A lot is being done across the length and breadth of the country, in order to bring a transformation in the social and economic condition of the society. Human Welfare Foundation (HWF)a non-profit organization is working on establishment of multifarious institutions across the country. Executive Committee and Members from different organisations met in Doha on 9th November to chart its vision 2026.
The council, audience and representatives from HWF and different parts of India recently met in Doha to chart the way forward – Vision 2026. The event was meant to revisit Vision 2016 and highlight the changes that are introduced in Vision 2026.
Human Welfare Foundation (HWF) was founded in the year 2006 by a group of eminent members. Anon-governmental organization dedicated to carry out humanitarian and development programs for the ﬁght against poverty and people’s sufferings by working in partnership with vulnerable communities regardless of faith, caste, gender or political beliefs.
Speaking at the Vision 2026, T Arif Ali, General Secretary, HWF reiterated on the achievements of Vision 2016. He highlighted that the Human Welfare Foundation was formed after the recommendations of the Sanchar Committee.He remarked, “There is a remarkable disparity with respect to the social and economical conditions of North and South India. The rural areas of North East, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Assam, etc do not have access to even the basic amenities such as clean drinking water.” He continued, “We conducted a health camp and discovered 40 % people suffered from Kidney stones. This was our starting point to ensure we provide people with atleast 20 litres of pure and safe drinking water daily in the remotest of the country.” Besides this HWF has undertaken work in areas of education, health and sanitation, social empowerment, etc.
The Foundation while charting Vision 2026 highlighted the need to have a strategy and goal for accomplishing its target. Mr Ali said, “Work should be focused and measurable to identify the achievements and work on the loopholes.” At present it is undertaking social and humanitarian upliftment of the microcosm under various areas which is making it difficult to assess its achievements. “Hence our approach has been redefined – targeted and measurable,” emphasized Mr Ali.
The roadmap for Vision 2026 is as under:
- Adoption and development of 100 villages in the areas of health and education. In Northern India educational scholarships don’t reach the desired minorities. The focus is to develop a plan which will help those in need in the states of Bihar, Assam, Bengal, etc.
- Need for a participative approach for social empowerment
- Focus on community at large irrespective of the religion, beliefs, gender and caste. While speaking on this Mr Ali remarked,” we don’t want to be generalised as an Islamic NGO. We want to serve those in need irrespective of their religion. The idea is to ensure we reach the needy in every nook and corner of the country right from the slum dwellers to adivasis and minorities
- To achieve 100 percent school entry upto class 12 in the villages adopted
- Leveraging available resources as provided by the government under various schemes
The five point agenda will be the priority areas for the foundation besides the good work that is already being done by them.
By: Arshia Khan