Social work in Pakistan is the hardest thing because of the lack of human resources, although Pakistani people are very generous in terms of donating money for various causes…..In the West, people have all the financial and social security at the retirement time, and these retired people, sometimes along with their entire families as well, engage themselves in social work. Those who have interaction with the West know that they have strong traditions of volunteer work in their societies.
Three years ago, the two angelic German personalities, Dr. Senta Siller and her husband Dr. Norbert Pinstch initiated the unprecedented project, Thatta Khedona, where they not only preserved the local culture, and, utilizing the local cultural skills, they built an enterprise for them. Besides, they, while engaging volunteers from all over the world, taught many more skills to the Thatta Khedona people and market their products all over the world. As a result, the darkest village of Thatta Khedona, where people have never seen currency and used to exchange things in the hour of need, is now among the happiest, prosperous and modern place, which has a school for females, a hospital, local radio and much more.The question is, Why hadn't we thought of such projects for our own nation? There are so many well-to-do and educated people in society who can devote some time and energy running and looking after such projects, but it’s matter of mindsets and preferences. Who takes that much pain? Giving alms to poor is a much easier thing and building mosques is one of these options. (I am not against building mosques) But how about paying for the studies of an under-privileged child and or making a poor to come on his own feet through teaching some skills or providing them with better working opportunities to lead a better life?
Through a network of Thatta Khedona projects we can immediately deal with the regional issues of poverty, illiteracy and gender gap.