At Gilgit Serena Hotel we encourage those guests who are interested in giving something back to the community to consider supporting one of the projects we support – no matter how big or small. Or at the very least before giving we suggest you talk to a member of our management team who have years of experience in the area and understand what the priority needs are.
The following are some of the projects in Gilgit and Gilgit-Baltistan that you may wish to visit and that need your support:
– The Hunar Gar Centre, Danyore – this women’s sewing centre was started
in 2007 with the objective of training underprivileged women to sew clothing and in particular uniforms. The centre has trained some 70 women who are now able to return to their village and commence earning an income. Some 12 women are employed full time at the centre. In order for the centre to continue to be self sufficient and support the livelihoods of women from the area there are a number of area that they need assistance with from fuel for the generator to a heating system for winter and funds to contribute towards a reliable method of transport.
– Al Amyn School Community School, Gulmit – the first school in Pakistan to focus on preserving the linguistic heritage of the area teaching the local Wakhi language. This school is funded by the community of Gulmit after recognizing the need for a better education for the youth of Gulmit.
The school is located in the Hunza valley and if you are heading this way we strongly recommend you make the journey to visit it. Regardless of visiting the school urgently need any spare books or magazines (English or Urdu) as well as sports equipment such as cricket bats, footballs, netballs, basketballs etc.
– CEENA Health and Welfare Services – Assisting the most disadvantaged and marginalized segments of society CEENA is currently running an Empowerment Centre where 72 deserving and orphaned children are provided with free boarding, lodging, healthcare, schooling and other amenities of life. Gilgit Serena Hotel (GSH) contributes to this project by providing excess food that arises from weddings and other functions held at GSH. We strongly encourage you to visit the orphanage and see how you too can help improving the lives of these children. For more information on how you can help go to www.ceena.org