HELP (Human Effort for Love and Peace) Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization set up in 1997 presided over by Ms. Nighat Shafi with the
objective of providing a helping hand to people affected by violence & traumas in the strife-torn valley.
The main focus of the organisation has been
on providing Quality Education and Health Care to Women and Children, Relief and Rehabilitation to various down trodden sections of
the society, Mental Health Counselling to Physically Handicapped & Economically Deprived and Livelihood opportunities to Underprivileged.
With a well-knit team of Dedicated Trustees, Hardworking Employees & Energetic Volunteers the Foundation has extended its activities to almost all districts of Kashmir Province and some areas of Jammu province as well.
SHEHJAR® is a registered Trade Name of HELP Foundation, J&K.
HELP Foundation assists the Widows & Underprivileged by generating livelihood opportunities and ensuring stable earnings with dignity. HELP Foundation, in order to help its beneficiaries socially
and economically has established its empowerment centers in various districts across Kashmir where these women constantly work to manufacture Food items & Kashmiri Handicrafts. The products are sold
through various exhibitions and the profit is reinvested in the development & prosperity of the underprivileged sections of the society. All
these items are marketed under brand name of SHEHJAR®. This is pertinent
to mention here that SHEHJAR® is the only renowned brand name of Kashmir
- SHEHJAR Empowerment Centre
HELP established SHEHJAR Empowerment Centre in 2000, with the aim of providing vocational training to impoverished women and widows to ensure their self-sustainability. Several Empowerment Centres have been established in various districts from time to time which include Tailoring Centres, Craft Centres, Food Processing Centres.....
- SHEHJAR Home
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.
- SHEHJAR Library
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.
Established in 2012; a multi-facility resource centre that has almost 10 training models available for girls who have no means of wherewithal. This centre was primarily established at Salkoot Kupwara, later on its sub centres were opened at different places like Sogam, Inderhama etc.