About TNW (Live for others….)
NGOs and individual philanthropists were working separately to help the needy as a result the GOODNESS remained invisible. Although there were individual stories of Social Good to share but hopelessness still prevailed. Thus, Mr. Zafar Iqbal the founder, when he saw people getting connected by social media more than any other medium, was motivated to connect and build a platform to bring everyone together for greater good. There were those who could be of service to humanity; there were those who needed help; and then there were those who could donate. Some needed work and the others wanted work done, some needed training and others knew how to train. In this scenario he took the initiative voluntarily by creating a social media group named as “The NGO World” in 2009 and abbreviated it as “TNW”.
This initiative started to network social entities like NGOs, Foundations, Associations, Philanthropists, Service Providers, Professionals, Development Activists and Social Workers. The aim was to share and interconnect all relevant information about the social sector and enhance the collaborations, ultimately resulting in value based social good for the communities in need. The aim is to make good work evident and the impact of that work is a visible one on the lives of the destitute people. TNW has achieved great repute and popularity over time. Thousands of professionals have availed beneficial opportunities and earned a wealth of knowledge from this social media networking platform.
Vision and hard work behind TNW has made it an active e-forum of NGOs/ Development professionals who provide them opportunities to learn from each other’s experiences, share success stories, discuss issues, share information and resources (human & capital) so that activities of GOODNESS may be enhanced.
The millstone of TNW Foundation was laid down on 20th August 2010 by getting it registered as a non-political, non-profitable, non-sectarian and nongovernmental organization. TNW Foundation targets to launch its humanitarian, community felt and demand driven initiatives for the poorest of the poor and marginalized population of its target areas. TNW has significantly been busy in disseminating information & knowledge. The organization has also been busy with raising awareness and launching advocacy campaigns at grass root level against variety of social issues with the help of a qualified, trained and experienced team.
With the slogan “Live for Others”, TNW is serving people from all walks of life, regardless of their cast, creed, religion or social standing. It is working in various sectors of social well-being including Education, Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Poverty Alleviation, Disaster Management, Economic Empowerment, Orphan and Widows Support Program and Skill Development Program. For the provision of these services, TNW joins hands with Government Functionaries, INGOs, UN Agencies & other key Aid agencies along with drawing its strength from communities.
Since its inception, TNW Foundation has been managing various innovative sustainable programs which can be replicated as a role model in changing the lives of poor and disadvantaged segments of the society.
Networking, capacity building, welfare & development Initiatives with dissemination of expertise and quality services.
TNW joins hands with government functionaries, local & international NGOs, UN and other key aid agencies besides drawing its strength from communities’ active involvement in need driven development process through a participatory development initiative & community based interventions etc.
TNW also responds to human sufferings in emergency and disastrous situations as a first response unit with its available resources all over the Pakistan regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class, location, religion, colour, cultural diversity and social background with its focus in the areas with massive population living below the poverty line”.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
To conduct Social welfare activities and to provide assistance for underprivileged segments of the society without any relevance or regard to politics, caste, creed, colour, race and religion.
To initiate Development programmes/projects to eliminate causes of poverty aimed for the uplift of community in cooperation with the entrepreneurs, governmental, national and international organisations and philanthropists.
To establish state of the art education and skills development centers to bring the marginalized towards self sustainability and contributors towards society.
To provide career counseling, training and perform training need assessment to enhance the capacity of professionals to perform with excellence and overcome their professional short comings with establishment of career development and training institutes.
To establish or upgrade existing private/public educational and health institutions/facilities and provide training facility to the teachers and health care providers to ensure enhanced skill level of the teaching and medical staff.
To be the first response unit in time of Disaster & work in Disaster Management, assist the Government departments, rescue and aid agencies in times of any crises, organise disaster management trainings and formalize disaster management policies when and where required.
To work on Gender Issues, and to promote female cottage industry and work to resolve issues of women working in the cottage industry and arrange technical training or establish technical training institutes for women.
To do research work and facilitate partner organisation to formulate policies for organisational development resulting in better service towards community uplift.
Information sharing, networking of Organisations, Professional & Community Groups to replicate success stories and lesson learned.
To liaison with local, national and international organisations in order to achieve the aims and objectives of the Foundation and receive sponsorships & donations/funds from national and international aid/donor agencies, CSR departments and UN agencies.
To Operate/manage and adopt any revenue generation activity, business, investment or projects to sponsor TNW Foundation core mission.