About HAYAT FOUNDATION
In lines of teaching and practice of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia we focus
our attention on the young children of the residents of Basti Hazrat
Nizamuddin. Our idea is to give emphasis to training in any craft that
they are doing or to motivate them for education. We engaged the
locals to come for learning and informed them about the importance of
education. Adults were asked to send their children to the school in
the area. Some had financial problem, very low income and could not
bear the school expenses. That is the time we came in the picture, as
Hayat Foundation. Children coming from low family income or having
single parent were selected.
The foundation meets the educational, nutritional and personal needs
of 35 children in Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin, providing the means to
attend regular school. The foundation gives the facilities to study
for all the children in a rented place in the area. The tuition is monitor by a teacher after the school hour in groups. This helps in
building confidence in the children and guides them for choosing the
profession. The child in higher classes helps to the junior. This arrangement has been working well. The provision of uniforms, schoolbags, stationary, books and daily nutritional are made by the Hayat Foundation.
1. Dr Qasim’s clinic- Supports the poor with
Free medical care to HIV positive children. This project has been taken up with the support of Dr Jean lafeuillade from France. His personal interest and experiences with his visit every six month in Delhi is a very satisfying. The medicines are given from the clinic.
This is study has been started since 2010 and the initial study has been encouraging.
BLANKETS AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION
The area attracts people of different culture, races and religion in search of food and work. They leave the comfort of home and come herelooking for job. They do not have proper place to live and are residing in open places under shade in and around the old monuments.
They do odd jobs during day, the female’s works in the houses of the residence. Men and women collect whatever they earn and feed andcloths their children. Their effort in this regard is not sufficient and do lack some necessities of life. Finding work for men is difficult but women are welcome in the home as a helper in doing the house hold work. The women employ for taking care of the children.
These neighbourhood well to do family do come forward to help and bring their worker to me for treatment and bear the expenses. Which isvery kind of them? In a way these moving family are welcome by the residence of the area. Men have difficulty finding jobs; they work inthe hotels as a cook or as cycle rickshaws puller. These rickshaws fairy people in the neighbourhood market places. It is one of theconvenient moods of moving around. Some sell fruits, dates and other dry articles of food. Some are trained to drive taxi which a hireduring the day. These are people who have come in search of job from the neighbouring and far of state.
In winter I do organise to distribute blanket through our Hayat
Foundation among the people living on the footpath or in Jhoggi.
Distribution of blankets to children and poor people namely rickshaw
pullers, homeless, pavement dwellers etc every year.
The distributions of clothes to the needy are taken for children
especially during festive season.