Hyderabad is one of the fastest-growing metropolises in India and the rural-to-urban migration and steep rise in Hyderabad’s slum population have contributed to ineffective urban planning leading to several issues in the city in terms of employment, housing and essential services.
Numerous problems related to women from the marginalized sections of Hyderabad remain unaddressed and hidden. SAFA’s founder, Rubina Nafees Fatima felt that this section of the society needs to be empowered so that they could acknowledge their worth and potential and take initiative for themselves. In June 2006, SAFA was founded to reach the untouched slums of Hyderabad to empower them with education, livelihood and capacity building for their socio-economic betterment.
PURITY OF MIND AND CLARITY
SAFA is associated with national and international organizations that promote an equal and just society. Through its diverse programs, projects and activities, SAFA is upgrading the skills of women and youth in trades like tailoring, embroidery, cooking, beauty and wellness, General duty Assistant Nurse, and Information Technology enabled Services (ITES). Since education is the key, SAFA also provides educational opportunities to children, drop-outs, and youth and adults. Concurrently, SAFA is aiming to build the capacity of all its beneficiaries through its holistically designed clubs for women, youth and children.
1. To work for the Socio-economic empowerment of women and youth through:
Connect to Livelihood
2. To create livelihood opportunities for women and youth
3. To promote the education of girl child and out-of-school children.
4. To promote girls in higher education
5. To be a catalyst for an integrated community development