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Newsletter Nov 2017

Pravalli welfare Trust  (17th  year of service to humanity )      

Newsletter – November - 2017

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1.          Rozgar scheme for widows and needy in Thar with Goats.

After seeing the success of Goats project in elevating poverty and giving job to jobless we started giving 4 goats to each person. 10 were given 4 goats each in July and 5 more were given in August, 11 in September, 6 in October and 6 more in November. Total 38 families supported so far. As our Pilot project undertaken 2 years back proved that they will be having 12 to 14 goats after 2 years after selling ‘male goats’ for Rs. 18,000 or so. This will eliminate poverty of most vulnerable segment of society. We are certain that in 2/3 years time they will be economically better off and will be able to sustain themselves better. We have selected Thar desert area for this project where poverty is at its peak. For this we are using the funds given to us as Zakat.

This month 16 given by Col  S. Shahid Mahmood, 4 by Brig Khalid Hassan, 2 by Mr Asim Maqsood and 2 by LFCT.

2.                Roshan Thar.

10 more houses in Thar desert area were provided solar light in month of November. Total no houses given Solar Electricity has reached 40. There are wide stretches where there is no electricity and no roads in Thar. We do not expect it to be electrified for the next 20 years seeing the availability of electricity in the country and performance of the successive Govts in Sind. 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. We hope to get good initial response from our donors.  Solar lights given this month are through the courtesy of Mrs Kaneez Karmally, Mr Iftikhar, Mr Athar Ali, Anbreen Zafar, Sigma Motors and Doctor Fauzia.

3.                    Help to orphan girls for marriage.

10 more orphan girls were helped financially to get married during this month. Total no of girls helped so far has reached 377. We pay Rs. 20,000 to these orphan girls. Even this meager amount is sought by these poor widows with lot of prayers and thanks for donors. We send details of the girls helped to the donors with photos of money being distributed. In year 2016 we have been able to support 116 orphan girls under this scheme. We are thankful to our donors whose continued support has made it possible. Jazak Allah.

4.                   Water Supply Schemes.  

During month of Nov 35 schemes were completed. 3 by Sigma Motors( 2 in Thar +1 in North), 3 by Mr Abid Saleem (2 in Thar + 1 in North), one by Yehya qureshi in Thar, 13 By RRAI in Sind, one in Thar Umair Afzal in memory of his mother, 4 by LFCT( 3 in Thar and one in north),  2 on behalf of Mrs Kaneez Karmally in North, 2 By LFT (2 North and 2 in Thar), A total of  1110 schemes have been completed in the last 17 years. Out of these 631 were made in Sind including 185 in Thar Desert area. Many friends have donated schemes for Esal-e-Sawab of their parents. Jazak Allah. Donors are sent photos of the schemes they sponsored on completion. May Allah reward all those brothers and sisters who have participated in alleviating sufferings of the poor. Work on 10 more water supply schemes is in progress.

5.                   Technical training for jobless young men.

16th course for technical training completed in October in which 12 Auto Electricians were trained. 6 boys completed training as plumbers in course no 15th  in May and 10 completed two months training as Auto Electricians in April  in course no 14th . We pay course fee, arrange and pay for accommodation and pay Rs 2,000 to each trainee per month for food. Till today under this scheme 62 young men have been trained in AC/fridge repairs, 44 as Electricians, 11 as Motor cycle mechanic, 6 in computer, 46 as plumbers and 10 as Auto Electricians in SOS Technical Institute Rawalpindi. 10 more were trained in other institutes few years back. A total of 210 young boys were given trade training to earn for themselves and their families.

6.                 Ramzan Package for 1250 widows and poor.

الحمدللہ  this year response was overwhelming. Through the benevolence of our patrons/donors we distributed 500 packages of Rs. 5000 cash in North and Thar desert area. In addition 750 food packages have been distribute among widows in North and Sind. Out of these 550 were provided by brother SA, 125 by RRAI and 75 by LFCT.

7.                Establishment of Medical camps in hilly areas.

 Last Medical Camp no 81 was held in Chamnakka in October 105 patients were treated in this camp with free medicines. In these camps 7531 patients were given free medicines since 2012. These camps are arranged by one brother & his sister for the Esal-e-Sawab of their parents. Jazak Allah.

8.                 Financial help to widows and destitute and other Misc works.  

a.         3 widows were given sowing machines.

b.         7 more were helped financially apart from Ramzan package.

c.         4 were helped to reconstruct their houses whose mud roofs had fallen.

d.        Help was given in road improvement/construction to three localities.

e.         One family with three disabled children given Motor cycle for normal child to

       do earning for the rest of the family.

f.          5 disabled men given financial help.

g.        Cow was given to a man who turned blind at the age of 45 years.

h.        5 Wheel chairs were given to invalids.

i.          Hearing Aid to partially deaf  man.

j.          Roof of one room and veranda of a widow being laid on behalf of ILF.

k.        18 poor fellows were financially helped in Thar whose houses were burnt.  

l.          Help to Christian families at the time of Easter and Christmas every year.

9.                Construction of  Medical/ Technical training facility.

We completed construction of 3 room facility for a medical dispensary cum technical training facility in village Satora with the kind courtesy of Admiral Iftikhar Ahmad Sirohey. Facility is ready to run first class locally of plumbers training of young boys studying in School during winter holidays.    

10.           Construction of Masajids.

We have been lucky that friends asked us to assist in construction of three mosques at different localities. One was made in village Mohra Sangian in District Rawaipindi, one in village Satora in District Abbottabad and one in Thar. Alhamd-o-Lillah.

11.           Goats for the widows.

 655 widows have been given one goat each. This program have been replaced with Rozgar scheme with goats given at serial 1 above.  In futue we will give 4 goats to most vulnerable widows and disabled families under micro financing scheme as given at serial 1 above.

12.              College education scholarships for orphan/poor students.

10 more poor and orphan boys and girls have been selected through a competitive test for grant of scholarship and were given scholarship on 14th of August. 12 boys of 2016 batch and 9 of 2015 batch were also be given scholarships. Results of first year and F.sc were sent to donors. Two of our orphan girls from 2013 batch have secured admission in Medical College. That is great achievement for the poor girls. Our Donors are supporting them for MBBS degrees as well.  The bright ones are supported further for Medical/Engg /BCS/BBA. They will be supported there as well through Qarz-e-Hasna scheme. Four more are already doing engineering and three are in Medical College.  Five of our students have obtained Engg degrees, one in MBBS, 8 BBA and 4 BCS. More are pursuing their studied in Engg, software Engg, Medical and BBA/MBA programs. Total no of students supported till now is 168.

13.           Training to women in stitching and embroidery.

7 more girls completed training in September in our Dhoke Sydan center in Rawalpindi.

6 girls completed one year course and were awarded diplomas in May in Pind Jatla district Rawalpindi.  12 more girls are under training in a course teaching stitching  of clothes. Before that 19 Girls had completed training in this scheme in village Pind Jatla. Under this program we have started a training center in in which girls are taught stitching of clothes. Till now 10 girls were trained in village Takht Parri and 32 in Pind Jatla near Rawat and 7 in Dhoke Sydan. One more center will be made soon.

14.             Fruit Trees Plantation

110 trees were distributed in Sind in July. This year there have been heavy rains in that region and hope the trees will grow fast. In August 2016  we distributed 200 fruit and shady trees in Thar desert area to be planted in individuals homes. In February 2016 we distribute 200 fruit trees in village Takht Parri and Mohra sangian. In addition we planted 300 trees under ‘’Green Thar scheme’’ as a pilot project in September in village Dhoonjh in Islamkot area of Thar. This have been donated by Mrs Sana Irfan in USA.

We started this Fruit trees plantation program in 2013. A total 7510 fruit trees were distributed in last 3 years and 3000 wild olive trees grafted with good quality olive branches. We have distributed fruit trees among farmers in villages of Chinjah, Sataura, Kangrotar, trimman, Fateh abad, Hairlan, Mairlan, Nara, Dubran, Narhotar, Kohala.

We give Apricot (Khubani), Plumb (Alu Bokhara), Peach (Aaru) Lemon, Guava (Amrud), Pomegrate (Anar) and Anjir (Fig –Japanese Fruit). 250 farmers were given Moringa seeds in Hilly areas and Sindh last year.

15.       Rozgar Schemes for jobless poor with Qarz-e-Hasna.

 32 people were given interest free loans. Out of these 20 are in Sind and 12 in Rawalpindi & abbottabad districts. They have started their own business. The recovery from some has become slow; we are perusing them to pay back the remaining amount early.

16.           Schools run by Trust with complete free education.

Hamdard School for Slums children In Rawalpindi/Islamabad.

          We started a school for city slums children on June 10, 2013, who were collecting garbage or loitering around or working in hotels/shops or with mechanics. The best suited place for this was in Pir-Widhai in Rawalpindi, poorest locality near Rawalpindi and Islamabad. There are 52 students who have been enrolled and they seem to be interested in formal education. Education is free with free books, uniform and stationary. We are in the process to make it formal school for deprived children up to 5th class and keep no of children up to 50 at one time. This school is sponsored by a Lady Doctor in Canada. Allah’s blessing is on her and her family for this act of kindness to deprived segment of society back home.

17.               Lady Fatima Charitable Trust London.

We are thankful to LFCT for having helped us in the following schemes.

a.      Helped us to complete more than 350 water supply schemes dedicated to ‘Bibi Sakina’ over the last many years.

b.     They helped us distribute more than 250 goats among widows.

c.      They helped in college education of 6 poor students for two years.

d.     Helped to pave two muddy villages  roads with concrete.

e.      Helped in technical training of young jobless boys.

f.       Helped in distributing 60 Ramzan Packages last year.

18.             Relief and Rehab Asia Inc:

We are thankful to RRAI to have helped us in following schemes.

a.      207 Water supply Schemes.

b.     60 Food packages to poor people of Thar Sind.

19.            Easar Trust

We are thankful to Esar Trust for having helped us in the following schemes.

a.      To complete 7 water supply schemes in North and Sind during 2017.

b.     Plantation of hundreds of trees.

c.      Now Easar Trust has undertaken to support education of two orphan girls doing MBBS in Govt Medical college.

 

17th year of service to Humanity

Col  Mushtaq Ahmad (R)

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

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

Please note that all these works are being done through donation of friends. My own financial contribution is almost nil. I am only a facilitator in whole scheme. The credit goes to the donors. Allah’s blessings be on all of them. We do not maintain trust office, trust transport or permanent employees to ensure that 90 % of donations reach the needy.  







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11 years of service to Humanity

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