By Niala Mohammad & Dawood Jabarkhail
A social phenomenon that started in Iran has made its way to Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.
Peshawarites were inspired by a video on social media that enabled people to place items that they no longer need such as clothes, shoes, blankets and other goods on a wall so that those in need could make use of it.
The concept has spread like wildfire throughout Pakistan. One of the initiators of this program, Asad Ali Lodhi, told Voice of America Deewa, “Our mission is to spread kindness. We want to minimize the gap between the rich and poor.” The initiative fosters humanism and compassion in an environment that is riddled with economic and social hardships.
One of the beneficiaries of the wall of kindness, works as a servant in a nearby bungalow in Hayatabad, a posh area in the suburbs of Peshawar, told VOA Deewa, “If someone gives me a pair of clothes, I will pray for them. I’m poor, I have nothing else to give in return for their kindness.”