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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

KOI TO SOOD CHUKAYE KOI TO ZIMMA LEY
US INQUILAB KA JO AAJ TAK UDHAAR SA HAI
- Kaifi Azmi

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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Mijwan, The Embroider of Dreams

Mijwan, The Embroider of Dreams

“God crumbles up the old moon into stars,” they said in his village. Ask the girls of a village in India called Mijwan where Kaifi Azmi grew up and they will tell you it is true.

The old moon had dreamed for them. He had dreamed they would be independent little women when they married not pubescent girls. He had dreamed they would be informed mothers and not child-mother leading the child. The old moon had spawned a number of stars. Stars that glitter in the dreams the girls embroider into the muslin cloth on their laps. Glit-glit-glittery wrists and toes slip into their woven blossoms and sashay down runways in tinsel city Mumbai.

Mijwan Marches Ahead

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Mijwan Welfare Society got an all-around boost towards faster mobility during a five day visit of Ms. Shabana Azmi to her ancestral village and epicentre of all activities, from 20th to 25th February 2016. She was accompanied by her brother & sister-in-law, Mr. Baba & Ms. Tanvi Azmi, both equally famous and familiar names in Hindi Film Industry, Mr. Manish Malhotra- a famous fashion designer and Ms. Namrata Goyal.

 

मिजवां के विकास में टोकियो का भी होगा योगदान

कैफी आजमी के गांव मेंजवा के विकास में टोकियो का भी योगदान होगा

आजमगढ़। कैफी आजमी के गांव मेंजवा के विकास में टोकियो का भी योगदान होगा। जापान की छात्रा आसुका टोकियो विश्वविद्यालय में अध्यनरत छात्रों द्वारा इकठ्ठा की गई सहायता धनराशि मेजवा सोसाइटी को सौंपेगी। इसकी घोषणा उन्होंने रविवार को मेजवां गांव पहुंचने पर की। वहीं देर शाम तक सिने तारिका तनवी आजमी और बाबा आजमी में कैफी के गांव पहुंच गये। ग्रामीणों ने उनका जोरदार स्वाग किया।

 

Scouts & Guides Camp in Mijwan

Scouts & Guides Camp in Mijwan

In the recent activities at Mijwan village, Scouts & Guides Camp was held by the girls of Junior High School on 11th January 2016. There were total of 10 girls team and for the enthusiasm of the girls for this camp Mr. Shahalam Khan from Buxar and Mr. Sabir from Mijwan gave Rs.1000 and Rs.500 respectively to the girls.