Empowering the forgotten children through the gift of education

The Al Noor Story

Time:06:30 pm

When and Where

Date:Thursday 13 July 2017
Time:06:30 pm
Organizer: ICCR
Location: London

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The Schools: Bapu School, Chacha Nehru School, Qila School and Al Noor School. The Mission: Free Education for All - educating, empowering and enabling children in the slums of Delhi and Aligarh.

The Founder of Al Noor, Salma Ansari , wife of the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Hamid Ansari started the mission over 17 years ago. The defining moment was when she had seen a child drinking water from a most contaminated pond which contained dead rodents. From then on the mission started, the area was quite desperate, and she rode on horseback as it was impossible to reach the children and families using other transport. These children could not even think about what is education or even a chocolate as before Al Noor they struggled to find food and water.

Today Al Noor have over 2500 children 4 schools and an orphanage. Al Noor provides education, food, uniforms, books, health care and cultural and sport participation and recently established Al Noor UK Charity to support the Schools in India. 

Chairperson: Baroness Usha Prashar of Runnymede

Panellists: Ambassador Dinesh Patnaik, Deputy Indian High Commissioner; Mr Virendra Sharma MP, Member of Parliament Ealing Southall; Lord Sheikh of Cornhill; Dr Rami Ranger CBE, Patron & Trustee of Al Noor UK; Mr Nayaz Qazi, Trustee & Advisor to Smt Salma Ansari and Dr Ajay Gupta, Trustee Al Noor UK

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