Hope Development Organization (HDO)
A Peacebuilding Institute Affiliate
Mr. Rashad Javed, Director
Summary of proposed Peace Project
Hope Development Organization
Most of our two million people in
the Faisalabad area are poor and undernourished. Our children do
not usually understand themes of peace and reconciliation, so
immersed are they in the “virtues” of violence. They are taught
that virtue is to do good only to followers of their own
religion or sect. We have not learned, as a country, to get
along, and some of our children move toward terrorism in the
process of survival.
We at HDO have decided to devote most of our effort to
projects designed to bring peace to our country. We are in a
position for this task because of our work in the schools,
factories, and communities since 1997. Providing help for
oppressed women and children and medical services for the
underprivileged. Our new Youth Group Boy’s Wing is dedicated to
creating peaceful enthusiasm in boys. We have selected twenty
schools in the Faisalabad region for intense exposure to
peaceful living, especially in the schools where bigotry is
strong. We involve children in Peace Seminars, writing peace
slogans, documentaries showing the pain and loss of lives caused
by hate, poster competitions, peace walks with banners, three
Peace Conventions, speech competitions, a Conflict Resolution
Table where children talk about their problems with resolution
as the goal. With field trips we visit other groups working on
peace. We believe this proposed project can bring a new attitude
of peace among our children, replacing bigotry in the next
HDO - Past and Current Work
community-based organization seeking to transform deprived lives
through sustainable development. Our emphasis are physical,
social and economic help through medicine, encouragement and
Helping people to change their own unsatisfactory situations.
Improve the literacy rate of working children.
Promote harmony among people of diverse economic status and
Train women for the workplace and increase their confidence.
Provide assistance to the disabled.
Provide health services and awareness for the very poor..
Assist communities in defining their needs, and then define our
programs. (The Peace Project)
Descriptions of the twenty schools initially targeted and the
children who attend them.
Descriptions of the teachings and activities.
The administrative structure and avoiding conflict with leaders
who may object.
Evaluation and monitoring.
Future expansion of the Peace Project if results warrant
Pakistan and the World
We are positioned to exert a great influence on our region and
on the world, either for good or for evil. Our country is
bordered by India, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and China with
disputed and ungoverned territories within and neighboring us.
While our government claims friendliness with the civilized
nations, many factors work against our joining with the peaceful
nations of the world. Our children are the best hope for
reversal of trends that tend to lead Pakistan in the direction
I realize that the economy in the world is troubled. It is not
in good shape but this cannot stop me from trying for peace in
my region. As you already know it is very hard to run this kind
of organization in this kind of country without any partner
organizations and without any proper funding. We face too many
problems every day. We need your prayers, helping hands and love
to keep going with all of this until our peace mission is
We require Peace volunteers for office and field, Peace books
and other materials, 1 Multi Media Computer, 1 digital Camera
with cam corder and software, Peace related shirts and
materials, and especially donations.
For further information’s please
visit or contact HDO office by phone or email.
Chairman: Hope Development Organization.
What We Do
(HDO Working Children Educational Center)
HDO focuses on education as character building of the Child to
make them useful for the society. It is about helping them
acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes that becomes useful
throughout their lives. HDO has started educational project
called “Hope Working Children Educational Center” that gives the
basic education to those boys and girls who belong to the poor
families and cannot afford the heavy expenses of education.
They have recently created the Youth Peace Club and held
one of their recent programs:
2011 Women’s Rights Awareness Seminar And Celebration of Women’s
Skill Development Program
HDO has started program, which gives skills to the women. It
helps them to support themselves and their families. Under skill
development program, women are getting Beauty Parlor training.
These women are not highly educated but they want to learn a
skill for their better future.
Being females, they feel attraction
in this field. They are getting training of massage, party and
bridle make up, hair cutting & body massage, etc. After getting
training from HDO, several girls are earning respectfully and
playing active role in the society.
Medical Mobile Camp
HDO is providing standard health facilities to public far from
Hope office and operational areas. HDO arranges mobile
camp after every two months in rural and slum areas.
Patients have been provided basic treatment in this program.
(Six Months Traditional
Birth Attendant (TBAs) Training Program)
Many Pakistani women prefer Dais (Traditional Nurses helping in
birth). It is because families are not aware of the
complications & pre-cautions of birth. Secondly there are
people who cannot afford for the hospital for their treatment.
Dais uses their own old method of birth, which cause
In each case two lives are at risk
(mother & baby). HDO provides them training on modern
features to make them aware about the parts of the body, HB (Hemo
globin), usage of vitamins, required diet and regular check ups.
They are taught about the emergency situations also. HDO
also provides training to those women who are interested in this
field, but do not have any access to get such training. At
completion of training, the students are able to work
professionally on medical grounds. In this way they earn
respectfully & are in a position to support their families.
Several students are serving mankind after completing their
HDO Medical Center
HDO has established a Medical Center that provides the basic
health facilities to the poor people of the rural and slum
areas. The Center is providing reproductive and general
treatment facilities where patients come to the center and get
medicines at very low cost.
In past few years there has been a tension between the people of
different faiths on different grounds. As a civilized
society we need to live in Peace and Harmony. HDO started
a program to bridge the communities by celebrating the religious
days together as Christmas, Eid-ul-Fitar, Eid-ul-Azha and Easter
and focus on peace meetings between religious and community
leaders. These programs help the people to develop a better
understanding regarding acceptance, tolerance, love & peace
concepts. It also helped to resolve conflict that often takes
place in the areas.
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