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CHAEF Profile

1. THE NEED FOR PRIMARY HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION IN SLUMS AND POOR LOCALITIES:

It is evident that Pakistan is far behind in providing primary health and education facilities to its entire population due to which it has very low literacy rate and high morality ratio. Children comprising 45% of our population have very low literacy. Due to high inflation rate in Pakistan, the underprivileged people give preference to food and shelter first, and education is their second priority. Another reason for low literacy in children is lack of facilities for primary education by the government.

It is obvious that no nation can progress until their children are given proper health and education, as they are the future founders and pillars of any nation. It is a fact that due to huge population, Pakistan government alone cannot fulfill the responsibilities of providing health and educational facilities to the entire population. It will be unwise to rely entirely on government for health and education for all.

To fill this vacuum, there are many non-government organizations and social welfare institutes that are already working to provide primary healthcare and educational facilities to the lower class. Children Health and Education Foundation was established to provide primary health and educational facilities to the lower class  in the poor residential areas of Pakistan.

Once Quaid-i-Azam said for education of children:

“Education does not merely mean academic education and even that of a very poor type. What we have to do is to mobilize our people and build up the character of our future generation.”

2. VISION:

Children Health and Education Foundation is providing exclusive primary healthcare services and quality primary education to the under-privileged class.

3. MISSION:

  • Provide primary healthcare facilities to children and their parents of deprived communities.
  • Provide effective treatment of common diseases.
  • Prevent children from infectious and contagious diseases.
  • Accurate diagnosis for symptoms of coronary diseases in their early stages.
  • Creating awareness for children’s good health.
  • Provide quality I.T based education.

4. CORE VALUES:

  • Individual attention to every poor patient.
  • We do care for their best health and will ensure their healthy life.
  • Our every action is beneficial for underprivileged children and women.
  • We ensure prevention from complications & an early diagnosis of serious ailments.

5. OBJECTIVES:

  • Perfect smile for every under privileged face, a gift forever.

6. CHAEF HEAD OFFICE:

Children Health and Education Foundation established its Central Office in September 2002, in a rented premises at Zamzama Commercial Lane-2, Phase-V, D.H.A Karachi, and hired senior staff having experience in health and education sectors.

Several committees were constituted, for example committee for media, committee for collection of Zakat and donations, committee for baseline survey, event management committee etc. All comprising of senior staff, headed by board members.

7. CHAEF COLLABORATION WITH SINA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM:

Dr. Asif Imam, a physician certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Allergy and Clinical Immunology returned to Pakistan in 1998. After starting a small charitable clinic in Baldia Town Karachi, he realized that there would be no significant impact on healthcare unless a comprehensive, high quality standardized turnkey system was developed. This system should be of high quality, simple to implement, easily duplicable, scalable with a good business model. The defining feature of this system would be a high quality training programme for staff on a mass scale. This was the impetus to develop a state-of-the-art primary healthcare system catering to the healthcare needs of the under-privileged. After 5-year of effort, a system has been developed and is ready to be implemented on a mass scale all over Pakistan.

8. BASELINE SURVEY FOR ESTABLISHING PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTERS:

Initially, baseline study of those areas was based on underprivileged people who are deprived of primary healthcare and educational facilities. It was decided to establish a primary healthcare center in such slums which have at least 50,000 population.

9. CHAEF Primary School.

Chishti Nagar, Gulistan-i-Johar.

ESTABLISHMENT FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AT CHISHTI NAGAR, GULISTAN-I-JOHAR:

Children Health and Education Foundation opened its first primary school at Chishti Nagar near Kamran Chowrangi, Gulistan-i-Johar, Karachi. The school was inaugurated by Mr. Khawar Masood Butt, Managing Director, of English Biscuit Manufacturers (Pvt) Ltd on 15th August 2003. The school provides modern primary education which includes KG sections, Montessori and Computer training to at least 175 students. The students are provided with almost free primary education i.e. Rs. 100/- per month(whoever affords to pay).

10. CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center.

Masjid-e-Raza-i-Mustafa, Korangi 1 ½.

Opening Date: 20/09/2003

ESTABLISHMENT OF 1ST CHAEF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTER:

CHAEF established its first primary healthcare center at Korangi 1 ½ , near Raza-i-Mustafa Mosque on 19th September 2003. This Center has two shifts i.e. morning and evening. Daily OPD was around 100 patients per day. The patients were treated with American Healthcare System and provided with two days medicines almost free. Mr. Yahya Chawla, Chief Executive of Burq Corporation has very kindly inaugurated 1st CHAEF primary healthcare center at Korangi No. 1 ½. This center was later on handed over to the local people who were capable of running the center.

11. CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center.

Chishti Nagar, Kamran Chowrangi, Gulistan-i-Johar.

Opening Date: 15/07/2004

ESTABLISHMENT OF 2ND CHAEF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTER:

Children Health and Education Foundation completed its baseline survey of an area, Chishti Nagar in two to three months time. The study concluded that there is a desperate need of charity clinic as people are facing difficulty for getting primary healthcare facilities in the area. So CHAEF decided to establish a primary healthcare center under the premises of CHAEF primary school in the area. Mr.Khawar Masood Butt has very kindly inaugurated the 1st EBM/CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center at Chishti Nagar, near Kamran Chowrangi, Gulistan-I-Johar.

12. CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center.

Usman Ghani Colony, Block-R, North Nazimabad.

Opening Date: 01/06/05

ESTABLISHMENT OF 3RD CHAEF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTER:

CHAEF conducted a complete survey of area and around Usman Ghani colony, Block-R, North Nazimabad and a strong need was felt to build a primary healthcare center in the area.

13. CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center.

Kashmir Colony, Akhtar Colony, Qayyumabad.

Opening Date: 01/07/05

ESTABLISHMENT OF 4TH CHAEF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTER:

After completing the baseline study of the area and around of Kashmir Colony, the study showed that there was a strong need of establishing a charity clinic for the people of that areas. Therefore, CHAEF decided to establish a primary healthcare clinic at Kashmir Colony, which will cater to the people of Kashmir Colony, Akhtar Colony, Qayumabad.

14. CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center.

Nusrat Bhuto Colony, 7/C, North Nazimabad.

Opening Date: 01/01/2005

ESTABLISHMENT OF 5TH CHAEF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTER:

Baseline survey of the area and around of Nusrat Bhuto Colony, 7/C, North Nazimabad was conducted which revealed that there is a strong need of a charity clinic as people desperately need that. CHAEF establish a medical clinic at Nusrat Bhuto Colony to provide the primary healthcare facilities to the deserving people of that area.

15. CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center.

Azam Basti, Akhtar Colony.

Opening Date: 01/09/2005

ESTABLISHMENT OF 6TH CHAEF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTER:

Baseline survey of the area around Akhtar Colony, Azam Basti was conducted, which revealed that there was a strong need of charity clinic for the underprivileged people of that area. CHAEF established a model primary healthcare center at Akhtar Colony. The study also revealed that there are many common diseases among the children such as  anemic problem, child of under weight and low height were among other diseases.

16. CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center.

MT Khan Road, Sultanabad.

Opening Date: 01/11/2005

ESTABLISHMENT OF 7TH CHAEF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTER:

After the completion of baseline survey of the area and around Sultanabad, MT Khan Road, Karachi it was found that many minor diseases are prevalent in that area. CHAEF established its 7th primary healthcare center at Sultanabad, MT Khan Road, Karachi.

17. CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center.

Akhtar Colony.

Opening Date: 01/11/2005

ESTABLISHMENT OF 8TH CHAEF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTER:

CHAEF baseline survey disclosed that there is a great need of providing  primary healthcare facilities in morning as lots of female patients require these facilities at morning time. A senior lady gynecologist cum sonologist was a main requirement of the area as this is very densely populated area. CHAEF started morning shift at its Akhtar Colony center with latest equipments in the center.

18. CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center.

MT Khan Road, Sultanabad.

Opening Date: 01/11/2005

ESTABLISHMENT OF 9TH CHAEF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTER:

There was a strong demand from the people of the area and around Sultanabad for the provision of health facilities for female patients of that area. CHAEF started morning shift at Sultanabad Center with Gynecologist cum sonologist along with latest equipment.

19. CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center.

Rahmat Ullah Hospital, New Karachi No. 5.

Opening Date: 01/03/2005

ESTABLISHMENT OF 10TH CHAEF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTER:

After completion of baseline survey, CHAEF established its 10th primary healthcare center at New Karachi No. 5 near Rahmat Ullah hospital.

20. CHAEF Primary Healthcare Center.

New Karachi, No. 5.

Opening Date: 19/11/2006

We are pleased to congratulate all our well wishers  with the announcement of opening of our 15th Primary Healthcare Center, sponsored by Mr. Babar Bashir Nawaz, C.E.O. of Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd. Dedicated in loving memories of his Parents.

The center is in operation since November 15th, 2006 and is catering to more than 5000 patients monthly with FREE Consultations/Medication and Ultrasound facility. The foundation is not only diagnosing and treating the patients totally free but is also providing patent medicines for severe infection, fever, T.B., Malaria, Typhoid (Adult & Children) stitching, lekuria, pregnancy, other women related diseases and glucose drips including  medicines for two life-threatening diseases i.e. high blood pressure and Diabetes for which medicines are required to be taken regularly. All these medicines are provided free of cost to save patients from paralysis, heart attack, kidney and eye related diseases.

21. CHAEF Primary Healthcare and Ultrasound Center.

Usmanabad, Nishter Road.

Opening Date: 01/05/2007

The Primary Healthcare and Ultrasound Center at Usmanabad, off Nishter Road Karachi, dedicated to Mr. Byram D. Avari, Chairman. Avari Hotel due to special services provided by him to the Children Health and Education Foundation.

22. CHAEF Clinic cum Computer Training Center: Primary Healthcare, Ultrasound and Computer Training Center.

Qayyumabad.

Opening Date: 01/05/2007

QAYYUMABAD CENTER:

Mr. Arif Irfanullah, Dr. Asad Irfanullah, Dr. Rehana Kamal, Dr. Yousuf Kalam Mirza, Syed Naeemul Hassan & Jimmy Engineer at the opening ceremony of Primary Healthcare Center, Ultrasound and Computer Training Center at Qayyumabad.

23. CHAEF Primary Healthcare and Ultrasound Center.

Shah Faisal Colony No. 4.

Opening Date: 01/06/2007

SHAH FAISAL COLONY:

Mrs. Shireen Gul Primary Healthcare, Ultrasound Center at Shah Faisal Colony No. 4, Karachi was inaugurated on 29th June 2007, sponsored by Mr. Shuja Zaidi, G.M. Hilton Hotel, Makkah.

24. CHAEF Vocational Training Center.

MT Khan Road, Sultanabad.

Opening Date: 01/11/2005

ESTABLISHMENT OF 1ST VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER FOR WOMEN:

CHAEF baseline study revealed that there was a need to establish a vocational training center for girls of area and around Sultanabad. People of that area are very conservative and do not want to send their girls to schools. Rather they prefer to send their girls to some vocational center for cutting, sewing, embroidery. Keeping in view the prevalent situation, CHAEF establish a Vocational Training Center for Girls at Sultanabad, MT Khan Road. This vocational training center for girls provide vocational training (cutting, sewing, embroidery, adult education, etc.) to the deserving girls free of cost at their doorsteps.

25. CHAEF Computer Training Center.

Chishti Nagar, Gulistan-i-Johar.

Opening Date: 13/08/2003

ESTABLISHMENT OF 1ST COMPUTER TRAINING CENTER:

CHAEF Computer Training Center at Gulistan-e-Johar.

26. EBM Primary Healthcare Center, Ultrasound Center, Primary School and Computer Training Center.

Chishti Nagar, Gulistan-i-Johar.

Opening Date: 13/08/2003

EBM SCHOOL AND PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTER:

EBM Primary Healthcare Center, Ultrasound Center, Primary School and Computer Training Center, all four services are under one roof at Gulistan-e-Johar.

27. Computer Training and English Language Center.

Qayyumabad.

Opening Date: 01/05/2007

ESTABLISHMENT OF 2ND COMPUTER TRAINING AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER AT QAYYUMABAD.

28. SETTING UP FREE ULTRASOUND CENTER:

SULTANABAD, MT KHAN ROAD.

QAYYUMABAD KORANGI ROAD.

AKHTAR COLONY ADJACENT TO DHA PHASE I.

SHAH FAISAL COLONY NO. 4.

GULISTAN-E-JOHAR OFF UNIVERSITY ROAD.

NORTH NAZIMABAD, BLOCK-R. (NEAR INTERMEDIATE BOARD OFFICE).

NEW KARACHI SECTOR F “A DENSELY POPULATED AREA.”

HUSSAINABAD (AZIZABAD, BLOCK-8).

USMANABAD OFF NISHTER ROAD.

See updated list of centers (http://www.chaef.org/centres)/

29. PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS:

Children Health and Education Foundation made a series of public awareness campaigns against deadly diseases like thalassaemia, diabetes, breast cancer, high blood pressure etc. For this purpose, CHAEF has designed handbills containing useful information regarding causes and preventions of these diseases. Millions of handbills were distributed in general public. The diseases are as follows:

Thalassaemia.

Diabetes.

Breast Cancer.

High Blood Pressure.

HIV (Aids).

Hepatitis.

Heart Diseases.

Cancer.

Kidney related diseases.

Prostate Cancer.

Influenza.

Myocarditis.

Acute Myositis.

30. A. FIRST ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER:

A. The board of governors decided to organize a fundraising dinner to generate maximum funds to meet the ever increasing expenses of all operations. The annual fundraising dinner and theater evening was arranged on June 11, 2005 at Sheraton Hotel Karachi. Four primary healthcare centers were inaugurated online by the Governor State Bank, Dr. Ishrat Hussain.

Entirely new humorous and witty stages play “Jholi Key Peechay Kya Hai” written by popular playwright Mr. Imam Aslam was performed.

       B. DINNER-FOR-CAUSE WITH FAMOUS INDIAN FILM ACTRESS, MANISHA KOIRALA:

Children Health and Education Foundation held dinner-for-cause with Manisha Koirala, famous Indian film actress to generate maximum funds for the earthquake victims on Saturday November 19, 2005 at the residence of known businessman, Mr. Tariq Hashmi at Phase VII, DHA, Karachi. Many famous Pakistani film actors and actresses participated in the dinner-of-cause.

Children Health and Education Foundation (CHAEF) organized a Dinner-for-cause with Manisha Koirala, Indian film actress to raise funds to establish primary healthcare centers, schools and orphan houses in earthquake-hit areas e.g. Mansehra, Balakot, Alai in NWFP, Muzafferabad, Rawala Kot and Bagh in Azad Kashmir.

        C. A FAMOUS HUMOROUS AND WITTY STAGE PLAY:

“JUNG HAI BASANT DI” was arranged on May 6th 2006, some of clipping of the evening at Karachi Sheraton Hotel.

       D. ANNUAL FUND RAISER DINNERS:

We are grateful to Mr. Saeed Allawala Managing Director of Atco Laboratories Ltd who sponsored our annual Fund Raiser Dinner held at Bahria Auditorium on December 1st, 2006. Mr. Moin Akhtar, a famous and renowned artist hosted the function and entertained over 600 guests with his humorous skits. Mr. Khalid Anum, a renowned singer and his team also entertained the guests.

The students of CHAEF School also performed and won cash prize of Rs. 10,000/= awarded by the Mrs. Khawar Masood Butt and Rs. 5000/= by Mrs. Saadia Naveed, Director Operations of EBM, for excellent performance.

31. CHAEF ELECTRONICS MEDIA COMPAIGN:

Children Health and Education Foundation released its first television commercial with Fatima Surryya Bajia, Jameel uddin Aali and Dr. Yousuf Kamal Mirza in the month of September 2004.

32. OPENING OF REGIONAL OFFICE AT LAHORE:

Regional office of the Children Health and Education Foundation was opened in Lahore at 96 Khyber Block, Allama Iqbal Town Lahore. The inauguration was performed by Syed Naeem ul Hassan, Chairman CHAEF along with Dr. Akhtar Qurashi former Chairman, Dept. of Psychology, Government College University, Lahore, Miss Laila Yousuf, Campaign Co-coordinator, Amnesty International, Lahore, Mr. Jawed Khan, a social worker, Mr. M.A. Amjad, Producer, current affairs, PTV, Lahore and Mr. Ansar Jawed, Member, Board of Governors and Vice Chairman CHAEF among prominent Businessman, Electronic and Print Media present on the occasion.

The basic aim and objective was to open the office in central Pakistan, i.e. Lahore to establish new Primary Healthcare Centers to provide free consultation, diagnosis, treatment and medicines to the underprivileged people of Punjab and N.W.F.P.

This is not end but the start of services for destitutes.