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Rehab foundation trustees meet

New Delhi: Rehab India Foundation’s Annual Board of Trustees meeting was held here at the Nehru Guest House in Jamia Millia Islamia. General Secretary Afsel Chandrankandy explained the programmes implemented in the previous year and the planning for the next few years. Chairman Mr. E. Abubacker recalled the journey of Rehab. “We found nothing there in the empty land. However, when we handed over the first lot of homes in 2012, we brought life there and today it is a bustling township”, he said about the resettlement colony built in Assam for displaced persons. He said we have now expanded our activities to many parts of the country especially West Bengal. He explained the latest programme of ‘Cluster Villages Programme’ under which ten villages are adopted for five years during which its educational and social condition is improved. “We understand now we have done something to make them smile for now. However, much more can be done, and must be done”, said  Abubacker.

Secretary Mr. Remiz Muhammed presented the previous year activities. Rehab India Foundation’s Annual Report - 2015 which was released by Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan. As per the annual report, Rehab India Foundation is currently running 31 Village Development Programmes (VDP) in 11 states reaching out to 41,803 people. Each VDP focuses on activities such as educare, healthcare and economic development of the community. Last year, the number of enrolled students were 3,530, while 57 medical camps were held and 946 benefitted from Rehab’s Self-Help Group (SHG) and loan distribution programmes.   

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 June 2015 on page no. 13

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