News Letter


Newsletter Oct 2018

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

Newsletter  October  – 2018

1.                   Water Supply Schemes.  

During the months of October, 12 schemes were completed.  Out of these 1 is in North, 11 in Thar districts of chhachhro, Sanghar an Nangar Parkar. A total of 1298 schemes have been completed in the last 17 years. Out of these 782 were made in Sind including 247  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 sponsored on completion with their name plate on the scheme. May Allah reward all those brothers and sisters who have participated in alleviating sufferings of the poor. Work on 9 more water supply schemes is in progress.

2.                   Help to orphan girls for marriage.

7 more orphan girls were helped financially to get married in October. Total no of girls helped so far has reached 439. 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.

3.                   Adopt a Child for education.

We have started a new program for poor and orphan children’s education. In that we visit Govt schools and get a list from school of children belonging to poor families. Then we given a short test select promising children for help. They are paid Rs 250 scholarship per month for one year. At the end of year they will be tested again and if they remain again qualify test the scholarship will continue. In three school we have selected 20 students for this program. More will be adopted in coming days.   

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

One more poor man have been helped to cast roof to his one room house. This makes total no so far helped to 13. In addition two one room houses were made in Larkana, Sind and Mithi Thar area for poor families. 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.  Three more are under construction.

5.          Rozgar scheme for widows and needy with Goats.

Through the courtesy of LFCT we distributed goats among 10 poor families in September. One more family was given on behalf of Mr Omar M. Ahmad. 5 more widows were given 4 goats each in Thar area in May. Till now we have distributed 4 goats each among 63 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.

 

6.                   College education scholarships for orphan/poor students.

10 more boys/girls were selected this year for college education. They along with older batches were paid six monthly scholarship installment on 14 August. 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  through Qarz-e-Hasna scheme. We send results of these students to donors after first year and second year results. Total no of students supported till now is 178.

7.                   Technical training for jobless young men.

Our course no 19 for training of 12 boys in fridge an Air conditioning will start from 05 Nov. 14 boys completed training as plumbers in October in our course no 18. Up till now  64 young  have been trained in AC/fridge repairs, 44 as Electricians, 11 as Motor cycle mechanic, 14 in computer, 62 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 235 young boys were given trade training to earn for themselves and their families.

8.                   Establishment of Medical camps in hilly areas.

Camp no 89 was held in village Dubran. 106 patients were treated with free medicines. In these camps 8344 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.

9.                Trees Plantation

1,800 trees were planted in district Badin, Chhachhro-Thar, Tando Muhammad Khan and Ghotki in Sind in August 2018. 400 fruit trees were distributed in March 2018 in District abbottabad. 110 trees were distributed in Sind in July 2017.  In August 2016  we distributed 200 fruit and shady trees in Thar desert area to be planted in individuals homes. We started rees plantation program in 2013. In total 9710 fruit/ other trees were distributed in last 5 years and 3000 wild olive trees grafted with good quality olive branches. These have started bearing fruit.

10.            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.

11.           Training to women in stitching and embroidery.

We are running three Sewing centers, two in Rawalpindi and one in village Taror, Abbottabad in hily areas. Through the courtesy of LFCT we have given embroidery machines in two center and third will be given soon. 10 poor/ orphan girls have been given Sewing Machines and 10 more will be given this month through courtesy of LFCT.

56 women/ girls are under training in our three centers. Till now 149 have completed training successfully … 113 in Pind Jatla near Rawat,15 in Dhoke Sydan, Rawalpindi and 21in Taror, Abbottabad.

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

a.         19 widows/orphans were given sewing machines.

b.        12  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.         6 disabled men given financial help.

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

g.        8 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.

13.           Construction of  Medical/ Technical training facility.

We completed construction of 3 room facility for a medical dispensary cum technical training facility in village Satora. Trying to get an MBBS doctor to start this medical center.    

14.           Roshan Thar.

5 more houses have been given solar electricity in month of October. Total no houses given Solar Electricity has reached 56. 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

15.              Construction of Masajids.

One more mosque have been completed in Thar area on behalf of a friend. This is fourth mosque completed so far. One was made in village Mohra Sangian in District Rawaipindi, one in village Satora in District Abbottabad and two in Thar. Alhamd-o-Lillah.

16.           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.

17.       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.

18.           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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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 re





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