On May 8, 2012 during Pervaiz Lodhie’s trip to Nagarparkar, Solar LED Lantern were gifted and distributed to Bhako Village, located in Tharparkar District, Province of Sindh, Pakistan. The distribution was part of Pervaiz Lodhie’s “Pehli Kiran” socio-economic poverty alleviation program for rural Pakistan’s poorest marginalized communities. 500 LED Lanterns—manufactured by Shaan Technologies KEPZ Karachi—were gifted to 500 families of Bhako, Kharoro and Vekasar Villages. These villages are only couple

Between August 31 and September 3 of 2012, a Shaan Technologies team visited Badin, Sindh, Pakistan to install Solar LED Flood Lights at the sites of the NGOs, Indus Development Forum (IDF) and Larr Environmental Awareness Forum (LEAF). In total, 19 Solar LED Flood Lights were installed. Each site was in an area of extreme poverty where there was no electric grid, and therefore no light after dark. The gift

Hyderabad: A group of industrialists from Karachi and the US distributed 300 solar lanterns among skilled women of the remote coastal village, Haji Umar Jat, Thatta district. The village women produce Jat embroidery, which is hard to come by and is rarely seen in the local market. The embroidery is famous in the entire coastal area however is not marketed well. A crowd of community women had gathered to receive

“Barefoot Basketball” Comes to Girls High School in Pakistan As part of Pervaiz Lodhie’s “Barefoot Basketball” initiative to bring the team sport of basketball to the youth in villages of Pakistan, a half-court was gifted by Mr. and Mrs. Mohammad Hussain Rokria to the Government Girls High School in Hala Old, District Matiari, Province of Sindh, Pakistan. It was gifted in loving memory of (late) Siddique Dawood and Hanifa Dawood.