Ray of Hope – Pakistan
Established in 2007, Ray of Hope is a registered social welfare organization which operates for a healthier and prosperous Pakistan. The organization’s core mission is to promote sustainable solutions to the substance abuse problem in the country.
Ray of Hope does so by fostering healthier and higher standards of living, based on the ideals of sustainable development, while targeting poverty and health considerations to provide a sound socio-economic basis for meaningful change.
Activities in 2018
- Addiction treatment centre (Rawalpindi)
- Education programme for people with substance use disorders
- School-based awareness and information workshops on substance use
- Food distribution for the poor during the month of Ramadan
- Environment protection initiatives
Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals
3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.
4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes
1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
- Registered to the Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control
- Consultative Status to the UN Social and Economic Council (ECOSOC)
- Member of Drug Free Australia
- Member of the World Federation Against Drug Abuse