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Dedicated donors cover our limited operating costs so we don’t deduct anything from your donations.

OBAT Canada is a volunteer-based registered charity that embraces a holistic approach in supporting impoverished communities and individuals to break free of the poverty cycle. We support initiatives at home in Canada and in South Asia, where we are committed to providing aid, healthcare, education and economic empowerment to displaced and disadvantaged communities, including Rohingya refugees.


Basic Needs

Can you imagine going to bed worrying how you will feed your children in the morning or hearing the cries of your young ones because they are so hungry?

Education

Education has the power to change the present to shape the future of children and adults alike.

Rohingya Relief

They were forced to leave their homes amid violence. Now the tens of thousands of families and orphans live in squalid camps with an uncertain future.

Clean Water

Lack of clean water causes disease and adds an additional layer of burden and complexity for those trying hard to fight their way out of endemic poverty.

Health

Health interventions relieve pain, give comfort, provide autonomy – and most importantly – save lives.

Local

We fight hunger at home by supporting food banks and initiatives that feed the homeless.

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2 days ago

OBAT Canada
Dealing with COVID’s education challenge: children in refugee camps and other lower socioeconomic contexts are struggling to keep pace during the pandemic, further exacerbating the education inequality in the world. 
But education is too critical for their success.

Our founder Dr. Shujaat Wasty @shuj.w shares ways OBAT is adjusting and responding to education challenges posed by COVID among displaced populations and in Rohingya refugee camps, as well as in an area once termed the largest slum in the world.

https://obatcanada.org/the-education-challenge-covid-19-in-the-camps/

#transformlives #transformliveswithus #school #education  #classroom #teaching #learning #students #student #teacher #educationforkids #educationforall #powerofeducation #educationforgirls #karachilife #karachites #karachi #brighterfutures  #backtoschool #backtoschool2020 #covid19 #covid #rohingyarefugeecamps #refugees #stoprohingyagenocide #rohingya #saverohingya #rohingyarefugees #rohingyacrisis #rohingyachildren

Dealing with COVID’s education challenge: children in refugee camps and other lower socioeconomic contexts are struggling to keep pace during the pandemic, further exacerbating the education inequality in the world.
But education is too critical for their success.

Our founder Dr. Shujaat Wasty @shuj.w shares ways OBAT is adjusting and responding to education challenges posed by COVID among displaced populations and in Rohingya refugee camps, as well as in an area once termed the "largest slum in the world".

obatcanada.org/the-education-challenge-covid-19-in-the-camps/

#transformlives #transformliveswithus #school #education #classroom #teaching #learning #students #student #teacher #educationforkids #educationforall #powerofeducation #educationforgirls #karachilife #karachites #karachi #brighterfutures #backtoschool #backtoschool2020 #covid19 #covid #rohingyarefugeecamps #refugees #stoprohingyagenocide #rohingya #saverohingya #rohingyarefugees #rohingyacrisis #rohingyachildren
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3 days ago

OBAT Canada
Its Back-to-School in Canada and we are making plans for the same... in a year from now. We are EXCITED to announce the OBAT Canada Campus coming in September 2021! 🙌

In collaboration with The Citizens Foundation - TCF and The Citizens Foundation - TCF Canada, this brand new secondary school is being constructed in Orangi Town in Karachi, in 2016 referred to by the UN as the largest slum in the world. With a population of over 2.4 million, for decades the inhabitants have suffered from all kinds of socioeconomic problems including access to high-quality education. 

Our campus, the first of its kind in the area, will host 180 boys and girls and the facility will include a computer lab, physics lab, chemistry lab, as well as a library. This is the first high school that will recruit from TCFs existing three elementary schools in Orangi Town.✏️📚🎓

Help us empower a new generation of youth through education and produce global leaders of tomorrow! https://obatcanada.org/what-we-do/education

Tcf canada montreal
The Citizens Foundation Canada - London Ontario Chapter
#transformlives #transformliveswithus #school #education #instaeducation #classroom #teaching #learning #students #study #student #children #grads #teacher #educationforkids #educationforall #schoolforgirls #powerofeducation #educationforgirls #educationforboys #karachites #karachilife #karachi #pakistan #brighterfutures #charity #grad #tcfcanada #backtoschool #backtoschool2020

It's Back-to-School in Canada and we are making plans for the same... in a year from now. We are EXCITED to announce the OBAT Canada Campus coming in September 2021! 🙌

In collaboration with The Citizens Foundation - TCF and The Citizens Foundation - TCF Canada, this brand new secondary school is being constructed in Orangi Town in Karachi, in 2016 referred to by the UN as the largest slum in the world. With a population of over 2.4 million, for decades the inhabitants have suffered from all kinds of socioeconomic problems including access to high-quality education.

Our campus, the first of its kind in the area, will host 180 boys and girls and the facility will include a computer lab, physics lab, chemistry lab, as well as a library. This is the first high school that will recruit from TCF's existing three elementary schools in Orangi Town.✏️📚🎓

Help us empower a new generation of youth through education and produce global leaders of tomorrow! obatcanada.org/what-we-do/education

Tcf canada montreal
The Citizens Foundation Canada - London Ontario Chapter
#TransformLives #transformliveswithus #school #education #instaeducation #classroom #teaching #learning #students #Study #student #children #Grads #teacher #educationforkids #educationforall #schoolforgirls #powerofeducation #educationforgirls #Educationforboys #karachites #karachilife #Karachi #Pakistan #brighterfutures #charity #grad #TCFCanada #backtoschool #backtoschool2020
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1 week ago

OBAT Canada
Harrowing stats from the Rohingya genocide:

- 97% witnessed their neighbours injured by Myanmar authorities
- 82% witnessed their neighbour’s death or saw dead bodies in Myanmar before fleeing
- 59% witnessed neighbours being raped by Myanmar authorities
- 85% witnessed the burning of their own home. 
(source: OIDA)

Support our efforts to help Rohingya refugees: https://obatcanada.org/what-we-do/rohingya-relief

#transformlives #transformliveswithus #stopgenocide #rohingyarefugeecamps #refugees #stoprohingyagenocide #rohingya #bangladesh #kutupalong #saverohingya #rohingyarefugees #rohingyarefugee #arakan #loveforrohingya #muslimrohingya #rohingyagenocide #rohingyas #rohingyamuslims #rohingyarefugeecamp #savemyrohingya #saverohingyas #endgenocide #kutupalongcamp #coxsbazar #standwithrohingya #ethniccleansing #rohingyacrisis #genocide #rohingyachildren #rohingyawomen

Harrowing stats from the Rohingya genocide:

- 97% witnessed their neighbours injured by Myanmar authorities
- 82% witnessed their neighbour’s death or saw dead bodies in Myanmar before fleeing
- 59% witnessed neighbours being raped by Myanmar authorities
- 85% witnessed the burning of their own home.
(source: OIDA)

Support our efforts to help Rohingya refugees: obatcanada.org/what-we-do/rohingya-relief

#transformlives #transformliveswithus #stopgenocide #rohingyarefugeecamps #refugees #stoprohingyagenocide #rohingya #bangladesh #kutupalong #saverohingya #rohingyarefugees #rohingyarefugee #arakan #loveforrohingya #muslimrohingya #rohingyagenocide #rohingyas #rohingyamuslims #rohingyarefugeecamp #savemyrohingya #saverohingyas #endgenocide #kutupalongcamp #coxsbazar #standwithrohingya #ethniccleansing #rohingyacrisis #genocide #rohingyachildren #rohingyawomen
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2 weeks ago

OBAT Canada
Based on their research in Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp, OBAT Canada volunteer Dr. Naved Bakali and founder Dr. Shujaat Wasty @shuj.w authored the article Identity, Social Mobility, and Trauma: Post-Conflict Educational Realities for Survivors of the Rohingya Genocide published earlier this year in the Special Issue: Contemporary Critical Perspectives on Islamic Education, a peer-reviewed academic journal. Special thanks to the American University in Dubai @audubai for supporting this research.
The article can be found at: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/11/5/241

#transformlives #transformliveswithus #identity #socialmobility #trauma #traumahealing #refugees  #rohingya #kutupalong #saverohingya #rohingyarefugees #rohingyarefugee #rohingyagenocideawareness #loveforrohingya #lovearmyforrohingya #rohingyagenocide #rohingyas #rohingyamuslims #rohingyarefugeecamp #savemyrohingya #saverohingyas #savemyrohingyas #standwithrohingya #solidaritywithrohingya #rohingyacrisis #rohingyachildren #rohingyawomen #conflict #conflictresolution #refugeeeducation

Based on their research in Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp, OBAT Canada volunteer Dr. Naved Bakali and founder Dr. Shujaat Wasty @shuj.w authored the article "Identity, Social Mobility, and Trauma: Post-Conflict Educational Realities for Survivors of the Rohingya Genocide" published earlier this year in the Special Issue: Contemporary Critical Perspectives on Islamic Education, a peer-reviewed academic journal. Special thanks to the American University in Dubai @audubai for supporting this research.
The article can be found at: www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/11/5/241

#transformlives #transformliveswithus #identity #socialmobility #trauma #traumahealing #refugees #rohingya #kutupalong #saverohingya #rohingyarefugees #rohingyarefugee #rohingyagenocideawareness #loveforrohingya #lovearmyforrohingya #rohingyagenocide #rohingyas #rohingyamuslims #rohingyarefugeecamp #savemyrohingya #saverohingyas #savemyrohingyas #standwithrohingya #solidaritywithrohingya #rohingyacrisis #rohingyachildren #rohingyawomen #conflict #conflictresolution #refugeeeducation
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Informative and Directive about the Rohingiya Crisis especially their education.

2 weeks ago

OBAT Canada
We LOVE to organize activities for our students in the camps to spur creativity, encourage artistic expressions, fun and confidence. 🖌️🎨📷
A few weeks ago OBAT organized a photo contest for our students from the displaced population camps; the theme of the competition was Life in the Camps.

Many students excitedly took part in the competition and American filmmaker Zachary Rockwood, who has volunteered with OBAT on multiple occasions, selected the winners: 
🥇 Mahfug Alam, Saidpur
🥈 Momota, Saidpur
🥉 Nazim Khan, Chittagong

These are the three winning photographs. Congratulations to the winners who will receive prizes from Anwar Khan, President of Obat Helpers USA, and to all of the students who participated! 🏆Image attachmentImage attachment

We LOVE to organize activities for our students in the camps to spur creativity, encourage artistic expressions, fun and confidence. 🖌️🎨📷
A few weeks ago OBAT organized a photo contest for our students from the displaced population camps; the theme of the competition was "Life in the Camps".

Many students excitedly took part in the competition and American filmmaker Zachary Rockwood, who has volunteered with OBAT on multiple occasions, selected the winners:
🥇 Mahfug Alam, Saidpur
🥈 Momota, Saidpur
🥉 Nazim Khan, Chittagong

These are the three winning photographs. Congratulations to the winners who will receive prizes from Anwar Khan, President of Obat Helpers USA, and to all of the students who participated! 🏆
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