In 2005, Hamza Development Foundation (HDF) was established in response to the earthquake in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, the worst seismic disaster in Pakistan’s history that killed over 87,000 people in its northeast. It is remembered as the deadliest natural disaster to hit South Asia, surpassing the 1935 Quetta earthquake.
The magnitude of the human and economic loss was unprecedented and was demanding seriously organized efforts for rehabilitation. So, with an intention, a group of visionary volunteers registered Hamza Development Foundation (HDF) in 2008 as a permanent entity. After enough relief operations, HDF gradually spread its umbrella and launched different development projects.
HDF has national and international linkages and partnership that ensures advantage of and building on each other’s strengths is the best way forward. Every effort needs to be made to avoid duplication of effort and build effective working partnerships both with the public and the private sectors. Following the international community mandatory bindings enshrined under SDGs, we believe in sustainability. Arguably there are four key dimensions to sustainability—economic, social, environmental and institutional. All are important and there is a need to maintain a balance within and among them. The main purpose of this organization is a non-profit organization that focuses on the immediate need of the general public for their dignified life and prosperity especially women folk. HDF welcome the best of the best practice being followed by national and international organizations of repute to make the organization agile and dynamic to cope with social maladies and economic hiccups that hinder human development.
As a group of transformational leaders with the vision of “Serving the Unserved” and passionate about human development to achieve the dream of a dignified life for every individual. Our quest for positive social change remains at the forefront and we with the self-help approach working tirelessly with the communities for sustainable solutions to have healthy and prosperous lives.
For the implementation of strategic plans/Budget/Program and in the building of the local institutions social, mobilization plays a key role. Below are a few approaches in this regard;
Harness the willingness
Harness the willingness of rural communities enabling them to undertake the developmental activities by themselves with a particular focus on poverty alleviation, gender empowerment, and natural resource management and emergency disaster response.
Social guidance motivates, educate, and create awareness amongst the community to participate in the development and humanitarian response.
Capital Formation & Development
Development of Social capital (Idealist/Activist) to ensure sustainable development and to grow the financial power of the community the concept of capital formation through saving for the sustainable income-generating activities must be developed in the communities for development and disaster risk management.
Skill Enhancement through the capacity building for enabling communities to overcome their problems.
Strengthening the capacity of community organizations (COs)
This approach supports strengthening the capacity of the community to plan, manage and implement their developmental and emergency response activities. The communities should have a proper mechanism for the operation and maintenance of the projects for the constancy of the projects.
Linkage’s development is a basic principle of the participatory development approach. So, with the establishment of the institutions, the mechanism of the linkages will be developed between the communities and the line departments.
Development of Apex Organization
For the sustainable self-oriented services mechanism and recourse management, the development of apex organizations at the community level is essential. This will make them able to plan, identify the problems and the resources and will develop a systematic approach for the resolution of these problems by sharing their own power and resources.
HDF is promise bound to promote the good of every person and the whole person; it is a successful instrument for combating poverty in a sustainable way. It enables and empowers the communities especially women and children to help themselves to live a life of dignity. It equips them to the face and fights the cultural, economic, political, and social problems. These are amazing because they are carried out by the very poor themselves. Our commitment to the whole-person approach is shared throughout our network and provides common ground for the development of agreed priorities and programs.
Hamza Development Foundation (HDF) has extensive experience in the field of Health & Nutrition, Education, Economic Development, Orphan & Vulnerable Children, Emergency Response, Disaster Management, Water Supply Schemes and Construction of Mosques. The above contribution of HDF commensurate with the vision and mission of some international organizations inter alia UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). We are, with our meagre financial, human resources and other possible avenues are mitigating immediate issues of public and rendering tangible, quality, and timely services in following areas: –
2. Economic Development
3. Primary Health Care and Nutrition
4. Social Capital Development
5. Community Physical Infrastructure (CPI)
7. Orphans Vulnerable Children