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Athar and Golestan Charity Organization

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Category Social harms prevention , Community Participation

City : Maragheh

Date started and scope of work

Athar charity organization is a pioneering non-governmental organization in the field of individual dealing with the problem of addiction to drugs and stimulants. The active members of this institution are mostly drug addicts who have been freed from the captivity of illness for many years, or they are socially and academically informed people who volunteer to achieve the goals of this institution. The executive strategies of this institution have been compiled according to the practical and scientific experience of these activists.

The activity of the institution in the form of a board of trustees started in August 2013 with the establishment of the Golestan Residential Center, and it has reached its specific goals with the help of physical withdrawal (prudent and drug-free detoxification) as well as dealing with the social and welfare problems of dependents individually and collectively. implemented and with the useful experience gained in this field, he was able to establish the Athar Women's Residence Center in 2013, which was designed and organized in an organized and coordinated manner, and finally with the permission of the Welfare Organization of East Azarbaijan Province It became official under the title of Athar charity.

This institution is now one of the most equipped, largest and most efficient organizations active in the province and country in the field of dealing with social harms, which has been awarded top rank.

The members of the board of directors of the institute are: Morteza Bastani, Saleh Baloghi, Maryam Hojjati, Gholamreza Rashidi, Khanum Abbasi, Mehdi Hedaei and Mehdi Eskandari. The inspector of the institute is Ahmed Hassanzadeh and the treasurer is Gholamreza Rashidi.

The approach of the institute in the last decade is to create employment for the target community, and more than 40 of these people are directly employed in self-employed workshops that include carpet weaving, car repair shop, car wash, mesh fence production, concrete parts production, bakery, tailoring and mushroom production and cultivation. In interaction with the Department of Cooperative, Labor and Social Welfare; insurance facilities and fees are considered for them. Athar and Golestan charity is trying to develop self-employment workshops to help the recovered people return to the lap of society and their social life again.

Implementation process

Addiction and unemployment are among the first priorities of Maragheh's social sphere, and in this regard, we need basic and basic measures. Two residential centers for recovery from addiction for women and men are operating in Maragheh under the supervision of Athar Institute and with the permission of Welfare. After recovering in addiction treatment centers, employment is the most important request of the survivors, and the use of employment creation units by drug rehabilitation centers can be a good service for survivors and their families. Athar and Golestan Charitable Institution, in addition to helping to quit and get rid of addiction; They also work in the field of job creation for the clients to reduce the social and economic damage caused by addiction in this vulnerable group. The implementation of job creation projects in addiction treatment centers shows the realization of the slogan of rebirth in these centers and plays a major role in reducing cultural and social harms and avoiding addiction. It should be mentioned that Maragheh is one of the cities where benefactors come in all fields and Athar Charity Institute and Golestan Recovery Center always benefit from charitable donations. Self-employed workshops for women and men include carpet weaving, car repair shop, car wash, car wash, net fence production, concrete parts production, bakery, tailoring, and production and breeding.

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Some of the achievements of Athar Charity and Golestan Maragheh Residential Center are:

  • Recovery and permanent liberation from drug addiction of a group of male and female clients who refer to these centers
  • Destigmatization and help to return to the lap of family and society
  • Helping the re-employment of freed men and women
  • Empowering survivors and their families to deal with social harms caused by addiction
  • Increasing the spirit of helping others and promoting the culture of charity in order to deal with social harm
  • Recepting from other cities of the province or even neighboring provinces and helping to deal with the social effects of addiction in this target population