About Edhi Foundation
Edhi Foundation is the single best foundation across
Pakistan and one of the best social welfare service providers across the world
running on non-commercial, non-political, and non-communal basis, serving
round-the-clock without any discrimination of color, class, and creed is
enjoying exclusive credentials in the shape of awards and shields conferred
upon Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi and Mrs. Bilquis Edhi by governmental and
non-governmental organizations on national and international level for
rendering their exemplary services to humanity in multidimensional fields. Edhi
Foundation ? A Non Profit welfare Organization.
The diversified fields in which Abdul Sattar Edhi played his greatest role for; saving the lives of thousands of newborn babies by placing the cradles outside the Edhi centres, fostering the abandoned babies and children, free nurturing disabled and handicapped people, free caring and feeding women and elderly people who were subjected to torture or neglected by their families, free supporting to ailing patients by providing free medication and medicines through his mobile dispensaries, hospitals, and the diabetic centre at Karachi.
In addition to above, he offered his services in many other
areas?like providing land, air, and marine ambulance services during accidents
to shift patients to hospitals, national and international relief and aid
assistance to the affectees of natural debacles, providing relief aid to
refugees in various countries, providing emergency services to the sufferers of
drought, fire, and flood, saving the lives of drowned people added with
recovering dead bodies from the seas and floods, free rehabilitating the drug
addicts, free tracing the missing people, free arranging marriages for the
helpless girls and boys, providing free food, clothing, and blankets to needy
Besides above, he also served the humanity by offering his
services by, providing free technical education to needy people to make them
self sufficient through the technical knowledge and skills, providing religious
education to the children to make them the best human beings, providing
consultancy on family planning and maternity services, providing free blood and
plasma to the disadvantaged people, providing free shelter, food, and caring to
mentally retarded people, caring by giving shelter and food to orphan and
Services to humanity rendered by Abdul Sattar Edhi and his
spouse Mrs. Bilquis Edhi never end here, he played his role in some more
areas?such as; provided free legal aid to bail out or the prisoners from the
prisons, financial and medical support to the prisoners, provided crutches and
supporters to the handicapped people, and gave exclusive free bathing and
shrouding services to unclaimed dead bodies, so on and so forth. All these
services are so much outstanding and exceptional that Edhi Foundation?s role
can truly be attributed to an unprecedented example of services to the nation
and country of Pakistan as well as humanity, across the globe.
Edhi Foundation ? A Non Profit welfare Organization
Child Adoption Center & Childcare Services
Edhi Homes & Orphanage Centres
Edhi Land Ambulance Service was initially started by
including a second hand Hillman Pickup Truck and that was refurbished into the
first ambulance, thereby coining ?Poor Patient Ambulance?. Now sixty years
after, the Edhi ambulance has reached to the stage of largest fleet of
ambulances in the world, thereby providing with a tantalizing number of
ambulances?such as 1800 vehicles, all over their country ? Pakistan.
Child Adoption Center & Childcare Services
The history of establishing the Edhi child adoption centre
and childcare services dates back to 1949. Mrs. Bilquis Edhi is supervising and
looking after the caring and feeding of babies and children. For this purpose,
exclusive cradles have been placed outside all Edhi Centres, across the country
with a view to keep the abandoned and illegitimate babies in these cradles.
Mostly these abandoned newborn babies are provided to the
childless couples, who in accordance with their own policies, after ensuring
that they are fully deserved and exactly suitable for this noble cause. Bilquis
Edhi, after completely going through the background of the couples, and
undertaking a rigorous screening process she decides that the couple or the
family is precisely suitable for the baby adoption.
On annual basis, Edhi Foundation is giving over 250 babies
or children for adoption. Till to date, over 23,320 babies and children
have been provided to the childless couples and families.
Edhi Homes & Orphanage Centres
Edhi Foundation has set-up 18 homes all over Pakistan (seven
homes are running at Karachi). As a whole, 8500 younger boys and girls
including elder ladies and gents have been accommodated in 18 homes. Among
them, are abandoned and orphan boys and girls, mentally retarded and physical
disabled, as well as for the shelter-less and helpless male and female people
are living in these exclusive Edhi homes. Besides, the tortured women in the
aftermath of domestic violence also reside there.
Number of Edhi homes which have been established at
different cities of Pakistan are stated here as?Karachi 7, Multan 1, Lahore 3,
Islamabad 1, Peshawar 1, Quetta 1, and Chitral 1. The residents in the
Edhi homes are numbered at 8500.
Karachi Bilquis Edhi elementary and primary secondary
schools are operating at Karachi, in the areas of, Old Sabzi Mandi, Noor Shah
Colony Mirphur Khaas and Masjid Road Nawabshah. In these remoter areas of
Sindh, the students studying at these Edhi homes are giving basic education.
The students studying at various schools in Sindh Province
are listed as under:
A large number of students are currently studying at these
centers, whereas classes are held from 1st to Matric class. All their
students score over 80 percent marks during the Matric board examinations.
Edhi elementary school was opened in 2002, has classes from
Nursery to Class V, and facilitating a large number of students by providing
them early education as well as assisting to acquire satisfactory results.
In Mirpur Khaas
Bilquis Edhi Middle School is running in Mirpur Khaas,
having over 511 students currently studying there. The school caters the
education from nursery to 8th class. This school is registered with Education
& Literacy Department, Govt. of Sindh.
Honorary & Voluntary Services
Edhi Foundation is being run entirely with the assistance of
staff, who are working on voluntarily basis and serving with the missionary
spirit and zeal, for the betterment of society and humanity. Thus, the best
example of service that needs to be followed on the precedent set forth by Edhi
Foundation. These voluntarily working people comprise on zonal heads, clerical
staff at Edhi centres, workers at all Edhi homes and maternity home. With
its bigger fleet size ? 1,800 ambulances have proved the best source of job
opportunity to 1800 drivers either.
Edhi Foundation accepts donation from Rs.5 to above any
figure either in hundreds or thousands, or in millions, to extend assistance
for the social welfare activities of Edhi Foundation. Edhi Foundation believes
in getting donation from the general masses not from the rich people, so all
humanitarian based services are run on the funding of general masses.
Contribution can also be made in the form of medicines, food, clothing, and
animal hides either.
Management and spending of funding for varied social welfare
based divisions, is controlled by Edhi with his son Faisal Edhi and daughter
Kubra Edhi. Edhi, his son Faisal and daughter Kubra Edhi are personally
handling all finance related operations of Edhi Foundation. They are also
playing their role to collect the national and international funding.
Edhi very much prefers to drive ambulance to shift the patients to the hospitals,
get funding, and making surprise visits to check various Edhi centres, across
the country ? Pakistan and abroad.