Over 450 patients received free treatment in one-day eye screening camp at Gagri, Sihala

SACHET-Pakistan organized a one-day free eye screening camp with the collaboration of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi on Sunday, 12th September 2021 at SACHET clinic Gagri, Japan road, Sihala Islamabad.The eye camp was aimed at providing free Eye Care Services to the disadvantaged populace in the rural areas of Islamabad district. A huge number of community members including men, women and children showed up for the camp including community members from Lohi Bheer, Sawan Garden, Bhandar, Khurd, PWD, Naval Encourage, Pind Malkan, DHA, Pind Gagri, Dhok Darziyan, Gagri Niaziyan, Koral Town, Hard-o-Gahr, Rawat, Jhandala, Dhok Khardiri, Darvala, Sihala, Dhok Awan, Noori Syedan, Ghanghota Syedan, Morgah, and Partha.

Sr No Description Qty/Number
1 Total Patients treated 460
2 Male patients (Adults) 110
3 Female patients (Adults) 239
4 Children (Female) below 16 years 56
5 Children (Male) below 16 years 55

Summary of diagnosis during the eye camp

Total 460 patients were treated in OPD, on the basis of visual acuity test, some patients were referred to Eye Specialist or Kerometry examination. The camp managed following cases:

S. No Diagnosis Number
1 Conjunctivitis 45
2 Corneal Opacity 15
3 Pterygium 20
4 Squint/Orthoptic Assessment 10
5 Glaucoma 6
6 Cataract Surgeries 29
7 General screening 335
Number of total cases 460

 

 

The local community of Gagri and its adjacent localities appreciated the effort of SACHET and requested to hold frequent camps in future as well. Patients were grateful and satisfied with the team of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi for providing quality care. The community also prayed for the speedy recovery of Dr. A.Q. Khan’s NI, Bar, HI, President SACHET.


Alumni re-union held at SACHET School of Languages with Dr. A.Q.Khan, NI & Bar, HI

SACHET School of Languages (SSL) organized its first annual alumni re-union on Tuesday, 31st December 2019 at SSL Auditorium, Al-Babar Center F-8 Markaz Islamabad. Over 70 alumni and guests participated to celebrate the evening. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students and teachers to meet chief guest Dr. A. Q. Khan NI & Bar, HI (Founder and President of SACHET-Pakistan) and to reconnect with instructors, friends and classmates.
Around 70 participants including Lt. General (R) Dr. Riaz Ahmad Chowhan (Member, BoD SACHET), Mr. Ahmad Khan (Former Federal Secretary), Mr. Muhammad Faheem (Chief Executive Director, SACHET), Amin Muhammad (ED, SACHET) Dr. Saeed Mustafa, Raja Arshad Abbasi, current students and team members of SACHET-Pakistan were present at the occasion.
The event was formally started with recitation of Holy Quran by Mr. Shayan Zaman (Volunteer) followed by a welcome note by Mr. Amin Muhammad (ED, SACHET). He briefly introduced about the activities of SSL and profiles of instructors with the Chief Guest. After that Mr. Amin requested Prof. Rashid Mahmood (Lead Instructor for IELTS & Spoken English) to share his views with the Chief Guest and honorable guests.
Prof. Rashid Mahmood mentioned that “We have been fortunate to have Dr. A.Q. Khan as our Guest of the day. His philanthropic achievements and his contribution to our country is not a secret to anyone. This evening is particularly very important for me because of two reasons; firstly, this last day of the year 2019 provided me the opportunity to pause and reflect on the targets and goals that I have set for myself in the beginning of the passing year, and re-adjust my future plans accordingly. Secondly, this evening is going to be memorable for me and the credit goes to SACHET. It has given me the great respect, a teacher longs for. I couldn’t have met our Quaid “Muhammad Ali Jinnah” due to the simple fact that I wasn’t born in his era, but SACHET blessed me with this chance to meet my second Quaid “The benefactor of Pakistan, the savior of our Nation, my hero Dr. A.Q. Khan”. It is a great honor celebrating a new year with him. Thank you Dr. A.Q. Khan and Thank you SACHET.”
After that Mr. Fahad Irshad (IELTS Student) came on stage and said “SACHET School of Languages gave me an opportunity to live a student life once again after 10 years of hectic job routine. I am very thankful to my instructor Prof. Rashid Mahmood; he taught us very devotedly and loyally. I feel blessed to celebrate the New Year with the legend of Pakistan Dr. A.Q. Khan. Thank you.”
Mr. Amin Muhammad requested Honorable Chief Guest, Dr. A.Q. Khan NI & Bar HI, along with Lt. Gen Dr. Riaz Ahmed Chowhan, Mr. Muhammad Faheem and Mr. Ahmed Khan to cut the cake and present the flower bouquets to the Instructors of SSL. Dr. A.Q. Khan presented the flower bouquets to the instructors and shared his views with the participants. “SACHET School of Languages is serving the community through arming the students with the skills of Modern Languages. It is very encouraging to see that as many as 200 students have graduated from SACHET School of Languages in such a small period of time. I truly understand the importance of learning these modern languages as myself worked very hard in learning some of the European languages i-e. English, German, French and Dutch and have benefited a lot by the means.”
After the remarks of Dr. A.Q. Khan NI and Bar HI, Mr. Muhammad Faheem thanked the Honorable Chief Guest, alumni, current students and other guests for celebrating the evening with SSL. Towards the end an exclusive refreshment was served with Dr. A.Q. Khan NI & Bar, HI including students, instructors, SACHET staff and others followed by a group photo.


Dr. A. Q. Khan, NI & Bar, HI distributed certificates among successful participants of vocational training course under Punjab Skills Development Fund Project

Islamabad, 26th March (SACHET Information Desk): SACHET organized a ceremony to handover course completion certificates on Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 at Dr. A.Q. Khan Auditorium of Pakistan Academy of Sciences Islamabad to as many as 82 women/girls of rural areas of District Rawalpindi.

The participants of the course successfully completed six months (Jan-June 2018) training in vocational trade of Beauty Care Services organized by SACHET-Pakistan under a project of Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF). The women focused training is being imparted with an aim to assist rural women to earn livelihood through skill enhancement and enable them to create linkages with market. The trainees were also given free books, uniforms and bags in addition to monthly stipend.

Renowned scientist, Dr. A.Q. Khan NI & Bar, HI, President and Founder of SACHET graced the certificates distribution ceremony as Chief Guest. Other participants of the ceremony included Members Board of Directors of SACHET, Representatives of Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Chairman Local Zakat Committee, Community Representatives of district Rawalpindi, Instructors of the training and senior management of SACHET.

The Chief Guest also inaugurated the exhibition of articles produced by the local women artisans of District Rawalpindi and District Khanewal.

It is pertinent to mention here besides executing a range of skill development training programs in diverse fields, Government of Punjab through their women development program intends to train as many as 2,750 women from the districts of Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Multan in different techniques in beauty care industry such as Grooming & Make-up Artist and beautician.


IELTS Preparatory Classes, SACHET School of languages

SACHET offers Spoken Language Courses at SACHET School of Languages (SSL), SACHET Training Center,  First Floor Al-Babar Center, F-8 Markaz Islamabad.

FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION CALL ON 051-225 5053 (Mon-Fri) between 9-5 pm.

IELTS
IELTS has been considered an important requirement for higher education and immigration to different European countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.
SSL offers IELTS preparatory classes for the students who want to appear in IELTS for scholarships abroad, exchange visits or aiming to apply for a work visa or spouse visa abroad. The IELTS test is for those who want to go to English speaking countries for their education, work experience or any other training program. The test focuses on basic to advance skills in broad vocabulary, accent, writing and reading respectively.
SACHET is official partner of British Council for IELTS Registration.

SPOKEN ENGLISH
Spoken English course at SSL is a platform to practice your English accent, learn all essential language skills that you may need to greet, eat, live, and get around in English speaking countries. It offers you a great and different learning environment to ensure that you speak English in a best way. The Spoken English course is purposefully designed for Pakistani learners to meet their specific linguistic needs.

BUSINESS ENGLISH
SSL’s Business English course is intended for middle and senior managers, executives and professionals who are already established and successful in their careers but who wish to improve their English language skills.
The course will enable them to improve their English language knowledge (grammar and field specific vocabulary) and professional communication skills for social networking, official meetings, business negotiations, telephonic conversations, proposals, presentations and reports.

SPOKEN CHINESE
The special course is designed to teach you to communicate effectively in Chinese in the contemporary contexts. You will expand your Chinese vocabulary, improve your ability to write and speak in Chinese. The course will introduce you to the basic language you will need to eat, live and get around in Mandarin/Chinese speaking countries.
By the end of this course you will learn basic Mandarin phrases and vocabulary for everyday life. The importance of proper ‘tones’ in Mandarin/Chinese, greater insight into Chinese culture and its influence on pop culture.

BUSINESS CHINESE
SSL’s Business Chinese course is envisioned for managers, executives and businessmen dealing regularly with Mandarin/Chinese speakers who wish to build rapport and strengthen relationships with government and non-government agencies working in China and other Mandarin speaking countries. This course is also useful for people planning to relocate to Mandarin speaking countries.
The Business Chinese lessons will enable them to improve their Chinese language knowledge (grammar and field specific vocabulary) and professional communication skills for social networking, official meetings, business negotiations, telephonic conversations, proposals, presentations and reports.


Over 300 Women Trained under Punjab Skill Development Fund till the end of June 2017

Under livelihood and training program, SACHET-Pakistan started skill development training courses for the girls of district Rawalpindi, Punjab with the support of Punjab Skill Development Fund (PSDF). The training course covered  two batches of 3 months each started on January 01, 2017 and ended on June 30, 2017. Over 300 women successfully completed TEVTA approved skill development training in trades of Textile Sales and Marketing, Fabric Quality Inspector,  Domestic Tailoring, Fabric Cutting Expert at SACHET Training Centers located at Japan Road Gagri, Kahuta Road Pinyali and F-8 Markaz Islamabad.

The overall objective of the project was to provide skills development training to unemployed women and girls and empower them to earn livelihood for themselves. These courses were part of Punjab government’s comprehensive program to train as many as 2,000 women in different skills in just three months. This female-focused training was provided in the rural and far-flung areas of the Punjab province with an aim to assist domestic women to earn livelihood in a respectable manner. The training courses were free of cost along with stipend of Rs.1500 per month for each student. Furthermore, SACHET Pakistan facilitated students by

providing free of cost uniforms, bags, training material, pick and drop facility and refreshment during the training.

 

Project Outcomes
• Trained more than 360 girls in different skills like fabric cutting, domestic tailoring, textile sales and marketing and Fabric quality inspection.
• Placement of trainees at relevant employers.
• Developed a Craft App: The data base of the trained persons has been maintained by PSDF and SACHET-Pakistan itself and shared with different employers’ online e-g. SNP Global.
• On successful completion of training course, students were awarded Certificates from Punjab Board of Technical Education.

 

 

 

 


SACHET Pathology Labs in collaboration with Islamabad Diagnostic Center started working at Pinyali and Gagri Centers

In view of increasing demand for lab facilities, SACHET-Pakistan in collaboration with Islamabad Diagnostic Center has started state of the art lab test collection centers at its Health Centers located at Kahuta Road, Pinyali and Japan Road, Gagri.

For more details call SACHET Gagri Center on 051-4485525 or Mobile No 0336-5231 705


“Skills for Market Linkage” Project launched in District Khanewal-April 2018

In April 2018, SACHET-Pakistan in collaboration with Punjab Skill Development Fund (PSDF) launched the scheme “Skills for Market Linkage” in district Khanewal  where 175 women are currently enrolled at three centers located in tehsil Mian Channu, Jahanian and Khanewal. Training program includes initial core skills training, business management module, project work followed by market linkages.

The main objective of this scheme “Skills for Market Linkage” is to provide demand-driven training to the rural women in garments sector (Adda Work) and create structured market linkage opportunities enabling them for participation in economic activities.

“Skills for Market Linkage” project envisions to achieve outcomes such as: 1) Businesses are set-up at village level to ensure market linkage with buyers. 2) Provision of tool-kits to ensure sustainable business outcomes. 3) Structured market linkage opportunities for rural females so they have sustainable income streams even after the program concludes.


Defence Day 2016 celebrated at SCDP Pinyali, Rawalpindi

[Dated: 21st September, 2016]

A day long fun fair was held at SCDP Pinyali, located at Main Kahuta Road, District Rawalpindi on 8th September, 2016 jointly organized by SACHET head office and SCDP Pinyali team for the women, girls and School children. The event was organized to celebrate Defence Day of Pakistan by engaging local community members of Pinyali and surrounding villages.
img-20160909-wa0071The event also aimed at sharing the progress and services of SACHET offered at SCDP Pinyali such as health services, job-related trainings such as domestic tailoring, custom designing and beautician courses, educational training such as Computer short courses etc. Furthermore the event aimed to create local support from communities for the long term sustainability of services at SCDP Pinyali. The joint efforts of SACHET’s team, both at SCDP Pinyali and Head Office level made the event successful. img-20160909-wa00291Different activities were organized considering the interest of local community. Stalls were placed for mehendi, handicrafts and food items. Bridal makeup competition was also the part of the fun fair. Qirat, Naat and speech competition took place among the students of local schools (Iqra Model School and Sir Syed School System).
The event formally started at 9:00 am. Visitors took interest in stalls like mehndi design, kid’s garments, handicrafts food, soft drinks etc. Program was hosted by Ms. Sadaf (Teacher of Sir Syed School System), and witnessed by around 200 community members.
Individual segments such as, Qirat, Naat and speech competition among the students of Iqra Model School and Sir Syed School System started at 12:00 noon. Program was started with Qirat competition followed by Naat and speech. Competition between Iqra Model School and Sir Syed School System was going on at one side while brides were getting ready at the same time and stalls were also set for the general public simultaneously. img-20160909-wa0047At the end of competition tablo was performed by Iqra Model School and National song was sung by Sir Syed School System Students. Performances of the competitors were judged by selected community representatives.
Local notables including Qazi Adil Aziz (Chairman UC Sihala Islamabad), Mr. Shahid Malik (Candidate for Chairman UC Sihala Islamabad), Qureshi Anwar (Councilor), Captain (R) Tariq (Social Activist), Mr. Ulfat Hussain (Committee member of SCDP Pinyali), Ms. Ayesha (Local Beautician Trainer), Qazi Hammad Shah (Principal of Iqra model School), Syed Shabbir Hussain Shah (Principal of Sir Syed School System), Raja Arshad Mehmood (Businessman), Mr. Muhammad Faheem (Secretary General SACHET Pakistan), Mrs. Fauzia Faheem (Philanthropist), Syed Hassan Zaidi (Retired DG Port Shipping Additional Secretary Ministry of Communication), and t Mrs. Shehla Hassan Zaidi were present in the event. Security was made sure by officially notifying Mr. Sardar Zulfiqar (SHO of Police Station Kahuta), who deputed suitable number of policemen at the facility. More over large number of women and children of Pinyali and neighbouring villages contributed in the event.img-20160909-wa0059
Awards for the best performance in each category were awarded to the students at the end of the event. Winners of Qirat, Naat and speech competition were awarded with trophies and runners up were appreciated with medals. There was first, second and third prize for the best stalls as well as for bridal makeup contest.img-20160909-wa00251
Guests visited stalls and the facility of SCDP Pinyali and appreciated the efforts of SACHET Pakistan for the last sixteen years. The notables including Qazi Adil Aziz, Captain (R) Tariq, Mr. Shahid Malik, Mr. Muhammad Faheem, Mrs. Fauzia Faheem, Syed Hassan Zaidi and Mrs. Shehla Hassan Zaidi showed their personal commitment to support SCDP Pinyali for the up-gradation of existing services and appreciated the efforts of SACHET team.img-20160909-wa0007
The untiring efforts of SACHET Team especially Dr. Ishrat Ehsan (Incharge Medical Officer Pinyali), Mr. Hamid Zaman, Mr. Muhammad Sajid, Mrs. Rukhsana Zahid, Mrs. Yasmeen, Mr. Shamshair Ali, Mr. Muhammad Meherban Husain, Mrs. Maroof Jan, Mr. Waqas Ahmed, Ms. Saima Bashir, Ms. Chaman Malik and all volunteers and well wishers made the event a successful and gave a positive message to the local community of Pinyali and others.


Independence Day 2016 celebrated at SCDP Gagri, District Islamabad

To mark the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan, SACHET organized a full day funfair for women, girls and children at SCDP (SACHET Community Development Program) Gagri located on Japan road Sihala district Islamabad on 16th August 2016. The main objective for organizing the event was to celebrate Independence Day of Pakistan by engaging local community members especially women, girls and children of Gagri and surrounding villages. The event also aimed at sharing the progress and services of SACHET offered at SCDP Gagri such as health services, vocational training including domestic tailoring and beautician courses etc and to generate local support from communities for the long term sustainability of services at SCDP Gagri. SACHET’s team, both at SCDP Gagri and Head Office level jointly organized the event.

Various segments were planned for the event including stalls of embroidery, handicrafts and food items, bridal makeup competition, speeches, tablos, national songs and naat competition among the students of craft centre, beautician training centre and students of local schools. A huge number of women and children of Gagri and adjacent villages participated in the event. Local notables including Mrs. Farah Naz (Principal F.G Model Girls High School Gagri), Mrs. Salma (Principal Ali Model School Gagri), Ms. Safeena (lady Councilor), Dr. Ishrat (In charge Medical officer SCDP Pinyali), Mr. Muhammad Saghir Abbasi (Social Activist), Chaudhry Nasir (Vice Chairman Local Council Gagri), Chaudhry Amir (Councilor) and Qari Zubair (Imam Masjid Gagri), were also present in the event. Security was ensured by formally informing SHO of Police Station Sihala, who deputed appropriate number of policemen at the facility.

The event formally started at 9:00am and was opened for the public to visit the stalls. Visitors took interest in stalls like mehndi design, kid’s garments, handicrafts food, soft drinks etc. Individual segments such as bridal makeup competition, speeches, tablos, national songs and naat competition among the students started at 11:00 am and witnessed by around 150 community members. Performances of the competitors were judged by selected community representatives. Awards for the best performance in each category were awarded to the students at the end of the event.
Winners of singing, speech and tablo competition were awarded with trophies and runners up were appreciated with medals. There was first, second and third prize for the best stalls as well as for bridal makeup contest.

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After the prize distribution ceremony, guests visited the facility of SCDP Gagri and appreciated the continued efforts of SACHET Pakistan for the last seventeen years. The notables including Mr. Muhammad Saghir Abbasi, Chaudry Nasir and Chaudry Amir showed their commitment to support SCDP Gagri for the up-gradation of existing services and appreciated the efforts of SACHET team.

Jashn-e-Azadi fun fair 2016 was marked as a successful event and gave a positive message to the local community of Gagri. It was made possible because of the untiring efforts of SACHET Team especially Dr. Kanwal Riaz, Mr. Hamid Zaman, Mr. Jacob Samuel, Ms. Saira Bano, Ms. Tahira Jabeen, Mr. Muhammad Rizwan, Mr. Muhammad Nawaz, Ms. Bilquis Bibi, Mr. Waqas Ahmed, Ms. Saima Bashir, Ms. Chaman Malik and all volunteers and well wishers.


Anti-Measles Campaign in ICT 12,000 children vaccinated

Anti Measles Campaign concluded in ICT, 12000 children received vaccination.

In January 2015, SACHET joined hands with Directorate of Health Services (DHS) CDA Islamabad to form a consortium as a public private partnership with an objective to initiate universal health coverage program as a part of its health equity model for the inhabitants of Islamabad Capital Territory. SACHET deputed 12 skilled vaccinators for the Anti-Measles Campaign in Islamabad Capital Territory and 12,000 children were vaccinated till Feb 2015 in the localities of Bari Imam, Rawal dam, Rawal Town, Staff colonies of PM House, KPK House, Punjab House, Sindh House and Wapda House.