Chairman Sunny Trust International, Dr. Munawar Fayyaz Sunny is presenting Sunny Trust’s Profile to President of Pakistan.
Sunny Trust International was founded in 1995 under Trust Act 1882 and is registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Registration and Control Ordinance 1961. Sunny Trust (STI) is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian non-governmental organization devoted to drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation. STI is presently running a 50-bed facility for drug addicts.
Text of key note address by Ms. Asia Ashraf, Director Rehabilitation and Head Psychology Department, Sunny Trust International Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre, Islamabad, Hubert H Humphrey Fellow ,at the Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation, Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 10 Feb 2016
Pakistan’s 69th Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour and jubilation by all the patients and staff of Sunny Trust International on August 14, 2015. Dr. Munawar Fayyaz Sunny, Chairman STI presided over the celebrations.
As part of continuing support to individuals, communities and organizations in war against drugs, STI imparted one-day training/awareness on drug prevention and treatment/rehabilitation to 6 interns and 3 staff members of the Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP), a Christian Pakistani NGO working on poverty and vulnerable people. The six interns (4 boys & 2 girls) doing internship with I-LAP during the summer break were students of the prestigious Froebel’s International School, Rawalpindi.
UNODC Regional Expert/Addictionologist Mr. Josef Radimecky undertook study visit to Sunny Trust International on October 21, 2014 as part of the UNODC Regional Program rapid assessment on drug use, dependence as well as drug prevention, treatment and care Interventions (including HIV/AIDS) in eight Regional Program countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). The main objective of this assessment was to provide a snapshot of information, needs and resources with regard to drug dependence treatment and care services to support planning, development and implementation of cost effective interventions in the mentioned countries.
Sunny Trust was invited by the Daily Jang Religious Wing to participate in the Pakistan Public Aid Trust & Daily Jang Religious Wing third annual joint Free Medical Camp organized under the patronage of renowned social worker Nasir Abbas Tarar at Dera Wahabka Chot Dheran, Mandi Bahauddin in October 2014. The camp held at the Gabriel College, Mandi Bahauddin covered complete eye test and operation, sugar and cholesterol test, liver and stomach examination-cum-test, paralysis including facial paralysis (laqwa) treatment & therapy, Hepatitis A diagnosis & treatment, cardiac diagnosis, drug addiction & mental disorder treatment and rehab, surgery for children’s cut lips and pallets (taloo) and other physical check-ups. According to the invitation letter, besides awareness raising workshop on different diseases the 2013 camp had revealed there were countless hepatitis patients in the District. Hence Sunny Trust was invited to participate in the camp and undertake screening and deliver lecture/presentation in a workshop concerning hepatitis C, HIV, AIDs and drug addiction.
• To provide Physical Treatment and Psycho-social & Spiritual rehabilitation to drug addicts
• To establish vocational rehabilitation centers for drug addicts
• To create awareness among marginalized groups
• To mobilize & empower youth groups to take up vital leadership roles in drug abuse prevention.
• Development of awareness and resource material for general public
• To establish network and coordination with local and International organizations for exchange of experience, ideas, information and expertise
• Educate children, parents, and other youth mentors, to help Nation’s young people reject illegal drugs and underage alcohol and tobacco use
• Work with the media, community structures, sports organizations, businesses and faith groups, to encourage young people to reject substance abuse
Sunny Trust International (STI) organized awareness-raising seminar at Bhara Kahu, Islamabad for HIV/AIDS and IDUs in relation to World AIDS Day. The awareness activity focus was to raise the awareness level to promote the control of the transmission of HIV/AIDS, Drugs and IDUs.
Government cannot fight this battle alone. Government can provide health and welfare services, development programmes and information. Organizations on the ground have to provide the type of leadership and direction that will lead to real change in people’s attitudes and behavior.