised
by guides through bake sales, junk collection, mini carnivals,
selling handicraft, and jewelry; face painting for children, mehndi
for ladies etc.
In three villages – Reshun, Greenlasht and Zaieet – relief packets
were distributed to 189 different households on 17th November 2015.
Each packet contained rations for the family, as well as stationary
supplies for the children, in order to encourage the continuation
of education. Each family received 2 kg sugar, 3 kg rice, 1 kg
ghee, 2 kg lentils, 3 notebooks, 6 pencils, 6 erasers, 6 sharpeners
and 6 rulers. Other than that, in order to encourage healthy
lifestyle during leisure time, sports materials were also provided
to the children of the affected families.
Dr. HinaVelji – Commissioner, AKYSBP Guiding Chapter said, “Ismaili
guides throughout Pakistan put in arduous efforts to raise funds in
order to support various communities in Chitral who have lost
nearly everything including their houses, lands and loved ones. We
are proud of our guides who have demonstrated the spirit of
community service during this tragedy.”