HOW WE BEGAN THIS JOURNEY
In October 2005, a massive earthquake struck Pakistan and Kashmir. It was the strongest and by far the most destructive disaster in the northern region in the last 100 years. This devastating tragedy took lives of approximately 87,350 innocents, 138,000 were injured and over 3.5 million rendered homeless.
This catastrophe acted as a catalyst to the vision of Mr. Saghir Aslam and his wife, Bushra Aslam. The plight and misery of down and out children have always touched Saghir Aslam’s wife Bushra’s heart. Her dream was to raise even a small group of orphans, but with the same level of love, care and opportunity, as if they were her own children.
Mr. and Mrs. Saghir Aslam when saw the dire conditions of the people and orphans in the North responded to the call for need and embarked upon massive relief efforts in the affected areas. But the vision was not just to provide relief but to find a long-term solution for the orphan children. Therefore, an institution that has offered hope and a chance to restart a life full of opportunities for several children came into being.