University of Lahore

Every Drop Counts 

Breast cancer kills 40,000 women every year in Pakistan and is by far the most common cancer in the women worldwide. In our
developing country the incidence has been rising up steadily over the last few years. Currently the masses lack in having sufficient
knowledge on the causes of breast cancer. Early detection, access to the medical facilities, and transmission from mother to the
daughters also plays a vital role in its increased incidence. With early detection, adequate diagnosis and treatment availabilities, there
is a good chance for breast cancer to be cured. If detected late however, curative treatment is often no longer an option. A breast
cancer awareness campaign was conducted by IFMSA Pakistan UCMD-LC on 19th January 2017, aimed to create awareness of self examination for breast cancer in women in rural areas who have a very limited access to health care. The project was coordinated
by Aisha Zafar, Adil Bhatti, Syed Ali Haider Bukhari and Yumna Asif. A group of students of UCMD went to a village in Okara for
Phase 1 of the project. Not only did the girls on the team help the women but the male students also set up a medical camp
for the male population of that region. It was truly an amazing exposure for students who not only got a chance to put their
medical knowledge to use but also were able to serve a village of underprivileged people.



UOL Relief has been at the forefront of providing emergency relief and rehabilitation during times of natural disasters since 2005.

Community service is not new to The University of Lahore (UOL). UOL has been at the forefront of providing emergency relief and rehabilitation during times of natural disasters since 2005. It was felt that the time was ripe to launch the relief program under a separate department to do all the philanthropic work and to execute the required relief plan. Thus UOL
Relief came into being as a project of the University of Lahore. Headed by the Pro Rector (Academics) Prof. Nasir Mahmood, UOL Relief has been able to reach millions of people in far flung areas ever since. We feel proud to say that the effort of UOL Relief is purely voluntary. The University of Lahore staff and students assist UOL Relief by volunteering their time, presence and logistics for the aid work. The University of Lahore (UOL) has the services of hundreds of student volunteers for the execution of its aid plan. This enables us to focus the efforts and 100 % of the funds for the relief & community work. This collective effort has made it possible for us to help the community in times of disaster.

GunarFaram (Gilgit Baltistan2013)

The UOL Relief provides shelter, Food and Education Support Program to the families of Widows in GilgitBaltistan.

Apart from the UOL Relief initiative which heavily relies on support and voluntarism of our University students and alumni – UOL’s students are also engaged in various social initiatives via inside University campuses and activities. In last one year UOL has become part of International Universities Search and Rescue Council, Cyprus. Conducted Environmental and Social issue seminars/workshops to raise student awareness on these vital topics. UOL’s services to the society in time of crisis have been recognized by UN, various International NGOs and Pakistan Government/Army. 

UOL is also a part of “International Universities Search-Rescue Council” based in Turkish Cyprus and engage in regular visit of students and Faculty between the countries of Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, Moldavia and Iraq.

Bait-ul-Nishat (Shelter Home 2012)

The UOL Relief is dedicated and committed to salvage the plight of physically disabled orphans, abandoned and street children with the view of rescuing and caring for these afflicted, hopeless and disadvantaged children in the society. For that purpose UOL Relief set up a Shelter Home in Lahore for orphaned special children who cannot be traditionally catered in a conventional orphanage because of their serious but non-life threatening disabilities. The main aim of the orphanage is to create a comfortable, conducive environment and dependable alternative family life and peaceful home for these socially and physically disadvantaged children in the society.

2010 Flood

Since 2005, UOL Relief has worked on providing support to the multiple massive flooding victims in North of Pakistan and then in South of Punjab, During the floods of 2010 which were declared the ‘flood of mellennia’ University of Lahore kept up with its past tradition and started a flood relief campaign within a few days after the disaster. The University itself allocated 5 million rupees for the purpose of relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims. The rehabilitation and rebuilding role carried out by UOL during the floods of 2010 are as follows:

• Provide Rescue, food packages, tents for the affected families
• Construction of houses in Rajanpur, Charsada, Skardu, GasBala, Tatto, Fari Meadows (GilgitBaltistan area Construction of Water Channel for irrigation and for house hold use
 • School & basic health unit in Tatto

2009 IDP Crises

During the IDP crisis in 2009, UOL team with the help of hundreds of student- volunteers started a much needed aid plan. We played a constructive relief and rehabilitation role for the IDP’s of Swat. UOL’s rehabilitation role is still being carried out in swat and UOL is providing Food packages, clothes and tents for the displaced families over there.

2005 EarthQuake

In 2005, Pakistan already engulfed by various issues faced the most devastating Earthquake in her history. Over 75,000 people lost their lives in this Earthquake in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. These areas blessed with the immense natural beauty (and also home to world’s highest concentration of peaks) is also remote and not well connected. This is where UOL stepped in for the first time and initiated an unprecedented Rescue and Relief efforts. Utilizing services of some of the people in Management with knowledge of adventure sports in the area, and highly motivated student body this was an activity which though started in October 2005 but has since continued.

Today working under a proper initiative titled “UOL Relief”, it has established emergency Health Care Units, Schools, Houses, Medical Camps, helped with evacuations, setting up of shelters and so on.

• Rescue, tents, food, first aid to the affected families.
• Construction of houses, follow-up medical camps On going work
• Regular food program for the widows
• Education support program for the orphans