Our Society, nowadays, is suffering from all kinds of challenges. From food crisis to economic problems, we have been put into a situation where majority doesn’t have the money to buy necessary foods items. Moreover, societyâ€™s bad environmental conditions are playing a critical role in increasing various diseases and health problems. Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) was established to help poor people get cheap/free kidney transplants and similar treatments. For this purpose, SIUT has always looked towards the middle-class and rich people to donate for this cause. Considering this, Rotaract Club of Textile Institute of Pakistan (TIP), kept its tradition by launching a funds collection campaign from 8th September to 12th September.
TIP is a private chartered degree awarding institution and the majority of students studying here are from middle or upper middle class. It is no doubt a fact that each and every TIPian can donate something for this cause without any hesitation. Rotaract TIP has been doing its SIUT funds collection from the few past years where last time we collected around 21,000 rupees in 3 days; which showed the interest and passion of the students to help humanity. This time SIUT collection came just after the initiation of the Holy month of Ramadan. The project was planned by the directors of vocational and community services where the coordinators were MOHSIN MADAD ALI, SAAD TALAT, AQSA TASLEEM, AMNA KHAN, AHMED A REHMAN, RAMEEZ AHMED KHAN AND IBAD-UL-ISLAM. On the morning of 8th September, 3 boxes with three posters were placed at three different locations of the campus. One box was placed inside the library, second on the main walkway and third in the admin department. On the boxes, the name of SIUT was clearly mentioned, moreover a bunch of brochures were also placed along with the boxes to make people aware of SIUT and this funds collection.
Rotaractors were told to make the best use of time and do roam around with the boxes during their free slots. Rotaractors, as usual, felt that energy in themselves during the campaign and took the boxes to each and every class room and even to every faculty and admin member. From first to fourth years, from newly inducted freshmen Rotaractors to vice president, each and every member of the club put their best effort to collect money for a cause. Many of them were seen motivating people around the campus about the importance in helping humanity and making a change.
On the other side, students and faculty members were already contributing their best. I can remember few students who donated 300-500 rupees as well. In the last slot of Friday, after Namaz-e-Jumma, the BOD took part in the counting of money. It was again a wonderful experience as we all again got a chance for fellowship during the money counting. It took around half an hour and when all the collections were summed up, they made a total of 14,600 rupees! Wow! We all were amazed at this zeal and zest of TIPians and appreciated each others efforts in this collection campaign. All of these funds were later deposited into the bank and then transferred in the favor of SIUT through a cross cheque.
Once again believing in the idea of â€œDo what you can, with what you have and where you areâ€, Rotaract TIP executed the project during a tough academic and Ramadan schedule. The theme was to keep doing something for the humanity and making the best use of your time. We would like to thank all the BOD, Rotaractors, TIPians and faculty members for their participation. We would also like to thank Nida Yousuf for her encouragement for the project, she was the one who kept messaging and calling us for the updates and keep giving us ideas to improve our club. May Allah keep giving us the courage and strength to continue doing such projects since this is the only way to satisfy our souls in this materialistic and self oriented world.