Countrywide statistics present a dismal picture. They indicate that there is one doctor for every 1,500 people. The student to teacher ratio in the country is as poor as 1:102 while 37 million children are deprived of education. In the slums people have no access to even basic civic amenities and unhygienic living conditions are a hallmark of such areas. Sewerage facilities, water, gas and electricity are facilities we take for granted in large cities, yet these are absent in those areas of the city the poor can afford to live in (katchi abadis).
Service to humanity is akin to divine worship. The Almighty Allah cherishes those who strive to alleviate others’ problems. This is the reason why Islam greatly stresses on the rights of people (Hoqooq-ul-Ebad).
The Holy Prophet’s (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Be kind to the dwellers of the Earth so that the Lord of the Heavens may be kind to you.” On another occasion the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) noted: “In comparison with retiring for prayers, I prefer visiting a faithful, and attending to him and extending help.”
Such Islamic teachings invite us to step forward and constitute an ideal Islamic altruistic society through service to humanity. Keeping this in mind when we consider the existing conditions in Pakistan, we come across some very startling facts regarding unemployment, accessibility to healthcare, accessibility to education, nutrition, availability of drinkable water or sewerage facilities. The existing conditions in Pakistan demand us to be selfless and to work for the amelioration of the condition of the masses. EHD Foundation was conceived as a result of this pressing need to serve the underprivileged. EHD Foundation is an independent, non-profit, non-political and non-government welfare organization. It is an NGO (Non-Government Organization) committed to improving the quality of life of the underprivileged. The Foundation is a Trust registered under the Trust Acts 1882 by the Joint Sub-Registrar, Islamabad, Pakistan since September 2002.
Our mission is to establish an exemplary society through service to humanity. The specific objective of EHD Foundation is to provide basic facilities such as Education, Health and Development projects to the poor and deserving so that they may be able to make a positive contribution to society.