Mahboba's Promise is an Association incorporated on 21 November 2001 in New South Wales under the Associations Incorporation Act, 1984.
In 2010 Mahboba’s Promise was endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) by the Australian Taxation Office, entitling donors of $2 or more to Mahboba’s Promise to claim a tax deduction on their monetary gift when donating toward development Projects.
The membership of Mahboba’s Promise is drawn from Australians of all walks of life who have come together in a common purpose to help the people of Afghanistan.
The Association has an authority to fundraise issued by the Office of Charities, Department of Gaming and Racing under the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991.
Monetary donations of $2 of more to Mahboba’s Promise can now be directly claimed as tax deductions with the Australian Taxation Office if applied to Development Projects. On receipt of your donation, we will issue you with a tax receipt for this purpose. Monetary donations to our appeals and for widow or child sponsorships are also tax deductible. For advice on the tax deductible status of other kinds of donation, including donated goods, please consult your accountant or the ATO website at: www.ato.gov.au
The Association's financial statements are audited annually. Our auditor is Robert Mayberry of Nexia Court & Co.
The Association is managed by a Management Committee comprising:
- President: Mahboba Rawi
- Vice President: Khurshida Ajam
- Treasurer: Kumar Sri-Pathma
- Secretary: Dawood Goddard
- Other committee members: Susan Denham, Martin O'Dea
- Sidiq Rawi is the Executive Director of Afghanistan operations.
President: Mahboba Rawi
Mahboba Rawi OAM was elected as President of Mahboba's Promise on 26th March 2012.
Mahboba had previously held the position of President before stepping down to focus on fundraising. She is looking forward to many years as President and is excited at the prospect of new development opportunities.
Management Committee meetings
Management committee meetings are normally held on the last Monday of every month. Towards the end of the calendar year, we hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to which all members are invited.
In 2007 Mahboba's Promise became a signatory to the Code of Conduct of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) which requires high standards of public accountability.
The organisation is registered as an NGO in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Kabul operation is an observer to the Agency Coordinating Body for Afgan Relief (ACBAR) which has a Code of Conduct with similar principles to the ACFID Code.