To bring about an awareness of the suffering of others and of our responsibility to help alleviate that suffering is, in some ways, easier in Pakistan than in other countries and in some ways more difficult.
It is easier in that most children in our school have been brought up with religion as a firm foundation in their lives and in their homes, and religion. All religions teach us to help the needy. Secondly, in a Third World country, one does not have to look too far to see the victims of crushing poverty; they work in our houses and sweep our classrooms.
But it is very ubiquity of that poverty, the daily nature of it that can tend to make it invisible to us, to lead us to take it for granted that we are the ‘Haves’ while ‘They’ are the ‘Have Nots’.
Over the decades, Bloomfield Hall has participated in many social awareness and fund raising projects.