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HELP THE CHILDREN OF SWAT

 
THE STORY OF KHPAL KOR
 
KHPAL KOR: The term means APNA GHAR  in urdu and OUR HOME in English. It is an orphanage and school in war torn SWAT that is still functioning and providing food,lodging and shelter to many youngsters in that region. Established in 1986 by local Swatis and Scouting Federation it has provided quality education for both girls and boys, maintaining a sense of normalcy in that war torn region. Establishment of this successful model was made possible with the support of Government, individual philanthropists, social activists, National and International Aid Agencies, Foundations and other institutions working the social sector. More details about KKF objectives, activities, mission and vision could be found on www.khpalkor. org
 
As physicians we may not be able to change the situation on the ground. We can, however in our capacity as physicians offer our support in the form of financial aid to the team that is struggling to provide a sense of normalcy to these children in these troubled times. The team at Khpal Kor orphanage needs your support in maintaining continuity of care, safety and a place these orphans can  continue to call APNA GHAR or KHPAL KOR. Please step forward and join hands to support this orphanage that is considered Apna Ghar by the 180 or so children who reside there.
 
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP..
 
STEP1: read a little background about the orphanage www.khpalkor. org
see if you have any questions we may help answer.
 
STEP 2: then follow the options of ways to contribute.
you may also pledge on this list and our team of volunteers will help guide you, remind you and keep you updated about the contributions received. (contributions will be tax deductible if sent thru Dr Hassan Bukhari Foundation.)
 
STEP1
BACKGROUND OF ORPHANAGE AND BRIEF HISTORY OF SWAT CHILDREN: Khpal Kor Foundation (KKF) founded by social activists and local philanthropists has turned in to an institution taking care of orphans' needs in the region.  Initially KKF admitted five orphans in a smaller building and started activities in 1986, the organization has achieved level of a body with having provision of education and boarding facilities to the orphans and quality education to students from community in Khpal Kor Complex Makan Bagh Mingora Swat, NWFP Pakistan.
 
With the core idea of helping orphans to help themselves, the organization focused on child protection and child rights promotion in the area. An independent survey is carried out every year to find out poor and orphan children to be admitted in the Khpal Kor Model School. The School provides quality education to the students from low-income group of the community.  The School is one of the main projects ensuring sustainability of activities of the organization and mainstreaming marginalized orphans with students from community to save their future.
 
In addition to the school, KKF Tent Service, KKF computer institute, tailoring service and a spacious auditorium equipped with sound and other modern systems for gatherings have been established to generate funds for the huge activities of the foundation and make the operations sustainable. Establishment of this successful model was mad possible with the support of Government, individual philanthropists, social activists, National and International Aid Agencies, Foundations and other institutions working the social sector. More details about KKF objectives, activities, mission and vision could be found on
www.khpalkor. org 

Current Situation

The economic crises on international level badly affected the national economy of Pakistan. Meanwhile the Security Forces of Pakistan started operation against the militants in District Swat That resulted a huge migration of population at large scale from the conflict affected area to the only city of Mingora. The security forces are imposing curfew on regular basis and the area is facing shortage of all kind of commodities. All Kind of businesses has been gone astray.
 
Recently Khpal Kor Foundation has accommodated 180 orphan children in its complex and is providing food, education, accommodation, health treatment, sports and other facilities. Out of these 180 orphans, Dr. Naeem Khan currently residing in USA supports 50, while rest of the cost was generated from Khpal Kor Tent Service, Computer Center and Real Estate Business.
 
As mentioned earlier, KKF was started few income generation projects to sustain the activities but the current crisis in the region has demolished all the business. Now the KKF is facing financial crises and its expected that if the situation will remain as it is, the management of KKF would not be able to keep it going on. Although KKF has fully equipped complex having enough space for accommodation and education of the orphans, but KKF need financial support for food, health and salaries of teaching staff.    

OBJECTIVES

    1. To facilitate orphans currently residing in KKF's complex to keep continue their education.
    1. To ensure regular provision of food, shelter and medical facility to the orphans at KKF.
    1. To protect the orphan children from extremism.  

PLAN OF ACTION

All the items are available in local market. KKF has an established procurement procedure. The necessary staff is in place and routine business plan is followed to provide assistance to the orphans on daily and monthly basis. The schedule in practice would be adopted for the proposed project as well. The detailed schedule is available on the web site of KKF i.e. www.khpalkor. org.
Daily Timetable of Children:
The daily routine of Khpal Kor children is as following throughout the year.Morning prayer, taking exercise, cleanliness, breakfast, preparation for school, inspection, departure for school, back from school, saying Zohar Prayer, Lunch, bed rest, theology period, Asar Prayer, Games from Asar to Maghrib, study hours Maghrib to Isha, Isha Prayer, Dinner, Boot Polish and going to beds.
Food Menu: 
The weekly food menu of Khpal Kor is as following: 
1. Beef three days in a weak.

2. Potato & Minced food one day in a week. 
 3. Vegetable two days in a week.  
 4. Pulses one day two-time in week. 
 5. Rice in dinner two times in week. 
 6. At breakfast tea and bread is offered. 
 7. Fruit is given on every Sunday.  
Beside, special food arrangements (Bara Khana) are done on the national & historical days.

TYPE OF ASSISTANCE NEEDED

KKF needs financial support for purchasing of food items, medicines, books and uniform for the orphans. A portion of the budget will also be spent on salaries of teaching staff already on board to ensure education of the orphans.

Financial Budget:

 
Item
Unit
Rate/Unit
Quantity
Amount in Pak-Rupees for One Month
Amount in Pak-Rupees for 12 Months
Amount In US$ for 12 Months
 

Food for Children (including Flour, Tea, sugar, vegetables etc)

Head

1500

100

150000

1800000

22784.8101

 

Medicine for Students

Head

100

100

10000

120000

1518.98734

 

Books

Head

800

100

80000

80000

1012.65823

 

Uniform

Head

3000

100

300000

300000

3797.46835

 

Salaries of Staff

Month

6000

4

24000

288000

3645.56962

 

Total

 
 
 

564000

2588000

32759.4937


Duration of funding and how the funding-donations will be utilized:
It is hoped that the situation in the area will become calm in the coming 12 Months. On the basis of this assumption this project is designed for 12 Months only. After that KKF would be able restart its businesses and generate funds for its activities.

The funding would be utilized to purchase flour, sugar, lintels, pulses, cooking oil, vegetables, Uniform and Books for 100 students of class Nursery to class 8th. Some of the project budget would be utilized for purchasing of medicines.

If equipment needed.. then lists: medications, equipment,
Only First aid medicines are required which are available in local market. Serious patients are referred to Hospitals.   

LOGISTICAL SUPPORT ON GROUND
KKF has well equipped building and all the logistics are available in it.

Security of teams on the ground
KKF has a team of 90 Volunteers and all them of working for the rehabilitation and protection of orphans, which is an act according to Islamic codes and conducts. Thus there is no threat to the team working in the filed. Other local volunteers up to 200+ have joined the volunteer network of Khpal Kor Foundation. They are working in almost all the pockets of the District having no threats from any party.
 
FEASIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF PROJECT AND DURATION OF SUPPORT
This is a project designed to meet the emergency. As mentioned earlier, the activities of Khpal Kor were sustainable and there was very meager difference between income and expenditures. It is hoped that after normalcy of the situation in the area, KKF will restart its real estate business and would be able to generate funds for the existing orphans. It is also to be mentioned that after the normalcy of the situation the number of orphans would be increased as so many poor civilians have lost their lives in the current terror crises. To meet the demands and needs of the new orphans, KKF will devise new strategy for fund rising. 

PROJECT IN CHARGE ON GROUND:
All the projects of KKF are executed under the supervision of KKF team. Muhammad Ali Organizer/Director of Khpal Kor is leading the team. Short biography of Muhammad is as under.

"Mohamad Ali's social change ethic was born of his early experiences with the Scouts. Raised in a rural community in district Swat, Ali joined the Scouts as a young man and quickly distinguished himself, winning a gold medal from the president of Pakistan and representing his country in Australia".
 
STEP 2
METHODS OF TRANSFERRING FUNDS AND DONATIONS FOR SWAT PROJECT KHPAL KOR: (APNA GHAR)
Three ways of donation.... .
 
1.          Address: HASSAN AND TALAT BUKHARI FOUNDATION   
                    7515 KIMBERLY LANE
                     DALLAS, TEXAS 75214
Dr. Bukhari is a senior APPNA member and a former president.  He is very kind to help out.  This foundation is tax deductible in U.S.  He also will work with APPNA sehat if the amount is large enough.  His foundation will issue every donor a receipt for their accountants.  Please send your return address and mention on your donation to go to KHYPAL KOR Swat. 
2.  Method of transferring funds and donations directly to Khpal Kor Swat account at MCB. 
The funds can be deposited in the account of KKF specifically used for donations and grants from abroad. The details of the account are as under. 


                     FOREIGN ACCOUNT NO:
            Account Title:                 Khpal Kor
            Bank Name:                   Muslim Commercial Bank
            Bank Address:                Main Branch Mingora Swat, NWFP Pakistan
            Account No:                    491- 4
            Bank Code:                    0280
            Bank swift code:             MUCBPKKAA


MCB PAKISTAN ACCOUNT:         

Account Title:                           Khpal Kor

Bank Name:                             Muslim Commercial Bank

Bank Address:                          Main Branch Mingora Swat, NWFP

Account Number:                     PLS-1922-0

Bank Code:                              1111

Bank Swift Code:                     MUCBPKKAA 

 
3.     Can be sent to Dr. Naeem A. Khan, 617 Sable Dr. Centralia, IL 62801.   
     telephone numbers  are
Home 6185324142
Cell 6182673559
Office 6185328574 or email address nakhanmd@hotmail. com.  



IN CASE YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OF HOW TO DONATE PLEASE CONTACT DR.NAEEM A. KHAN.  nakhanmd@hotmail. com