Hashoo Foundation's scholarship program identifies talented students who cannot afford university education, and supports them throughout their studies. This support enables them to break the poverty cycle and access better opportunities.
In the absence of State-sponsored social safety nets, vulnerable families and individuals facing temporary hardships and/or unforeseen expenditures can be easily thrown into an endless cycle of poverty. Our Humanitarian Assistance Program provides support to individuals and/or families through medical, financial and educational assistance.
The Women Empowerment through Honey Bee Farming Project was initiated in 2007 to empower women in the Northern areas of Pakistan by expanding home-based entrepreneurship opportunities for them.
Hashoo Foundation's emergency health relief component targets vulnerable communities, reeling from the effects of natural or man-made disasters. The Foundation began its relief activities during the catastrophic earthquake in 2005, providing relief to the earthquake affected victims through establishment of a basic health unit in Talhatta, Balakot.
HOUSTON, TEXAS.- The City of Houston's "Houston Spirit of Volunteerism" reception was held on May 1st at the Houston Public Library Julia Ideson Building to honor more than 200 volunteers nominated for the 28th Annual Mayor’s Volunteer Houston Awards.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker presented medallions to five local winners of the Jefferson Awards Youth Service Challenge. The awards recognize exemplary student-led volunteer public service in communities across America. Nominees for the award include the Mayor’s Youth Council, Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, Lemonade Day, TAPS and the Hashoo Foundation.
The Youth Service Award (YSC) is a national youth community service program coordinated by the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. The program strives to build year-round public service and promote student leadership. Activities focus on three public service categories: "End Hunger," "Save the Environment" and "Promote Health and Wellness." Students are encouraged to follow their passions in serving their communities.
The Hashoo Foundation was recognized for its project “Plan Bee”. This project provides a platform for the Klein Forest High School’s Pakistani Indian Student Association (PISA) to promote inter-cultural relations and reach out, share their creativity, and funds they earn from their "Cultural Shock" charity shows to help the women beekeepers who lost their beehives –their only source of income- to the devastating floods in Pakistan. PISA students have provided new beehives to help the beekeepers rebuild their honey business and provided their children access to quality education.
The Credit and Enterprise Development (CED) pilot program is another project of the Hashoo Foundation created in partnership with students from University of St. Thomas Social Entreperneurship Program (UST SEP), Rice Microfinance (RMF), and Micro Finance Initiative at University of Houston (MFi UH) to provide students with the opportunity to engage in sustainable economic development with a market based approach by using revolving micro credit as a tool for poverty alleviation. CED facilitates the disbursement and recovery of the micro credits provided by the students to the “Plan Bee” women beekeepers. These small loans help the women keepers purchase more hives to achieve economies of scale, expand their enterprise and educate their children.
The "Houston Spirit of Volunteerism" reception is sponsored by the Mayor’s Volunteer Initiatives Office and Volunteer Houston.