Friday, October 15, 2010

Amai ka Ashiana- Amai's Nest for Children in Bahrain


Photos Ahmad Faraz & Aftab Ahmad


‘Amai’s Nest’ is a healing place for flood affected children, It is situated next to a relief camp in Bahrain, Swat Kohistan, where nearly 30 families reside. Amai's Nest is where the children from this relief camp can read books, paint pictures as well as catch up on their studies that were disrupted due to displacement. It is a project of Funkor Childart Center and Idara-Barai-Taleem o Taraqi.Aftab Ahmad is the supervisor who guides the teachers in the daily activities and assists them in whatever help they need. There are 2 teachers, Mohammad Rahim and Mohammad Ishaque. Both have previous experience of teaching. The teachers are hard working and devoted. Rahim has also the experience of art work. At the moment the total number of students enrolled so far is 51. All of the children come from the relief camp.








Thanks to donation from the Beaconhouse Community Services members who donated Rs 26,000 we were able to buy floor coverings for Rs 2000/- to start with. All the purchases made will be updated on this blog.



Book Reading- Sadako's Prayer










Mural painting 'Trees are our Friends'
Ahmad Faraz a volunteer of Funkor Childart Center explaining the poster 'Darakht Hamary Dost Hain'. It was followed by mural painting. Flowers, trees and birds were painted by the children.







Milk Day &Recycling Activity
Once a week children are given milk to drink. It is followed by making crafts from the milk packs.



Ahmad Faraz giving instructions to children.
Cutting the milkpack to make flowers.


Shazina tying her flower to the pole.

I am first to make a flower!!!






Cleaning up after the activity.


Some sports.










Clay Fun




Drama time.



Drawing time.



On November 14, 2010 IBT core team received Eid and winter dresses and shoes for the Amai’s Nest project children in Bahrain. The winter and Eid package contained dress, shoes, 2 pairs of socks and a cap for the children. IBT distributed the dresses and shoes among the 51 children on November 15, 2010, a day before the Eid.Warm jackets, woolen caps and shoes were gifted by Fauzia Asad Haider, socks were gifted by Falaknaz Asfandyar and the new clothes for Eid was a gift from members of the Church of St. Gwyddelan of Dolwyddelan, Wales, UK.


Funkor is grateful to Attaur Rehman Baig, Mahnoor and Mushfih for donating 100 books for a mobile library, Maham Ali and her friends for donating books and stationary,Raheel Raza, Isabelle Bouan, Lynda Martin, Waltraud Torrosian and Bernhard Wild for helping us in 3 teachers salaries for 6 months, Fauzia Asad Haider for milk for each child for every Friday of the week, Maria Mader's friend listed below for all the material that went into providing a special place for the flood affected children and making this looming winter bearable for them.List of donators for FUNKOR in Austria,
MAUSHAMMER Mr,NESTINGER Fam,WEICHHART…….Fam,BADER Fam,ZITTA……………….Mr, FESSL………………Mr, TEICHER…………..Mrs
ECKELBACHER….Fam
DATZINGER………Mrs
HORVATH………..Mr
KUKLA……………..Mr
WUTZEL…………..Fam
GABLONER………Fam
RANKL……………..Fam
WAXENECKER….Mrs
HEINISCH…………Mr
AUER………………Mrs
HITZ………………..Priest
NICOLOSO……….Mr
DILLINGER……..Mrs
LEBSCHY………….Mrs
RUMPELMAYER.Fam
PERMOSER………Priest
We thank the families NESTINGER, WEICHHART, BADER, ECKELBACHER, WUTZEL, GABLONER, RANKL, RUMPELMAYER, the ladies TEICHER, WAXENECKER, DATZINGER, LEBSCHY, DILLINGER, AUER, and the men ZITTA, FESSL, HORVATH, KUKLA, NICOLOSO, MAUSHAMMER, HEINISCH, HITZ, and the priests Karl PERMOSER and Erich HITZ, members of the Church of St. Gwyddelan of Dolwyddelan, Wales, UK.



2 comments:

  1. Great work and great help for the flood affected kids.

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  2. Very nice work, maShaAllah... keep it up!

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