Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Third National Workshop of Muslim NGOs

New Delhi, 18th Jan 2013: Movement for Empowerment of Muslim Indians (MOEMIN) inaugurated ‘Third National Workshop of Muslim NGOs’ at Indian Islamic Cultural Centre at Lodhi Road, New Delhi dated on Friday 18th Jan 2013.

The three day programme was organized in partnership with Rehab India Foundation, India Islamic Cultural Centre, Institute of Objective Studies, Zakat Foundation of India, South Asian Minorities Lawyer’s Association (SAMLA), Jamat e Islami Hind, Interfaith Coalition for Peace (ICP) and Abbasi Charitable & Educational Society. 

From Rehab India Foundation, Afsel Chandrankandy, Trustee, Safarullah Khan, Asst. Programme Manager, Azhar Ahmed, Finance Manager, Musarrat Warsi, HR/PR Manager, Naseerudheen A S, Asst. PR Manager, Muhammed Jabir M M, Project Coordinator, Insafudheen K, South Zone Project Manager and Sajid M S, North Zone Project Manager were actively involved in ‘Third National Workshop of Muslim NGOs’.

18th Jan 2013:
Programme was kicked off by Quran Ayaat recited by Safarullah, Asst. Programme Manager of Rehab India Foundation. During the inaugural function, Justic Markandey Katju, Chairman Press Council of India, Justic Suhail Ahmed Siddiqui, Chairman NCMEI, Farah Naqvi, member NAC, Zafar, Safdar Khan, Chairman Delhi Minority Commission, Meem Afzal, Former MP shed light over the problems of NGO and what legal steps they need to take for empowerment of minority and strengthening of Muslim NGOs.

Second session was held post lunch and ‘Economic equality among Muslims’ was discussed. Chair of the session Zafar Agha, Member NCMEI and other speakers like Jawed Alam Khan, CBGA, Mazhar Hussain COVA, Safarullah Khan Rehab India Foundation discussed government policies, achievements and challenges.

During last session, Chair Abdul Raqeeb ICIF and Speaker Arshad Ajmal spread awareness and information on access to credit, micro financing, millennium development goals and Islamic banking.

19th Jan 2013:
Second day of programme was kicked off by AAA Faizi, LBSNA. He discussed schemes of government of India, especially Ministry of Minority Affairs and Ministry of Rural Development.
Second session was held to discuss the present strata of education among Muslims. Justic Suhail Siddiqui,  Asadullah Khan, EDCIL, Muhammed Akhtarul Imam, Abrar Islahi, Muslim World League motivated 300 delegates that education is the most important tool to improve the condition of Muslims in India.  On this occasion, Justic Suhail Siddiqui said, “real beneficiaries are not getting benefits from government schemes due to lack of accessibility and understanding.”  To add to it, he said that we need to generate awareness of education among Muslims.

Next, discussion was held on ‘Health for All’. On Right to Food, Indraneel said, “if we compare India with other neighbouring Countries, status of India is not improved.  ‘The one of the causes is inaccessibility of government health care initiatives.”  To add to it, he said only 8% Muslim mothers got benefit of Janani Suraksha Yojana and 92%  Muslim Women are deprived of this scheme. On the same topic, Deepak OXFAM said, “Muslims are having sense of insecurity that’s why they are not focussing on their rights for education and health.” Shoib Lokhandwala, Movement for Peace talked about infant mortality and mother mortality rate among Muslim. Nafees Abbasi Treasurer Indian Islamic Cultural Centre and Alaudeen Prof. Jamia Hamdard continued and add more information on the same.

Last session was unlocked on ‘Women Empowerment and Child Development’. Uzma Nahid from Iqra International Women’s Alliance, Sadia Khan, Dipa Sinha and Asma Zehra moved this session with great energy. Working for Right to Food, Dipa Sinha said, “Malnutrition is directly associated with food and right choice of food.” Also, she said that right people are deprived of PDS (Public Distribution System) because they are lagging BPL Card. Asma Zahra Muslim Women Development Society said that children, women and old age people are victims of poverty. Working for Child Protection, Sadia Khan said, “We are having crab mentality. We need to improve our mentality.”

20th Jan 2013
Third day of the workshop started with the session “Access to Information: RTI & other sources of Information” handled by Beyond Headlines Editor Afroz Sahil.  He encouraged delegates to make use of RTI for access of information.  

Including, Amirullah Khan, Deputy Director Bill Gates Foundation discussed Corporate Social Responsibility of their organization and how Muslim NGOs can apply to allocate fund from Bill Gates Foundation and other Corporate and PSUs. In this session, Amanullah Khan, Director Muslim Educational Trust, K K Upadhyaya, Director CSR, FICCI, Aquil Busrai, CEO Aquil Bursai Consultancy explained corporate social responsibility of their organizations.

Next session was unlocked on ‘NGO Governance’ by Osama Manzar, Director Digital Empowerment Movement and continued by Kamal Farooqui-FCRA.

Afternoon session started with the topic of “Human Rights Violation: Awareness and Responsibilities”. Adv. Yusuf Muchala Mumbai, Feroz Ghazi, SAMLA & Mehmood Pracha, Advocate, Mohd Shafi Popular Front of India and Md. Shafi discussed UAPA Black Law and fake encounters like Batla House Encounter. They emphasized that Muslim need security because major victims of riots are Muslims. 

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Education: Window of Healthy Society

Bundi, 15th Jan 2013: For realizing the role of education for the development of human being, Rehab India Foundation conducted Education Awareness Programme at Rehab Educare Centre at Talera Village of Bundi Taluk, Bundi District, Rajasthan.

Safarullah, Asst. Programme Manager said, “In spite of most important key to unlock the door of success, education is a reflection of a good civilization and it removes blanket of ignorance.” Add to it, he encouraged parents to enroll their children in government schools where they can acquire free education.

During the programme, challenges of parents were discussed. People were convinced that education is necessary for good society. It is helpful for not to improve livelihood but level of understanding. Altogether, 40 students and 70 parents were attended the programme.

In Talera, it has running Village Development Programme. Team Rehab has inaugurated tuition centre and has been running Educare Centre. In this village, 158 students are getting free tuition classes. In future, it is planning to conduct medical camp and employment generation programme.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Enrollment Fest: Education Awareness Program

Murshidabad, 15th Jan 2013: To understand the issues and problems of the parents and children, Rehab India Foundation organized door to door campaign under phase II of Enrollment Fest at Kabil Pur, Sreekrishna Pur, Dhumpara, Balagacchi, Mohaldar Para and Kohitpur Village of Murshidabad District, West Bengal.

With the objective to increase the enrollment of children in the Schools and to inform the community about the Right to Free and Compulsory Education, Rehab India Foundation unlocked ‘ Enrollment Fest’ in above six Villages on 7th January of same year.

First Phase:
The program is divided into three phases.During first phase, meeting with community people, teachers and parents was conducted and formed a group of like minded people.

Second Phase:
This phase is all about disseminating information and awareness of education through distribution of Information Education and Communication (IEC) material and door to door campaign. Door to door campaign is in the process and will be continued till 21st January 2013.Sharing the views, Nishad, Program Manager said, “ignorance, illiteracy and poverty are the major hurdles in the way of education. This besides, Team member will distribute pamphlets in regional languages on 22 January 2013.

Third Phase:
In the third phase, dropout students will be gathered. They will be motivated to get enrolment in the Government Schools. Next, review meeting will be planned later to check the percentage of enrolled students.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Medical Relief Programme at Nizamudheen Colony

Kurnool, 6th Jan 2012: To provide health care solutions for all, Rehab India foundation organized Medical camp at Nizamudheen Colony in Adoni Block of Kurnool District, AP.

Medical camp was structured under the supervision of M.B.B.S doctor Abdul Kaleem. Doctor provides consultation to the visitors. 88 poor patients were benefited from the camp and got free check-up and medicine. Most of the patients who attended medical camp were suffering from body pain, joint pain, viral fever, cold, diabetes, high and low blood pressure and other vulnerable diseases.

Village Development Project:

Rehab India Foundation is running Village Development Programme at Nizamudheen Colony. The objective of the programme is to access quality education, economic empowerment and improved health for neglected community people. Presently, Rehab is running free tuition centre for poor student (class 1st to IXth). It also organizes medical camp for poor people and distributes free medicine to them. Including, Team Rehab is planning to initiate self employment programme for poor and distress people.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Donate a Blanket, Save a Life

Katihar, 8th Jan 2013: Providing winter relief to the poor people who were affected by cold waves, Rehab India Foundation organized Blanket Distribution Drive at Bansibari Village of Hasanganj Block of Katihar District, Bihar.

The volunteers surveyed the village and selected poor people to ensure that the really needy people benefit from this drive. Blankets were distributed to the homeless and other needy people who were asleep without blanket or a thin sheet.

Blanket Distribution Drive at Delhi:
As per the commitment to provide emergency relief to poor and neglected people, Rehab conducted Blanket distribution programme on 5th January 2013 at Abul Fazal Enclave, New Delhi. During the winter relief programme, five families received woolen blankets.

People who would like to step forward for this noble cause, please contact us at 011 29946637 or Email us at contactus@rehabindiafoundation.org  or hr.pr.rehabindiafoundation@gmail.com

24x7 Mobile Medical Aid with Lab Facility

Kamrup, 9th Jan 2013: Heman Nath, M.B.B.S doctor of Hekra P.H.C inaugurated Rehab mobile medical unit with laboratory facility at 12 pm at Bidiyanagar, Kamrup District, Assam.

Nath with a team of three Farmacist and a lab technician checked and diagnosed patients irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Mostly Hindu and Muslim victims were there to get medical aid. They got complete treatment with urine and blood test and free medicine.

During this programme, Rehab volunteers were involved to provide medical relief to the fateful community people of natural calamity and victims of BTAD violence.  Free medicines were distributed among more than 225 patients.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Small Loan, Big Benefits

Guntoor, Jan 6th 2013:  Under Padosi SHG Phase-II Programme, Rehab India Foundation provides microloans to three underprivileged women at anandpeta, district Guntoor, Andhra Pradesh.

Rehab has entered in Phase-II of self employment programme. For this phase, it has selected 15 new Padosi SHG members. Among them, three poor women received loan for initiating micro business. Mahoboobi Shaik received Rs. 7500 loan for initiating hotel, while same amount was sanctioned to Shaik Noorjahan and Akheela for starting Petty Shop.

A Public Charitable Trust, Rehab India Foundation is actively involved in various kinds of development activities ranging from village development programme, educare centre, food kit distribution, skill development training, SHG & self employment, emergency relief programme, model village in Assam to Blanket distribution drive. I t has successfully completed Phase –I of Self Employment Programme. During phase-I, team rehab selected 15 Padosi SHG members for facilitating interest free loan to deprived women.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

A Step for a Cause

New Delhi: Providing winter relief to poor and distress people, Rehab India Foundation organized Blanket Distribution Drive on 5th January 2013 at Rehab Head Quarter, Abul Fazal Enclave New Delhi.

While breaking 43 years record, Cold waves continues to grip North India, especially Delhi.  This winter Delhi has been hit by extreme cold and taken lives of poor people living on street, under flyovers and slum areas. In view, Rehab India Foundation conducted emergency relief operations for underprivileged people for keeping them protective from chilling cold.

Besides emergency relief operations, Rehab India Foundation is involved in the wholesome development of villages, MSW executive coaching, educare centre, skill development training, medical aid and SHG & self employment programmes for weaker sections of society.

People who would like to step forward for this noble cause, please contact us at 011 29946637 or Email us at contactus@rehabindiafoundation.org or hr.pr.rehabindiafoundation@gmail.com