Karachi. November 1, 2017. Latif Kapadia Memorial Welfare Trust(LKMWT) has joined hands with The Hunar Foundation (THF) in an effort to create an awareness for various basic health issues and the particular effects of consuming “Gutka. To safeguard the common ailments within the society by adopting precautionary measures.
Following this alliance, ‘Gutka Eradication’ event was held at the Karachi Institute of THF, with the core purpose of educating the students about the harmful effects of eating gutka, and necessary precautionary steps that need to be ensured to overcome this addiction.
The workshop was conducted by Dr. Dinaz Ghandhi, Honorary Board Member LKMWT who is also an Associate Professor, Altamash Institute and Consultant oral and Maxillofacial surgeon at Aga Khan University Hospital. Ms Naeema Kapadia – Program Director — LKMWT , along with Mr Farman Khan and Mr Arsalan Khan of LKMWT, also participated in the workshop.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Dinaz Ghandhi said, “Our youth holds immense value in terms of the nation’s progress, and for that it is our duty to ensure these young kids are well educated towards basic health issues.It is pertinent for these children to understand the level of threat, Gutka and other such eatables possess, it not only leads them to ailments but also halts their progress in academic lives,” she concluded.
Ms Naeema Kapadia of LKMWT added, ‘We will continue to reach out to the marginalized communities in spreading awareness of the menace of gutka consumption. Together, LKMWT and THF aim to advocate, educate, and empower the youth of our communities for improved health.”
Also present at the event, were Air Commodore (Retd)- Muhammad Nasiruddin, Principal of the DMSTI of The Hunar Foundation- Karachi and Mr Abdul Razzaq Sandhu, Academic Coordinator at the DMSTI.
Air Commodore (Retd) Muhammad Nasiruddin added, “THF has given a platform to the Health Sector to raise awareness about urgent health care issues prevalent in our society. We at THF invited LKMWT to hold a workshop on the menace of gutka consumption– LKMWT raised concerns of THF students about the effects of using pan, chalia and gutka, who will now become ambassadors and carry the message to their families and communities forward.
The event and workshop were attended by many students along with the officials of LKMWT and THF, which aims to empower the youth of our country through such collaborations.
The Latif Kapadia Memorial Welfare Trust (LKMWT) was established in 2007 by a team of admirers of the renowned actor Latif Kapadia. The Trust’s establishment was an act to continue Latif Kapadia’s mission of spreading happiness, even after his departure for his heavenly abode. LKMWT’s main focus is to cater to the needs of the underprivileged communities. Medi-Health Clinic- 1,2&3 located at the outskirts of Karachi, cater to the general public who are unable to afford the high fees of private doctors. Every year more than 60,000 patients visit LKMWT’s Medi-Health clinics for highly subsidized treatment. Till now these clinics have helped more than 600,000 patients with primary health care needs. The number of patients is increasing every year. Please visit www.lkmwt.org for further updates.
Registered in 2008 under the Societies Act 1860, Hunar Foundations took its first batch in January 2010 in premises supplied by Delhi Mercantile Society, Karachi in its DMS School facility.Hunar Foundation’s key objective is to provide school graduates and other young adults with international standard vocational training that meets the expectations of the market, leading to employment or small business creation – and eventually economic freedom and empowerment. Hunar Foundation offers this opportunity to the underprivileged and marginalized segments of society where the need is more urgent.