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25 Jun

Regular donations can make a huge difference

Did you know you can give a recurring donation to the Sarwar Foundation?The Sarwar Foundation’s mission is to save lives by providing access to free quality healthcare and clean drinking water, tackling poverty by educating children, empowering women so they can lead fulfilling lives, and helping those in need. Our values are driven by social justice, the principles of equality and fairness, promoting greater diversity, and a sense of pride in our history and communities. The life-saving and life-transforming projects...

20 Apr

Help feed families across Glasgow

Ramadan is an opportunity for us to appreciate what we have and to think of those who are less fortunate. During the blessed month of Ramadan we fast and are hungry, but for too many people in our communities hunger is something they experience all year round. Since 2009, the number of foodbanks in Scotland has increased dramatically. During the holy month of Ramadan we are working to support those going hungry in the city. Just £10 will pay for a food...

18 Apr

Transforming lives this Ramadan

The Sarwar Foundation was established to transform the lives of those in need. Our mission is to save lives by providing access to free quality healthcare and clean drinking water, and tackle poverty by educating children, empowering women, and helping those in need. Our values are driven by social justice, the principles of equality and fairness, promoting greater diversity, and a sense of pride in our history and communities.We continue to work hard to save lives and improve the quality of...

08 Mar

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today we are marking International Women’s Day 2022.While every day is an opportunity to celebrate women, International Women’s Day in particular gives us an extra chance to recognise women across the globe, and the ongoing pursuit of worldwide gender equality.This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘Break the Bias’ – encouraging each and every one of us to do our part to build a gender-equal world.Imagine a gender equal world.A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.A world that is diverse, equitable,...

09 Feb

Installing 2,000 solar-powered water pumps

Globally, 2.2 billion people – one-third of the world’s population – are living without easy access to safe clean water. This needs to change. Action is needed urgently across the world to confront this global crisis. For those of us who are lucky enough to have access to clean water just by turning on a tap, it can be difficult for us to imagine the hardship people face just to get access to this basic human right. The lack of access to safe,...

17 Jan

Helping transform rural communities

HunarGah: a development, empowerment and livelihood program for underprivileged women across Pakistan. The lack of an education for girls in Pakistan directly affects their future earnings and careers. On average, women with primary education earn only 51% of what men earn. Under 50% of girls in Pakistan are currently receiving an education compared to their male counterparts at 78%, which results in huge gender inequality and an entire population that is disadvantaged and unempowered. Even those who are lucky enough to have...

06 Jan

The importance of good eye health

Our eyesight is one of our most important senses: 80% of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight. By looking after our eyes, we can reduce the risk of blindness and vision loss, while also staying on top of any developing eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. Thousands of impoverished people in the world today will go blind every single year. Through poverty, they do not have the money to pay for treatment, medication or even to purchase...

30 Dec

Introducing our Women’s Wellness Clinic

By Perveen Sarwar One of the Sarwar Foundation’s founding missions is to save lives by providing access to free, quality healthcare. For thousands of women across Pakistan, having access to free healthcare can be the difference between life and death. A recent UN health report found that one quarter of young women need permission to seek healthcare, while 71% do not want to visit a health facility alone. Women’s health in Pakistan can often be of particular concern because they are...

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...