“The environment at the Hospital is built around the comfort of the patients and the staff and everyone there is so friendly.”
Hamza Saeed is a member of the Shaukat Khanum Tiger’s Club –a youth club in Pakistan, which organises awareness-raising activities and allows students to volunteer at Shaukat Khanum Hospital (SKMCH). Hamza spent one week on the volunteer program at SKMCH Lahore. At the paediatric ward, where he helped out, he learnt a great deal from the patients he made friends with.
“When I first came to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital as a volunteer, I was not very confident that I would be able to handle and interact with the patients effectively. But the management at the Hospital has built an outstanding environment, helping us to interact with one another with ease. These children endure a lot of pain because of the disease itself and the intense treatment – but despite this, they still manage to smile every day when we come to play with them.
So this has been a very exceptional experience for me. The environment at the Hospital is built around the comfort of the patients and the staff and everyone there is so friendly. This has been one of the best experiences of my life.”
Inspiring the younger generation to take time out of their lives and spend it with cancer patients has been one of the hallmarks of Shaukat Khanum Hospital’s (SKMCH) legacy. The campaign to raise funds for the hospital was spearheaded by our youth in Pakistan in the 1990’s. This still stands true today. We are proud of our young volunteers and fundraisers who are the pioneering soldiers and champions of our fight against cancer.Back to Our Stories