I founded Irshad Welfare Trust in 1994 to commemorate my late mother Irshad Begum in subdivision Pind Dadan Khan, district Jhelum, Pakistan. The main purpose of the trust was to help the disadvantaged students of the remote rural areas. The Trust organised free summer camps for poor children, provided them free tuition in studies and encouraged them to continue schooling. Irshad Rural Welfare society was founded in 1998 to extend the Trust activities to other areas like health, human rights, public awareness, and women development.
I also founded Rural Areas Development Council in 1999. Irshad Welfare Trust and Irshad Rural Welfare Society were emerged in the Council, and it was named ‘ Rural Areas Development Council- Al-Irshad’, (RADC-Al-Irshad). RADC-Al-Irshad is not for profit organization. It is registered with the Directorate of Social Welfare, Women Development & Bait-ul-Maal Government of the Punjab, under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961 (X1. V1 1961), vide registration No. DDSW/RWP/97-0627. In July 2020, the Council was also registered with the Punjab Charity Commission, Government of the Punjab under the Punjab Charities Act 2018.
The Council has helped hundreds of poor and vulnerable children in completing their secondary school education. Currently, the Council has following active projects:
- Serve the talent for humanity
- Agahi (awareness) Forums
- Educate a woman-alleviate poverty
- Health awareness campaign
- Manishiat sey inkar- zindgi sey payar (Say no to drugs- love your life)
- Disaster response force
Please visit the organisational website to know detail of the current projects, activities, and future projects. https://radc-al-irshad.org/