Ummah Centre for the Disabled
Disabled people in Pakistan traditionally receive little support. A marginalised group, they are unseen and unheard. Many are left to live a life confined to the home, ignored by society around them.
Following the floods in 2010, Ummah Welfare Trust fieldworkers realised the seriousness of the situation and established a rehabilitation centre in Rawalpindi. The centre would empower disabled people in Pakistan by offering them workshops and teaching them skills.
Alhamdulillah today, over 60 poor students with special needs are provided with free education/rehabilitation, food and boarding.
Qualified staff ensures that rehabilitation is available for students with physical, mental or combined disabilities.
Children, who are deaf or mute, receive sign-language classes for English, maths, arts and crafts and the science. While for the elderly there is a sewing-and-stitching room and employment programs.
With demand for free rehabilitation services soaring, the UCD has assumed a hugely important role in Ummah Welfare Trust’s development work across Pakistan.
Funds however are constantly needed to ensure that this support can be maintained. By donating, you can help restore dignity and independence to our more vulnerable brothers and sisters in the Ummah.