Be Empowered Through Awareness and Knowledge
The idea of BETHAK-Pakistan was conceptualized by a group of concerned activists and community leaders in October 2004, as non-profitable and non-political organization that would work for the interest of the disadvantaged and marginalized sections of the society by building their capacities through awareness, education and skill based development. BETHAK is an acronym of “Be Empowered Through Awareness & Knowledge”. In Punjabi language the word BETHAK is a distinct stratum of society where people sit on a certain place to discuss their plans and lines of action for the development of a society. Founders keeping in view the plight of the marginalized communities in southern Punjab, Pakistan who had lived for a long time under the situation so oppressive that their capacity for critical consciousness had been silenced. These poor people as small farmers, field workers and daily wages workers were intimately forbidden to think for themselves. They had absorbed an attitude of passivity, submission and self deprivation imposed on them by that culture. BETHAK aimed at making these people aware of their position as a group, so that they could unite and work for positive change which demands love and acceptance of all without any distinction of caste and creed. This is what BETHAK stands for.
BETHAK envisions a society where there is JUSTICE, EQUALITY, PEACE and PROSPERITY for all the members of society to make social change more visible in implementation.
The mission of “BETHAK” is to cover a broad range of activities to eliminate religious, gender, ethnic, racial and all sorts of discrimination and support human development activities and implement a policy of more equitable sharing and distribution of love which can be a common platform for economic, social, and human goals.
GOAL & OBJECTIVES:
Strategy and Approach
BETHAK is actively engaged in “Rights Based” approach for proper human development in all areas of its activities. This approach is based on conviction that each and every human being is a unique individual and has every right to receive respect, protection and help from other members of society for its proper development. A right based approach is not limited to charity or simple economic growth but its activities involve a process of changing systems, actions and priorities to enable and empower people of BETHAK’s target areas in all spheres of human development.
Our strategy is based on:-
Project Coordinator Shahzad Francis
St#8, Hostel Road Khurampura, Khanewal, Pakistan
April 14, 2011 9:01 AM
A culture of peace painting competition was organized among youth by BETHAK organization in collaboration with Christian Study Centre. A large number of Christian and Muslim students participated in... Read more...
February 8, 2011 12:47 PM
A meeting with youth on the concept of “Culture of Peace" was held by BETHAK-Pakistan in collaboration with Christian Study Centre, Rawalpindi under the chair of Mr. Francis Jacob, Director... Read more...
February 1, 2011 2:00 PM
December 23, 2010 10:31 AM
October 22, 2010 9:00 AM
October 7, 2010 9:01 AM
September 23, 2010 8:55 PM
September 8, 2010 1:45 PM
BETHAK-organization, Khanewal has provided food stuff and Eid package to the flood affected victims accommodated Government girls middle school at Khanewal. The Chairman BETHAK organization Mr. Samuel... Read more...