Medical, Educational and Peace Organization (MEPO) is a donor-supported organization with a mission of peace through health and education, aiding needy individuals all over the world through the help of caring donors.
MEPO has worked with volunteers to provide medical support by offering free health camps, financial support for medical treatment, food support, and winter clothing and shelter support to needy families in diverse countries including Nepal, Bhutan, Sudan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Lesotho.
In the realm of education, MEPO has organized vocational trainings and microenterprise projects for individuals and established home schools in Afghanistan and schools in Afghan refugee camps. MEPO established the Montessori-based House of Flowers orphanage in Kabul, running for the past ten years on the generosity of individual donors.
And so in summary, the vision of MEPO is about creating a bond between those who wish to help and those who need help. It is about providing a little bit of comfort to those who suffer, who are sick, who have little to eat, and to those vulnerable children who need a safe environment to live and learn.
“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” – Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745
MEPO believes in setting aside the national, religious and ethnic differences among us as human beings. Actually, our differences are laid deep in our attitudes and in our socioeconomic status, and are determined (or limited) by our ability to see outside of ourselves, rather than in our national or religious orientation per se, since these are only masks for the deeper inner environment of our humanity.
It is not easy to claim that we are all born equal, because we are not: A child who is born in an extremely poor family or in a war-ravaged region does not have the same privileges as a child who is born in a safe and comfortable place with toys, wealth, the best nourishment and options for a promising future. No one takes responsibility for this disparity. What is to be done?
Anyone with means can say,“My wealth is the product of my own hard work.” This shrill voice of self-centeredness can only become powerful and melodic when our wealth and skills are shared with those who need it in difficult times.
The philosophy of MEPO from the time of its inception has been: “Live for others…a candle does not burn to illuminate itself.” We do not live simply to grow up and get old in vain. Rather, we live to discover whether we were born to understand and help others, or to be understood and be helped.