A group of volunteers under the leadership of Razia Nathani Suleman has been engaged in Gujarat, India for over a decade. Gujarat has a large Ismaili presence. There are numerous pockets of Ultra Poor residents, both in urban areas such as Ahmadabad, Porbandar, Jamnagar, etc. and rural areas such as Maliya Hatina, Bhuj, Keshod, etc.
We have been providing various types of assistance and support with the sole objective of improving the quality of life of these families.
With the help of social welfare volunteers in Gujarat, we have identified families whose children are in desperate need of education and direction, which in the long run, will alleviate not only poverty but illiteracy as well.
To date, we have been involved with over 125 families and about 100 young children are enrolled in good hostels and most of them in English medium schools.
Our work has been made possible by very many generous donors both from within and outside the community.
We have incorporated checks and balances in our system both in Canada and in Gujarat which enables our work to be accountable and transparent.
We invite all and any enquiries regarding our work and will be more than happy to sit down with you to share our humble successes and of course our many challenges.