Open Hands Global Relief and Health Programs comes alongside the poor, suffering and oppressed to support and equip them to build literate, healthy and thriving communities by providing education, food and other basic needs – We serve the most vulnerable in the world with open hearts and open hands.
Our current project is in a slum community of Pakistan, on the outskirts of Rawalpindi that is home to more than 4000 families who are impoverished and marginalized because of their religion and occupations. Many residents of this community work in sanitation, cleaning sewers and collecting refuse. Some provide domestic help and some are scrap collectors. These families live in dilapidated houses constructed over open sewers. Open Hands Global Relief and Health Programs serves this community through providing quality education both in school and after-school programs and nutritional meals for children. The children are aged 3 to 10 years and come from families whose income is less than C$3 per day.
What People Are Saying
"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. "
— Nelson Mandela