WZO Trusts are pleased to share with esteemed donors, Volunteers, Supporters and Well Wishers, by way of attachment a round up of welfare activities undertaken during the course of financial year April 2018-March 2019.
We extend sincere gratitude to all for the support extended by way of donations, volunteering for service and supporting us in various endeavors.
We would be failing in our duties if we did not acknowledge the generous support received over the years from the benevolent Trustees of Zoroastrian Charity Funds of Hong Kong, Canton & Macao; in the year under review donations received from them were close to 50% of total donations received.
We look forward to continuing support and cooperation from our community to enable our team to carry on meaningful welfare activities that are aimed at not only ameliorating poverty but also to assist those in economic distress to get back on their feet through gainful employment and rejoin the mainstream of society.
Attached is the December 2018 issue of Manashni. Hope you enjoy reading it. Thank you to all our contributors and as always to Farhad Khurshed and Nadish Naoroji for their time and effort to get this issue put together. The AZA Managing Committee wishes the Community Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Blessed 2019.Best Wishes.
Honorary Secretary – AZA – 2018 -2019 On behalf of the AZA Managing Committee
For Elderly Mobed couples and Elderly Widows of Mobeds residing in India
An overseas institution has expressed intent to extend financial support to economically challenged Mobeds who are either:
Ø Elderly married Mobed couples, above age 65, who do not have children and whose annual income including benefits received from Trusts and Individuals is below Rs 6,00,000 per annum
Ø Elderly Widows above age 65 of Mobeds, who do not have children and whose annual income including benefits received from Trusts and Individuals is below Rs 3,00,000 per annum.
The WZO Trust Funds have been requested to compile and make available to them a Pan India list for their consideration.
Mobeds and Widows of Mobeds who fit the above description and who would be interested in receiving financial support are requested to fill in an application form, available at our office, giving complete details that would establish their being eligible for support under the proposed scheme and mail it to us by September 30, 2018.
Applicants will need to make available two passport size photographs and copies of bank pass books and any other relevant documents for verification. Applicants are also required to provide at least one reference known to them but not related to them.
It is to be made clear that WZO Trust Funds have only agreed to act as facilitators for receiving and disbursing the amounts received. All decisions on beneficiaries selected, amounts sanctioned, frequency of support etc, shall be at the sole discretion of the donors.
As the first youth congress took place in California in over twenty-five years ago, this congress is a milestone event where we can recognize the progress and shortcomings that our community have faced over the last twenty-five years as the original youth groups have now transitioned into adulthood. Now, it is time that we re-energize our youth and engage them again to build a better Zoroastrian community in an increasingly globalized world.
We plan on encouraging the youth to attend and take place in the ABC’s of the congress.
Academic: What updates have taken place in our understanding of the religious and historical literature regarding Zoroastrianism over the last twenty-five years?
Business: What professional opportunities are Zoroastrians thriving in across the world and how can we continue to thrive professionally and entrepreneurially going forward?
Community: What can we do to reignite the flame as our community continues to expand across the world?
The World Zoroastrian Organization Trust & WZO Trust Funds is proud to share with you the video unveiled at the World Zoroastrian Congress 2018 held in Perth, Australia this past weekend.
In 2006 when WZOTF began its work in Zavda 14 Zarathushti families lived below the globally defined poverty line of USD 1.90 per day. Some were even living on less than USD 0.95 per day.
Today all 14 families have been rehabilitated and in one way or another benefit from the a combination of programs that WZOTF runs such as poverty relief, food grain distribution, education and self employment. WZOTF has also installed solar panels which provide water and electricity to 11 of the Zarathushti homes in Zavda.
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The World Zoroastrian Organization Trust & WZO Trust Funds have been working in the village of Zavda since 2006 to rehabilitate 14 poor Zarathushti families. Families were living below the poverty line of USD 1.90 per day. In many cases families were living on USD 0.95 per day. It is a heartening story of a village resurrected and now standing relatively on its own.