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 people.
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 helpless children.
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.