As the name implies, “Pakistan Sweet Homes” mean the children who are living in these centres shall be nice, intelligent and well-groomed.
Pakistan has very rich tradition of providing care to Orphans and children without parental support. Since signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, Pakistan has taken various initiatives for fulfilling its obligations. PBM Act-1991 (as amended) Clause 4 (d) speaks that the money in the Bait-ul-Mal shall be utilized to provide residential accommodation and necessary facilities to the persons specified in clause-4(a) i.e. destitute and needy widows and orphans etc. throughout the country, having accommodation of 100 Orphan Children (4-6 Years of ages) in each.
Resident Children are being provided the following facilities:-
Free furnished accommodation in a family unit. Free nutritious balanced diet as per weekly menu (breakfast/lunch/dinner). Free Education in best schools of the city, upto Matric and above Free Uniform, books and stationary etc Free Summer/Winter clothing alongwith shoes. Medical care through government hospitals Skill development. Free laundry service. Prayer Room/ Religious education. Counseling/Legal Aid for victims of violence and abuse.
Orphans between 4 to 6 years of age, fulfilling criteria for target group, shall be enrolled preferably on the recommendations of Public Representatives/ Parliamentarians/ Government Functionaries/ Notable Social Workers/ Civil Societies as well as PBM Functionaries. They will be allowed to stay until completion of their education/ skill/ adulthood.
The guardian of an Orphan between 4 to 6 years of age, shall apply for enrolment in Pakistan Sweet Home (Orphanage) on prescribed application form , available at PBM Offices along-with copy of requisite documents. Applications complete in all respects can be submitted to PBM District Officer, in the district concerned, who will investigate and determine the status of the applicant and forward to Provincial / Regional Office, along with his recommendations. The Incharge (Pakistan Sweet Home) is responsible to keep full track record of the children such as pre-admission biography, listing all the details of the origin and background of the Orphans. This information is of great value for making decision about the children needs and also to give the child a realistic picture of his or heir past, as they grow up.