Our Identity

RAM stands for Resources and Aid Mobilization.

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resources

We attain resources and use them to help women, children, and the untouchables lead a higher quality of life.

aid

We provide vital legal aid by fighting cases for the poor and persecuted at no cost to them. We rescue women and children locked into forced labor and provide them with temporary shelter while training them in vocational workshops.

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Mobilization

We inform and mobilize the global community about the needs encountered so that they may partner with us in the success of our enterprise.

OUR STORY

RAM began with one young man’s vision, passion, and leadership skills.

At the age of just 18, this one man started a small school in a very poor neighborhood of Lahore, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. His express goal was to provide a quality education to the untouchable communities of the surrounding area. He founded RAM Foundation to oversee the needs of the school, which rapidly grew from just a few students to over 200 pupils by the end of its first year. He inspired young students from different religious, social, and cultural backgrounds to join together and improve their lives as well as make a difference in their communities.

The first board of directors included five students from the school who were studying in the evening program for their advanced studies.

 

The board consisted of both Muslims and Christians, male and female, young and old. All were committed to fighting for peace, justice, and equality.

Today, RAM Foundation still operates through a diverse executive board in Pakistan. At the same time in New York City, a board of committed individuals of various professional and cultural backgrounds endeavors to raise awareness, find partners, and provide the means for the work carried out on the ground in Pakistan.

We do not categorize individuals by their race, gender, ethnicity or religious affiliation, but we see them as people in need. We know each individual that we are working with by name, by their stories, not by their ID numbers. We focus on women and children, on the oppressed and persecuted minorities, and on the untouchables.

We are an indigenous Pakistani organization.

Because of this, we know the exact challenges religious minorities face and can address them head on.

OUR VISION

Years ago we had a vision for a long-term, permanent solution to many of the issues facing the oppressed and persecuted people we serve in the form of a safe haven shelter. It was the most important project that RAM had ever undertaken. It is an ongoing project that combines all of our efforts to impact the local Pakistani community.

At the CosmoVision Center, families liberated from brick kiln slavery are sheltered, educated, and trained in various vocations that will enable them to care for their families without resorting to personal loans from brick kiln owners or other dangerous and unscrupulous individuals. 

Here, women can seek shelter from forced marriages and domestic abuse and receive vocational training that gives them the skills necessary to starting their own businesses. 

The CosmoVision Center is completed but is an ongoing project. We recently completed a medical clinic and have plans for a computer training lab at the Center. 

 

The Jubilee Campaign has also released its 2022 update on Abduction, Conversion, & Child Marriage of Religious Minority Girls in Pakistan. It highlights insufficient protection for women and girls. https://t.co/wlcS1xS7Jo
The United States Commission for International Religious Freedom has released its 2022 report on religious freedom in Pakistan. The report highlights increasing intolerance for religious diversity and a rise in discrimination against religious minorities. https://t.co/8KK48H4DkO
A 12-year-old Christian girl, Maha, was abducted & forcibly married & converted to a Muslim man. Fortunately, her family knew who the abductors were & police recovered Maha after a few days. However, no action has been taken against the abductors, who continue to threaten her. https://t.co/H2CGhGnAfA
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This week's news: 12-year-old Maha awaits justice for her abduction and kidnapping, a Pakistani woman wins award for interfaith short film, and USCIRF and Jubilee Campaign release reports on Pakistan. Read more here: https://t.co/xkoTd5CYzY. https://t.co/PIny1AlBOt ramfoundation photo
URGENT NEED: The Sablone Center only has electricity for about 12 out of every 24 hours & temps are soaring over 100 degrees. We are raising $3,000 to install solar panels for the Sablone Center, and we need you to help us! To contribute, please visit
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