BWF is a Pune – based NGO, working for rehabilitation and socio-economic empowerment of the poor and deprived section of the society in the strife-torn state of Jammu & Kashmir. Border areas of the State are marked by violence and conflict resulting not only in loss of life but the society has got ingrained with fear, chaos, sense of alienation and socio-economic stagnation.
With strong belief in the values of compassion and inherent dignity of human beings, the organization strives for “one great human family” by working for the well-being of the affected and the displaced people of the border areas, irrespective of race, religion and political persuasion.
To achieve our vision and mission, and give a meaningful direction to the working, a Trust under the name of ‘Borderless World Foundation, Jammu, Kashmir Ladakh (BWFJKL)’ was formed in the year 2011, duly registered with the appropriate authority in the state.
Our Thrust Areas:
BWF recognizes that the development of the border areas is not possible without the participation of the local people and thus empowering the people is at the core of our activities.
· Rehabilitation of children (esp orphans)
· Health Care Support
· Rural development by providing livelihood support.
Project Basera-e-Tabassum (BeT):
In May 2002, BWF established its first home for the orphan girls in Kupwara district of Kashmir in the conflict area. BWF started Basera-e-Tabassum (meaning abode of smiles), a home to rehabilitate these children in conflict and provide them with shelter, healthcare and education. The aim is to empower them to grow as independent human beings and lead healthy and creative lives. BWf is running four homes in the 4 districts of the Kashmir valley and one at Jammu.
Project FAH (Facilitate and Accomplish with Humility):
In August 2009 BWF started ‘Project FAH’, a home in Jammu for girl children who have so far lived in migrant camps in Jammu.
These children belong to Kashmiri families (mostly Hindus) who had to leave the valley about 3 decades ago because of unfavorable conditions. Various studies conducted in migrant camps in Jammu have proven that life in migrants camps and the various constraints (space, financial, environmental, etc) that it brings about with itself have hampered the development of children living there.
Due to the difficult conditions at the camps, the children are not able to learn and reach the best of their potential. To help them cope with the challenges of achieving despite the situation, it is important that these children get to live in an environment which is free from such negative influences and is conducive to their overall development which only a residential facility away from the camp areas can provide. This is where BWF homes make a difference.
Over the years, BWF experienced many a difficulty in changing the rented accommodations for various reasons causing lot of inconvenience to the children, particularly in the pursuit of their academic career. The fact that the Homes are meant for girl children prompted us to have the permanent homes at all the locations.
In pursuing this objective, BWFJKL have already purchased lands at Kupwara, Beerwah and Jammu. We are planning to proceed ahead with the work of construction at these places.
To start with, we are set to go for construction of our home at Jammu. Necessary approvals for constructing the home have already been obtained by the foundation.
The project needs a wholehearted participation of all sections of society in the country. Donations by way of cash or material is solicited from individuals, business houses, and corporates to make this project a reality in the shortest possible time.
We appeal to all sections of the society to generously support the cause and participate in the onerous task taken by us.
Even a single brick or a bag of cement will help us achieve our mission faster than anticipated.