News Letter


Newsletter March 2020

Pravalli welfare Trust  (20th  year of service to humanity

Newsletter March 2020

1.        Ramzan Package for widows and poor.

Like last 5 years we intended to reach out to widows and poor in Ramzan. We initially wanted to reach out to 1500 widows and poor and distribute Rs.5,000 to each of them. But due to Corona Virus many a people have been rendered jobless. We intend to cater for them as well. Now we will be distributing Rs. 3000 per family and reach out to 2500 or more families depending on donation received. Distribution will start around 15 April. In Sha Allah. We request friends who normally participate in this program, not to wait for Ramzan. It is need of the hour.

2.           Agriculture with Solar Pumps in Thar.

Three more schemes were completed in March. Thus total no of schemes completed so far has reached Thirty Six (36). Work on 10 more is in progress through the courtesy of Lady Fatima Charitable Trust. Thar Desert area does not get rains for 2 to 3 years at a stretch. This cycle continues after every 2/3 years. People have to pass through great difficulties due to draught that causes wide spread famine both for human and animals. Solar pumps can fetch underground water and irrigate two or more Acres of land to produce 40 Maunds grain per acre, vegetables and fodder for animals. This not only elevates the standard of living of the poor folk poor and neglected population of the society but also directly contributes to the GDP of the country. Pravalli Welfare Trust is giving this facility to poor folks. This will encourage locals and other NGOs to do likewise and change the life of poor

3. Education in desert areas of Sind.

There are many areas in Thar Desert and rural Sind where children have no schools to go in 5/10 Km radius. At places Govt. school buildings are available but teachers have not been posted. Generation after generation are illiterate in these areas. We started One more schools in Feb. Thus total no of schools has reached Twenty Three ( 23), in which 1,403 children are now studying. These are in five Tehsils of Thar namely Islamkot, Nangar Parkar, Deplo, Chhachhro and Khipro. Each school has 45 to 110 children. Cost of school is Rs. 10,000 per month but donors should contribute on 6 monthly basis, if not on yearly basis for ease of account keeping. We pay Rs. 8000 to teacher but will increase pay gradually. Photos of the all schools with banners having names of Donors have been sent to them.

4.          Rozgar scheme for widows & needy with Goats.

22 more widows were given a goat with child goat in North during this year. LFCT is our donor since last many years who has always shown great understanding and generosity of spirit. They have helped us to distribute two goats with small kids (4 goats in total) to each of 30 widows in Thar during last month. In total 1156 widows have been helped so far under various schemes. It gave us great pleasure when a man told us that a goat given to a widow about 6 years back has 14 goats from that one goat and the widow is financially very sound now. Thanks to donors. Jazak Allah.

5.       Water Supply Schemes.

21 more schemes were completed last month. A total of 1667 schemes have been completed in the last 19 years. Out of these 1047 were made in Sind including 422 in desert areas of Sind. 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.

 

6.        Technical training for jobless young men.

One more computer center was established in village Mumtaz Abad, Roonjho, Khipro Sind. Twelve young boys are getting training there in course no 25. In our second center in Mir Pur Khas third class has started with 10 Girls. Before that 15 boys and 10 girls completed three month computer course there. This is course no 24. In all of our 23 courses completed so far, 97 boys have been trained in AC/fridge repairs, 53 as Electricians, 11 as Motor cycle mechanic, 39 in computer, 62 as plumbers and 40 as Auto Electricians. A total of 302 young boys and girls were given trade training to earn for themselves and their families. 

7.   Roshan Thar.

23 more families were provided Solar lights in 2020. Total no of houses given Solar Electricity has reached 104. There are wide stretches where there is no electricity and no roads in Thar. 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.

8. Help to orphan girls for marriage.

8 more orphan girls were helped financially to get married last month. Total no of girls helped so far has reached 533. We pay Rs. 30,000 to these orphan girls in North and Rs 10,000 in Thar/ Sind areas. Even this meager amount is sought by these poor widows with lot of prayers for donors.

9.          Establishment of Medical camps in hilly areas.

Due to Corona Virus camps will not be held till this is over. Medical camp no 103 was held in village Dubran of hilly areas in Feb. 120 patients were given free medicines. In total 9,479 patients were given free medical treatment since 2012. These camps are arranged by one brother & his sister for the Esal-e-Sawab of their parents. Jazak Allah

 

10. Child Care Center

Due to epidemic camps will not be held till it is over. Through the efforts of our benevolent donor Mr S. Nazim Ali from USA, a child care center has started working in Deplo, Thar. In its first camp 31 mothers to be were checked and a total of 180 patients were given medical help with free medicines.   

11.         Trees Plantation

725 fruit trees were distributed in Hilly areas in March. We will be planting 600 fruit trees next week. 700 trees were planted in Thar in August/ September this year. In March last 200 fruit trees were distributed among farmers in village Takht Parri near Rawalpindi and 800 trees were planted on the mountains in District Abbottabad. 1,800 trees were planted in district Badin, Chhachhro-Thar, Tando Muhammad Khan and Ghotki in Sind in August 2018. In total 12,035 fruit/ other trees were distributed and 3000 wild olive trees grafted with olive branches. These have started bearing fruit.

12.        Training women in stitching of clothes.

In Five centers that we are running 55 girls are learning stitching of clothes. In Thar/ Sind 166 girls completed training in stitching clothes. Thanks to LFCT 4rth course has started in these centers with 30 girls under training. These centers are located in Mirpur khas, Tando Allah Yar and Chhachhro. Two more centers are working in Rawalpindi. 21 women/ girls are under training there. Till now 348 have completed training successfully.

13.  Shoes for bare footed children in Desert areas.

In July last year 576 chappals were distributed among barefooted children of desert area in Sind. In Jan/Feb 634 were given shoes this year. Total no given is 1210. This time these were distributed through the courtesy of Mr Yahya Qureshi, Mr Gulfraz Ahmad, Mr Rizwan Haidar and Mr Muhammad Alam.

14.  Distribution of Sewing Machines & wheel chairs.

 13 more machines were distributed through the courtesy of a friend. A total of 82 widows/orphans were given sewing machines. In addition 19 Wheel chairs were given to invalids till to-date.

20th year of service to Humanity

Col Mushtaq Ahmad (R)

www.pravalli.org

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

(??Pravalli?? is pothohari language word, spoken around Islamabad, meaning ??brotherhood??)

These works are being done through donation. My contribution is almost nil. I am only a facilitator. Allah?s blessings be on donors. We do not have trust office/ transport or employees to ensure that max of donations reach the needy.  











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