The name of our Charity & NGO used to be called 'Compassion for Pakistan' but due to expansion of projects and activities locally and in other nations we have changed our name to 'Compassion Group Network'.
However our old projects are still running as well as the new ones that we are developing, so please click on the icon of interest with the appropriate country below.
The vision of our organisation is to
"reduce poverty, promote peace in communities and eliminate persecution of all types."
We have already been represented and spoken in the United Nations Geneva and contacted in writing and face to face many different governments regarding poverty and persecution issues, we have taken part in satellite TV shows and radio and look forward to bringing practical solutions to eliminate poverty, weaken all types of extremism and promote peace.
At a local level in the U.K. and Northern Ireland we are at the present time trying to raise funds for projects to teach life skills to the over 25's and focusing on those who have fallen through the system such as former offenders or those who have had a life addicted to drugs and are now clean and want to integrate into society and need to learn life skills for living and work.
We also want to help those in asylum but due to lack of funds and momentum with the political establishment we do not know, when we will have more movement in this area.
Our Founders Background:
Our founder was brought up in Northern Ireland through 30 years of the troubles.
Read more about our founders background further down the page.
See below photos of our founders past schools attended.
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Being a visually impaired person our founder attended Jordanstown Schools for the Blind & Deaf and for two years he attended the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford England. These institutions are special schools that provided assisted education for people with visual disability and deafness.
Looking back at his life at that time he is thankful that the schools he attended educated persons from all religious backgrounds putting an emphasis on what unites us as people rather than what divides us.
This demonstrated to him at an early age that a person, should not be labelled on the basis of their religious background or culture but rather we should look at a person on the basis of their humanity.
Our founder developed many good positive friendships with people of other faiths and religions.
The importance of Freedom of Choice to help reduce poverty!
Our charity founder received faith in Christ on 9th October 1994 and later started to feel a love for those who are persecuted or who are in poverty especially in Pakistan and other nations.
After finishing his education our founder having the responsibility of a family started a career in the telecommunications industry working in sales and with multi-linguistic call centres and other business activities.
In October 2009 he found himself in Lahore Pakistan on business. He noticed many similarities in Pakistan that he had experienced in Northern Ireland growing up as a boy in a divided society.
He also observed that poverty, sickness and lack of opportunity where key ingredients that fuelled injustice, hatred, inequality, persecution, hopelessness and multiple social issues especially for minority groups.
Our founder believes that dialogue, understanding and a willingness to change are the building blocks for a lasting peace in every nation.
His view is that if peace can come to Northern Ireland it can happen in any nation on earth as long as people are willing to facilitate each others needs on the basis for the good of common humanity.