News Letter


Newsletter June 2018

Pravalli welfare Trust  (18th  year of service to humanity )      

Newsletter  June – 2018

1.                 Ramzan Package for widows and poor.

This year we had planned to give out cash Rs 5000 to 500 widows and destitute. Alhamd-o-Lillah we have been able to  give out cash of Rs. 5000 to 615 needy (out of these 100 are in Thar) —more than planned due to very generous contribution of our brothers and sisters. In addition we were able to give out 313 food packets of 41.75 Kg weight food stuff in dhoonj Thar (200), and 20 each in Ghotki, Muipur, shikar Pur, chhachhro Thar and RajanPur. In hilly areas we distributed equivalent of these stores cash Rs. 3000 among 458 widows in Northern hilly areas. It would have been very difficult for us to transport 458 Maund of stores to these far flung areas and equally difficult for widows to carry this load further to their houses from distribution centers. Thus in total we have been able to reach out to 1386 needy. Cash distribution in North was done by me at 27 places and at two places my younger brother did the distribution. All in all it was big undertaking ---made big by generous contribution of all our donors. We pray to Allah to grant His blessings, mercy and protection to all of the donors and their families. There is long list of about 49 donors in this program. Jazak Allah.

2.          Rozgar scheme for widows and needy with Goats.

5 more widows were given 4 goats each in Thar area last month. Till now we have distributed 4 goats each  among 52 widows/poor in Thar area of Sind in the past 7/8 months under microfinance scheme. We made arrangement with them that they will return us four child goats in next two years time. Those will be given to next widows in the waiting. In KPK 11 widow were given 3 goats each since goats are expensive here. Same policy of return will apply here as well. Thank to donors for coming to the help of these needy widows. Jazak Allah.

3.                   Construction of roof of houses for widows and poor.

One more widows have been helped to cast roof to her one room house. This makes total no so far helped to 10. We have been able to assist in giving roofs to 8 people and one room house made in Larkana, Sind for poor family. In hilly areas roof of houses of poor people are made of wooden planks and mud on top of them. After few years wood gets weak and due to weight of earth it collapses. Some of poor and widows cannot make new roof and get displaced. Through courtesy of friends we are helping in getting these fallen houses with tin roof. Seven houses have been completed through courtesy of our donors. 2 by Mr S. Shahid Mukhtar Shah, one by Mr Maqsood, one Mr Qamar, one Mrs Shabana Kausar, one Mr Naeem Akhtar,  one Mr Hadi c/o ILF, one Mr Yehya Queshi/Mr Abid saleem. One room house with Iron girders roof for a disabled family in a village near Larkana through the benevolence of  Mr Maqsood have been completed.

4.                    Help to orphan girls for marriage.

6 more orphan girls were helped financially to get married last month. Total no of girls helped so far has reached 412. 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.  We are thankful to our donors whose continued support has made it possible. Jazak Allah.

5.                   Water Supply Schemes.  

During last month 14 schemes were completed.  Out of these 1 are in North and 13  in Sind  A total of 1210  schemes have been completed in the last 17 years. Out of these 720 were made in Sind including 214 in Thar Desert area. 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 sponsore on completion with their name plate fixed on the scheme. May Allah reward all those brothers and sisters who have participated in alleviating sufferings of the poor. Work on 13 more water supply schemes is in progress.

6.                   Technical training for jobless young men.

New course will be started after summers. 17th course for training of 20 boys as auto electricians was completed on April 27. It was two months course.  Up till now  64 young   have been trained in AC/fridge repairs, 44 as Electricians, 11 as Motor cycle mechanic, 14 in computer, 48 as plumbers and 40 as Auto Electricians in SOS Technical Institute Rawalpindi. We pay course fee, arrange and pay for accommodation and pay Rs 2,000 to each trainee per month for food. A total of 221 young boys were given trade training to earn for themselves and their families. Latest course was mainly financed by Mr Javed Mahmood Ahsani. Jazak Allah.

7.                Establishment of Medical camps in hilly areas.

No camp was held during Ramazan. Medical Camp no 87 was held in village Dubran last month. In this 115 patients were treated with free medicines. In these camps 8133 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.                Training to women in stitching and embroidery.

7 girls who had completed 4 months course were given certificates last month. Third center was established in village Taror, Seer Sharqi, district Abbottabad. There are 18 women learning the craft. Two are already working in Rawalpindi. 56 women/ girls are under training in our three centers. Till now 56 have completed training, 42 in Pind Jatla near Rawat and 14 in Dhoke Sydan, Rawalpindi.

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

a.         8 widows/orphans  were given sowing machines.

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

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

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

       do earning for the rest of the family.

e.         5 disabled men given financial help.

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

g.        5 Wheel chairs were given to invalids.

h.        Hearing Aid to partially deaf  man.

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

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

10.           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. Trying to get an MBBS doctor to start this medical center.    

11.           Roshan Thar.

Total no houses given Solar Electricity has reached 51. 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 10 through the courtesy of Mrs Shahnaz Dar and one by Mr Khalid Hassan.

12.           Construction of Masajids.

A friend has asked us for construction of another mosque. Work will be started in July, In Sha Allah. Previously 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.

13.           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.

14.              College education scholarships for orphan/poor students.

Next batch of poor/ orphan students will be selected this month. For that competition exam will be held on 15 July in Govt High school no 1, Havelian. 10 boys/girls will be selected this year. Two of our orphan girls from 2013 batch have secured admission in Govt 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.

15.           Trees Plantation

We plan to plant 600 trees this season (July to September)  in Thar and other parts of Sind. 400 fruit trees were distributed in March 2018. 110 trees were distributed in Sind in July 2017. 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. We started this Fruit trees plantation program in 2013. A total 7910 fruit trees were distributed in last 3 years and 3000 wild olive trees grafted with good quality olive branches. These have started bearing fruit.

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

 One more person was given loan to start business in Musa Khel Dera Ghazi Khan. 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.

17.           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.

 

18th 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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