Profile of Kakezai Association

Feeling the agony and suffering being faced by the unfortunate section of our society, the founding fathers decided to pool their efforts and resources for the betterment of humanity at large. After and initial period of organizing and working on a smaller canvass, formal registration under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 186 was obtained for Kakezai Association Pakistan with the Registrar, Joint Stock Companies at Lahore on 2nd September 1975 under ref no:RP/82 of 1975-1976.
Aims & Objectives.
The primary aim of the Association is to serve the needy and unfortunate section of our society who are vulnerable , and in need of dire help. Striving towards these objectives the Association endeavours to alleviate their anguish through various projects.
Head Office.
The head office of the Association was shifted to its present location after the building was formally inaugurated by the late Sheikh Ghias Muhammad, retired Attorney General, West Pakistan. With passage of time and progression, the Association having expanded operates through local chapters in different cities.
Organizational Set –up.
An elected president heads the Association, who is supported by the executive Committee comprising of Vice-President, Secretary General, and Secretary Finance besides thirty-five Executive Members who also head of the ancillary committees. The executive Committee meets on the first Sunday of every month. Minutes are recorded and circulated along with the agenda. General Body Meetings are held annually.
Besides voluntary contributions from Executive Members, special fund raising efforts organized for a specific project, zakat donations, sale proceeds from hides of sacrificial animals generate the necessary funds for the execution and running of the projects.
Financial Assistance programmes.
Programs covered under this scheme are directly overseen by the  relevant  Sub-committee. Details of various programs being implemented are:-
a)    Educational stipend.
A financial scholarship is awarded to students of needy families in the following scales:-
1.    Up to Matriculation    :  Rs.1,000 per mensum,
2.    F.A. – B.A.                     :  Rs.1,500 per mensum
3.    Engineering/Medicine: Rs 2,000 per mensum
b)    Special education Assistance.
The exceptional cases, 50% of the semester educational fee (Up to a maximum of Rs.20,000),is paid to needy and deserving students who are doing their masters from a recognized Institute. The funds for these Programs are arranged by the Executive Member who sponsors the student.
c)    Financial Sustence Grant.
Primarily this scheme is for widows who are unable to make their end due to various hardship factors, such as disability / single parent family.
d)    Marriage Grant .
The ambit of this scheme covers girls of marriageable age from poor homes, whose families are unable to meet their dowry expense of basic essentials.
e)    Ramzan/Eid Package.
Food hampers comprising basic essential such as flour, sugar, edible oil, vermicelli, dates, tea, lentils, rice, besides quilt, soap, gents and ladies suit pieces and cash is distributed during Ramadan to fifty needy families.

An amount in excess of Rs. 700,000 is distributed under these heads

      Welfare projects
Welfare projects are taken by the Association are:-
1. Computer College.   With collaboration of Rotary Club of Pakistan this institute was established in the main hall of our building to import skills in I.T field. For a nominal fee, around fifty students per session were trained enabling them to earn a respectable wage, thereby becoming useful members not only for their families but also the society on general.

2. Stitching & embroidery Centre.  A similar number of girls were trained in stitching and embroidery fields enabling them to supplement the family income while operating from the safety of their homes
  3. Vocational Training Institute.    The above disciplines have science January 2004, been handed over to vocational institute, being run under auspices of Govt. of Punjab. Beautician Course for girls has been included in the programes . A monthly stipend of Rs. 500 is paid to every student in all disciplines. Upon completion of their respective courses, the students are paid a lum sum amount of Rs. 5,000. Each to help them start up on their own.  Computer qualified students are placed for own job training courses, due to the over whelming success of this scheme, the number of the trainees has increased considerably.

4.    Fund Raising for Shukat Khanam Cancer Hospital.   In collaboration with Imran Khan , the Association organized two special fund raising events , and donated a sum of 20 million thus raised for the then  on-going project.
5.    Johar Town musafir khana.  Under the care of Muggo  Trust, a building was erected on a piece of donated land, solely for the use of attendants accompanying cancer patients of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital . The building capable of accommodating 200 relatives / attendance was constructed through donations amounting to nearly Rs. 4 million raised the member of the Association
6.    Surraya Azeem Hospital.  Three storied building of the Hospital was constructed on a donated plot at an approximate cost of Rs. 15 million through contribution
7.    Akhtar Mubarak Referral Centre. Situated in Garden  Town, and housed in building donated by a philanthoric family, costing nearly Rs. 10 million, it is quipped with c-ray, scanning, lab facilities and an operation theatre. Nearly 200 out patients, of the rooms, evening classes are held for the poor chidren of the area. Regular attendance is rewarded with financial and food item incentives.
8.    Quaid-e-Azam Musafir Khana.   With a view to provide accommodation to the numerous shelter-less attendants accompanying  patients of the hospital was planned on the lines of the Musafir Khana at Johar Town. The basement  of six-story building is reserved for use of shelter-less attendents who are provided free meals. The ground floor and 1st floor cater for patients from far flung areas, who are discharged from the hospital as a result of bed shortage, and are required to return for check –ups later. Presently, the 2nd floor is functioning as an old people home  who have been abandoned by their relatives ,and are not in a position to look after themselves. 3rd floor houses palliative care patients who have no other place to stay. The 4th floor accommodates the staff looking after the patients. Free medicines are made available to all. Food is provided  free of cost, courtest  of an expatriate Pakistani in the Gulf
9.    After the devasting earth quake of October 2005, an intake of evacuees was looked after during their stay at Musafir Khana.

10.    Earth Quake Relief.   As a result of a special campaign, a sum of approximately Rs. 1 million was raised individually and collectively by the members. Tents and medicines were dispatched to the effected areas.