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03 Dec

Support our Christmas Toybank Appeal

This Christmas, thousands of children will wake up without any presents to open. Poverty, domestic abuse, and the cost-of-living crisis have led to worry, anxiety and hardship for many families. At the Sarwar Foundation, we work with partner charities to help make Christmas a time for caring, sharing and spreading love. Our Christmas Toybank Appeal ensures that thousands of children receive a present to open on Christmas Day. But we can only do this with your support. Please donate whatever you can by clicking...

14 Oct

Empowering women

HunarGah: “a training centre that is empowering women, financially and socially, to contribute towards the development of society.” In Pakistan, women’s representation in the workforce remains far too low. Women make up almost 50% of the country’s population, but only 22% of the workforce. When women can find employment, it is often for inadequate salaries and long hours.The Sarwar Foundation is determined to change this by empowering women, and inspiring them to unlock their potential by learning new skills, ensuring women...

20 Sep

Preventing sight loss

This year’s National Eye Health week is underway in the UK, raising awareness of the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all.Around the world 2.2 billion people have a visual impairment, even though almost half of cases are preventable or treatable. Without proper testing and care, millions will continue to live without the gift of sight.Research shows that one in 10 people from minority ethnic communities in the UK over the age of 65...

20 Aug

Back to school

A place to learn, a place to flourish.In Pakistan, one in every three boys are not in primary school and nearly half of all girls are not attending primary school. It is estimated that 22.8 million children in Pakistan who are aged 5 – 16 are currently out-of-school.We believe every child has the right to an education. A quality education is key to ending poverty in Pakistan – it allows children to achieve their full potential, career goals and strive towards a successful...

27 Jul

Hepatitis Free Punjab

Worldwide, an estimated 71 million people are infected with the hepatitis virus, and in Pakistan, it is estimated there are more than 15 million people infected. Hepatitis can be life-threatening, but many people living with the virus do not know they have it. Many people don’t have symptoms until the liver is already significantly damaged, so early diagnosis is key to saving lives. July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. We observe this day each year to raise awareness of viral hepatitis,...

06 Jul

We’re on Amazon Smile!

We’re now on Amazon Smile! Amazon Smile is a simple, automatic way for you to support the Sarwar Foundation when shopping online at no cost to you. What is Amazon Smile? smile.amazon.co.uk is a website operated by Amazon, featuring all the same products at the same prices as the standard Amazon website. The only difference is each time you shop on Amazon Smile the company will donate 0.5% of the cost of all eligible products to your chosen charity. The Sarwar Foundation...

05 Jul

Perveen Sarwar: our lifesaving work over the last year

By Perveen Sarwar Our mission is to save lives by providing access to quality healthcare and clean drinking water, and tackle poverty by educating children, empowering women, and helping those in need in Pakistan, the UK and across the world. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sarwar Foundation has continued to provide essential support to those most in need throughout Pakistan and the UK. In a recent interview with Zeeshan Zia Raja, Founder of 101 Incredible Women CEOs of Pakistan, I discussed the lifesaving...

05 May

How your support is transforming lives

The global pandemic has been a human tragedy on so many levels. Hundreds of thousands have lost their lives, and families have been torn apart and left to wonder if things can ever be normal again. Yet out of adversity comes incredible stories of resilience and achievement. In science, multiple vaccinations were created in unprecedented timescales and offers us the best chance of hope. Throughout this global emergency, the Sarwar Foundation has continued to provide support to those most in need throughout...

02 May

Help feed starving families in Pakistan

Times are tough for many of us right now, but for people and communities across Pakistan the coronavirus pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of people starving. We know that when any emergency hits, it is always the poorest communities which suffer the most. The Sarwar Foundation has been on the frontline in the fight against poverty in Pakistan for two decades, but we have rarely seen so many families in such desperate need. The number of people in Pakistan forced to...

24 Apr

Help us provide clean water this Ramadan

Millions of people worldwide are affected each year by a range of water-borne diseases including diarrhoea, hepatitis and typhoid fever from drinking unsafe water. In Pakistan, over 50% of patients admitted to hospitals and 30% of deaths nationwide are linked to water borne diseases. The lack of access to safe, clean drinking water has a devastating impact on people’s health and their ability to live normal lives.The Sarwar Foundation believes that everyone should have the basic human right of access to...