CLF International Welfare
Internationally, Food Aid and Welfare programmes have been running since 2006. Helping to feed the poor and destitute in areas of Gujrat, Pakistan. This work has grown steadily to incorporate specific programmes throughout the year.
All projects are delivered on a voluntary basis from collection of donations to distribution of urgent aid. Currently numerous individual programmes are underway that serve orphans, widows and economically challenged families.
Coronavirus Pakistan Support
During this unprecedented time CLF has been working tirelessly in it's charity work both locally and internationally. The COVID-19 pandemic has rendered thousands of families jobless in countries were government support is not readily available. In the form of food packages and cash support, CLF has aided thousands of poor families in Pakistan hit hard by the lockdown. These are families that no longer have any income, and sleep at night not knowing if they will eat the following day.
Your generous donations are therefore needed now more than ever before, to support the continuously increasing number of affected families.
CLF Training & Education Centre
Especially catering for Orphan and Poor Children in Pakistan. Alongside our continuing International Welfare programmes we are happy to announce the construction of a Training & Educational Centre in Gujrat, Pakistan. This supplementary school will also act as a community hub for orphans and the destitute to gain skills that will better their lives.
Rohingya Appeal - Food Aid
To help support the victims of the Myanmar crisis, CLF has taken on a personal responsibility to ensure your donations reach those in desperate need.
Hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees have faced violence and discrimination for being a Muslim minority - and are on the brink of starvation. Your much needed donations provide these families and children with the life-saving necessities all humans deserve.
Somalia Community Water Wells
Water wells have been dug and installed consistently by CLF in areas of hot weather climates; the conditions of these scorching areas render families and young children thirsty with a desperate desire for water. A basic requirement for survival, which through the help of our volunteers and donors has been successfully established both in Somalia and in Pakistan.
Ramadan Food Aid
In accordance with local celebrations and special events, every year during the fasting month of Ramadan, Food Aid is distributed to families struggling with their basic needs. Food is purchased in bulk and packed by volunteers to be distributed shortly before the fasting month begins.
Ramadan Food Aid Packs contain lentils, vegetables, flour, rice, cooking oil, sugar and other staples required for a medium size family to last the full month Ramadan. As part of this program, previous recipients of Food Aid that have improved in their financial and social economic situation, volunteer to improve the lives of others in their community and continue to show appreciation for the support they received through Community Lighthouse Foundation.
Communal Breaking Bread
Towards the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadan, local orphaned children, widows, the poor and destitute are invited to a Communal Breaking Bread. Late in to the night attendees are hosted and encouraged to partake in the full meal served by volunteers.
Eid Gift Aid
During the celebratory festival of Eid ul Fitr gift parcels are distributed to orphaned children, widows and the poor. These Eid Gift Aid parcels contain food, clothes and treats food for families during the celebratory period. Community Lighthouse Foundation aims to alleviate the distress and dismay of those that are without family and are especially neglected during these communal events.
Qurbani Food Aid
In celebration of the completion of the Hajj ritual, those that are eligible to, make sacrifices and distribute this amongst family and relations. It is often during these moments that widows and orphans feel the absence of parents or breadwinners within the home. Community Lighthouse Foundation provides Qurbani Food Aid for families during this period catering for their needs during this festive celebration. Communal sacrifices are made and along with staple foods and gifts, meat is distributed to the needy to suffice for a full family.
Eid Milad Food Aid
In local communities those that are without family support structures are most vulnerable to despair and hopelessness when others are in celebratory spirits. It is with the desire not to leave these people behind that Community Lighthouse Foundation provides gifts of food and clothing so as to give the opportunities for struggling parents and children the space to enjoy and grow within their respective communities without worrying about their next meal or clothing requirements.
Water Pumps Welfare Program
Throughout the year CLF Charity provides water pumps for families struggling with basic amenities. These are installed within the locality so as to provide clean and fresh drinking water to families that previously had to make lengthy daily journeys to provide for their families. This is a special project that is particularly utilised by kind donors to provide water pumps in the memory of loved and dear ones. These water pumps are truly a lifeline for families on the edge of poverty and serve as a means to bring local families together to share resources provided by Community Lighthouse Foundation.
Back to Work Welfare Program
This program is a unique project that aims to lift the causes of poverty and despair by providing training and resources to those able to work but do not have the skills or resources to find employment. Support is provided in acquiring equipment or qualifications in order to find employment. These recipients are usually on the cusp of the poverty line with family dependents that are unable to attend school, learn new skills or develop their economic circumstances. Through this program long term poverty is avoided and communities are developed to provide a skilled labour force and environment in which the community itself works towards a thriving and productive environment.