Orphans and widows are the most vulnerable of our societies and no more so anywhere than in India. Caring for and supporting them is, therefore, is one of the more challenging yet most rewarding acts of service.

That is why Hamza Ben Abdul Rahman travelled to Australia recently.

Hamza Ben Abdul Rahman in Sydney recently

Mr Abdul Rahman came as a representative of the Organisation Function for Eytham’s Respect (OFFER) – an Indian based charity that supports over 7,500 orphans and 2,500 widows in India.

OFFER has expanded its reach to a wider number of states in India and now operates in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Gujarat, West Bengal, and Jammu Kashmir.

Its charity operations are directed from four offices throughout India at Calicut, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Bangalore.

Mr Abdul Rahman’s objective in travelling to Australia was to engage with Australian based charities and organisations to make them aware of the good work OFFER carries out so that they could support its efforts.

These include orphan sponsorship, rural water and sanitation, providing seasonal food and health care.

OFFER is in partnership with Islamic Relief Worldwide and its General Secretary Shamsudheen Mohammed Koya is the Director of Islamic Relief India guiding its operations.

OFFER is also a member of World Assembly of Muslim Youth, Saudi Arabia, and regular receiver of charity funds from Muslim Aid UK, and Human Concern International, Canada.

For more information about OFFER and how Australians can help, please visit their website: www.yatheem.org or email them: offer@yatheem.org or Mr Abdul Rahman directly at hamza.rahman@yatheem.org.

They can also be contacted by post and phone:

OFFER, 37/2127, East Kallai, Calicut 673 003, Kerala, India.

Telephone: +91 495 2301950. Mobile:+91 9447132040