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    Mijwan - The Village

    Every sixth person in the world lives in India;
    Every sixth Indian lives in the State of Uttar Pradesh;
    Every sixth person in Uttar Pradesh lives in Eastern U.P;
    And Mijwan is in Eastern Uttar Pradesh ;

    And Mijwan needs you…

  • Empowerment And Education of The Girl Child

    Empowerment And Education of The Girl Child

    Our focus has been gender empowerment though overall personality development with focus on extra curricular activities theatre, dance and craft and computer literacy.

    Several initiatives to encourage students to value the importance of education have been taken.

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    Kaifi Azmi and Mijwan

    Kaifi Azmi was born to a zamindar family in Mijwan, a tiny village in Azamgarh Eastern U.P. He believed that in a country like India where 80% of the population lives in the villages, we will need to empower rural India if real progress is to be made. Towards this objective, he formed an NGO called MIJWAN WELFARE SOCIETY(MWS) in 1993.
    Today, his daughter, renowned actress/activist Shabana Azmi, carries forward the work started by her father along with her goddaughter Namrata Goyal.

  • Mijwan Welfare Society

    Mijwan Welfare Society

    Kaifi Azmi founded MIJWAN WELFARE SOCIETY (MWS), Kaifi Azmi girls inter-college, Kaifi Azmi computer centre , the Sewing and embroidery centre where students are taught stitching and embroidery.

    The objectives of the Society are Employment, Self Reliance, Sustainable Development.

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Mijwan Welfare Society - Shabana Azmi

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Shabana Azmi

Lines from a poem written by my father, the noted Urdu poet, late Kaifi Azmi continue to strike an emotional chord in my heart and inspire me to work with renewed strength for the marginalised sections of our society. Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS) is an NGO founded by my father in 1993 that works for the empowerment of villagers in a small village, Mijwan in Azamgarh UP where he was born. My father believed that India's remarkable economic progress can only be meaningful if it reaches out to rural India, where 80 percent of the population lives but is denied access to opportunity.

After he passed away on 10th May 2002, I have, along with my godchild Namrata Goyal, taken on the task of carrying my father's dream forward by steering MWS which runs:

  1. Kaifi Azmi High School for girls
  2. Kaifi Azmi Inter College for girls
  3. Kaifi Azmi Computer Training Center
  4. Kaifi Azmi Sewing and Tailoring Center

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Namrata Goyal

namrata-goyal-mijwanIt’s time we stop watching this injustice silently and move towards action. It’s time that we stand up against the disparity between the rich and the poor and realize that they have an equal right to life. My heartfelt plea is for all of you to join our movement.

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Manish Malhotra

manish-malhotraI am happy to adopt the Kaifi Azmi Chikankari Centres in Mijwan. I see this not as an act of charity, but a win-win situation for both. The girls get a means of livelihood by which they can negotiate a better position for themselves in a patriarchal society.

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School of Fashion Technology, Pune visited Mijwan

School of Fashion Technology - Pune - Visited Mijwan

Six fashion designing student (Shreshthi Jain, Shubhangi Gangil, Mayuri Gawade, Pallavi Mate, Kriti Singh & Bharti Kaushik) from the School of Fashion Technology, Pune visited to Mijwan from 15th September 2015 to 17th September 2015 for their college project A Documentary on Chinkenkari. They were thrilled to see the quality of work here and tiny village Mijwan's association with some World Class Fashion Designers like Manish Malhotra, Anita Dongre & Jayanti Reddy.

Mijwan Takes A Giant Leap Towards Equal Opportunity

Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS) proudly announces its strategic partnership with Sitapur, UP based renowned Social Action For Welfare And Cultural Advancement- an NGO successfully involved in skill development among rural youth with a special focus on Minority group of society.


It is with great pride that we announce another milestone in Mijwan Welfare Society's work.

Between Delhi and Mijwan, a small village of Azamgarh in U.P, -- we create an installation that involves nearly one and a half years, over 43 women embroiderers, 2 calligraphers, one visual artist, a poem of a celebrated poet and many conversations with Mijwan Welfare Society women. The installation is now slated for a spot designated at the busy baggage claim of the new T2 terminal of Mumbai International Airport .... 

Stars Appeal for Mijwan

Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor

India is an idea whose Time has come! 50 percent of India is under the age of 25 years. This our greatest resource base. All over the world Change has been spearheaded by th [ ... ]

Imran Khan
Imran Khan

"I've been brought up in a family surrounded by strong women and feel priveleged because of it. I believe the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world! As artists I feel it  [ ... ]

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

"My parents raised me and my brother as equals. I am who I am because of that. Unfortunately in our country this seems to be the exception rather than the norm. This must cha [ ... ]

Prateek Babbar
Prateek Babbar

Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil may have been arch-rivals, who were pitted against each other in Arth and who vied for the same arty roles in the ‘80s but the late Smita Pati [ ... ]

Chitrangada Singh
Chitrangada Singh

"I have been lucky enough to have made my choices and led the life I have wanted to without any discrimination because of my gender. 60 odd years after Independence, we must [ ... ]

Perizad Zorabian
Perizad Zorabian

"Having children changes your perception of life in profound ways. There is nothing I would not do for them. Every parent would like to do the best for their children but sa [ ... ]