NDF held meeting with Nestle Pakistan in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: (17th Oct 2018) NDF held meeting with Ms. Fatima from CSR department of Nestle Pakistan at BISP office Islamabad. Dr. Khalid Mehmood Director BISP introduced NDF with Nestle for future collaboration. Mr.  Lashari shared NDF profile & work to develop future collaboration with Nestle. Ms. fatima acknowledged NDF services & efforts in development sector & encouraged for future collaboration in disability in Pakistan especially in Sindh.

NDF participation during PODA partners meeting

ISLAMABAD: (17th Oct 2018) NDF participation during PODA partners meeting to discuss future avenues of development. NDF led Sindh chapter for holding such meetings to support rural women in respect of safety of their rights, Addressing GBV issues & others. NDF committed to hold chapter meeting in January 2019.

NDF meeting with PPAF Disability Program Head in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: (17th Oct 2018) NDF meeting held with Ms. Fahmina Puri Head of Disability Program of PPAF  in her office in Islamabad. Mr. Lashari shared NDF profile & work to develop future collaboration with PPAF. Ms. Fahmina Puri acknowledged NDF services & efforts in development sector especially in Disability & encouraged for future collaboration in disability in Pakistan especially in Sindh.

NDF meeting with CEO Hashoo Foundation in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: (17th Oct 2018) NDF meeting held with Ms. Ayesha Khan CEO Hashoo Foundation in her office in Islamabad. Mr. Lashari shared NDF profile & work to develop future collaboration with Hashoo Foundation. Ms. Ayesha Khan acknowledged NDF services & efforts in development sector & assured encouraged for future collaboration in disability in Pakistan especially in Sindh.

NDF participation during International Conference of Rural Women in Islamabad

  

ISLAMABAD (15th Oct 2018) NDF participated during International Conference of Rural Women 2018 organised by PODA Pakistan in Islamabad. During the Conference NDF represented Women with disabilities of rural area of Pakistan. PODA recognized NDF efforts for ensuring representation and supporting rural women with disabilities during PODA conferences in Islamabad, Mr. Abid Lashari and Ms. Saira Lashari awarded with Shields from Sindh Province.

 

NDF participation during PUAN Country Project event in Sukkur

 

SUKKUR (13-10-2018) Ms. Saira Lashari Project Manager NDF participated during the annual event of Pakistan US Alumni Network (PUAN) in Sukkur. The event was Country Project “Meet Pakistan through Cultural Diversity & Tourism”. The Guest speakers Mr. Anwar Ali Siyal President PUAN, Mr. Abid Lashari Vice President PUAN, Professor Saif, Mr. Anwar Mahar, Ms. Alina Jokhio, Mr. Khalid Metlo, Ms. Saira Lashari & others spoke on the occasion & shared cultural diversity & Tourism in Pakistan.

 

NDF & PDSA CEO participation during GNN Live Morning Show

NDF & PDSA CEO Mr. Abid Lashari participated during GNN live Morning Show on 11th Oct 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NDF observed World Mental health in Nawabshah

 

NDF observed 10th October World Mental Health Day in Nawabshah

Mental Health can be addressed through due care proper screening/rehabilitation services: Abid Lashari

NAWABSHAH: NDF Nawabshah in collaboration of Community Development Program (CDP)/UCBPRP, P&D Department Government of Sindh & Benazir Income support Program (BISP). Mr. Abid Lashari CEO NDF elaborated the importance of the day that All over the world, mental health is one of the biggest issues to be handled in our society. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, the theme of this year was “YOUNG PEOPLE AND MENTAL HEALTH IN A CHANGING WORLD”. The overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. It seems that the tendency of Intellectual (mental) disability is increasing because the knowledge and awareness is not available in our communities. In rural setups and small town these people with intellectual (Mental) disabilities are chained and locked in homes or wandering at the streets with dirty and tore clothes or naked.  In some cases these people are sent to institutions/mental hospitals for life time. Keeping in view that mental health can be addressed through different treatments & rehabilitation that NDF established NDF Rehab Center in Nawabshah to bring regular services to children with intellectual disabilities, such as life therapies i-e Physiotherapy, Psycho-Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, limbs provision & independent living to 100+ Children with Intellectual Disabilities. He further told that organization provides residential/boarding services & Day Care services with better care & entertainment to the children to bring them out of trauma, entertainment with indoor/outdoor sports with recreations& proper care. The mental health disorders need regular care & attention to be rehabilitated. The parents are ultra-poor that they cannot meet the expenses of such therapies. Government should expand circles of such centers. Dr. Ayaz Psychotherapist & Speech therapist told that there are some types of mental disability i.e Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy (CP), ADHD & other mental retardation. The counseling especially family counseling does matter to understand mental health. Dr. Azra Jatt, Dr. Nida Arain, Dr. Mehak & Ms. Saira Lashari said that the parents have lead role to understand & to address mental health & mobilize efforts to support mental health under slogan no health without mental health.

FM Radio 105 aired interview of Mr. Abid Lashari on Mental Health Day

NAWABSHAH: (06-10-2018) FM Radio 105 aired interview of Mr. Abid Lashari CEO NDF on Mental Health Day (10th October 2018).

 

 

 

PILL delegation visits NDF Rehab Center, Nawabshah

 

NAWABSHAH: (06-10-2018) PILL delegation visits NDF Rehab Center, Nawabshah. Madam Afshan Qureshi, Tayaba Khan and Dr Ameer Bux from PILL (Pakistan Living and Learning) Karachi are seen visiting NDF Rehab Center Nawabshah. PILL and NDF will start joint venture mental health and research in Nawabshah to address mental health issues.