EDHI and It’s boundless
contribution towards Humanity
Subject : Personal Management
Name : Asad Zaman
course instructor : Ma’am Sarah Qazi
• Abdul Sattar Edhi , A man who needs no
Introduction; Due to his immeasurable
contribution for humanity.
• Edhi Foundation which was Established in
1951, is a non-profit social welfare program in
Pakistan, founded by Abdul Sattar Edhi
The Edhi Foundation provides
24-hour emergency shelter for the poor and destitute
free hospital and medical catering,
national and international relief/peace efforts.
Its main focuses are
International Community Centers
Blood & Drug Bank,
air ambulance services
Marine And Coastal Services.
• The foundation has over 300 centers across the
country, in big cities such as Karachi and
Hyderabad, small towns and remote rural areas
such as Vehari and Rahim-yar-khan, providing
medical facilities, family planning and emergency
• They own air ambulances, providing quick access
to far-flung areas
• plus funding from widely appreciated hospitals
and organizations have made their work easier.
• JHOOLAS (BABY CRADLES)
At most of the emergency Edhi Centres, "Jhoolas" (baby
cradles) are installed where unwanted infants can be
left. These abandoned babies are then taken into
custody and given shelter in Edhi Homes
• HIGH-WAYS PROJECTS :
Under this project, it is planned to construct five hundred
Edhi Centres in order to cover a sizeable population on
all highways ,The existing centres provide first aid to
accident victims and arrange for their speedy transfer
to the nearby hospitals.
EDHI DESCRIBED IN 4 POINTS
• Firstly, Edhi Foundation is the largest and most
organized social welfare system in Pakistan.
• Secondly, it is a unique example of what ordinary
people can achieve through sincerity of purpose,
dedication and perseverance.
• Thirdly, Edhi Foundation embodies the spirit of
self-help, especially in a society where the notion
of self-reliance has not taken root.
• Fourthly, by focusing on alleviation of human
sufferings, Edhi Foundation has broken the
religious, geographical and racial barriers, thus
fostering the notion of welfare for all mankind.
Although the problems/challenges faced by such a
supported organization are minor, yet every thing
has its weaknesses.
• Initially Edhi was subject to a lot of pressure from
several quarters on initiating Jhoola service, and
although gradually it caught on yet there are
people who still consider the idea puerile.
• There are only two blood banks, one at Karachi
and the other at Mirpur, have no proper facilities
for storing and screening blood.
• ambulance aircraft’s are yet to be established
and this phenomenon is contributing
enormously in slowing down the development
• Refugees Services are only available to a
handful of countries, namely Pakistan,
Afghanistan, Bahrain etc…
• Funding Societies are limited to a very small
scale and the funding is unable to co-op with
rate at which the foundation is developing.
• the foundation needs strict rules that apply to
the future heir of the foundation so that it is
in safe hands