There is no limit to what women can achieve in this world. Having the ability to nurture, they are the architects of society. Delicate and compassionate, a woman should never be mistaken as weakness or incapability. The first and foremost version of her that is respected and recognized is of a mother, which truly deserves all the appreciation in the world. Women in every role that she plays is an epitome of strength and perseverance.
Women all around the world are playing their part not only in the nurturing of nations but also as the work force needed to uplift the economic position of a country. We must be grateful to them for their sincerity and commitment. Initially, the best professions considered for our women were teaching or medicine but times have changed. Today, Pakistani women have certainly excelled in many fields like journalism, philanthropy, IT world, engineering and politics etc.
They have proved themselves to be both great mothers and well-reputed, significant citizens. Here, we would like to highlight the achievements and contribution of Mrs Perveen Sarwar, an active Philanthropist and a Political campaigner. She was born in a small village called Salimpur District Toba Tek Singh Pakistan. At the age of six the family joined her father in a small fishing town called Lossiemouth in the far North of Scotland, UK. She studied at Lossiemouth High School where she was the only Muslim girl.
Today, Mrs Perveen Sarwar is the driving force behind the Sarwar Foundation. She has devoted her life to charitable projects, and returned to Pakistan in 2013. Amazing things happen when women help other women. Mrs Sarwar is passionate about women empowerment and established HunarGahs (skill training centres), to enable women to learn skills, go on to start successful businesses and find suitable employment to support their families and make their lives better.
As Vice Chair of Sarwar Foundation, Perveen Sarwar is working in Health, Education, Clean Water and skill development of underprivileged women. She has provided ration (food aid) to over 65 thousand families affected by Coronavirus Pandemic through the platform of Sarwar Foundation.
Perveen Sarwar is the 'Founder of HunarGah' and currently is working on Women Empowerment through Skills Development Centers in Punjab and Kashmir with over one hundred Sewing centers, some include computer classes, Beauty Parlours and Bridal Jewelry classes. Over 20,000 women have been trained.
The Sarwar Foundation is taking a stand against Hepatitis, by providing free Hepatitis screenings to hundreds of susceptible people in Punjab. Patients who test positive for Hepatitis are treated with medication and cared for until a full recovery is made. Sarwar Foundation has also screened over 25,000 people for free in Foundation's hepatitis screening camps, and those requiring treatment are now provided with free medicine. The target is to screen and treat 1 Million people by the end of the year with collaboration of various organisations.
Perveen Sarwar spearheads 'Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign' by holding seminars and awareness camps in educational institutions and underdeveloped areas of Punjab. She has done extensive work for 'Women Health' by holding free mother-child camps across Punjab. Parveen Sarwar is also the President of PGGA (Pakistan Girl Guides Association).
Sarwar Foundation is proud to be the largest provider of clean drinking water, through installation of Clean Water Filtration Plants across Punjab and are presently providing potable water to two million people daily.
Perveen Sarwar is member of the Labour Party and an active Campaigner in UK. She helped to elect the First Muslim MP in 1997. She was an active member of Glasgow Muslim Women Association. She played an active role in the UK & Pakistani Politics.
Perveen Sarwar campaigned for Palestine, Bosnia and Kashmir. She visited the West Bank and Gaza and highlighted the suffering of the people of Palestine. She raised funds for Palestine, Kashmir, Bosnian, Cancer research and other charities.