RAHMA FOUNDATION ON THE WRONG TRACK
Deviating from Rahma Foundation original goals and objectives – currently the project is not serving talented orphans. And it does not have a leadership program.
(because students were admitted based on teachers personal preferences, academically they are very weak as confirmed by the president by additional written tests. Also there are at least 5 students who are not orphans).
Not following Rahma Foundation constitution and Texas nonprofit laws.
Lack of accountability and transparency issues – The President of Rahma Foundation asked for financial reports since November 2017- they are still pending.
Management who control the affairs of the organization, are not showing interest in discussing the issues identified during a recent field trip to the campus by the president.
Hiding and ignoring issues of the project:
declining academic standard in the school (only 2 students got A+ out of 7 during nationwide government tests in 2017)
mismanagement & negligence by the school teachers
serious student disciplinary problems in the school
school not being able to retain students
Employees taking decisions without informing Rahma Foundation board or the president:
Erecting wall around adjacent private land with donation money and constructing a private home within the boundary of the school campus.
Donating large sum of money to a mosque in the village and local road projects (these funds were raised against the time slots that could be used by Rahma Foundation itself )
Donating donation money to causes which are not directly related to objectives of the project.
Buying lands for the school while ignoring essential needs of the school such as teachers salary, lab setup, library setup, computer room setup (teachers were told they would not get salary until the end of Ramadan 2018).
Spending money on unnecessary expenses such as daily feeding of teachers dependents free of cost (7 people from the acting principals house alone! Altogether 28 students and 23 teachers with dependents eat free daily, there are 8 teachers)
Using expensive 2 ft x 2 ft tiles on the school building floors
Using unnecessary decorating lights on the boundary walls every few feet
Not willing to address the issues or learn from it – The Rahma President had been living with students and teachers for the last 3 years spending 3 months at a time to learn about the issues which nobody wants to address
Feeding hundreds of people in the name of local committee meeting
Q. What are the essential expenses of the school that could not be met because of the unnecessary expenses?
A. Hiring a principal – the acting principal is not qualified or experienced so the school is going downhill without an active leader.
Hiring a math teacher – students are missing A+ because of the Math & English deficiencies
Could not setup a Laboratory room, buy furniture and equipment
for computer room ( 9th & 10th grade students have not done a single required lab yet)
Could not setup a Library room with essential books and furniture
Could not do repair work for water leaking from the bathrooms upstairs making walls wet and full of fungus
Also, school needed classroom benches, desks and chairs, and storage cabinets