Two organisations work closely together to support young boys in Ho Chi Minh City
NRS International, the industry leading manufacturer of products for the humanitarian aid, public health and development sectors, has deepened its philanthropic commitment to improving the health and education of children around the world. The company’s charitable arm, the Lahore-based Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF), has partnered with the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF), to provide safe spaces for young boys at the risk of exploitation in Vietnam.
Over the past 22 years, CNCF has operated The Boy’s Sunshine Nest Shelter, providing a safe haven for young boys in Ho Chi Minh City. BSF’s donation of 1,424,108 Pakistani rupees (USD13,612) will provide an additional 31 boys, between 5 and 21 , with healthcare, education, vocational training, recreational opportunities and a loving family environment.
Mr. Farhaj Sarwar, founder of BSF and Managing Director of NRS International, became committed to the cause after learning more about Ms. Christina Noble. “Her passion and drive to serve others transcends cultures, and, as a father myself, I wanted to do more to help these vulnerable boys.”
Ho Chi Minh City has rapidly developed, and this urbanisation has attracted a large influx of migrants from rural areas. However, with urbanisation comes inherent risks, and many families find themselves unable to support their children.
Every day, young children find themselves out on the street and at risk of sexual abuse, trafficking, child labour and drug addiction. The Boy’s Sunshine Nest Shelter provides safe spaces for these young boys and encourages families to become reunited.
Tammy Urwin, Country Manager for CNCF, added, “We are very excited about the launch of this partnership with BSF. Together we can support some of society’s most vulnerable children, giving them a chance of the childhood they deserve.”
About NRS International and Bilqees Sarwar Foundation
NRS International designs and manufactures core relief items, public health products and solar solutions for vulnerable populations throughout the world. Bilqees Sarwar Foundation was created to provide public health, education and emergency relief support to the Pakistani community. In 2014, Bilqees Sarwar Foundation expanded their efforts internationally.
About Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation is an international partnership of people dedicated to serving children in need of emergency and long-term medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational opportunities, vocational training and job placement, as well as children at risk of sexual and economic exploitation.
To learn more about this partnership, please contact:
Partnership Development Manager, Bilqees Sarwar Foundation
27-KM Off Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Mobile: +971 (0)56 644 9901