ICCI assures support to Helping Hand for Relief and DevelopmentMarch 2, 2013
Islamabad: One of the vital communal responsibilities of Head of Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) is the enhancement of mental and psychological performance of orphan students, who are in more need of attention and care as compared to other students.
Society can play a significant role in improving their mental, physical and educational skills through different academic and co-curricular activities.
These views were expressed by the Country Head of Helping Hand for Relief and Development, Mr.Fazal-ur-Rehman while addressing at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI). He said that relief efforts in Pakistan are ongoing and HHRD, through its various programs, continues to make great progress in the country.
Country Head said that HHRD efforts spanned all aspects of social and economic recovery through programs such as its “Integrated Approach toward Rebuilding Pakistan” program which includes a Home Construction Program and Water & Sanitation Hygiene Program.
These programs are currently being implemented in 11 adopted Union Councils throughout Pakistan. Moreover, programs such as “Interest Free Micro-Finance” have allowed for those affected to once again support their families, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI said that it is our social and national responsibility to help the needy and vulnerable segment of the society instead of relying on the Government. He said that we should provide full support to the organizations like Helping Hand for Relief and Development which are institutionalizing the spirit of compassion and volunteerism.
Mr.Bakhtawari appreciated the role of Helping Hand for Relief and Development as a viable model and a broad-based organization which is working for people wellbeing. He also lauded the role of Mr.Fazal-ur-Rehman, Country Head of Helping Hand for making this a sustainable, growth-oriented and replicable organization.
ICCI President assured full support of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry to Helping Hand for Relief and Development organization and informed the meeting that members of ICCI enthusiastically participated in the welfare of society.
He also appreciated the role of HHRD for organizing Mobile Medical Camps at different locations in Sindh which have provided free consultations and medications for flood victims.
He also urged HHRD to depute a team of mobile medical specialists for Kachi Abbadi in Islamabad so that they could diagnose the deceases of TB and Hepatitis which are very common in these areas.