TFH in action

Education

TFH works towards the setting up of educational structures and provides support towards the costs of education for the needy in deprived areas.

TFH also works towards the promotion of education on the themes of peace and service to humanity. An educational project geared towards the making of agents of peace and service is envisaged in Senegal as part of TFH initiatives in the village of Pout. This project will then be extended to other parts of the world in future. In fact TFH, in collaboration with the International Sufi School, Khidmatul Khadim, will soon launch an educational programme in peace and service to society in schools and colleges in remote provinces of Argentina and other Latin American countries.

Health

Health promotion is among the key priorities of TFH, given the vital importance of health to the wellbeing of individuals and the welfare of communities. In Senegal, TFH has started a health awareness campaign with the participation of healthcare professionals. The team runs a screening campaign for diabetes and hypertension and a healthy eating programme in order to improve health in the villages of Pout and Thies.

 

Relief of poverty

TFH provides support to alleviate poverty and suffering in deprived areas, through the distribution of food, blankets and clothing when necessary. The relief of acute poverty is the first step towards alleviating human suffering and distress before enabling the individual to become an active actor of his destiny, capable of earning a living in dignity.

Community building

Community life is a key factor in the establishment of any project for society. TFH encourages sharing and community life through structures called daaras, where people can meet, discuss and share their experiences and beliefs on various themes and issues pertinent to contemporary society. Community life is vital for the awakening of global consciousness and the making of the global individual who will work towards the emergence of the global community.

Environment and agro-ecology

Sustainable peace building must necessarily involve measures to protect our environment.

As the Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Mathai says:
“When we protect our environment we sow the seeds of Peace.”
An environment project is being run in Pout, Senegal to promote agro-ecology, organic farming and environment-friendly initiatives like domestic waste recycling for compost making. Paper and plastic recycling projects are also envisaged for the future.

Water restoration

People in the developing world are steadily deserting lands in their villages and gradually heading for cities. This situation arises because the inhabitants of villages lack essential resources for farming their land and have limited or no access to water supplies. They therefore abandon vital agricultural activity. Subsequently village communities are gradually disappearing. Third World Family Humanitarian hopes to restore water supply in villages in order to facilitate irrigation and develop agriculture as part of its community and peace building objectives. The project involves the drilling of water wells to access underground water and the subsequent installation of infrastructure for drip irrigation in order to practise cost effective irrigation programmes.

Peace building and Peace promotion

“The earth is at the heart of peace, but it is also at the centre of most wars. We cannot talk of peace without talking of the earth. The peacemakers have all demonstrated it: Gandhi with the salt march and the spinning wheel, William Penn and the creation of Pennsylvania, Shaykh Ahmadou Bamba and the creation of daaras, Wangari Mathai and the Green Belt Movement and Muhammad Younous with the Grameen Bank. They have all shown us that sustainable peace for all can only be achieved through a return to the earth and can only be built on the basis of an alternative economy through means of peace.”

Venerable Master Shaykh Aly N’ Daw