this organization pockets a majority of donations in "administraion expenses" and takes credit from smaller organizations abroad who do the real heavy lifting. the only reviews on here are thaakat members who are benefiting.
During my years of being a member of Thakaat, I have come to truly understand what it means to serve. Thakaat is all about bringing courage and hope to others while serving and helping them find their inner strength. Every thing we do in Thakaat is purely self-less and bringing more to those who are in need of it. I have loved and truly enjoyed my time with Thakaat thus far, and I know that even greater things are in store in the future.
Volunteering and being a blogger for Thaakat has been the most amazing experience I have ever had working with an organization. It is my favorite club on campus not only because it has a positive message, transforms local and global communities, but because it brings a sense of diversity to volunteerism that is especially unique and important. It is the most diverse group on campus but it feels the most connected . At Thaakat I feel as though I am to express my creativity as a writer, grow as individual by learning and serving with different cultures, and be apart of something great!
My Thaakat Journey...
One day in April 2011, as I was scrolling through the Thaakat wordpress, I became amazed by all the things the Thaakat team had been doing. I asked myself, “I wonder if I can start a Thaakat chapter in Atlanta?”, and immediately I messaged Uzma Bawany Ali, the founder of Thaakat and my cousin, asking about it. From there, it became my new dream to establish a Thaakat Atlanta chapter because everything about Thaakat was inspiring. I realized how life is not just about the latest fashion trends or shopping all day, it’s about making a difference in someone’s life. I worked day and night to make it happen. Although it was a rocky start, I was determined to have my dream turn into reality because I knew that one day my hard work would pay off. The thought of being able to reach out to people in need kept me going. Of course, to make Thaakat Atlanta official, I made a Thaakat Atlanta Facebook account. On May 10, 2011 Thaakat Atlanta was officially founded.
On September 14, 2011, Thaakat Atlanta was officially registered at Oglethorpe University. Throughout the semester, we planned many events and tried to get involved on campus as much as we could. Today, we have 30 members on our team, including support from our family, friends, and professors. We are blessed to have passionate people on our team. Everyone on campus was always asking about ‘Thaakat’! It has been the most amazing experience to watch Thaakat Atlanta grow. My dream had become a reality in less than a year.
On April 10, 2012 we received the Dean’s Award to Thaakat for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization. That day my whole team could not stop smiling, we were all so proud of ourselves. I was on top of the world because all that hard work paid off! I am so thankful to God for my Thaakat team and all the supporters we have today. Receiving this award has motivated our team to work even harder and achieve even more in our upcoming years. Today, Thaakat’s mission is my mission. Thaakat is very close to my heart and I cannot imagine a second without it. Thaakat has changed my life in many ways and I feel like a new person. Truly, if you strive for a noble cause, God is sure to help you through all the obstacles you may encounter, so never give up. All this positive change has made me a more confident person, teaching me to never stop dreaming.
THAAKAT wants to give people STRENGTH! We come together on one platform to share our compassion of helping others in need. We use our strengths to make people's weaknesses into strengths. Thaakat promotes charitable giving among students and encourages our youth to be more involved in the community. Thaakat believes that we can make a difference, whether you contribute in a big way or small. Everything counts. We use our talents to bring positive change in the world for a brighter future tomorrow for people in need. It is about being unified as people. Thaakat embraces diversity and looks beyond social boundaries to find where the need it most. We all work towards the goal of giving people Thaakat (Strength).
Thaakat Foundation contains the most wonderful people I have ever met in my life! Starting a Thaakat chapter is so worth it! I wanted to do something in life where I could help people in need. I realized that all the little things we do together can create big differences in people’s lives across the world. It really changes your life and gets you to think outside of the little world you live in. Thaakat provides peace, love, and happiness throughout their organization, guaranteed!
I've attended one thaakat event by volunteeriing with them and i find it as an amazing organization that helps locally and universally.. all the members are amazing. they're helpful, kind and sweet so don't sweat it when you need to ask them questions! lol i enjoyed volunteering with them and i would love to again whenever i get the chance! volunteeriing with thaakat has made me realized that if you have a lot of free time and you dont know where to utilize it, do something productive with your time whether its giving someone a hand or actually joining an organization whether it being islamic relief or anything of that sort, also thaakat took my volunteering and used me for certain things pertaining to that event. i mostly folded brochures and helped out with the raffle! and its a family oriented organization! And theres so many words that can describe thaakat foundation such as determined, driven to beat their goals. THAAKAT FOUNDATION IS JUST AMAZING!
As everyone probably already knows, Thaakat is a non-profit organization that seeks out projects to help the community at large. Nope. Thaakat is a lot more than just that! I have been fortunate enough to have found Thaakat and be involved with it for the past three years. It has impacted my life phenomenally! It has helped me to see life differently. Thaakat goes above and beyond to help in any way possible. From natural disasters, filling empty plates of the poor, putting a roof over a family's head, building schools, planting trees to speaking up for those who cannot for themselves. Thaakat encourages the youth to stop for a second and look around themselves. To not just be bystanders, but to do something. Something for someone in so many different corners of the world. It shows you that you don't have to be superman to make a difference in someone's life. By just a simple gesture, a dollar, an hour, or even a status to help raise awareness, can change so many people's life around. Thaakat has so touches so many people in so many different ways. Of their many projects, one that I absolutely love is their continuous effort to find matches for those affected by cancer. It's amazing what Thaakat does, and even more amazing to see it's impact on people.
Thaakat foundation is an AMAZING organization changing the lives of our future for the better. All members are extremely caring and passionate towards helping the needy. The most amazing of them all is their founder Uzma Bawany. Her compassion for others is unbelievable and quickly becomes an inspiration to all that she meets with her charismatic smile and charming personality! My God bless these people with a long and peaceful life where they can continue to benefit humanity!!!!
Thaakat Foundation helped me found something in myself that i never knew existed; love for humanity. From a first random meeting i attended to founding and running a viral campaign (#lethedreambe) for this non-profit, the experience has been out of this world. From meeting new people to putting smiles on the faces of the underprivileged, its been a life changing experience. Perhaps the most important lesson i have learned while working with Thaakat, its us the everyday people that can make a difference in the lives of the needy by putting in a little effort, which goes a long way!
Thaakat does a lot of great things. From helping people locally to helping them globally, they are simply the best.