Azam welfare society
Azam Welfare and Educational Society was formed in 2004 and a Trust subsequently in 2011 to undertake the educational and welfare development works in an organized and planned manner. In the year 2009 a 30,000.00 sqft plot of land owned by myself, my brothers namely, Farooque Azam and Mahmood Azam and our cousins, namely Shamshad Ahmad and Shahab Ahmad was donated to the society for secondary school. The plans were drawn and construction started in early 2009 and classes started in July same year for classes 6 to 10 in Hindi medium following UP Board curriculum. Application for the approval from State Education Authorities was made in early 2010 and this approval, Alhamdolillah, was obtained in July, 2013. Presently, construction work to expand both the Primary school and the Secondary school is on-going and expected to be completed by Oct, 2013 and will provide sufficient facilities for about 1200 students from nursery to class twelve(some photographs of the construction are attached). Further, a plot of land measuring about 4 acres owned by the family has been ear- marked for a future Residential School Complex which we hope to commence planning early 2014, Insha-Allah.
OVER-ARCHING MOTTO OF THE SOCIETY:
"Be grateful, think positive and serve others. Let’s not curse the darkness, Light a candle, instead"
AZAM WELFARE & EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY was established in 2004 by the members who were residents of the Phadgudia village.
The Managing Committee of the Society is as follows:
|Engr. Tarique Azam||B.TECH(CIVIL ENGG., IIT, 1974) M. ENGG (GEOTECH, AIT, 1975) FIEM, MSEASGE, APEC ENGR,||President/Founder|
|Janab Farooque Azam||B.A, 1968 Shibli National College Azamgarh||Member|
|Janab Mahmood Azam||B.COM Univ. of Allahabad, 1979||Member|
|Janab Aquil Azam||B.A, Shibli National College,1984||Member|
|Janab Mohd. Tayyab||-||Member|
|Jnab Sufian Ahmad||-||Member|
|Janab Atique Azam||-||Member|
AZAM Welfare Society Certification
Anybody who has concerned himself and has reflected upon the state of Indian Education, especially about the state of Muslim education must be well aware of very high dropout rates after primary & secondary levels and a large percentage of those who manage to complete their tertiary education are not suitable for employment in the formal sectors of the economy.
Community’s enrolment in good universities and institutions of higher learning is not more than 3% compared to its share of 18% in the overall population of the country which is, consequently, reflected in the employment and economic activity. Several studies have shown that, it is not the lack of colleges and universities which result in low enrolment of Muslims in higher education, rather it is the very poor quality of primary and secondary education in public schools which results in very high drop-out rates and consequently low enrolment in higher education. Good quality private schools a few and too expensive for the bulk of the populace.
In view of the above diagnosis, the remedy should be obvious which is high quality basic education and that’s where the community must put its resources & efforts if it really desires a bright future and a fair share for its coming generations in tomorrow’s India. Further, it is our view that besides creating awareness of the importance of educational excellence in the community and building the necessary infrastructure, it is equally important to change the mind-set of the community. This requires sincere, enlightened and self-sacrificing leadership in order to change the attitude of the people, especially the young generation.
“Jahane taza ki hai afkar taza se hi namud – Ke sang-o- khisht se hotey nahin Jahan paida”
AZAM WELFARE & EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY has presently set its goal upon the following projects:
- Acquisition of 30 to 50 acres of suitable land for establishment of Taalimabad.
- Planning and establishment of a Skill-Training Centre (ITI).
- Planning and establishment of residential schools for boys and girls.
Karawan-e-Ta’leem-o-Traqqi 2014 is a sincere endeavor to bring-about not only an educational awareness but a positive change as well in the socio-economic condition of Muslims. The idea of Karawan has been initiated by Abrar Ahmad Islahi (Makkah Mukarramah) and Tarique Azam (Malaysia), however, this effort will not succeed, unless the community comes together to take responsibility for the current ground conditions of Muslims and bring-about positive changes.
Areas of Urgent Focus
- Introduce comprehensive curriculum that fulfills the religious needs and contemporary educational requirements.
- Work for quality education at schools and colleges and organize teacher- training programs.
- Help meritorious students who face difficulties in continuing their education.
- Set up committees to follow up government schemes and provide guidance and consultancy.
Regions to be covered by Karawan 2014:
This year’s Karawan will, Insha Allah, cover the districts of Azamgarh, Mau and Jaunpur from 11 to 21 October 2014 and will stop at the following places: 1) Azamgarh City, 2) Mubarakpur, 3) Mau City, 4) Muhammadpur, 5) Sanjarpur, 6) Saraimeer, 7) Phooulpur, 8) Lahideeh Bazar, 9) Shahganj, 10) Jaunpur. Please refer to the Time Table page for the dates and coordinator’s names and contacts.
How to organize
- Must be willing, motivated and take interest in community issues, specially education.
- Persons involved in educational works like school - managers, committee members and teachers.
- Persons involved in religious activities like Aalims, khateebs and imams.
- Other imminent in the community like doctors, engineers, lawyers pardhans etc.
These 10-15 persons from every village, town or city ward are needed to work for above-mentioned mission and areas of urgent focus in the coming years.
The first and foremost work for the coordinators is to finalize the list of these selected persons and brief them on the Vision and Mission of the Karavan. They may appoint an assistant in each village to help in the task.
It is our earnest hope that this Karawan will metamorphose into a mass movement for quality education and empowerment of the community, the only path-way to success both here in dunia and in akhira, Insha Allah.