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Diwa Foundation Newsletter May-June 2020

Emergency Food Help Program Pakistan

Image Report Emergency Aid Program Pakistan

In the weeks leading up to Easter, 265 families in Francisabad and 50 families in Rasool Pura, Gujranwala, received a food package.

Read this short image report.


The Diwa team in Pakistan purchased food and soap and put together packages.

Emergency Food Help Program Pakistan, update 7 April 2020

Last weekend — Palm Sunday — we have distributed 67 food packets to needy families in Francisabad. The packaging and distribution was a lot of work, but our Diwa team and the youth from Kings Way Church worked very hard to fulfill this mission.

Emergency help for Pakistan

The corona virus crisis has affected every county worldwide. The government of Pakistan has also locked down the whole country to prevent the virus from spreading. For two weeks people are staying home. The schools, offices, businesses, daily basis work is closed. Only grocery shops and medical stores are open to help people buy the food and medicine.

Two-thirds of Pakistan’s population is poor. Most of them work on daily wages as a labour, hawker, house maid and cleaner. Their daily earning enables them to feed their families and fulfil other necessities.

Newsletter 12 and New Year's greatings, Diwa Foundation

December 2018

With this newsletter we like to inform you about Diwa’s Skills training project activitiesand like to share with you our plans for 2019. We would also like to introduce to you a member of our Pakistan Team. Read his personal story at the end of this Newsletter.

New website; Privacy

New website Diwa

The Diwa Foundation has updated its website. The site now has a more modern layout, and can now also be used well on mobile devices. We invite you to visit the new Diwa website: http://stichtingdiwa.nl.

Newsletter 11, Diwa Foundation

December 2017
With this 11th newsletter we like to inform you about Diwa’s education projects in Pakistan.

Invitation pear picking

I would like to invite you to join us for pear picking on Saturday 24 September in the beautiful countryside of Brabant, at home of the family van Vulpen.

The pear picking will start round 11.00hr. with cake and coffee. Around five a clock we will stop and eat together.

A part of the yield will be donated to the Brick Kiln Workers Education Project of Stichting Diwa.

The address of the pear picking is:

fam. E.J. van Vulpen
Engelsestoof 3
4261RA Wijk en Aalburg

Best regards,

Jan Dirk Schouten
secretary Stichting Diwa
phone: 06 412 846 89

Diwa Newsletter 10

August 2016

With this newsletter we would like to inform you about Diwa’s projects and our donor and awareness raising activities in the Netherlands.

There have been several important developments in Pakistan which have had a profound impact on our Brick Kiln Workers Education Project. This year we have launched a new Skills Training Centre in the Christian district Francisabad in Gujranwala.

Diwa Newsletter 9

December 2015

by Jan Dirk Schouten, secretary

With this newsletter we would like to inform you about Diwa’s Brick Kiln Education project and our donor and awareness raising activities in The Netherlands.

At the end of last year we came into contact with a new donor, who wanted to sponsor a new project of Stichting Diwa. Together, we have been thinking about how we can make better use of the existing schools. We developed the idea of a skills training development center together with our partner PSTA in Pakistan.

With this training center, we hope to increase the opportunities for children and young adults to find another and a better job. More about this can be read in the article by Shahlla.
Furthermore, this year we evaluated Stichting Diwa. What have we achieved over the years and how can we improve and deepen our work?

The biggest donor activity this year was the Indian / Pakistani cooking workshop led by Grace Timmerman, at a special location in the heart of multicultural Rotterdam. Read more about this in the article by Karin.

Finally, I want to thank you for your interest and support for the work of Stichting Diwa last year.