Monthly Archives: December 2010
Posted by Aly Balagamwala
Received this as an email from a friend. Very inspiring to see such Positive Change.
Mujahid Hussain is an accounts officer at TCF Secondary School-Shirin Sultan Dossa Campus VI at Yousuf Goth, Karachi. He belongs to Kalhoro Tribe. This tribe had a dispute with Channa tribe since the past four years. The dispute erupted when Mujahid Hussain’s brother-in-law was shot dead by a member of the Channa tribe on 17th February 2007. From then onwards, it was the sordid tale of one murder after the other.
Mujahid, like numerous other people from both sides, were sickened by this seemingly unending blood sport but didn’t quite know how to best tackle the situation. This year when their village was devastated by the floods, Mujahid was bestowed with an opportunity to make a difference!
In 2005, TCF went into earthquake relief because of the magnitude of the catastrophe. The human impact of this flood exceeded that of the earthquake and as an involved and committed part of society and of the areas where TCF schools exists, TCF team decided to contribute. For displaced brethren, TCF decided to provide food packages and water purifying packs. The team set itself a target of distributing 100,000 ration packs – one pack per family of five-six members (about 20 million meals) during the Holy month of Ramadan. TCF Team also reached Mujahid’s village. There are moments when the Almighty makes someone the source of change – God bestowed TCF Team with the great privilege to be the source to bring about a positive change. Mujahid got hold of ration packs and personally supervised its distributions at 1,300 homes of the feuding Channa tribe.
This gesture was enough to mend hearts and alter mindsets. Channa and Kalhoro tribes ended their disputes then and there. The people became one.
TCF takes pride at its team members like Mujahid Hussain who are truly Agents of Positive Change!
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a not-for-profit organization that has been working since 1995 to help raise the literacy level of Pakistan. They have done great work and are running 600 plus purpose-built schools all over the country. Run in an extremely professional manner, this organization has some great people associated with it and are working in creating Positive Change in Pakistan.