اخبار سازمان های غیردولتی ایران

در این سایت خبرهای فعالیت های سازمان های غیردولتی ایران منتشر می شود. این وب لاگ با تلاش خانه فرهنگ و توسعه پایدار و به همت سعید نوری نشاط اداره می گردد. با ارسال اخبار انجمن های خود، در غنی تر ساختن این وب لاگ و اطلاع رسانی کمک نمایید

 

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A Different Charity in Need

It all came by chance that I was able to visit a charity organization located near Mashad, a city in North-East of Iran. Most of the charity organizations that I have come across have offered services. However, this organization is special: Hedayat-e Samen Charity group is an NGO in which more than 190 women headed households work in a factory that packages car parts.  These women are not looking for handouts, but rather working hard to earn their living.  The factory is currently owned by the charity that has been established to create jobs for women in need, however, the women working there will be the major shareholders in near future. These women suffer from a lot of problems for example the factory lack a nursery, or they need more capital to run it better but when I saw the a feeling of ownership in the faces and hands of those who  working hard. I was told that the managers of the factory are working on a voluntary basis and they are not paid for what they were doing.

The Hedayat-e Samen (Eighth Guidance) is not an ordinary charity offering services. The factory has been registered in 2000 in which female headed households are working with a feeling of security and produce certain parts of automobile. The feel secure since they are working in a factory where all workers are female.

The management system of the factory is going to change and women workers are going to be the owners of the factory.  It is so surprising that certain women who can not work at the factory that are working at home.

However they have problems. The whole production system is not producing enough interest; wages are not enough; however there is a spirit to resolve the whole issues. They really need help. They are suffering from the lack of money (capital) to extend their work in a way that more interest can come into the factory and therefore the wages can be raised. Also, they need money to be able to give more sustainability to the factory and to add certain supportive sections such as nursery.

I am writing this short report to invite those who can help, visit the charity and be a helping hand as much as they can. Please distribute this report as much as possible.

Contact them:

Email: hedayat_samen@yahoo.com
Mashad, Azadi Square, Zarineh Crossroad
Hedayat Samen Charity Organization
Tel: +98 511 2213090
Fax: + 98 511 2217099

General Release prepared by Saeid N. Neshat, a member of the House of Culture and Sustainable Development and an NGO activist.