Dar ul Sukoon- A Home of peace and love


On Tuesday, November 2015 a delegation of the Sociology department visited DAR UL SUKUN (A Home of Peace and Love) and Orangi Poilet Project (OPP) Karachi. The tour was organized under the supervision of Dr.Pro. Ranna Saba Sociology Department, University of Karachi.

Karachi Pakistan University

The department of Sociology of Uok visited Dar ul Sukoon.
Photo: Asif Sakhi

Dar ul Sukoon

Dar ul Sukoon boundary wall.
Photo: Asif Sakhi

DAR UL SUKUN  is basically a home for Physically and mentally challenged people in Karachi City. Most of the people are taken to Dar ul Sukun  due to poverty, insufficient health facilities or care.

According to the official website Dar ul Sukon   ‘’www.darulsukun.com’’  was founded on Seventeen Feb, 1969 by a Dutch nun, Sr. Gertrude Lemmens who came to Pakistan on a visit. She was so much touched by the pathetic condition of children with disabilities, Mostly found on street corners and rescued from the garbage dump in the city. In Pakistan, she devoted her life to the care of such children, which were brought by social workers, police and relatives.

Mother of the Motherless people.

Mother of the Motherless.  Sr. Gertrude Lemmens 1914-2000

After reaching at Dar ul Sakoon, the staff members warmly welcomed and introduced and gave a short and informative information about their NGO.

One of the staff member said that ‘we are accepting those people here who are refused by the society and we struggle to empower the folks with disabilities and with non-disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency with inclusion and integration into all aspects of society’

Staff member of Dar ul Sukoon introducing the NGO to Students. Photo: Asif Sakhi

Staff member of Dar ul Sukoon introducing the NGO to Students.
Photo: Asif Sakhi

Karachi University

Staff member of Dar ul Sukoon introducing the NGO to Students

One of the students appreciated the work of Dar ul Sakoon and asked to mention their donors and source of funding. Many people contribute trough Zakat and through different channels. Sometimes we need to organize charity shows to generate funds, the staff member replied.

Side View of Dar ul Sukoon. Photo: Asif Sakhi

Students of Sociology Department along with Dr.Prof Rana Saba distributed gifts among the Children of Dar ul Sukoon. (Side View of Dar ul Sukoon)
Photo: Asif Sakhi

Dar ul Sakoon is also a great opportunity for those students who want to do an internship.

Me and Pro.Dr. Rana Saba, Department of Sociology. Pc :Zaffer Ali

Me and Pro.Dr. Rana Saba, Department of Sociology.
Pc :Zaffer Ali

After Spending one hour at Dar ul Sakoon we left for our next destination.

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