‘Joining Hands’ a hope for many in Sujawal district

Local youth body Joining Hands has set an example in social services in Mirpur Bathoro town of district Sujawal as the body played an instrumental role in the provision of shelters, installation of hand pumps for safe drinking water, food items for needy population, wheelchairs for differently-abled persons, and wedding expenses for nine destitute girls. This group is also credited for creating social awareness in the area.

Sensing the need for community service, Muhammad Suleman Khattoi, Sajjad Hussain, Ayaz Ali, Abdul Jabbar, and Rizwan Ahmed took the initiative and formed Joining Hands in 2014 meant to facilitate the local communities of Mirpur Bathoro and its adjoining areas.

Sharing the objective of the organisation with Minute Mirror, Joining Hands spokesman Muhammad Suleman Khatti said the idea behind the organization came as he was constructing a house for a poor family in the area.

He said that local people hailing from different walks of life rendered their assistance and support in keeping this organisation afloat. He added that they have successfully constructed 13 houses and provided shelter to 13 poor families so far. Not only that, but the body has installed 19 hand pumps for the provision of safe drinking water to the people of remote villages.

Joining Hands played a crucial role during the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic and distributed rations and other items of necessities to more than 300 families.

The organisation has also worked significantly in the education sector, and has provided a solar system to Girls in Higher secondary School, arranged scholarships for local needy students annually, and helped differently-abled people with wheelchairs and other accessories, he mentioned.

Suleman said that they have received financial support from philanthropists and stressed that they have accountability and proper record-keeping processes in place to sustain the trust of supporters.

The organisation has more than 100 volunteers in Mirpur Bathoro, Sujawal, Badin, Tando Muhammad Khan, Talhar and other cities, he highlighted.

Kamran Khamiso Khowaja is the district correspondent of Daily Minute Mirror From Thatta and Sujawal. He covers social, political, environmental and cultural stories. He can be reached on Twitter @ZaibSha1 and through email at kamran.khowaja338@gmail.com.