It Is Not Volunteering It Is Responsibility - Star Newspaper
CROSS-CONTINENTAL CHARITY MOVEMENT
Recep Palamut, the founder of the Rabve Foundation is one of those people who have committed themselves to charity. He gives his alms by doing good. Extending his hand to all corners of the world, Palamut becomes a book for students in the Southeast. Cool water in desert heat in Africa...
IT IS NOT VOLUNTEERING IT IS RESPONSIBILITY
Our culture says “Don’t mention the goods you’ve made to anyone.” How do we remind those who forget about helping each other? With Recep Palamut the founder of the Rabve Foundation saying "Helping is not a voluntary work, it is a responsibility" we gave some thought about this subject.
Our religion will always remind you of the virtue of unity and solidarity and helping others. But often most of us forget to be 'we', to share our bread with others and live peacefully ...these thoughts have occurred to us, When we listened to the aid efforts of CPM Software which lent a hand to 30 Thousand students in Southeast region of Turkey starting from Şanlıurfa with their projects named 'Everything for Education', The Chairman of the Executive Board of the Company Recep Palamut by saying “Our religion has commanded us to give alms, we give our alms to the students who are the future of our country” talks about the work of the Rabve Foundation which he established and tells the rest of the story ...
Recep Palamut is a high-conscious person. He launches fort by saying “Don’t mention the goods you’ve made to anyone but you have to provide the inspiration for others” and he adds: We said, 'We must leave a legacy to the new generation' and established the Rabve Foundation as a group. Like other foundations, we don’t collect outsourced help, we separate the obligatory alms of our income for charity activities.
The son of Palamut was instrumental in turning the face of the Rabve Foundation to the Southeast Region of Turkey: My son's teacher was assigned to the province of Suruç in Şanlıurfa. We went there to help when the Kobane incidents started. Then I called the teacher and he/she said, 'We do not have any water.’ As a foundation, we rolled up our sleeves to drill the wells. Then this work grew like a snow ball. We also provide seasonal shoes, clothes, stationery, and so on. We give technical support, we send generators to schools that have electrical problems, we install libraries in some schools ... We have works like this.
Children’s eyes are shining when they see us but some of them ask "Why are these uncles helping us?". Because they feel like outsiders. They also think that we will get something from them in return. They need an exterior love from the outside. We have to tell them that some people love them and do not forget about them...
“THE BUSINESS MAN WHO WERE BOR IN VILLAGES AND THEN MIGRATED TO CITIES ARE OBLIGUED TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR HOMETOWN”
WATER HELP TO AFRICA
Rabve Foundation not only operates in Turkey but in Africa too. Recep Palamut: I went to Niger for 15 days with a voluntary aid agency. We visited the region with a health team of 50 people. At the same time, the group was helping the poor families there by giving them goats so they could get a source of income. When I went there I realized: 92 percent of the country is desert, so there is no water! Something had to be done, we made a decision with the company after my return to Turkey and we have made a drilling machine that could operate in desert conditions and now we have drilled 18 wells. Our machine is still drilling wells there.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN
"We should encourage people to make these kinds of charities. Businessmen who have grown up in these regions and have migrated to big cities need go back to their hometowns and provide help. I hope they will realize what they need to do. Never forget that these children are our future. It is our duty to ensure that the children there are fairly allowed to enter the exams and have equal rights with the children in the West. We have to take responsibility. This work requires taking responsibility not volunteering.”