Sharafat Ali belongs to Madian Swat and lives with two brothers and four sisters. His father died in his childhood and his elder brother bore all household expenses. It was a very challenging time for his family because the earnings were not enough to fulfill basic needs of his family. When Sharafat was in Grade-VII, he was enrolled in Orphan Support Program (OSP) as a Sponsor Child, after which he received food/ration packages and cash grants that helped him continue his education and meet his expense.
He was overjoyed when Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) team ensured continuation of his education. Thus, in 2011, he was adopted by Orphan Support Program of HHRD.
He was a bright student and worked hard to pass the Matriculation exam in 2013 with A grade. He was able to continue his education in 2015 and passed Intermediate, yet again with flying colours, scoring an A Grade, that landed him a scholarship in Helping Hand Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (HH-IRS), Mansehra. He completed Doctorate of Physiotherapy (DPT) with 3.64 CGPA.
Sharafat Ali is a bright and happy young man. Expressing gratitude to the team of HHRD, he said, “it is a great pleasure for me that the donors of Helping Hand for Relief and Development have sponsored me, and thousands of other children like me to help them fulfill their dreams. May Allah Almighty give the best reward for this act of kindness.”
9,000 children are sponsored under the Helping Hand for Relief and Development’s Orphan Support Program and many of them are serving humanity across Pakistan after completing their education. Twelve children are currently serving as doctors after doing MBBS. Thirty-five have become engineers, while about seventy are working as teachers. In addition, many are working in the Pakistan Army, police and other government institutions.
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