Young Pro Tennis Player Launches Non-Profit and Unity of Faith Organizational Efforts Towards Forced Migration and Health

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Hassan Akmal, the Right to Play International Athlete Ambassador to Pakistan and the United States, who represents the sport of tennis as a professional and as using sport for development for disadvantaged children, has launched his own non-profit: Invitation Relief.

Invitation Relief is launched!

Invitation Relief is a Non-Profit 501 3 (c) tax-exempt corporation focusing on Forced Migration and Health.

The founder, Hassan Akmal, is also the founder of Invitation to Peace, a peace organization participating in interfaith dialogues in efforts to clear misconceptions of different faiths and religions. Akmal is using his reputation internationally as an athlete and peace promoter to leverage the appropriate resources to support the cause.

The organization's slogan is: "Unity through charity, understanding and moral leadership".

This courageous initiative was founded in March 2006 by a graduate of the Forced Migration and Health Track of the Departments of Population and Family Health and Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman Graduate School of Public Health. The Founder, a former professional tennis player and Right to Play International Athlete Ambassador to Pakistan and the United States, represented the sport of tennis as a spokesperson while using sport for psychosocial development for disadvantaged children all over the world.

The organization's team is committed to improving the health and well-being of people affected by conflict and forced migration.

The organization bears witness publicly to the plight of the people it assists. It pursues its mission with emergency medical relief and aid, volunteers, humanitarian health workers, innovative research and technology (including telemedicine and long distance learning), experience and applied training, and capacity-building initiatives. It does not discriminate with respect to culture, race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition or disability, etc. The organization has no political affiliation and invites full nondiscriminatory participation. The organization hopes to be an integral and instrumental leader for the next generation of humanitarian workers trying to be public health professionals in complex emergencies.

Hassan Akmal earned his M.P.H. in Forced Migration and Health with a Minor in Epidemiology and holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.A. in History with a Minor in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Akmal, a passionate multi-talented and charismatic young man, was one of the best Pakistani tennis players in the history of the sport and competed on the U.C.L.A Men's top ranked division 1 tennis team.

Invitation Relief hopes to help underserved communities through improved access to education and enterprise by using cost effective technology and strengthening local resources: "Micro/Macro-Enterprise".

The mission is to optimize educational and medical infrastructure by increasing capacity of local personnel and organizations. By building a stronger foundation for the education of the center and providing sustainable strategies for micro-enterprise, Invitation Relief hopes to help build on local medical care through continuing medical education of physicians and education for improved public health of local communities.

The value, Invitation Relief believes, is that native programs, infrastructure and organizations have unique strengths in identifying areas of need and opportunity. Thus, they network within communities to set up ongoing processes that will continue to grow a community's natural resources and confidence.

Those interested in donating, promoting (newspapers, articles, etc), employment, or learning more, contact Invitation's President Hassan Akmal via PRWeb's secure email portal.

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