The enthusiasm and initiative demonstrated by RCKC members in the sector of education has had an exceptionally fulfilling accomplishment. Its most important goal to give the deprived an opportnuty to find jobs and possibility to fulfill their dreams. RCKC’s commitment to education can be found at various levels.
RCKC Community Services efforts were also extended to adults through its JUGNU in collaboration with BEHBUD. The number of adults and children that go through this program on an annual basis is 11y. The cost per annum was: through sponsoring the salary of a teacher. To date a total of….was disbursed for this project.
RCKC members and friends adopted 16 home schools through ‘HOPE’ where a total of 495 students from deprived families were given functional literacy. These adoptions were sustained for 5 years. Presentaly, RCKC members are still sponsoring 4 home schools. The commitement of RCkC members amounted to per annum
Club donated uniform, desk and chairs of worth rs. 137,500 last year and literacy program is going on smoothly
Karwan-e-Hayat is a non-government welfare organization active in caring for the under privilledged mentally ill patients since its inception in 1983. It functions at two locations: An outpatients Clinic on Khayaban-e-Jami and its facilities in Kaemari, known as Psychiatric care and Rehabilitation Centre (P.C.R.C.) Karwan-e-Hayat is the only non-government organization in Karachi. Which operates an inpatient facility for the mentally ill on a non – profit basis. Its outpatient clinic located at its corporate premises on Khayaban-e-Jami has been functioning successfully or many years. Currently, over ???registered patients receive free psychiatric consultation at this facility every month. medicines are also provided free of cost and volunteer members of Karwan-e-Hayat are at hand for counseling and distress alleviation.
In 2004, Karwan-e-Hayat (KEH) was successful in securing and lease a property for 25 years from KPT, with 3069 square meters built up area and 32000 sq. feet adjacent to the KPT Hospital, Kaemari, with the purpose of establishing and operating a rehabilitation center for sychiatric patients. Rotary Club Karahci Continental Joined hand with Karwan-e-Hayat in May 2004, agreeing to collaborate and contribute to setting up of the “KPT-KEH Psychiatric Care & Rehabilitation Centre (PCRC). An MOU was signed with the sitting RCKC President inducted in the Karwan-e-Hayat’s Board of Directors. After the completion of PCRC, the project was inaugurated on August 19, 2004. RCKC helped KEH with a contribution of Rs.4.0 million to meet part of the expenses incurred in the renovations and furnishings of the amount of Rs. 4.3 million to Karwan-e-Hayat. RCKC’s total financial commitement to KEH was Rs. 16 million until June 2010 and KEH is now a thriving self-sustaining project.
RCKC has supported and funded Al Rehman School since 2002 when it was a small facility with 100 or so students and very few facilities. Today, it has over 800 students and operates in 2 shifts catering to the needs of a low-income locality where 80% of parents are unable to pay fees. The Club has provided over the years Staff Salaries, Uniforms, Books, Computers and furniture and furniture fixtures. This year the school has been provided textbooks worth approximately Rs. 200,000.
This center is located in Korangi and conducts multiple Sessions per annum with each session having a batch of 20 students. RCKC sponsors the salary of the teacher to the tune of Rs. 200,000 per annum Women who graduate from this training center have successfully started working from home, which gives them an income to support their families.
RCKC initiated an Electrician Training course. With the collaboration of Behbud who had a spare room. RCKC built an electrician training facility from scratch that produced first class electrician who found jobs in the local market and some migrating in the Gulf countries. The Electrician training had a resounding success with 12 students successfully graduating in first division annually and a couple in second divisions. The required criterion for entrance is Class 8 or Matric. Since last year, this project has been taken over by Rtn. MazharValjee to enable RCKC to pursue its goal of supporting its flagship project at Aziz-e-Millat School.
Whenever, the country is hit by a natural disaster of astounding proportions RCKC has stepped up to help. Few years back the country was hammered by the worst floods, in the last 80 years, due to which over 1,600 people had died and over 17 million others were affected Alarmingly, up to an estimated 3.2 million hectares, (7.9 millionsacress) of marmland – about 14% of Pakistan’s land under cultivation was damaged according to the UN’s food agency. The floods, which hit the coastal areas of interior Sindh during August 2010, brought with them immense misery and destruction. The scale of devastation was so vast that experts were forced to draw parallels with the earthquake. The plight of the affected was exacerbated by the fact that most of the routes to these areas had become inaccessible making relief operations almost impossible. Village only a couple of hours away from Karachi had people live in the most primitive state devoid of basic necessities of life. Another major crisis encountered in these areas was the problem of clean water. Without access to dean water people were forced to drink the stagnant and polluted water left behind by the storms. Consequently, diarrhea and gastroenteritis was rampant in children and adults alike. Even today five months after the floods, people are living under the open skies in tattered tents donated by NGOs and compassionate individuals. These people were exposed to the harsh winter of interior Sindh and in a couple of months to be scorched by the harash summer. While RCKC collaborated with Karachi Relief Fund to construct structures for the affected we strongly felt that we should also collaborated with the motorsports Club of Pakistan under the stewardship of SaleemTabani in building houses. These houses were similar to the houses that the flood victims were previously living in expect these are reinforced. If a river flood was to occur again, they will now be safe. These houses were suitable for the climate of the area and cost as little as Rs.20,000 per house of 20X12. In a matter of one week as many as 70 houses could be finished and handed over to MCP who have handed over 300 houses to the affected in the Sujawal, Jati and Badin road.