Our Partners: Pooling Collective Wisdom for Positive Change
The Aligarh Forum [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thealigarhforum/] provides a platform to all- who are inspired by Sir Syed Ahmad khan's Aligarh Movement, who aspire and desire to work for the betterment of his Movement's embodiment, The Aligarh Muslim university as well as for promoting enlightened ideals of education, research and service to the community. They welcome all who wish to promote these ethos through their valuable contributions.
Aligarh Alumni Association is a registered organization in Washington DC, which connects the alumni of AMU with a view to promote the values learnt in their alma mater. They help students studying in AMU with scholarship grants, and also help other educational instituitions that act as feeders for AMU. In association with The Aligarh Forum [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thealigarhforum/], they have already helped thousands of students, and are raising their grants every year.
Bihar Anjuman (www.biharanjuman.org) through its registered NGO, RAHBAR (www.rahbar.info), is striving to connect people who may join hands together and pool their resources for maximizing the benefits to the Muslim society in general and to the Bihari and Jharkhandi society in particular. It is bringing together Muslims from all walks of life to interact and act jointly with an objective to educate, motivate, inspire and instill confidence in the young generation. The main objective is to eradicate miseries and evil practices from the society. Their effort is focused on putting the unspent energy of the Muslim youth to constructive use. Bihar Anjuman's Yahoo! Group which came into existence, on 14th June 2004, has been able to connect more than 11,000 professionals belonging to Bihar and Jharkhand who have helped the community in many ways.
A non-governmental organization set up in in October 2004, Aaghaz foundation is a Lucknow-based community driven organisation committed to the cause of providing education to under privileged Muslim students. Unable to meet the high costs, every year thousands of Muslim children are forced to discontinue their education. A recent study suggests that the school drop out rate is highest among Muslim children (Justice Sachhar Report). Aaghaz members are drawn from various walks of life and include an eclectic mix of professionals, executives, businessmen, journalists and educationists
IMEFNA (Indian Muslim Education Foundation of North America), Chicago, founded by Dr. Khursheed Mallick Sb, is coaching the high school students under the name of Upward Bound Program at Delhi, Aligarh, Patna, Muzaffarpur and Bharuch. IMEFNA also manages learning centres in many Indian cities, providing basic facilities to prepare for competitive exams, like books, computers with internet connectivity to the financially weak. They have also established a GAIN centre (Guidance And Information Center) in Delhi to properly guide the students about different options and opportunities available in education and also to pass on the necessary information about various government/NGO/private organizations schemes of financial support.