Created by Sara Vazir, an international henna artist, ‘Mehndi Ke Taj’ is a non-profit initiative aimed at providing Henna Crowns and other confidence-boosting activities to empower children undergoing chemotherapy in Pakistan. In honor of International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) 2023, “Mehendi Ke Taj” hosted a fun-filled event for pediatric patients at Indus Hospital, Korangi Campus. This was the 7th event held by Ms. Vazir at IHHN.
Held in the hospital’s pediatric complex play area, the event included multiple stalls where children partook in exciting games and activities. This included an arts & crafts stall, where children were able to draw, paint, and color on a canvas which they took home at the end of the session. There were also lovely make-up, nails, and henna stalls where children got fun mini makeovers of their choosing. Afterward, each child treated themselves to delicious waffles at the Food Stall set up in the area.
The event also boasted a colorful photo booth and printing stall where children and their families could take framed pictures home as a memento of their time at IHHN. Before leaving, each child was given a goody bag full of games, snacks, toys, and arts & crafts materials donated by local organizations and generous persons determined to support these deserving children and their caregivers.