Attock Sahara Foundation

http://www.attocksahara.com.pk/
   
 
 
 :: Introduction

Attock Sahara Foundation (ASF) is welfare based non-profit organization serving the community since 1966 with its Head Office located at Morgah, Rawalpindi. Registered with Directorate of Social Welfare, Government of Punjab under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961 and certified as Non-Profit Organization by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy. ASF is working for the upliftment of the marginalized segments of society.
Main aim of ASF is to play a vital role in uplifting the socio-economic conditions of the surrounding communities through various welfare projects.


Executive Committee – Office Bearers:

  • Mr. M. Adil Khattak, President
  • Mr. Syed Asad Abbas, Vice President-I
  • Mr. Javed Iqbal Malik, Vice President-II
  • Mr. Obaidullah Khan, Secretary General
  • Ms. Amna Aman, Joint Secretary
  • Ms. Sana Tahir, Press Secretary
  • Mr. Kashif Ali Makhdoomi, Treasurer/ Finance Secretary
Vision

A prosperous, healthy and literate community

Mission

Our mission is to develop and implement creative and pragmatic solutions to the problems which impede social development

 

Objectives of ASF

Women's Development
Vocational / Technical Education
Poverty Alleviation
Basic Health
Environment
These objectives are aimed to contribute towards the human dignity of the less privileged class and provide learners with the knowledge and skills to become confident, resourceful players in the social transformation and economic development of their communities.
 

Certification with Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy

In recognition of its concerted efforts and transparent working, ASF has been awarded Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Certification by Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy (PCP). ASF has been certified by PCP in the areas of Internal Governance, Financial Management and Programme delivery.
 

Income Tax Exemption

Tax benefit for donor is a good pre-requisite for developing philanthropy in the country.  Contributions/Donations made to ASF are treated as admissible expense under Section 2 (36) of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001, which means that individuals / organizations who wish to donate to ASF can obtain a tax credit under Section 61 of the Income tax Ordinance 2001. Moreover, income generated by ASF is also exempted under clause 58 (3) of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001. Those individuals / organizations, who wish to donate their contributions to ASF, can remit the funds at the following bank account.  


Title of Account:       Attock Sahara Foundation
Account No:             05980012503601
Bank name:            Habib Bank Limited
Bank Address          HBL Corporate centre, Morgah Rawalpindi
Swift Code:             habbpkk
Country:                 Pakistan


Income of ASF

ASF is functioning with the vision of prosperous, healthy and literate community. In order to make ASF self sustainable, over a period of time ASF has developed various sections. These sections are developed with multifold objectives firstly to provide vocational training and skill development opportunity for the community and secondly to make ASF self sustainable. These sections are now at a position to bear their own expenses and some of the sections are contributing towards income to ASF as a whole.


Welfare Services of Attock Sahara Foundation

Currently, ASF is providing the following services to the community  


  • Vocational Training

To empower women in the real sense, we help them develop skills which can be     beneficial in strengthening them economically. ASF has setup Skill Development Centre (SDC) where females are provided with an opportunity to learn not only traditional handicrafts but also modern skills at very nominal charges. In addition deserving females are also given free training in the following areas.

  • Machine and hand embroidery 
  • Computer Training Course
  • Cutting   
  • English language Course
  • Drafting
  • Honey Bee Farming
  • Sewing
  • Beauty Care
  • Knitting
  • Glass/Fabric Painting

                    During the financial year 2009-10, 279 students were trained under the above mentioned areas.


  • ASF Nursery

Literate community is the backbone of a civilized society. ASF strongly believes in education for all and for this reason a Nursery School was established in 2004. This has enabled the local community to get their children admitted at their door step where good quality initial education is given at a nominal fee. Currently 77 students are taking classes in nursery class of ASF.


  • ASF Evening Academy

The Academy was set up in October, 2009.  The main objective of ASF Evening Academy is to provide educational support to the students of the nearby vicinity at a very low cost.  ASF Academy would enable students to face the challenging competition of their future professional life. This initiative was welcome by the people of the surrounding areas and currently 26 students (girls & boys) are attending Academy stretching from Class 8 to Class BA.


  • Elegance Beauty Parlor

A sophisticated and well equipped Elegance Beauty Parlor run by ASF is an added beauty to the SDC. Elegance Beauty Parlor is providing professional services at cheaper rates in comparison with market. Female students can avail training facility at discounted rates. A number of students trained by the Beauty Parlor are running their own parlors thus, supporting ASF’s objective of poverty alleviation and women’s development through economic empowerment.


  • ASF Stitching / Order Section

ASF stitching section is catering to the needs of corporate and individual clients. ASF order section specialization is in stitching of uniforms, coveralls and dress clothes for gents etc. at very affordable rates.  


  • Financial Assistance:

A large chunk of the neighboring population of ASF falls under the low income bracket and literacy rate is also very low. To help the deserving people ASF provides financial assistance through the following schemes:


Distribution of scholarships to deserving students.
Monetary assistance to the deserving and needy people of the community.
Distribution of dowry fund to the under privileged class of the community
Distribution of Zakat.
Provision of food items for Natural Calamities, i-e. SWAT IDPs, recent flood affected areas etc.
 
  • Medical Assistance:

At ASF, we feel that access to quality health facilities is the fundamental right of all humans. ASF in collaboration with Attock Hospital (Private) Limited (AHL) is serving the poor people and providing free medical treatment to poor and deserving patients through a Poor Patient Fund (PPF).


  • Free Medical Camps

ASF in collaboration with AHL and Attock Refinery Limited (ARL) has been arranging free medical camps in its neighbor vicinity. Two such camps were set up during 2009-10 to provide free medical treatment to the poor and needy community of the area. About 2000 people underwent medical checkup by the doctors in both the camps. They were also given free medicines which were arranged by ASF.
Similarly a free medical camp was set up in the flood affected area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on August 10, 2010 about 1800 people underwent medical check up and provided free medicines.


  • Grand Meena Bazaar

ASF has been arranging Meena Bazaar for the last many years to raise funds for the needy and deprived people of the area. These funds are spent on education, skill development, income generation and women’s development activities. ASF Annual Meena Bazaar, besides, providing recreational opportunity to the families of twin cities, also plays a significant role in promoting local crafts and funds generation.


Future Endeavors:

We, at ASF, believe that “there is always room for improvement”. ASF has many projects in pipeline for serving the community with dedication and commitment. These future endeavors are as follows:


Adult Literacy Program
Proposal underway to register ASF with the Board of Information Technology, Government of Punjab and introduction of one-year and postgraduate diploma in IT
Seminars, workshops and conferences for enhancing the skills and creating awareness on various gender issues
Training Paramedic staff in collaboration with Attock Hospital Limited (AHL).
Capacity building on conservation of flora and fauna and also marketing of medicinal plants for Morgah Biodiversity Project.
Launch of Micro Credit Scheme.
Striving to develop all programs in line with the government millennium development goals.
 

 :: Contact Person
 
Mr. Obaidullah Khan
Secretary General
Head Office, P.O. Refinery
Morgah – Rawalpindi
Pakistan
Phone: 92-51-5487041-45 Ext. 2374
Fax: ....92-51-5487254
E-mail: obaidullah@arl.com.pk

 
   

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