Friday, 17 April 2020

Distribution of COVID19 Essentials Relief Kit and Hygiene Training

With a ban on borders and livelihoods forced to close; the vulnerable, impoverished citizens of our country are severely affected with no income to placate and make ends meet. Despite, many Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations coming forward to help in the urban parts of India, most of our rural terrains are still silently suffering.

Rehab has heeded the Government call to join in the efforts to fight COVID, while focussing more on the grassroots, where others are not able to reach - to the last mile reaching, to the bottom of the pyramid.

COVID-19 strikes deep into Assam, a region which is frequently disrupted due to incessant flood disasters year after year. During these floods, the inhabitants keep migrating to higher grounds and away from the wild meandering Brahmaputra River.

COVID-19 and last weeks' cyclone together wreaked havoc on the lives of thousands of tribal people, who were stranded without any basic amenities.

Like every year, Rehab India Foundation is extending our support to the underprivileged people of Assam as urgent relief and rehabilitation. We have distributed Food/Provision Kits and Health & Hygiene Kits* containing the basic essentials.

Along with the relief materials, we are also ensuring community awareness through inter-personal communication towards practising hygiene, social distancing and educating them about high-risk groups, while addressing their myths and misconceptions about the spread of coronavirus, as per updated WHO verified information.

*The contents of the kits will suffice for a family of 4-5 persons for a period of one month.

Date: 16 April 2020
Location: Hapasara Panachayath, Bongaigaon District, Assam

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Rehab Qurbani Appeal 2015

Eid-ul-Azha: A feast of sacrifice in Islam, is one of the most important Islamic festivals. This festival is observed and celebrated as a Festival of Sacrifice by Muslims all over the world. When some people are spending lavishly on these festivals, there are people who cannot afford to celebrate the festival, who cannot wear good dress and eat good food. Life is hard when food is hard to come by. In fact 842 million people in the world do not have enough to eat.

Needless to say, a grand part of Eid - ul- Adha is making sacrifices for the poor and needy. During Eid-ul-Azha 2014, Rehab India Foundation distributed Qurbani food kits among impoverished people. With joy & gaiety, Rehab celebrated Eid with 76,362 families in seventeen States of India, including flood affected Kashmir.We disbursed 78,606 Qurbani food kits in 953 villages situated in 103 districts of 17 states across our country. 3,69,648 impoverished people were benefited.

The event in Kashmir has created an environment of displeasure and horror. Being displaced by flood, losing their dear ones, their homes, it is not easy for them to lead a happy life. Celebrations are far beyond words. The environment was not much conducive for them to celebrate the festival. It is always hard to celebrate after loss of life and unfortunate events. Everything was swept with hardly anything left for them. Rehab took much effort in order to help the people of Kashmir to celebrate the festival with the food aid packages. 

The result of this campaign is the poor families who were unable to eat good food (Meat) at the occasion of Eid or any other festival due to destitution, were able to eat good food at the festival. The poor families were able to feed their children during the festival. There cannot be a festival with no proper food. Food is an important part of celebration.
Beneficiaries on receiving the food kits were overwhelmed and expressed their heartiest thanks and gratitude to Rehab India Foundation for the gesture.

Rajasthan: On receiving the food kit Mr. Fazalur Rahman, a tea master said, “Rehab India Foundation is always there to attend the needs of the poor and needy people. They are doing good deed. Through this initiative, the poor people are celebrating the festival happily. We expect this to be continued”.

“When people are celebrating Eid happily with their families, we can see Rehab team disbursing qurbani food kits door by door to spread happiness in poor families. May God bless your lives with happiness” praised Mr. Shabeer and his wife Mrs. Shabana.
Delhi: Extremely delighted on receiving the food kits, Mrs. Ruhi who lives in a small hut said, “My husband does not have any occupation. He simply collect plastics and other garbage and sell it to the scrap dealer. With that money we try to console our hunger. The food kit from Rehab helped us to celebrate the festival with utmost satisfaction”.

“My son is working in a mechanic shop. We did not have sufficient income to celebrate the festival with delightful dishes. Nevertheless, with Rehab’s qurbani kit, we were able to eat contently” said Mrs. Maryam.
Mehrouli, South Delhi: Mrs. Soofiyakhatoon said, “I was expecting that someone may give meat with which I can celebrate the festival. I was disappointed that nobody gave me qurbani meat. Nevertheless, Rehab gave me sufficient qurbani kit, with that I was able to celebrate my festival delightfully”.

Mrs. Zubaidha and Sakeena said, “Nobody will be coming here to disburse food kits. With the food kits from Rehab we are able to enjoy the festival heartily. Our extreme thanks to Rehab India Foundation”.

Uttar Pradesh: Mrs. Rabbi of 65 years is in the final stages of life living in Barabanki district. Her husband passed away several years ago. She has worked in the farms to satisfy her hunger. "Several months have passed by; I am filling my stomach only with the vegetables available. I was able to have good food and meat during festivals because of Rehab. I was able to celebrate the festival happily”.

Mr. Rafique is of age 50. There are 8 members in his family. He is the only bread winner of the family. Rafique said "By sharing the food kits during the festival of Eid Rehab was there to share my pain and labour. We were able to celebrate the festival gleefully”.

Manipur: 60 years old Mr. Anjab Ali thanked Rehab for the food packets. He said, “With the food packets we received, we are able to eat good food atleast during festivals”.
Mrs. Hajira Bee, 50 years old widow said, “I am very happy to receive the qurbani kits. I was worried on how to celebrate the festival. Rehab made it easy for me”.

Those who are benefited with this Qurbani food kits are among the most vulnerable in their communities included widows, orphans, the elderly, internally displaced persons and the needy. We prioritized the most vulnerable families ensuring the food aids reached those who need it the most.
When disbursing these Qurbani food kits to communities in need, we are sharing something truly special with them. Rehab through this Qurbani Food kit programme, helped those who really need it and have made it easy for them and has given hand to them in celebrating the festival enthusiastically.

When meat is a part of nutrition and daily food for some people, it is an expensive treat that is enjoyed mainly on special occasions for others. Many people cannot afford for this expensive food even during special occasions and festivals. To make it easy for them and help these poor people to celebrate the festival cheerfully with their family, we disbursed this food aid kits with best fine quality meat.
Rehab India Foundation has implemented many projects and programmes to uplift the life of people belonging to marginal sectors and help them to lead a prosperous life. This Qurbani Food Aid Programme is one among them.

A/c Name : Rehab India Foundation
A/c No : 09231450000033
Bank Name : HDFC Bank
Branch Name : Jasola
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Contact - Mr. Rahoof - 9990608904

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


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.

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.

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.