Jannat-ul-Firdous Charitable Trust is a dream of a woman who intended to contribute for the welfare of children and women after observing their pathetic condition during her visit of her birthplace in Lahore.
Mrs. Shamim Mahmood decided to establish an orphanage for young children at Lahore and established a Trust under the name of Jannat-ul-Firdous Trust.
This platform provided her opportunity to expand scope of her services for the young girls who need help for their marriages, water pumps for drinking water where it is not available, established Qur’an learning centres.
The dream of Mrs. Shamim Mahmood has now become a reality within a short span of ten years as evident from the following projects running successfully under Jannat-ul-Firdous.
Jannat-ul-Firdous literally means in Urdu a best place in heavens.
Jannat-ul-Firdous Charitable Trust is a welfare, non-political and non-profitable, registered organization. Our outset was in 2004 with the establishment of the Jannat-ul-Firdous Orphanage in Lahore.In response to the severe poverty and poor literacy in Balakot, Jannat-ul-Firdous Charity Trust began to build schools in the region, through which we could support students and their poor families.Ever since then, Jannat-ul-Firdous Charity Trust has been working across different dimensions to alleviate poverty and promote literacy among the poor communities of Pakistan.
In 2005 the earthquake that devastated north Pakistan moved us to divert our attention and resources in aid of the survivors. At the time, Jannat-ul-Firdous Charitable Trust send truck loads of food, medicine, blankets and temporary shelter homes for those made homeless by the disaster. However, when other charities left, after the initial stage of emergency relief work was completed, Jannat-ul-Firdous stayed.
With sponsorship from other UK charities and even UK schools, as well as generous donations from individual donors, Jannat-ul-Firdous Charitable Trust was able to establish 5 schools over the past 5 years. To date we support 30 orphans children in our orphanage and a further 800 students across Pakistan.
This Platform has provided us the opportunity to expand the scope of our services to other areas. With education and orphan support aside, our work also include: providing water pumps in poor communities which lack safe drinking water; establishing centre’s for the study of Qur’an; and aiding poor or orphaned girls and boys with their marriages.
The construction of a second orphanage in Pakistan is currently making good progress, while our education projects continue to grow. With the renovation of our educational institute in Sargodha, Jannat-ul-Firdous Charitable Trust will be establishing a skills development centre for poor students. The centre will provide computer literacy and English language classes, as well as vocational training such as sewing and various handicrafts. The aim of this project is to increase the employability of our students and teach them skills they can use to secure a livelihood in the future.
Jannat-ul-Firdous Charity Trust Today
Now Jannat-ul-Firdous Charitable Trust is the officially registered NGO. Our success in this short span of time demonstrates our capacity to make an even greater difference in the years to come. But Jannat-ul-Firdous Charitable Trust is always in need of new contributions from the wider public. This booklet outlines some of our current projects. If you would like to get involved, please pick up the phone today. With your help, there is no limit to the change we can inspire.