About

Hum Mashal-e-Rah Foundation (HMR) was established on August 18, 2017, with a mission to enhance the lives of individuals with different abilities—Blind, Deaf and Mute, Wheelchair Users, Slow Learners, Down Syndrome, Autistic, ADHD, Ataxia & Dyslexia—as well as to promote girls’ education in rural areas with inclusivity at its core.

Our vision is to achieve this mission through various meaningful projects:

  • Maskan in Nasheman: An all-encompassing Institute for individuals aged 18 to 50 with disabilities. In collaboration with the Social Welfare Department Punjab, it stands as Pakistan’s pioneering state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Centre, Vocational Training Institute, and Skill Development Center. It caters to a diverse range of People with Disabilities (PWDs) including the Blind, Deaf & Mute, and Physically Challenged among others, all under one roof.
  • HMR Bright Beginnings: A cutting-edge Institute introducing an International Curriculum for children aged 13 and above. Our focus is on promoting the art of independent living and skill development, ultimately leading to financial empowerment. The students undergo two stages of evaluation and assessment, each aimed at crafting an Individual Education Program (IEP) tailored to their needs.
  • Mashal-e-Noor in Chaman: In collaboration with the Social Welfare Department Punjab, this institute caters to Mentally Challenged Children aged 4 to 16. Currently under renovation, it will soon emerge as a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to developing intellectual and physical abilities through advanced therapies and life skills training programs.
  • Mashal-e-Noor at Children Library Complex: Another institute for Mentally Challenged Children (4-16 years), this project, in collaboration with the Schools Education Department Punjab, fosters inclusivity through mother support groups. Its mission is to enhance intellectual and physical abilities via therapies and life skills training.
  • Project Mashal-e-Iqra: This initiative focuses on establishing schools for formal girls’ education with inclusivity in rural Punjab. Learning is enriched through internships, teacher training programs, and parent support groups.
  • Project Mashal-e-Shifa: Our aim here is to provide Free Medicines, Free Medical Camps, and Free Medical Assistive Devices for PWDs, ensuring their health and well-being.

At HMR, we are dedicated to creating positive change and fostering empowerment for those who need it most.

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OUR TEAM

Amnah Aftab

Chairperson / Founder Director

Master in Textiles, Mother of two Special Needs Children, dedicated her life for the wellbeing of Special Needs children / persons in Pakistan. Committed in building institutions, advocating supportive and inclusive communities across Pakistan.

Areej Farouque

President / Founder Director

Special Needs Certified Graduate from Canada, A mother of Special Needs Child, an expert in inclusive education. She aspires to bring state of the art expertise to Pakistan to enable PwD’s towards self-reliance through provisioning of equal opportunities to achieve their goals.

Hina Chaudhry

Vice President/ Director

Master in English Literature & linguistics wishes to contribute actively for a better Pakistan for children / persons with Special Needs.

Khaleeque Khan Niazi

Executive Director/Board Member

A Business graduate / A marketer devoted his life for the cause, who enriches his adaptability methods towards challenging situations. Aspires to bring phenomenal betterment for Children/Persons with Special Needs in Pakistan.

OUR STORY

In 2017, Hum Mashal e Rah Foundation was registered as a non-government organization in Lahore, with overwhelming and significant support from mothers.

The first formal initiative of Hum Mashal-e-Rah Foundation  “Mashal-e-Noor” was started at the premises of the Children’s Library Complex, Schools Education Department Government of Punjab, for various programs, and therapies through mother support group, to children with special needs ages (4-16), after which, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation and vocational training center was established for disabled persons ages (18-50) Maskan in Nasheman at the Social Welfare Complex, with the kind support of donors.

OUR VISION

To build supportive and inclusive communities across Pakistan to promote, advocate and protect, Physical/Intellectual rights of persons with Special Needs (PWD’s) to fully integrate within their communities to reach up to their true potential.

OUR MISSION

To construct / develop Institutes (Shelter Nursing Homes, Rehabilitation Centre’s and Vocational Training Institutes for Special Needs   persons (PWD’s) across Punjab and entire Pakistan.

OUR FRIENDS

Our step-by-step achievements on this journey for a better Pakistan for special needs children / persons couldn’t have been possible without the moral and financial support from our worthy ambassadors / donors our sponsors and supporters who guided us, trusted us and supported us all the way along and are standing by our side shoulder to shoulder.
By the grace of Allah our worthy Ambassadors / Donors network is expanding in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, U.A.E, Canada, United Sates of America, England.
We are Thankful to you, with Allah’s blessings together we will achieve our DREAM.

OUR AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

In 2017, Hum Mashal e Rah Foundation was registered as a non-government organization in Lahore, with overwhelming and significant support from mothers.

The first formal initiative of Hum Mashal-e-Rah Foundation  “Mashal-e-Noor” was started at the premises of the Children’s Library Complex, Schools Education Department Government of Punjab, for various programs, and therapies through mother support group, to children with special needs ages (4-16), after which, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation and vocational training center was established for disabled persons ages (18-50) Maskan in Nasheman at the Social Welfare Complex, with the kind support of donors.

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Who Are We

Hum Mashal-e-Rah Foundation (HMR) is a rehabilitation home for individuals with special needs in collaboration with the Social Welfare Department, Government of Punjab.

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