Akhuwat DREAMS Project

Akhuwat DREAMS Project

Beginning in 2008, The Akhuwat Dream’s Project (previously “Make a Dream” project), was initiated in order to cater for the experiences or “Dreams” of children suffering from life- threatening medical conditions. The majority of children come from the most impoverished segments of society, with “Dreams” as simple as owning a bright toy car, a doll, or a trip to Wagha Border. Furthermore, the project operates through various hospitals (currently Punjab Institute Of Cardiology, Shirkatgah and Mayo Hospital) that are also equipped with “Akhuwat Dreams” playrooms. These playrooms offer bright, positive and playful environments for sick children, granting them attention that is otherwise lacking in drab and serious hospital environments. Scientific research has proven that such an environment, that encourages play, attention, and granting of wishes to terminally ill children helps these stricken souls feel stronger, more energetic, and more capable in the fight against their illnesses. In addition to medical care, the experience of playing in Akhuwat Dreams playrooms and nurseries as well as the granting of wishes aids in curbing the emotional and physical pain of being terminally ill.