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HELP Foundation, J&K is a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) working for the Psycho Social and Socio economic development of victims of Kashmir Conflict. The core areas of intervention remain Education, Health Care and Economic empowerment of Women and youth. Besides, relief and rehabilitation of traumatised widows and orphan children under the banner of SHEHJAR- cool shadow of a tree of dignity and empowerment.
HELP Foundation, J&K has been incorporated in year 1997 as a Society by Ms. Nighat Shafi with the support of a dedicated team of her colleagues, fellow workers and volunteers. In a short span of time HELP created a niche in the field of Societal Development by providing sellable skills to downtrodden, who otherwise would have been victimised by the unending poverty and economic deprivation in the state. Know more...
SHEHJAR® is the only Registered trade name for hand made products of Kashmir backed by a collective of underprivileged women workers who have suffered the most during two decade long political unrest in the valley. Widows and underprivileged women who were on doles by Foundation for years were given skills. These ladies nowadays work at their homes and many of them at Production centres run by the Foundation and sell their produces under the brand name of SHEHJAR through open market selling/Exhibitions and or through SHEHJAR Bazar (Non profit based sales outlet by the Foundation).
HELP Foundation, J&K established SHEHJAR Home for special children in year 1998, since then upbringing of children with special needs has remained main area of operation of Foundation. HELP provide boarding and lodging to 50 such children on regular basis.
2004, HELP Foundation, Jammu and Kashmir, set up a library by the name of
“Shehjaar Library” at the uptown Srinagar locality of GogjiBagh for the benefit of senior citizens, students,
researchers and candidates of
competitive examinations. Apart from keeping various national and local
newspapers and magazines available for the visitors, it has a rich collection
of books by reputed authors on a number of subjects.