COVID-19 Food Relief Program
Help families struggling with financial hardship
Provide Food Relief Bags to Families in Need
Past pandemics have disproportionately hurt the working poor. The COVID-19 outbreak is proving to be no exception.
Across our three campuses at our DREAMS schools in Karachi, Pakistan, we have approximately 2,500 families we aim to serve. 80% or more of these families live on less than $1.25 a day, many of them working as waste pickers in the landfill which surrounds our school. The pandemic has prompted food security fears and while a nationwide lock down looms, many of these people are out of work. A $20 donation will provide one family with food staples to last them a month.
These food relief bags include 15kg of flour, 5kg rice, 5L cooking oil, 5kg sugar and 3kg lentils/ chickpeas.
What Life is Like for Our Students?
The villagers have built a community in the largest landfills of Karachi, Pakistan. Here is where they make their living. Every day, over 100 tons of garbage is dumped in this landfill and they must live amongst the burning smoke, pollutants and mountains of waste. Many of our these families work in the landfill to survive.
Since we opened our DREAMS schools in 2012, the site has faced a number of challenges, yet through your donations we have been able to expand our opportunities. We started with the opening of Campus lll a few years ago. Today we have adopted all of the below sites.
DREAMS Campus lll- 793 students (built from the ground up)
DREAMS Campus ll- 298 students (adopted)
DREAMS + Al Khair intermediary college - 102 students (adopted)