LETTER FROM THE CEO
DEAR GENEROUS DONORS,
Thank you for visiting rahma worldwide’s official website! On behalf of rahma worldwide’s board of directors, I am filled with gratitude as we have your continued support. Our dedicated donors and staff have done an incredible job supporting our outreach aid and development while strengthening our programs and services. We hope you will become a supporter of our worthy projects.
On the ground, our response to the crisis in Yemen has seen more and more resources directed toward the aid and relief efforts therein. Your unyielding support will enable our mission to assist our brothers and sisters during this difficult time. I would also like to extend my appreciation to our dedicated staff members who are working in extraordinary risk and circumstances and to fulfill our mission and bring sanctuary to those in need. Since the establishment of Rahma worldwide , we have touched more than 3.5 million lives, whether through humanitarian impacts such as food, water, and medicine, or development programs such as training, educating, and building families. Our goal of increasing the number of beneficiaries in the fields, and you truly make this possible!
Rahma worldwide is stronger than ever due to our continually expanding community who comes together to donate time, resources, and talent in support of our important mission. Our network of volunteers expanded on the ground in many countries, especially in areas of crisis such as Yemen and Syria, and where refugees resettle such as Jordan, Lebanon, and the USA. This year, Rahma worldwide is adding more usa programs to support displaced refugees. We will remain on course to ease the pain and suffering of all people regardless of religion, background, gender, or nationality.
Your support is needed now more than ever, as areas of crisis deteriorate tragically with every passing day, however, we believe that hope forever grows and communities will rise again after the fall and you can make a difference in people’s lives.
DR. SHADI ZAZA
A world in where every community is provided the Opportunity to be more efficient,and sustainable.
Dedication to humanity by assisting the most vulnerable Communities by responding to crisis, implementing Programs to achieve Social equity; create development strategies, and Facilitate self-sufficient sustainability.
DR. CHADI ZAZA
Chairman – CEO
Dr. Chadi Zaza is the founder and president of Rahma Worldwide (Formally known as Rahma Relief Foundation). He was also the Dean of the Islamic University of Minnesota – Detroit Branch until 2017. Dr. Zaza earned a bachelor’s degree of Islamic studies from the Islamic Online University, A master’s degree in Islamic studies from the Islamic University Minnesota. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Theology with a thesis titled “Realism and the Art of Reform in Islam” from the University of Minnesota in May 2017. Previously in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Zaza was a member in the arbitration committee for legal consultation in the Governmental Islamic Courts. After arriving to Connecticut, United Stated in 2008, Dr. Zaza was the Imam and leader of Prayer in the University Mosque of Bridgeport. Later, Dr. Zaza became Imam, organizer, leader of charity events, and community activists in the Culture Association of Franklin, Michigan. He is a member of Interfaith Counsel of Michigan. Dr. Zaza is the current CEO and Chairman of the Board of Rahma Worldwide since 2014.
Mr. Adib Chouki is a distinguish business owner based in the state of Connecticut. Mr. Chouki is currently the Vice president and co-founder of Rahma Worldwide. Prior to joining Rahma Mr. Chouki operated varies business entities achieving milestones in market growth. Mr. Chouki has a bachelors in Business Management from Sothern University. His networking skills helped Rahma expand with aid partners from around the world. He currently oversees all aspect of operations for the Turkey, Gaza and Jordan offices. In addition, he is responsible for the overall logistics and business development.
Mr. Basatneh is a highly successful businessman who owns and manages several businesses in the State of Connecticut. He holds a bachelor degree in Business Management and a wealth of business experience. Mr. Basatneh joined Rahma Board of Directors in 2014 as the treasurer of the organization.
Mr. Essam is a highly successful businessman who migrated from Syria to the United States in 2005. His passion for entrepreneurship has excelled, and now he owns and operate over ten small to medium businesses. Essam joined Rahma Relief’s Board of Directors in 2014 bringing in over 10 years of business entrepreneurship and experience. His managerial experience in business has helped Rahma Relief excel as a nonprofit organization.
Seasoned human rights advocate and legislative affairs professional with more than 15 years of advocacy, legislative, and policy experience. Specific expertise in: • Cultivating, building, and facilitating relationships to gain access and achieve organizational objectives • Crafting and executing legislative strategies to achieve organizational results • Negotiating and reconciling differing opinions to reach consensus • Identifying advocacy opportunities and creating campaign plans to achieve results • Developing policy and communicating complex ideas to organize and motivate people
Dedicated and resourceful Humanitarian Aid Worker with a strong work ethic and excellent breadth of experience in foreign aid programs. Adept multitasker able to handle simultaneous high-pressure and volatile situations with professionalism and efficiency. Strong negotiation and presentation abilities in a variety of languages and cultural environments.