The North Indian Fraternity Forum (NIFF) has announced it will distribute free school bags, stationery and notebooks to needy Indian children for the new school year.
The distribution will take place on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 between Maghrib and Isha prayers. Interested parents can collect these items at the stipulated times, said NIFF President Fuzail Ahmed at a local restaurant yesterday.
Ahmed said children always need bags, stationery and note books before schools open. The NIFF was fulfilling its social responsibility as a charity, he added.
The NIFF was established on Jan. 27 last year by founders Ahmed, Khwaja Nasir Jamal, Waquar Ahmad, Feroz Khan and Iqbal Siddiqui. Ahmed said the mission is to serve the North Indian community living in Jeddah to spread harmony, enable togetherness and nurture unity among people of the region.
“The main mission of the organization is to build smart kids, bond families and a strong community to strive for a better tomorrow. In one year we helped many needy people on different levels. The distribution of bags and stationery is being held for the first time because we want to help the needy children of the Indian community,” Ahmed added.
He said the organization aims to provide a platform for North Indian professionals and families to showcase their hidden talent, skills and share their expertise.
The organization also organizes various categories of seminars, workshops and training camps to empower and train youth and needy persons.
“Over the past year, we organized a series of programs which includes a family picnic, Urdu literary gatherings, an inter-school Urdu Bait-Bazi which was the first ever held in Saudi Arabia, a cruise trip, Ramadan iftar, Eid Milan and grand Diwali Milan,” he explained.
The organization has also formed a sports club for members to encourage physical activity and sportsmanship. They recently held a badminton and table tennis tournament that involved 24 members.