Women contribute in many ways to their communities and nations, but too often they are limited by lack of opportunity and education that restricts their ability to achieve their potential and to participate in decision-making and resource allocation in their families and communities. In countries throughout the world, when women are valued and given opportunity for education and access to resources, their communities and nations as a whole benefit.
In 2012, Minhaj Welfare Foundation (MWF) initiated Bait-ul-Zahra (the House of Zahra) a female accommodation complex dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of female students wishing to aspire further education. The project was completed in early March 2014 and will provide a safe environment for poor, needy and orphan female students.
Dr Hassan Moh-ud-Din Qadri, chairman of Minhaj-ul-Quran International supreme council spoke at the inauguration ceremony and said:
“Bait-ul-Zahra is yet another unprecedented achievement of Minhaj Welfare Foundation in its efforts in serving humanity irrespective of race, creed or gender.
In a very short span of time, Minhaj Welfare has built more than 637 schools, 12 IT colleges, and one recognised and chartered University. Currently there are 145,000 children and students studying at a Minhaj school, out of which almost 65,000 are young girls.”
Bait-ul-Zahra is located in Lahore, Pakistan and can accommodate up to 450 girls (for poor, needy and Orphan girls). There are onsite female only staff available at all times to ensure all needs and requirements are met.