DSF prize distribution ceremony to encourage Acid Burn Victims

DSF prize distribution ceremony to encourage 'Acid Burn Fighters'

DSF organized Prize Distribution Ceremony at the end of a project on Monday 17th April, 2017 at Royal Palm, Lahore. The project was sponsored by Philip Morris Pakistan Limited. Under this project, 50 burn victims got medical treatment, 4 Psycho-social workshops were held in Punjab, Sindh and KPK including 12 victims in each workshop, 12 burn victims got beautician training out of which 8 victims got employment and 4 victims are having their own saloons.  The purpose of this event was to encourage and express support for acid burn victims who have completed vocational training and self-reliant business plan education. 

A large section of civil society, collaborating organizations, DSF supporters, Media and volunteers were invited. Masarrat Misbah, President DSF shared Mission and activities of the organization.

Acid burn victims, who were educated, trained and rehabilitated through the support of DSF, narrated their success stories. Shekar Menon (Director Regional Corporate Affairs) appreciated the successful completion of the project. He met with the beneficiaries and express his views on joining hands with Depilex Smileagain Foundation for the betterment of the acid and kerosene oil burn victims. Irfan Khoosat and Sajjad Mir the columnist emphasized the importance of vocational training for women empowerment.

Khawaja Salman Rafique was the Chief Guest on this occasion. He strongly condemned the heinous crime of acid throwing in particular and violence against women in general.

Since 2003, Depilex Smileagain Foundation (DSF) is supporting acid and kerosene oil burnt victims through medical treatment, psychosocial support and vocational training for their rehabilitation in society as normal beings. 766 acid and kerosene oil burnt victims are registered with Depilex Smileagain Foundation. They are treated without discrimination of cast, creed or religion. Many girls have been treated or are at different stages of the medical procedure. In many cases a victim has to undergo multiple surgeries depending upon the severity of the burns. 

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