As part of the 2nd National Conclave, Empower India Foundation conducted a workshop for the EIF Chapter leaders across the country on Empowering Local Communities. The workshop was conducted at the Indian Social Institute, Bengaluru on 21st May 2022. A total of 28 Chapter leaders from seven Chapters participated in the workshop.
EM Abdul Rahiman, former Chairperson of Empower India Foundation gave the introduction at the workshop that started with the Quran recitation of Irfan Pasha. EIF CEO, Mohamed Shaffeeq presented the theme of the workshop. EIF Relations Head Faiz Mohammed welcomed the gathering.
Classes and discussions on topics “Liaising with the Community by Mohamed Shameer”, “Mohalla Development Plan and IMDAD Survey Tool Introduction” by Prof. Anwar Sadath, “Role of Health in Empowerment Process” by Dr Abdul Hakkeem, “Role of English Language in Empowerment Process” by Dr Sabur Ali, “Grassroots Level Implementation” by Salam and Abdul Hameed, “Culture and Heritage: Importance of Preserving the Monuments” by Dr Ali Akber followed. Dr Jawed Alam Khan gave an online class on “Government Benefits – Schemes, Scholarships, etc.” Mohamed Shaffeeq led the discussion on “Chapter activities – How to move forward; Challenges”.
Apart from the above items, open discussions relevant to empowerment also were held.
‘Meet the Leaders’ was the last session of the workshop. It was an informal avenue for the Chapter leaders to interact with the EIF leadership.
Chairperson Mohammad Raphy, former Chairperson EM Abdul Rahiman, Vice-chairperson Prof. Nishath Khalida Parveen, General Secretary Nainar Sultan, Trustees Adv. Sharafuddin Ahmed, Jamal Parvez Bari, CEO Mohamed Shaffeeq, Relations Head Faiz Mohammed and Research & Publications Head Mohamed Asif Ben Mammutty were present.
The session concluded with the speech of Chairperson Mohammed Raphy