CEENA was formed with a mandate to provide pragmatic solutions to the emerging issues in the community that were being overlooked. In this way, CEENA became a voice for the voiceless and unheard.
The Northern Areas of Pakistan is a beautiful, but very poor area. Its harsh climate, isolated areas and lack of communication facilities provide many challenges to the people who live there.
CEENA is an issue-based organization, identifying what needs to be done at what time and responding to those needs. Amongst its key achievements are:
Establishment of a blood bank, which has saved lives and raised awareness about blood donations.
Provision of medical relief services to the poorest patients coming from far-flung villages.
Purchase of life-saving drugs for needy patients.
Organizing health awareness programmes.
Supporting needy children kept out of school due to parents’ inability to pay the school fees.
The establishment of an Empowerment Centre where talented students from across the Northern Areas are housed and looked after during their studies.
It also provides a refuge to abandoned and orphaned babies and children until they are adopted. Adoption is usually from other parts of the world in families that have the means to provide a comfortable life for these children.