Aghosh Inc

Service to Humanity with Integrity - Alkhidmat

Freehold, NJ   |  alkhidmat.org

Mission

Aghosh Alkhidmat USA is one of the leading, non-profit organizations, fully dedicated to humanitarian services. Aghosh Alkhidmat's workers and volunteers continue to work tirelessly for the relief of affected people across Pakistan and worldwide. Our dedicated services include disaster management, health services, education, orphan care, clean water, Mawakhat (interest-free loan), and other community services.

Ruling year info

2020

Principal Officer

Shakur Alam

Main address

25 Vanderveer Rd

Freehold, NJ 07728 USA

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EIN

83-4024728

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Orphan Family Support Program

The OFSP is another support-based program designed by Aghosh Alkhidmat for the orphan children of underprivileged backgrounds in Pakistan. Under this program, the orphan children selected for provision of support continue to live with their mothers or any other guardians in the case of the death of both parents. While this program provides necessary financial support for educational and everyday finances for orphan children aged 16 or below, the Orphan Family Support Program ensures comprehensive mental, social and moral growth of the sponsored children through a comprehensive multi-module framework.

Population(s) Served
Orphans

Aghosh Homes offer unmatchable boarding and lodging facilities on the pattern of a Cadet College to reshape the personality of our students. Aghosh Alkhidmat Homes are providing excellent Lodging, Education and Health Care facilities to 1,414 Orphans in 18 Aghosh Homes across Pakistan.

Population(s) Served
Orphans

Aghosh Alkhidmat USA in collaboration with Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan is practically active to ensure the provision of clean drinking water by installing hand pumps in arid lands, drilling water wells in remote water-scarce areas, installing water-filtration plants in cities, and supplying water to homes in villages through its water schemes. Aghosh Alkhidmat Clean Water Program takes every possible measure according to the needs of the water-scarce regions to implement its mission.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Domestic workers

Aghosh Alkhidmat has a vision of a safe, educated, and healthy community and over the last three decades, the organization is best known for the resolution of the social issues of poor and needy people. Alkhidmat is working on a mission of a harmonious community possessing good health, education, awareness, and a responsible attitude towards the overall progress of the country.

Aghosh Alkhidmat Community Services addresses suffering caused by poverty, physical disabilities, and imprisonment through its various initiatives. It addresses these issues by organizing various humanitarian projects across Pakistan.

Population(s) Served

Disaster is a word that brings thousands of peril thoughts in one’s mind. It reminds us of the unfortunate time of the 2005 deadly earthquake that struck northern areas of Pakistan, killing thousands of people and leaving millions of the population homeless. In 2010 as well, a cruel flood washed out a huge part of Pakistan. Occasional incidents of terrorism, accidents, and other catastrophes have also played a key role to increase human suffering in Pakistan. Aghosh Alkhidmat, committed to its cause of service to humanity, has been working tirelessly in the field of Disaster Management and our contributions during floods, earthquakes and other calamities are badges of honor for the team.

Population(s) Served

The World Health Organization (WHO) has enlisted Pakistan among 57 countries with critical health workforce deficiency while the country is placed at 122nd position in terms of quality of healthcare facilities. Unfortunately, Pakistan stands high in the list of top countries with extreme infant mortality.

Being conscious of the situation, Aghosh Alkhidmat has established a countrywide network to provide best healthcare facilities to the public in Pakistan, irrespective of their socio-economic status. Several Hospitals, Clinics / Dispensaries, Diagnostic Centers and Blood Banks, Mobile Medical Camps and Ambulances are functional effectively across the country including landmark projects in the remote and under-developed areas such as Tharparkar (Sindh) and Quetta (Balochistan).

Population(s) Served

Aghosh Alkhidmat Mawakhat Program (Interest Free Loan) was initiated with the objective of providing interest-free microcredit to the poor and needy to help them start a business, earn a respectable income and improve their standard of living. Alkhidmat Mawakhat program is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor; those who are financially unstable and are in seek of an opportunity to find their way for a respectful earning.

This program is truly based on the Islamic values that provide the poor with interest-free loans so that they may acquire a livelihood, skill to earn and support their needs to reach their full potential. The program is based on the principle of Qarze-e-Hasna, helping someone in need with an interest-free loan.

Population(s) Served
People of South Asian descent
Indigenous peoples
Religious groups
People of South Asian descent
Indigenous peoples
Religious groups
People of South Asian descent
Indigenous peoples
Religious groups
People of South Asian descent
Indigenous peoples
Religious groups
People of South Asian descent
Indigenous peoples
Religious groups

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan 2019

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our donors and beneficiaries

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Phone calls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Aghosh Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shakur Alam

Amer Alam

Aghosh

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/8/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/08/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.