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Mashal provides free medical services and medicines to needy

Islamabad: Mashal, a non-government-organization working for the uplift of under-privileged women and children has organized ‘Annual Visitors Day’ to apprise guest of their work and introduce them to the facilities provided for poor and under-privileged children and women.
The annual ceremony was graced by Dean of Corps of Diplomats, Ambassador of Argentina H.E. and Madam Rodolfo J. Martin Saravia graced the occasion. The ceremony was also attended by donors, philanthropists, NGOs, academia and community members from the far-flung areas.
The Founding President of Mashal Association, Mrs Shahida Azim introduced core operations of the organization including a free of cost school for girls from class 4 to class 10 to ensure their quality education. It also provides free medical services and medicines and family planning advice apart from running a vocational centre that imparts skills to women to be able to generate an income for themselves.
The school children presented a colorful programme to entertain the guests. Mashal is run by a group of dedicated volunteers, led by its Founding President Mrs Shahida Azim, and depends on donations for its ongoing projects. Many of the visitors pledged to make an annual contribution towards their cause.

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