Shimshal Trust projects
Although the Shimshal Trust focuses on funding scholarships, over the years we have also been involved in raising money for specific projects in collaboration with other organisations such as the Morgan Foundation and Rotary. Recently, we have worked with the KIWI-MADAD, a small group of Kiwi-volunteers, who raise funds to help people in need, both in New Zealand and overseas, for education, medical treatment, post-surgery rehabilitation/living expenses during treatment and disaster relief. Kiwi-Madad works with organisations who have local people on the ground to enable regular feedback on progress and the results of projects.
Our current project is supporting 11 girls, all orphans, who are living at Al Shams Girls Hostel in Aliabad, the nearest town to Shimshal on the Karakoram Highway. The girls need money for education, fees to stay at the hostel and the costs of books, travel and their school uniform. Since 2016, Kiwi Madad, through the generosity and support of their members, have raised the yearly sum needed by each of the girls and the Trust channels the money to Pakistan.
The following are other projects that the Trust has supported since it was established.