About UsELFA International is an independent and impartial aid and development organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside YOUTH, WOMEN, CHILDREN and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their Economic and Social DIGNITY and their fundamental rights. ELFA International is a not-for-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as an independent association believing in partnering with like minded people and organizations/donors that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.
Mehran Khan is an international development practitioner, worked with different International organizations like HELP AGE, AGA KHAN FOUNDATION, MERCY CORPS, CHILDLINE INDIA and HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL on different roles ranging from COMPLIANCE MANAGER, PROJECT MANAGER TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR in different parts of the world and has trained teams of different organizations in India and abroad in “DO NO HARM FRAMEWORK”, EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT/RESOLUTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT. Mehran has implemented projects on ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, YOUTH LEADERSHIP, JUNENILE JUSTICE, DISABILITY RIGHTS, CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS RISK REDUCTION (CWRR) and has worked with different donors like EC, ECHO, USAID, AKDN etc.
MIR IFTIKHAR AHMAD
VICE-PRESIDENT and ADMINISTRATOR
Iftikhar is a businessman, always involved in social work and has supported poor communities in the Kashmir Valley during 2005 earthquake, 2014 floods and 2016 turmoil. Iftikhar has been voluntary State Coordinator for AWWA an NGO from Karnataka coordinating/implementing their relief/emergency projects in the state of Jammu and Kashmir
Ms. Sidiqi is a development practitioner, previously worked with different organizations on different roles, her recent work was on Risk Education pertaining to landmines, IEDs and explosive remnants of war in the remotest villages of Jammu and Kashmir under a project funded by the European commission, Shabreena is one of the first women to have worked on such issues in the most remotest villages of Jammu and Kashmir, she was featured in several local newspapers about her incredible work in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Shabreena is working on the issues of Women Empowerment, Inclusive Education, Risk Education and Rights of People with Disabilities
JOINT SECRETARY and HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Uzma Khan is a young and dynamic social worker who has been recently working for the pellet victims and injured including people with disabilities in the Kashmir Valley, Uzma has a great zeal and commitment to work on inclusive education and providing livelihood opportunities to youth with focus on women including women with disabilities
ASSISTANT PROGRAMME OFFICER – PEACE EDUCATION
Rabia has done Master’s in Peace & Conflict Studies and International Relations from the Islamic University of Science & Technology and has been associated with several Peace Education projects, also traveled outside India to attend different conferences/workshops on Peace Education
A seasoned development professional with 12 years of development experience across India in various agencies such as Government, NGOs and International Organizations.
Since 1999, Janice has worked for Mercy Corps overseeing and managing projects outside the USA. Her first assignment was Country Director in Turkey for 14 months
Audrey Torrecilla has 6 years’ experience in project and program management, including 3 years in conflict-sensitive areas characterized by armed violence,
Prof. Indu Kilam
Indu Kilam retired as head of department in English from post graduate college Jammu. She is the Secretary General of Sabzaar (NGO) and the Vice President of Aash…..
Mohammad Amin Bhat
Born and brought up in the northern town of Baramullah Kashmir, M.Amin Bhat Started his artistic career 3 decades ago as a Founder member of Mehboob cultural
Dr Shujaat Bukhari
Dr Shujaat Bukhari is a senior Journalist based in Srinagar and is currently Editor in Chief at Kashmir Media House that publishes four prominent newspapers Rising Kashmir
Electronics Engineer from VNIT (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology) and have done MBA in Finance & Marketing. Post Graduation in Mass Communication.
1. To work for providing education which includes the concept of inclusive education without any
discrimination on the basis of gender colour, caste, religion or political affiliations.
2. By fostering the public knowledge and appreciation of need to provide inclusive education and livelihood opportunities for the marginalized communities
3. To provide a platform through which teachers and educators will be provided with training, technical and all the necessary support at par with world wide institutions for achieving the above said goal.
4. To promote, monitor and improve practice standards & ideals of education and livelihood opportunities for all.
5. To contribute to the development of education sector whether private or
government owned schools
6. To actively support social structures and policies pursuant to the promotion of education and livelihood mechanisms.
7. To work for advancement of the education and training of trainers and teachers and anyone associated with imparting of education.
8. To enhance the technical, professional knowledge and skill, enhancement of its Members, Associates, and others concerned with education sector by the promotion at local level of meetings, lectures, discussions and interchange of information and opinion.
9. To act as an advisory body to teachers and educationists, Government Bodies.
10. To bring out publications of educationists and teacher, to organize exhibitions and to put on sale the art of educations and crafts of its members. VFACS in form of magazines, journals, newsletters etc.
11. To raise the funds from different philanthropic groups, individuals, religious charities, endowments organizations, Government agencies like Social Welfare for the above mentioned activities for carrying out the aims and objectives of society.
12. To produce reports, research documents to support different agencies including government for making better education and livelihood policies
There are more than 1.2 billion young people (defined by the United Nations as between 15 and 24 years of age) in the world today, the largest group in history. Young people are key agents for social change, and are providing the energy, creative ideas and determination to drive innovation and reform. Volunteerism is an important, and increasingly popular, mechanism for young people to bring about positive change in society, and it is becoming more and more relevant as a mechanism to engage young people in global peace and sustainable human development. For instance, as governments, United Nations entities and civil society organizations debate and articulate the post-2015 development agenda, there is a strong call for a bottom-up process in which young people’s voices are included and youth are actively engaged in the process, and volunteering is a viable mechanism for this. Young people increasingly feel that volunteerism complements formal education in teaching the skills that are required for the job market, such as leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, planning, management, creativity, communication and negotiation. This is especially important given the current global economic downturn, where competition for jobs is increasing. We at ELFA INTERNATIONAL promote volunteerism and encourage people to associate with us, in case you are interested please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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