2008 Report
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One Million Trees
  • Hidaya initiated this project in Pakistan and the United States. Once well underway, Hidaya intends to execute this project in other countries where Hidaya works as well.

  • In the Spring of 2008, Hidaya purchased over 70,000 tree seedlings and distributed to mostly students and few farmers at various communities for planting in Pakistan & US.

  • At every school and community a team lead and back up implemented the project successfully in addition to Hidaya Project Manager.  Team lead will be monitoring and providing monthly reports of survival rate of seedlings.

  • Margosa (Neem), Eucalyptus, Conocarpus, Acacia, Moringa and Jamun seedlings were distributed in Pakistan.  Additional varieties were planned to be added to the list during the next plantation season in August 2008.

  • In the Fall of 2008, Hidaya's team in Pakistan planted a total of 15,166 seedlings consisting of Neem, Sareenh, Jaman, Acasia, Euclyptus, Conocorpu, Lemon, and other plants.

  • Hidaya has establishted its own nursery in Sukkur, Pakistan for ongoing and timely supply of seedlings.  The nursery is growing nearly 150,000 plants for planting in surrounding areas upon maturity.

  • Norway Spruce (Flemington, NJ), Long leaf pine (Swansboro, NC), White Spruce (Buffalo, NY), and Eldarica Pine (Phoenix, AZ), Coast Live Oak (Santa Clara, CA)   were or are being distributed in United States among several schools.
Children from a New Jersey School who received seedlings from Hidaya Foundation


Click here to see a class report from the children of the New Jersey School

 

Vegetables for healthy Living:

  • In the Spring of 2008 Hidaya distributed approximately 13 kilograms (approximately 97,500 seeds) of Opo/Kadoo/Lauki (Gourd) seed and 13 kilograms (approximately 97,500 seeds) of Zucchini/Toori/Turai seed to students at various communities.

  • A total of 39,000 packets, containing five seeds of Toori or Kadoo with the instructions of how to plant and care were distributed.
 

Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The sister organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.