SUCCESS STORY OF A COURAGEOUS WOMAN-LEADER
Dr Afrozia Tabassum, Chairperson of Tabbo Welfare Society in Karachi (third from right) is being welcomed at 15th Corporate Ambassador Awards, organized recently in Karachi. Quratul Ain Kalhoro, Syed Turab Shah, Dr Afrozia, Javed Mahmood, Rozina Jalal, Ms Naveen and Syed Amin-Ullah Hussain, CEO AJ Sports are seen in this group photo. She was honoured with Health Care & Social Welfare Icon Award.
J. Choudhry/KARACHI: Serving the needy people in the society of the mission of my life. Chairperson and Founder of Tabbo Welfare Association in Karachi Dr Afrozia Tabbassum said this while talking to Corporate Ambassador.
Tabbo Welfare Society is serving the poor and deserving people since 2006. In other words, the social welfare organization of Dr Afrozia has completed 12 years of serving thousands of the people in Karachi.
Tabbo Welfare Society is running a school for children up to class-8 while a stitching center is also working to give training to the deserving women to learn the skill of stitching to earn their livelihood in respectable manner. In addition to this, Dr Afrozia is running a hospital in New Nazimabad area, near Sakhi Hassan and Manghopir area in Karachi. In this hospital, poor patients are getting free treatment _ medical checkup and medicines, with payment of just Rs 50 registration fee.
“We are giving free medicines, injection to the poor patients who are not in a position to buy medicines,” Dr Afrozia said. She said that up to 50 patients are visiting the hospital every day. Chairperson of Tabbo Welfare Society further stated that her hospital is offering normal delivery operations at just minimum cost _ Rs 2000 to 3000 per patient. However, these charges are also exempted in case the patient is not in a position to pay it. She said that the private hospitals are charging thousands of rupees for each normal delivery, but the motto of her hospital is to service the needy patients with commitment, dedication and without the greed of minting money.
Dr Afrozia further stated that the Tabbo Welfare Society’s school is charging just 200 to 300 rupees per month fee from the student that was like nothing when compared with the private schools that are extorting thousands of rupees as fee from each and every student.
She further said that her society was also providing food items free of cost to the poor families. Dr Afrozia also said that she often arranged “Dastar Khwaan” as well to serve free meals to the needy people in the area.
She also said that Tabbo Welfare Society has organized several walks and rallies to create awareness against drugs addiction in the society and its spoiling impacts of families of the addicted persons.
Chairperson of Tabbo Society said that she wanted to expand the scope of serving the maximum number of the people for which she is looking for donations from rich persons and big donors, including the organizations.
Meanwhile, the mission of the Tabbo Welfare Society also included focus on alleviating poverty and social inclusion of the deserving people. “We do this through well-planned and comprehensive programs in health, education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response,” she said. We also focus on generating and sharing knowledge with diverse stakeholders to influence sustainable impact at scale. Our overall goal is the empowerment of People from poor and marginalized communities, leading to improvement in their lives and livelihoods.
Tabbo Welfare Society believes in helping individuals to lead their life with dignity. To achieve this, our livelihood programmes focus on generating sustainable livelihoods. This is done through capacity building, fostering community links and promoting small businesses.
Dr Afrozia Tabassum further explained that her Society also focuses on improving the conditions by which persons, especially those in the marginalized communities can access quality education. Education is an important tool that enables Persons to participate in decisions that affect their lives and in improving their social status, she added.
Tabbo Welfare Society works in close collaboration with State Government and other partner organizations to secure accessible and quality maternal and healthcare services among marginalized communities.
Meanwhile, a roof over their heads is a critical need of the elders who are destitute, sick and abandoned by family and those uprooted by disasters. Tabbo Welfare Society has established model homes for the senior citizens and aged in many places, she said.
Regarding addiction of drugs, she said that the drugs addicted not only spoil their own lives, but they also put others around them at risk as well. Tabbo Welfare Society anti-drug education initiative helps individuals to understand the hazards of addiction and it explains the exact effects of drugs on a person’s mind and body.
Tabbo Welfare Society was founded with a focus on domestic violence and human trafficking. The organization has since expanded its counseling, shelter, campaign and research activities to the areas of child and woman abuse and protection
Tabbo Welfare Trust mostly focus in poverty to alleviate poverty through education and awareness programs.
“We are also giving financial support to families for marriage of their daughters,” she added.
Tabbo Welfare Society gives awareness of education to poor families and help them to provide quality education for them children. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world and the most effective way to break out of the cycle of poverty. children are not only deprived of their right to receive an education but they lose their childhood to earn bread for a living.
Here are the important priorities of Tabbo Welfare Society in Karachi:
- To educate the masses and spread literacy, particularly among women, in order to bring about a sustainable change in the society.
- To focus toward future self-employment with the hope of breaking the cycle of ongoing dependency, while giving immediate assistance to families in the current crisis.
- Tabbo Welfare Society makes an effort to support families in these difficult situations by providing basic items necessary for newlywed girls, including dresses, shoes, utensils, bedding, fans, sewing machines, and more, along with some financial assistance to offset marriage expenses.
- Tabbo Welfare Society drug education helps individuals fully understand the mechanics of addiction and explains the exact effects of drugs on a person’s mind and body.
- Sick and abandoned by family and those who uprooted by disasters for Those Persons Tabbo Welfare Society has established model homes in many places.