For specific skill development in sewing & stitching, knitting, local handicraft work etc. a programme has been launched by the...
A City of Education & Healthcare for the less privileged
A Project of Rashid Memorial Welfare Organization
YK School for 900 Boys and Girls
HAK Technical Institute
”If we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous, we should concentrate on the well being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor
Every one of you, no matter what his colour, caste or creed, is first, second or last a citizen of this State with equal rights, privileges and obligations…..”
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Address, Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, 11 August 1947
Flt. Lt. Rashid Ahmed Khan Shaheed
Rashid Memorial Welfare Organization (RMWO) was set up by a group of dedicated retired PAF officers in 1998 in memory of Flt. Lt. Rashid Ahmed Khan, who embraced ‘Shahadat’ on 13th December, 1997 when his aircraft caught fire above a densely populated area.
In a struggle to save thousands on the ground, he maneuvered his Mirage aircraft away from the thickly populated area but in the effort sacrificed his own life. In the same spirit RMWO was set up to dedicate and give to others what is not ours – our life through the spirit to help those who need it the most.
Rashidabad, a Pilot Project of RMWO, is located in interior Sindh, 35 KMs from Hyderabad towards Mirpur Khas on the main Hyderabad – Mirpur Khas Highway. Spread over 100 acres, its Foundation Stone was laid on 13th December 1998 by the then Governor Sindh, Lt .Gen. (R) Moinuddin Haider. It encompasses all four elements of a sustainable society: education, health, environment and socio-economics.
Focus on eliminating illiteracy and alleviating deprivation from the country through establishing projects at district level. RMWO encompasses four essential elements of progress which must be addressed to help the disadvantaged through holistic approach:
√ Environment and
√ Socio Economic Uplift
Set up model villages throughout the country by integrating all essential facilities in a well-knit mosaic so as to ensure a positive beneficial outflow to the needy rural folk – all under one roof.
Rashidabad is a project of collaboration. RMWO’s objectives are met by joining hands with other experienced and credible Welfare Organizations with expertise in their own field, to set up operations in Rashidabad. The municipal facilities are provided by RMWO while the operational expenditures are borne by the operating organization.
Success of Rashidabad lies in the spirit of cooperation and resource sharing which is evident from the various organizations working under Rashidabad.
Services Provided by Rashidabad during 2016
One of the sectors desperately needed was the facility for the ‘Physically & Mentally’ disadvantaged children. DARUL-SUKUN, an organization...
This campus would be from Montessori to HSSC ( boys and girls), and in addition will house the ‘Zaigham’ Professional...
Two squash courts, complete with wooden floors and glass doors meeting international standard are available to the squash enthusiasts. Entire...
A 200 bed Bilquis Mushaf General Hospital was inaugurated by Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt CAS PAF on 20th...
Rashidabad has 17 Bungalows (eight each for SST and RMWO). SST Public School has 16 apartments for its staff and...
A 50 bed Eye Hospital was constructed by RMWO (dedicated to Salim A Shaikh) at a cost of Rs 40...
Constructed by RMWO and inaugurated in 2003 for facilitating the patients, students and workers to avail the cheapest means for...
A dedicated building, Nabath Sultan Ali Center, sponsored by Mr. Shahnawaz (USA) in the name of his beloved mother was...
A community center dedicated to Ali Nawaz Jatoi has been commissioned to facilitate day to day needs of the occupants....
[Four mobile vans have been purchased by RMWO to run in different directions within a radius of 15km of Rashidabad,...
Meezan Bank has established a ‘Smart Branch’ at Rashidabad. It offers locker facility along with an ATM and is...
Subsidized (Rs.25/-) meals are served to the patients and their attendants and laborers working in Rashidabad. The price of the...
SST Public School Rashidabad is a residential school housing 500 boys. It has excellent facilities and a dedicated faculty to...
AMZI Home constructed at a cost of Rs.45 million is a magnificent purpose-built structure to house 288 orphans/destitute and 70...
The YK Academy is an English medium day school. It can cater to 900 boys and girls from Kindergarten to...
It is a white structure mosque and can house up to 4,000 namazies at a time, including women to pray...
The Citizens’ Foundation School (Rubab Kassam Campus) is another enterprise which The Citizens’ Foundation helped establish for 900 students, boys...
An interest free ‘Batool Shah Microfinance’ was set up in 2010 with a seed money of Rs.1.0 million. Loans from...
The infrastructure has been built by RMWO costing Rs.100 million, while the operational responsibility has been taken over by the...
A Reverse Osmosis Filtration Plant with a capacity of 5000 gall/day has been set up since 2007 by MBT to...
RMWO has spent over Rs. 100 million on the building construction and handed it over to the THF for operation....
Mr Shahnawaz (USA) sponsored the entire cost of the building in the name of his honorable father Mr Sultan Ali....
SUFFAH LITERACY programme in 10 villages, in close proximity to Rashidabad has been in vogue for the past 10 years....
54 deserving IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) students have been picked up from the Northern Areas by RMWO and inducted at...
Rashidabad Documentary – Conceived and Produced by SZABIST Karachi
Rashid Abad Documentary by Wusatullah Khan from B.B.C URDU
Rashidabad show cases Pakistan at its finest - a vision of partnership that work to make
the country strong. The institutions and their leaders are to be commended for their
dedication and accomplishment.
This foundation is the perfect application of the preamble of the Swiss constitution.
The strength of the people is measured by the welfare of the weakest of its members.
What a fantastic set up this area has been developed into.
All those involved in its buildup deserve immense praise especially
Air Commodore Shabbir (R) May Allah accept these efforts.
Congratulations Mr, Shabbir, Iqbal and the staff for the wonderful institutions
you have put up for humanity. It is highly rewarding. May God bless your efforts.
I have no word to thank you. it has been an eye opener. God bless you
Visiting Rashidabad has always been a pleasure and a privilege. Rashidabad is a living
miracle and proves the potential and possibilities of Pakistan.
I salute the founders of this project and wish them all the very best.
It is very impressive and good opportunity for me and my wife to visit RMWO complex
in Rashidabad. I pray to All Mighty Allah, May this noble programme carried out by the RMWO
be blessed and bestowed with progress and successful achievement in the future.
Rashidabad -It shows what a group of people can do if they are dedicated to seek the
welfare of others. May this dream and kindness spread far beyond and those who come
here share this sample of service to others. Truly Rashid’s ultimate sacrifice lives in the
hearts and lives of others. Wish you great success.
This project is the ultimate example of turning tragedy in to inspiration.
There can not be a better example of commitment, passion, dedication and pure intensity
than Rashidabad. May Allah always shower his blessing on Shabbir sb and his team.
What a magnificent contribution to humanity. May God continue to bless you
and the people of Sindh Pakistan.
It was a most inspirational visit to Rashidabad. It was simply unbelievable.
An example of what one individual with a vision and absolute selflessness
can achieve in a decade. An example that the sight be set high.
8 Nov. 2014