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The lighthouse - A home with love & care
The Lighthouse is a project of the Mahmud Ali Kasuri (MAK) Welfare Trust, an independent non-profit organisation that works towards the development and uplift of the deserving members of society.
Mahmud Ali Kasuri (MAK) Welfare Trust was established in 1994, as an independent non-profit organisation that works towards the development and uplift of the deserving members of society. The Trust and its key donors, Beaconhouse, the Kasuri family, and Beaconhouse employees, have consistently responded with meaningful contributions during national crises including the 2005 earthquake that devastated the northern areas of Pakistan, the IDP crisis of 2009, and the massive flooding of 2010 and 2014.
‘The Lighthouse aims to be a home of love, kindness and care for orphans, which nurtures them to become empowered and confident adults’
‘The Lighthouse envisions a future where all children receive the love and care they deserve. It aims to create lasting impact in the lives of orphaned children by nurturing them in a loving home that provides quality education, physical and emotional well-being, and equips them with life skills to develop them into all-rounded individuals, who are socially and economically productive members of the community.’
Seeing a heartfelt smile on the face of a child gives us immense pleasure. As parents, we cannot look at our own children’s faces and not think of those who are deprived of a loving family, the comfort of a home and access to education.
With a journey spanning over four decades in providing quality education, the aspiration to create safe spaces with an exceptional learning environment has always been there. We believe, every child has the right to grow up in a supportive family environment, to be loved and to live in safety, with dignity, respect and access to quality education. These are the guiding principles of The Lighthouse; my family and my contribution to supporting the often invisible 4.6 million orphan children in Pakistan.
The Lighthouse is a home, a safe space created with love and care. Our vision is to invest in children’s lives today in order to transform their future. By creating this safe space we aim to provide an environment where children can thrive and where love and education is central. With nourished minds and nourished souls, we know that we can make a difference.
We recognise that positive change takes time and we are committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children for the long haul. As our name suggests, we aim to be the guiding light that safely leads children towards a secure future.
We invite you to join us in carrying out The Lighthouse’s mission by becoming a volunteer for this wonderful cause. Partner with us in our commitment to provide the children of Pakistan a better future.
AMINA WATTOO KASURI
How We Care For Our Children
At Lighthouse, we provide children with the best possible facilities, helping them live a happy, healthy life. They thrive in a safe family environment which they can call home, and which gives them the opportunity to build a future every child deserves.
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What Our Volunteers Say
The children are well looked after, provided for and happy. The Lighthouse is not only making sure they are clothed, housed and fed- they are making sure they receive a real education and the chance to reach their potential.
‘From the warm and friendly ambience at the Volunteer House, to the beautiful, eager children at The Lighthouse and the Happiness Center, doing volunteer work with The Light House felt awesome’!
‘We organised activities such as a learning day and a book talk and the best part was just getting to know the kids during their free time. They were so friendly and fun and made me feel like I was part of their family’.
We believe in change
The Lighthouse aims to provide a loving home for orphans and care for them with dignity and responsibility.
The Lighthouse aims to be a home of love, kindness and care for orphans, which nurtures them to become empowered and confident adults.
The Lighthouse creates a nurturing and caring environment for orphans, in order to empower them to become confident and empowered adults.
In order to continue to play a role in the uplift of society MAK Trust has established The Lighthouse, an orphanage as every child needs love, kindness, attention and care.