Wednesday, 3 June 2015

New VDP inaugurated Successfully!!!

Jogur in West Bengal has been newly identified for the Village Development Programme. The new VDP was inaugurated with ribbon cutting by IIMAN President Mr.Jammaluddin. Mr.Jamaluddin & IIMAN Joint Secretary Mr.Hasim Mussa in their speech encouraged the tuition centre children to pursue higher education and to achieve their aim. At present, totally 137 children have enrolled in the Tuition centre for basic primary education, grade One to Four. 


The programme was started with the Welcome speech by Mr.BadrulHoque – Village committee member. Students actively participated in the Cultural programmes. Skits were enacted to educate the village folks on Education, health & hygiene. 
 



Sagardhi block welfare officer Mr.Nasrul Mulla also participated in the programme. His speech was followed by orientation on Jute Training by Mrs.NuralNessaBegam. She explained on the importance, demands&profitability in Jute business. Ecological importance of Jute when compared to plastic bags was also explained. Various jute products were displayed &it benefits were explained to the public. 



General Secretary Mr.Afsel Chandrankandy stressed the importance of economic development through Jute production. Mr.Jammaluddin shared his experience of being brought up from poor village background to an Engineer. 





Thursday, 21 May 2015

Rehab Ifthar distribution 2015

"To become the torch that leads those in darkness towards a brighter path and to extend a helping hand to the underprivileged", Rehab India Foundation disburses Iftar food kits during the auspicious month of Ramadhan. Our annual Ramadan appeal enables big-hearted donors to use their zakat to provide relief from hardship and share joy during the blessed month


FEED THE POOR….FEED THE FASTING

In Ramadhan, on the one hand when we see a set of people preparing different, special, delicious foods. On the other hand we can even find a set of people who are worried about morsel of food to break their fast.

The prime intention of Rehab India Foundation in disbursing Iftar food kits is to help the needy people to celebrate the Holy month of Ramadhan flamboyantly. Rehab wants the people to celebrate Ramadhan gleefully without any anguish or grief regarding their daily food.
IFTAR FOOD KIT DISTRIBUTION

During Ramadhan 2014, Rehab India Foundation distributed 1180 Iftar food kits among impoverished and deprived families in the states of Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu etc. With these Iftar kits, 5837 people were benefited and were able to celebrate the divine Ramadhan with sheer delight and glee.

The Iftar food kit distribution covers families and individuals who are socially, financially and economically disadvantaged, with a special focus on the destitute, the elderly, the poor and the needy.
A TIME TO FAST & FEAST

This Ramadan, we are asking you to show your concern, let us spread happiness and joy in the lives of less fortunate in observance of this Holy season.

HELP US to reach out to the poor, deprived and needy of our communities this Ramadhan and live the spirit of this blessed month. Like previous years, with your kind and generous support, underprivileged people will be able to have good food after breaking the fast.

With your Donation, we can feed a family for the whole month of Ramadhan.



“The person who strives on behalf of the widows and the poor is like those who strive in the way of Allah and like those who fast in the day and pray at night.” SahihBukhari

“Charity does not diminish wealth”. Muslim


The month of Ramadan is fast approaching. Muslims around the world look forward for the holy days. It is a month of patience, charity and forgiveness. We would like to take this opportunity to remind ourselves and everyone else that our efforts should be aimed at taking full advantage of this blessed month. It is particularly important to reach out our friends, neighbours and needy people in one’s community and beyond.

Ramadan brings us many things. Giving charity is a great deed. We request all our sponsors and supporters to utilize this perfect opportunity and join us to provide relief and assistance to the impoverished people. It is imperative that we do our part to ensure their well-being. Donate generously in order to ensure our programme to reach the intended goal.



Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Women's Day Celebration

International Women's Day is celebrates the world over, every year on the eight day of March. It celebrates womanhood and pays tribute to the indomitable spirit of women across the globe.


Its root lies in the early 1900s when oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change.

The basic unit of society is a woman. As woman makes a family, family makes a home and hoe make a society. So, one should never think that a society would come into existence without the contribution of women. A good healthy society doesn't automatically emerge on its own and stands firm. It need to be emerged and for its emergence women play a pivotal role.

                      





                       






Women down the ages were not given their due respects yet they went on without complaints. Women since time immemorial had powers to bring a change. Women fought with all odds to emerge as a winner.


Women now are more empowered and aware of their rights and the society has accepted their stand. The society is changing and paving way for the growth of the women. The changes can be seen in the fields of education, healthcare, equality and job opportunity. The new decade has seen a marked change in attitude towards women at large. Though, women have made strides in every field like politics, space exploration.

Even today, women in rural India are deprived of their rights. Various social taboos are present in the society. They are illiterates. They face hardships in their day-to-day life. As ‘invisible workers’ they contribute a lot to household activities as well as other outer activities,instead they are dominated by their spouses in all the aspects. They face problems in every sphere of their lives. It is necessary to create awareness and enlighten them.


On behalf of Rehab India Foundation, International women’s day was celebrated in Holagunda village with National Women’s Front Holagunda regional committee. The programme was inaugurated by NWF Andhra Pradesh State General Secretary Mrs. Thahirunnissa. She enlightened the gathering on the importance of women empowerment in our modern society and also described the importance of women education in this contemporary society.

Rehab India Foundation’s South zone Field Officer Mr.MuhammedYasir, Holagunda Islamic School principal Mrs. Asma Parveen, Holagunda PHC Head Nurse Mrs.Aruna, Holagunda MPTC Mrs. Hafiza Tabassum, and Rehab India Foundation’s Holagunda village coordinator, Mr. Abdul Hameed were also present in the programme. Total 264 ladies attended the programme. The programme we concluded with distribution of sweets.

The social fabric has acquired completely new dimensions. The women are considered less powerful and important than men yet situation is not entirely bleak. Thanks to the efforts of government, NGOs, social welfare organizations and many such institutions, there has been a drastic improvement. Many private corporate bodies have also taken a keen interest in improving the economic status of women and the results are extremely encouraging. Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru had once said, “You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women”. How true! We completely subscribe to this belief and steps are on its way to further improve the condition of rural women in India.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Special Visit to Bansibari VDP

Rehab India Foundation crew visited Bansibari village in Katihar district of Bihar on 10.11.2014. Mr. Afsel Chandrankandy - General Secretary, Mr. Safiullah -Community development Project Coordinator, Mr. Syed Anwar, MCJ Coordinator, Mr. Arif Project Coordinator, Mr. Sanaullah - Community development in-charge, Bihar, Mr. Vasim - State Incharge, Popular Front, and Mr. Mehaboob-Jharkhand State President, Popular Front visited the Bansibari Rehab Tuition centre. The students of the Tuition Centre gladly welcomed the team members with welcome songs.


Students’ cultural programme was organized. The students of Rehab Tuition centre actively participated in the event by quoting Hadeeth, singing Rhymes and Patriotic songs. Mr. Arif Khan – Project coordinator, interpreted the various activities and projects of Rehab India Foundation which has been completed successfully and the forthcoming projects which will be accomplished soon in the near future. 


Mr. Afsel Chandrankandy – General Secretary, delivered an inspirational speech to motivate the children. He said that, the Tuition centre is just a supplementary educational assistance to the children and is not a replacement for schooling. 


Village Committee meet was held following the cultural event in the Rehab Tuition centre. The meet was attended by the Rehab community centre’s committee members, Self Help Group members.

In the Committee meet, the savings and future plans of the SHG’s were reviewed and scrutinized. Mr. Afsel Chandrankandy – General Secretary, emphasized the importance on savings, which is the prerequisite for investment. He also focused regarding the SHG’s micro finance, interest free loans etc given by Rehab India Foundation to uplift the impoverished and marginal sector people to improve their standard of living. He highlighted how MSW students of Rehab India Foundation are working effectively on field and assisting the members of SHGs’. 


The programme was concluded with Vote of thanks by Mr. Arif Khan – Project coordinator. He mentioned that the people who require interest free loan can approach the person in-charge with a request letter. He thanked all the members present for their support. 





Bansibari Primary School was visited by Mr. Afsel Chandrankandy, Mr. Safiullah, Mr. Anwar, and Mr. Arif. The grievance regarding access to Pre-matric scholarship to minorities was enquired. Headmistress of the school Smt. Barthija affirmed that the school will take necessary steps to make the scholarship available to the minority students.

On talking with a teacher of the school Mrs. Sasi Prabha, she said, there are around 300 children in the locality but very few students has been enrolled in the school. Amongst the 20 children most of them are attending the school only for the mid day meal. After which they are been called back by their parents to rear cattle and do other works. Discussions were made to solve this problem. Mr. Afsel Chandrankandy insisted the teachers and members’ in-charge to organize and conduct PTA meetings and bring awareness among the parents regarding the importance of education for their children. He also said that, schools are not just to feed the stomachs, but to feed the brains of the children.

The Headmistress and Teachers appreciated the performance of the Rehab Tuition centre students on how they have improved and performing well.

Community Center Inauguration in Manipur



Rehab India Foundation hails inauguration of newly constructed Community centre at Purum Pangal Tabi of Manipur on 29.10.2014 at 11.30 Forenoon with ribbon cutting ceremony. It’s serves as a multi-purpose community centre. Pradhan of Uyumpok village panchayat Mrs. Echal Leima inaugurated the community centre with cutting ribbon. Mrs. Echal Leima was the esteemed Chief Guest. Mr. M.V Maqbool (State Executive Member, Popular Front of India) and Mr. Md. Arif Khan (Project coordinator North Zone, Rehab India Foundation) were the Guests of Honor with other members present.















The Chief Guest presented a speech highlighting the necessity and importance of education. He further said that education is the key to bring about changes and development. Education is essential for everyone. It is the level of education that helps people earn respect and recognition. It is indispensable part of life both personally and socially.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by more than 100 villagers including women and children. 2 teachers have been appointed after interviewing. 40 students so far have enrolled in the Rehab Community Centre. The classes will be commenced from the first week of November 2014 from Kindergarten till Fifth grade.


The importance of education is undeniable for every single person. It doesn’t goes without saying that education has a positive effect on human life. All people need to study. Only with the advent of education can people gain knowledge and enlarge their view over the world.


Education plays such a rudimentary role on our society that we cannot even imagine a life without it. It is a determined element for the civilization of human society. It helps us develop healthy surroundings and also generates an advance community.






We work toward providing appropriate learning opportunities to the rural populace who do not otherwise have access to education and helping the underprivileged children in attaining their right to knowledge and quality education. This community centre is established with the belief to improve the quality of life of the destitute people, community infrastructure in a tangible and sustainable way.




Vision Screening Campaign in Assam


Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care. Access to health care and equitable distribution of health services are the fundamental requirements. Many backward and remote areas in our country lack basic health care infrastructure limiting access to health services at present. A large number of people in rural areas are unable to seek medical help due to variety of economic and social problems. “The groundwork of all happiness is good health”. Basic health care and health assurance seem to be a distant dream for underprivileged people. Eyesight is one of the most important and valued senses we have. Eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance for everyone regardless of age or physical health.

625 million people around the world are avoidably vision impaired or blind because they don’t have access to eye care. At some point in our life need of vision correction is necessary. The simple fact is that by around 45 years old, every person in the world begins to experience the need for vision correction as their eyes naturally age.


Acknowledging the road to provide necessary eye care, Rehab India Foundation joined hands with Fakoruddin Ali Ahamed Hospital organized Free Vision Screening campaign in the Rehab Model Village, Bongaigaon of Assam on 14.10.2014. Dr. (Mr) Banerjee, Eye Specialist, examined the patients and provided his excellent service. More than 60 villagers got their eyes examined and were advices on post check-up surgery. The beneficiaries of the Camp are now eligible for free surgeries in Fakoruddin Ali Ahamed Hospital situated in Barpeta, Assam.
 




The programme was successfully coordinated by Mr. Sadagar Ali, Field Officer, MSW Final year student of Rehab India Foundation.

Needless to say, this was indeed a great opportunity for the underprivileged in our area of operations, which forms part of our Social Upliftment Programme.

This initiative of the Rehab India Foundation go a long way in enhancing out-reach of medical services to the remotest areas. We, the team of Rehab India Foundation, stand to achieve our goal. Empowering people throughout the backward and rural region to reach out and improve their standard of living with our best possible services and support. We take pride in that.

Loan Distribution in Delhi


“There is no tool for development more effective than empowerment”. Empowerment enables the people of our community to increase control over their lives and shape their life for better. The most distressing feature of our social system is that we have at present, great disparities in incomes and lifestyles. On one hand we have millionaires and billionaires. On the other hand, we have teeming millions who cannot make both ends meet and a weak economic condition.

The people from the rural areas are moving to urban areas with the expectations that they can find their sustenance. But, their anticipation and reality are not same.

Understanding the problems faced by the destitute people Rehab India Foundation is providing them Interest free loan. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” is a famous Chinese proverb with which the significance of self-employment and self empowerment can well be perceived.

On 29.10.2014, Loan Distribution ceremony was held by Rehab India Foundation, in the Head Office Rehab situated in Delhi, organized by Mr. Nur Alam, Field Officer. Mr. Rasheed Akhwan (SDPI National Committee Member) and Mr. Ansaar (Delhi State President, Popular Front) were invited as Chief Guest. A total amount of Rs. 65,000/- was disbursed among 6 beneficiaries. A beneficiary was given a Cycle Rickshaw.






Mr. Syed Anwar (MCJ COORDINATOR, RIF), Mr. Rahoof (Finance Manager, RIF) Mr. Md Azam Tahir (Account Assistant, RIF) Mr Jiaul and Mr Kamal uddin were present during the ceremony.

Previously, they were not able to cope up with the world. As they are illiterates they were not able to find occupation which can enable them to earn enough for themselves and for their families; they were not able to end the hunger of their children. They were leading a marginal and miserable life. They were economically weak. With this aid, we tackled the root cause of poverty so that they will be able to support themselves and their families.



Our country can hold head up high only when there is full employment and good standard of living. Rehab India Foundation is working towards strengthening the livelihoods of poor and marginal groups and developing a sustainable environment by empowering them.



These interest free loans are given to the deserving people of underprivileged society. Instead of worrying about getting a job and low salary, with this they are able to support themselves and their families.

We single out the most deserving people and help them to start up their own business with which they can earn a living through their own labor and small business. They can be self reliant and can support their family economically. They organize to build their own strength and meet challenges.

We work to bring changes in the lives of underprivileged people. These initiatives of the Rehab India Foundation go a long way in enhancing the lives of people in rural areas. We, the team of Rehab India Foundation, stand to achieve our goal of promoting development and sustainable livelihoods empowering people throughout the backward and rural region to reach out and improve their standard of living with our best possible services and support.