How far is it
A. It takes around 40 minutes drive from Civic Centre or Clifton
the funds for the school and the hospital?
A. Mainly, the costs are borne by
Hub-Pak Salt Refinery but
family and friends keep pitching it from time and time, helping
us enhance the facilities and provide better service to the poor
locals of Hub Industrial Area.
students are there in the school?
A. There are over 200 students.
Is it only a
Primary School, or does it have senior classes as well?
A. It is a Primary School only.
Are there any
plans to raise it to Secondary School level?
A. Initially, it was planned, but by the time our students
reached Class Five, the government built a proper school in the
area, therefore the need to increase the level to Secondary no
longer remained. Besides, as Maryam University is a co-education
school, another constraint to increasing Class levels was the
lack of more classrooms. Hub is a conservative area, therefore
segregation would have been necessary in higher classes.
If there is a
government school there, what is the need for Maryam School now?
A. The quality of education at Maryam School is such that we
still have numerous admission applications each year. Besides,
competition is healthy for both schools.
children enjoy any extra-curricular activities?
A. Yes, students of Maryam School enjoy many
How many beds
does Halima Hospital have?
A. Halima Hospital is an OPD hospital only, and therefore does
not have any beds.
Hospital have surgical facilities?
A. Yea, we have limited surgical facilities at Halima Hospital.
Eye surgeries are regularly performed
A. Most services are free, but some costlier services are
charged but at heavily subsidized rates.
Do you have
A. Yes, Halima Hospital has basic
diagnostic facilities, yet there is a need to
family-planning a taboo?
A. Many families here have a great number of children, some
women have as many as 13 or even 19. This results in poor mother
and child health and nutrition. Initially, as in all illiterate,
uneducated communities, the concept was resisted, but now people
are realizing the importance of
family-planning, and more and more patients are embracing