JKYF’s 3 Day Capacity Building Programme For Volunteers Concludes

SRINAGAR: In order to sensitise inculcate understanding about basic tenets of social service and build comprehensive capacity among volunteers, the J&K Yateem Foundation conducted three day Capacity Building Programme at its orphanage BAITUL HILAL at Chawalgam in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

The three day volunteers’ workshop was part of JKYF’s continuing efforts to sensitise  the volunteers on ground about various issues & challenges related to voluntary social service in Jammu & Kashmir.

Speakers urged the volunteers to adopt innovative and modern methodologies  in the field of social service to meet the latest challenges in the field.

Describing humility, sincerity, wisdom & selflessness as the basic tenets to serve humanity, the speakers enjoined upon the volunteers to learn and equip themselves with the knowledge, methodologies and technologies to cope up with the emerging contemporary challenges, issues and problems in the social service sector.

Addressing the gathering of about 150 senior volunteers from various parts of J&K including far flung & hilly districts like Poonch & Rajouri, the speakers appreciated the sincere spirit of volunteers to expend time, energy and own resources to join heads and hands for creating enabling environment for ensuring tangible socio economic development to economically weaker sections.

Speakers urged the participants to be pro-active in building their capacities as volunteers to help poorest among the poor and needy in a coordinated professional manner.

Noted columnist and author Dr Maroof Shah in his speech while quoting the examples of Sufi Saints stressed upon the volunteers to serve the society while following the Khankah model. He enjoined upon JKYF to establish residential quarters in Srinagar for the students and the patients coming from far flung areas so that they don’t suffer on this account.

Earlier, Programme Executive Trainings and Guidance Mehmood ur Reyaz  in his welcome address asked volunteers to follow the organizational discipline in letter and spirit in their day to day activities.

Noted Islamic Scholar Showkat Shaheen while speaking on the theme”Life of prophet (PBUH) before the prophethood stressed upon the volunteers to learn from examples set by the Prophet while taking care of the downtrodden sections of the society.

Educationist Bashir Talib while speaking on “Role of volunteers in social service ” advised the management of JKYF to provide quality education to the orphan students by taking advantage of the latest educational tools and technologies.

Ex income tax officer Shabir Ahmad Handoo while giving details of the existing government schemes advised the Humanitarian Aid Organizations to avail the benefits of these schemes and  strictly abide by the laws governing these organisations.

Speaking about the “Role of Social Media In Social Service Sector” PE press and PR Division  emphasized the importance of social media in disseminating the message of social service work among cross sections of people. He urged the volunteers to share positive and informative content on social media platforms for the information and education about moral value system for benefit of the society.

Feroz Ahmad, CEO, Human Welfare Voluntary Organisation (HWVO), spoke on  “Alternative Care for Children In  Need And Role of Volunteers” laid stress on skill based education through alternative care.

Dr Sheikh Aariz, Physiotherapist, spoke on the theme “First Aid Training”, shared relevant tips to deal with any emergency while undertaking social service activities particularly during disaster management activities.

District Representative Pulwama, Mohammad Amin Bhat  in his speech  shared some painful incidents of disrespectful treatment meted out to deprived sections of our society . He stressed the need to tackle the  issues of deserving people with utmost care keeping in view their psychological state of mind.

Secretary Finance JKYF Mohammad Ishaq Sheikh presented the detailed about the work, aims and objectives of the organisation since the inception of the organisation.

Senior volunteer Nissar ul Haq  spoke on the theme “Mercy for all”.  While invoking holy Quran and  the sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), he enjoined upon the volunteers to treat parents, spouses , relatives and the destitute with empathy and love  to earn the pleasure & blessings of Almighty Allah (SWT) in this life and the Hereafter.

Social activist Javaid Ahmad Najar spoke on the theme “Need of Professionalism in social service”. He enumerated 5 principles to be followed while dealing with the deserving families and individuals. He advised  volunteers to work with humility and refrain from taking any kind of advantage directly or indirectly from the work related to beneficiaries.

Educationist Shafeeq Khaki spoke about “Responsibilities towards the other creatures”. Qouting Galib,Iqbal, Mir Dard and Shiekh Noordin Wali (R A), he underscored the need to provide a helping hand to every needy human being.

Ex ADDC Shiekh Ab Hamid (KAS) applauded the teachers and the management of Baitul Hilal Chawalgam for providing quality education to the students at Al Hilal Educational Institute Chawalgam KULGAM.

Dr Imtiyaz of Crecent Cooperative  Limited ,Senior volunteer Mohammad Yousuf Bat and research scholar Mohammad Aqib also spoke on the occasion .

A senior physical education teacher  Mohammad Sultan from Distt. Baraulla  conducted the physical exercise sessions of students and participants during the three day programme .

Chairman Mohammad Rafiq Lone presented the vote of thanks. He urged speakers and experts to continuously engage with JKYF for guidance of volunteers for more fruitful results in pursuit of goals, objectives and targets for socio economic development of the poor, needy & destitute irrespective of caste, colour, creed, region and religion across Jammu & Kashmir.

Lone said that JKYF is a democratic institution and any volunteer could become the chairman of the organisation through the democratic process.He made it clear that JKYF  is not the personal property of any individual or group of individuals but a public institution duly registered with Registrar of Societies vide Registration number 3758_S of 2001.

All the district representatives presented the progress reports of their respective districts for the ist half of the financial year 2022.

Scholars of BAITUL HILAL Kulgam presented various programmes during the 3 day programme.They presented a play about the misuse of social media and its impact on the younger generation.The play received big applause from the audience.

Seven sessions of the event were conducted by Javaid Jawad, Javaid Ahmad Peer, Mohammad Amin Bhat, Shiekh Abdul Gani,Mohammad Anwar Malik, Mehmood ur Reyaz and Ghulam Nabi Khanday.

Volunteers  Mufti  Hafiz Shahid, Hafiz Shabir(Teacher), Muzamil Gulshan,Ahsan Aijaz and Yasir Ahmad(Students)  recited verses of holy Quran whereas Farooq Ahmad (volunteer),Hafiz Shabeer,Sahil Ayoob and Rahil Gulzar presented the Naats (Poetry eulogising Prophet Muhammad PBUH) during different sessions.

District Representative Kulgam Mohammad Sadullah Bhat & Central Executive Committee (CEC) member Abdul Majeed Laway with the support of employees, volunteers and we’ll wishers made the arrangements for the 3 day event.

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