Hyderabad: A whopping 12,822 school going orphans have benefited from the scholarships issued by Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust (HZCT) and Foundation for Economic and Educational Development (FEED) during last year, said Chairman HZCT Mr. Ghiasuddin Babukhan. Releasing the trust’s annual report at Annual Meet and Iftar organized by the Trusts, Mr. Babukhan said “around Rs 4.52 crores were spent by the Trusts in these scholarships in just one year, in addition to nearly 20 lakh rupees distributed by the trust in the form of scholarships for post matric and professional courses to 173 beneficiaries.
Every year, the Trusts supports the impoverished and the weaker sections of the society, with major portion of funds to educate the deserving and the needy. 103 Urdu medium schools and 3 English medium schools are supported by the trust in Telangana and Rayalseema with a total strength of 25,000 students. 72% of these students are girls. This year, total amount spent under school education project is Rs.1.08 crores., he said.
“The Trusts aims to socially, educationally and financially empower the society through these initiatives”, he said adding that “the Trusts have distributed about 12,000 Iftar food packs among students, including orphans and widow families during this Ramadan along with 3,724 Eid cloth packs containing 2 sarees, and dresses for 2 orphan children to widows while 3,500 fitra packs are planned for distribution during last week of Ramadan with the trust’s total Ramadan project costing Rs. 1.46 Crores.
A total of 316, 10th class meritorious girl students of government schools who secured at least 9.3GPA and 9.5GPA for private school girls, were offered “The Gems of the Nation Award” with Rs.10,000 each cash prize with medal by spending Rs.39.00 Lakhs on this scheme.
Furthermore, in the young widow Remarriage scheme so far the Trusts have supported 128 remarriages of young widows spending Rs.35.00 Lakhs. Apart from this an amount of Rs.16.34 Lakhs was spent on relief and rehabilitation project for the victims of Kerala Flood Relief and Bharat Ke Veer etc. and an amount of Rs.1.65 Crores was spent from Non Zakat Fund for new construction at Hyderabad Institute of Excellence campus, Office repairs, Renovation and purchase of office vehicle.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Editor Siasat Daily said “interfaith meetings and Eid Milap programmes are an important necessity in the current scenario of the country.” Secretary Sultan ul Uloom Education Society Mr. Zafar Javeed appreciated the trust’s ‘noble initiatives’.
Mr. Aliuddin Hyder presented the Annual report, while Chairman of FEED Mr. Abdul Aleem Khan, Mr. Ziauddin Nayyar and Mr. Khaleel Ahmed Trustee FEED and others were also present on this occasion.
In 2018-19, nearly 1,23,148 people benefitted from different schemes and during the last 27 years, the Trusts spent the Total amount of
Rs.123.00 crores on 13,22,904 beneficiaries. (click here to watch video)