Fatima's Heart

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The Impact…changing lives!

on June 23, 2014

Kiwanis Club of Karachi was chartered in 2002 and has 32 members at present. It is the sole functioning entity in Karachi, Pakistan that provides free early intervention services to children with Down Syndrome and counseling services to their families. These children have a potential of functioning independently and getting involved in mainstream schooling with remedial teachers. They also learn active vocations that help them secure a comfortable future.

Prof. Jamal Ara, an endocrinologist by profession is the President of Kiwanis club of Karachi. She is also a member Al-Dua Association in Karachi, which is a welfare organization, founded in 2010, dedicated to improving the lives of the poor by helping them acquire financial independence and long-term economic self-sufficiency. The association runs an ‘Early Intervention Program’ for children with disabilities and also provides training to the physical, occupational and speech therapists.

‘Rising above Down Syndrome’, an article published in 2009 in Daily times tells us about Dr. Jamal’s daughter and her talent. Click here to read more….

I had the honor of talking to Mr. Ali Allawala, a Kiwanian at heart, VP of Karachi club of Kiwanis (in Pakistan) and founder of Karachi Down Syndrome Program (KDSP) about his life changing moment and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Visit our page, ‘Community Friend’ to read what he had to say.

Karachi Down Syndrome Program (KDSP) is an organization formed by a group of affected parents and passionate individuals advocating the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome living in Karachi and to provide them with the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.

You can follow the activities of KDSP on Facebook here.

If you are interested in supporting Al-Dua Institute or KDSP, contact Mr. Ali at ali@kdsp.org.pk

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