News Letter

Newsletter Jan 2020

Pravalli welfare Trust  (19th  year of service to humanity

Newsletter January 2020

1. Irrigation of Thar with Solar Pumps.

Six more schemes were completed in January. Thus total no of schemes completed so far has reached Twenty Nine (29) schemes (Irrigation with help of Solar water pumps) have been completed.  We wanted to do 10 this year but overwhelming response of donors has made it possible to do more than our intended target. Jazak Allah.  Thar Desert area does not get rains for 2 to 3 years at a stretch. This cycle continues after every 2/3 years. People have to pass through great difficulties due to draught that causes wide spread famine both for human and animals. Solar pump can fetch underground water and irrigate two and more Acres of land to produce 80 Maunds or more grain and vegitables. We are giving this facility to poor folks. This will encourage locals and other NGOs to do likewise and change the life of poor neglected population. Photos sent to all the 29 donors of their farms. Work on 5 more is in progress.

2.      Education in desert areas of Sind.

There are many areas in Thar Desert and rural Sind where children have no schools to go in 5/10 Km radius. At places Govt. school buildings are available but teachers have not been posted. Generation after generation are illiterate in these areas. We started two more schools and tus total no of schools started has reached Twenty Two( 22), in which 1,225 children are now studying. These are in five Tehsils of Thar namely Islamkot, Nangar Parkar, Deplo, Chhachhro  and Khipro. Each school has 45 to 110 children. We initially intended to open 10 schools in 2019 and 10 next year but God fearing people who believed in Humanity came forward and we have completed two years target in one year. It will be a great service to humanity if you can help us in bearing cost of one school for a year. Cost is Rs. 10,000 per month but donors should contribute on 6 monthly basis, if not on yearly basis for ease of account keeping. We pay Rs. 8000 to teacher but will increase pay gradually. Photos of the all schools with banners having names of Donors have been sent to them.

3.          Rozgar scheme for widows & needy with Goats.

6 more widows were given goats in North. LFCT is our donor since last many years who has always shown great understanding and generosity of spirit. They have helped us to distribute two goats with small kids (4 goats in total) to each of 20 widows in Thar. In total 1078 widows have been helped so far under various schemes. It gave us great pleasure when a man told us that a goat given to a widow about 6 years back has 14 goats from that one goat and the widow is economically very sound now. Thanks to donors. Jazak Allah.

4.      Water Supply Schemes.  

29 more schemes were completed last month. Out of these 5 are in hilly areas of North, 24 in Thar and other desert areas of Sind. in Sind and 5 more were made in Khair Pur and Umar Kot in Sind. A total of 1623 schemes have been completed in the last 19 years. Out of these 1029 were made in Sind including 416 in desert areas of Sind. Many friends have donated schemes for Esal-e-Sawab of their parents and loved ones. Jazak Allah. Donors are sent photos of the schemes they sponsored on completion with their name plate on the scheme.

5.        Technical training for jobless young men.

Third course in our computer center in Mir Pur Khas has started with 10 Girls. Before that 15 boys and 10 girls completed three month computer course there. This is course no 24. In all of our 23 courses completed so far, 97 boys have been trained in AC/fridge repairs, 53 as Electricians, 11 as Motor cycle mechanic, 39 in computer, 62 as plumbers and 40 as Auto Electricians. A total of 302 young boys and girls were given trade training to earn for themselves and their families.

        One more computer center is being established in Mumtaz Abad, Ranjho, Khipro, Sind.  

6.   Roshan Thar.

10 more families were provided Solar lights last month. Total no of houses given Solar Electricity has reached 91. There are wide stretches where there is no electricity and no roads in Thar. We launched ??Roshan Thar? scheme to provide each house with three solar light bulbs. It will have capacity to run a fan as well but the fan will be purchased by the people themselves. We started this program by providing this facility to widows and very poor households.

Help to orphan girls for marriage.

11 more orphan girls were helped financially to get married last month. Total no of girls helped so far has reached 522. We pay Rs. 30,000 to these orphan girls in North and Rs 10,000 in Thar/ Sind areas. Even this meager amount is sought by these poor widows with lot of prayers for donors.

8.          Establishment of Medical camps in hilly areas.

Due to very cold weather no camp was held last month. Medical camp no 102 was held in village Dubran of hilly areas last month. Free medicines are given in these camps. In total 9,359 patients were given free medical treatment since 2012. These camps are arranged by one brother & his sister for the Esal-e-Sawab of their parents. Jazak Allah.

9.        Ramzan Package for widows and poor.

During last Ramzan response was overwhelming and we were able to complete distribution of 1,860 Ramzan Pakgs against our original target of 1,500. Out of these 990 were distributed in Thar and rest 870 were distributed in Northern hilly areas of Abbottabad, Haripur and in suburbs of Rawalpindi. 1610 were cash distribution of Rs. 3000 to each family and 250 were food packs provided by a Donor.

The credit goes to our honorable donors whose support has enabled us to reach out to so many poor families.

10.         Trees Plantation

We are planning to plant fruit trees during Feb and March. 700 trees were planted in Thar in August/ September  this year. In March last 200 fruit trees were distributed among farmers in village Takht Parri near Rawalpindi and 800 trees were planted on the mountains in District Abbottabad. 1,800 trees were planted in district Badin, Chhachhro-Thar, Tando Muhammad Khan and Ghotki in Sind in August 2018. In total 11,310 fruit/ other trees were distributed and 3000 wild olive trees grafted with olive branches. These have started bearing fruit.

11.        Training women in stitching of clothes.

In Five centers that we are running 55 girls are learning stitching of clothes. In Thar/ Sind 166 girls completed training in stitching clothes. Thanks to LFCT 4rth course has started in these centers with 30 girls under training. These centers are located in Mirpur khas, Tando Allah Yar and Chhachhro. Two more centers are working in Rawalpindi. 21 women/ girls are under training there. Till now 348 have completed training successfully.

12.  Shoes for bare footed children in Desert areas.

In July 576 chappals were distributed among barefooted children of desert area in Sind. In Jan/Feb 634 were given shoes this year. Total no given is 1210. This time these were distributed through the courtesy of Mr Yahya Qureshi, Mr Gulfraz Ahmad, Mr Rizwan Haidar and Mr Muhammad Alam.

13.  Distribution of Sewing Machines & wheel chairs.

 A total of 53 widows/orphans were given sewing machines. In addition 19 Wheel chairs were given to invalids till todate.

19th year of service to Humanity

Col  Mushtaq Ahmad (R)

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

(??Pravalli?? is pothohari language word, spoken around Islamabad, meaning ??brotherhood??)

These works are being done through donation. My contribution is almost nil. I am only a facilitator. Allah?s blessings be on donors. We do not have trust office/ transport or employees to ensure that max of donations reach the needy.  

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