Goldman Sachs Gives Analyst Impact Fund: Earlier this year, Bondh E Shams won the 1st place prize and $150,000 in the highly competitive Goldman Sachs 2018 Analyst Impact Fund! Since then we have been working to expand operations and honing in on a strategy to guide us into our growing future.
Forbes 30 Under 30: Our CEO and founder, Hamza Farrukh was selected to be on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia - 2018 Social Entrepreneurs list. We are grateful for their feature and excited about the opportunities to come!
Operations in Pakistan: We have two teams in Karachi divided between the North team and the South team with over 50 volunteers altogether. In total we currently have four ongoing projects and six completed projects, and we have added tree plantation to our work as well. Most recently, we visited Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School and SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School to arrange a tree plantation drive.
Operations in Rohingya: We are looking to expand our work to the Rohingya region. More specifically, we are looking at ongoing opportunities to help in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
UK/US Registration: Thanks to the hard work of both of our General Secretaries we have now submitted all of our documents for review to be registered as an official charity in the US and we are officially registered as a charity in the UK.
New York Fundraiser: Our New York fundraiser on October 6th, 2018 had a terrific turn-out! Thank you everyone for coming and we will keep you posted on future fundraising events.
Other: Our founder, Hamza Farrukh was recently featured in GroundBreakers. He discusses his motivations and inspirations behind creating Bondh E Shams.