American Embassy Features Saba Homes on Its Facebook

The US Embassy in Pakistan documented the history, vision and work of Saba Homes and its founder MrSaghir Aslam. Several teams from the Embassy came to visit Saba Homes and couldn’t help appreciating the institution’s efforts and achievements.
Among the long list of comments Saba received from the Embassy representatives, we cherish recalling one: “We have never seen anything like this before, this is truly one of a kind and the best home for Saba girls.”
Later, while visiting Saba Homes Kitchen, the daily menu was shown to them which left them almost dazed. Said one of them, “This menu is something we don’t even have in our homes.” “They are really getting balanced meals with tender love and care. Not just from Mama and Papa, but the administrator, room mothers and the staff, all treat them with such love, dignity and respect.”
They also learned more about the extra-curricular activities that Saba girls enjoy. These girls along with their papa frequently visit beautiful places like KallarKahar where they get the chance of connecting with nature. They were taken for a week-long trip to Murree and Kashmir where they viewed some extraordinary scenic beauty and don’t seem to forget the time they spent there till today. These talented girls are also encouraged to participate in as many sports as they like which is why they have won gold, silver and bronze medals in Karate Martial arts from all over Pakistan and made Saba proud.
Their weekends are mostly planned with breakfast of Halwapuri, trips to fast food restaurants and delicious deserts and ice cream parlors afterwards. After seeing and knowing all of this, anyone would say that these girls are truly blessed to have Saba as their home.
The US Embassy invited MrSaghir Aslam and the daughters of Saba Homes to visit them and to know more about them; their representatives also visited Saba Homes to look into Saba’s history and credentials. Interviews were taken and videos as well as pictures were documented. The result of this came out after a month of hard work by the Embassy team in the form of an inspiring video that touched millions of lives when it was posted on social media (Facebook). The response was beyond their own expectations. As many as 200,000 (two hundred thousand) people around the world viewed and liked that video which touched their hearts. Out of these, thousands of viewers left good wishes and queries asking to become a part of Saba through comments and messages.
People from all over the world were astonished to see that Pakistan still has people like Mr and MrsSaghir Aslam who are determined to serve humanity regardless of what they get in return. They are firm believers in what The Holy Prophet S.A.W. has promised the Muslim ummah: “I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in paradise like this. (putting his index and middle finger together)” That is the only reward they look forward to.
On Facebook, people appreciated their efforts in amazing words and expressions and shared the video in their social circles as well which led to further recognition and appreciation for Saba. Since then, more and more people have come in contact with Saba to gain more information about the founders and Saba’s achievements. This was a great step to create awareness among people all over the world about the work of Saba Homes and why it is different from other welfare organizations. Saba Homes is not only a building made of bricks and cement, it is a home, made out of love, respect, compassion and devotion to create future leaders who will change the face of Pakistan by becoming not only extraordinary professionals but also fine human beings.

 

 

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