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2020 Full Year Update

Supporting Hands UK activities during the year 2020

The Trustees of Supporting Hands UK express their sincere thanks to all Donors for their support in this great cause. Without your Support it would not have been possible to achieve the results. Your ongoing support is helping 180+ students to change their lives forever by educating themselves.

None of the volunteers or Trustees are paid for their services and efforts. Supporting Hands UK Trustees or volunteers did not derive any benefits from Supporting Hands UK activities.

Education Project

Education remains the focus of our activities. By the end of 2020, SHUK have provided financial support to 180+ students on regular basis in form of school/college fees and other school expenses.  All the students are either from the family of a Shaheed or from under privileged backgrounds.  All the students progressed to the next year of education during 2020. 16 students, who we supported, achieved 1st,2nd, and 3rd positions in their classes.  The breakdown of students are as follows:

  • 63% – Primary School, 24% – Secondary School, 13% – University / College

Geographically, these students are located in Wah cantt, Skardu, Quetta, Lahore and Karachi in Pakistan

Supporting Hands UK is helping friends of Rahnuma Public School ( a project of Path Education} to raise funds for the school through their contacts and fund school expenses in Karachi. The School is located in an under privilege area. The school was established in 2006 and currently has 475 students

Ramazan Ration Distribution

Our Ramazan Campaign activities were successfully completed. During 2020, Alhamdulilah, Ramazan rations were distributed to 220 families in Pakistan (Skardu, Parachinar, Punjab, and Karachi).

In addition, 100 Ration packs were distributed in Karachi and Skardu during covid lockdown. A total of 320 including Ramazan rations

The rations included flour, rice, and different varieties of lentils, oil, ghee, tea, milk sugar, concentrated drinks, vermicelli, gram flour and dates.

Qurbani Campaign

Our Qurbani Campaign is to assist momineens in UK to Eid-ul-Azha qurbani obligations according to Islamic procedures and distribute among the deserving people.

SHUK arranged to perform 28 qurbanis on behalf of momineens during Eid ul Azha. The qurbani meat was distributed among 300+ families.  The qurbanis were performed in Attock, Hangu, Parahpur, Skardu, Parachinar and Wah.

Many thanks for all the support & participation received from members of the community for this project.

Winter Blanket campaign

SHUK have been successfully running this campaign for last 4 years. Every year, so far, our distribution has exceeded last year figures. Our sincere thanks to our donors who have been supporting the campaign.

During 2020, 150+ blanket/ duvets were distributed. Our reach was limited due to COVID-19 restriction. The distribution was done in Wah Cantt, Parachinar, Quetta, Skardu, Shigar in Pakistan.

House Build Project

During 2020 SHUK helped 2 very deserving people to build their house in Skardu. One was a person living alone in a depilated house. He was extremely sick and cannot use both his hands.

Second, is a widow with 5 small children. She had a place for building a house but not a source of income or saving to build the house. Had limited family support. She was living in a small room in her brother house.

Other One-Offs

Supporting Hands UK provided some financial help for a wedding.

Three people were supported for their medical needs

Financial Summary

During 2020, Supporting Hands raised £54.9k for the Education, Ramazan, Qurbani ,Winter Blanket and other projects. Supporting Hands (UK) have spent £46k during 2020. Of this, £2.4k (only 4%) were expenses.  This represents Banks charges for remittances , Justgiving/ Paypal processing charges and £1000 Audit fees. Any other charges have been borne by Trustees

Financial summary