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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

- 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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Where Legacy is all about empowerment

Where Legacy is all about empowerment

Indian Film Industry and Fashion World was jubilant to watch a picture perfect show when Mega Stars of yesteryear catwalk on the ramp with their megastar children to express their solidarity to cause highlighted by Kaifi AzmI in 1993 and being spearheaded by Shabana Azmi on 4th April 2015 at Hotel Grand Hyatt.

Bollywood Stars Rally for the Mijwan Fashion Show

Mijwan 2015

Mijwan Welfare Society is on the verge of creating a history when The Family Numero Uno walks the ramp in support of the movement started by Late Kaifi Azmi in 1993.

Iconic Mr. Amitabh Bachchan will be leading 'LEGACY- Mijwan 2015' the Fashion Show organised to spread awareness and garner support for empowerment of Rural Women and their education along with his daughter Ms. Shweta Nanda while legendary actor Ms. Jaya Bachchan shall walk the ramp with her famous actor son Abhishek Bachchan. 

Nilima of HOH's Travel Journal

Subject: YR 2015 , TRAVEL JOURNAL#5

Nilima of HOH's Travel Journal

MIJWAN VILLAGE , UP( Uttar Pradesh)

This seems to have become the the theme of my HOH YATRA.
Every Project is reaching new heights from where we started from ground ZERO.
One such example is MIJWAN .

It was year 2005

I remember taking a taxi from Allahabad and getting lost .There were no cell phones at that time and no navigation help. It was a bumpy ride , navigating through pot holes on muddy roads ..till I found the Kaifi Azmi road that was a "normal " road .This road stood long and proud amongst the other muddy roads . At that time I had a sixth sense that we had hit the JACK POT !!

How else can you describe the success of Mijwan ?

Mijwan Girls Ready To Cross Another Hurdle

Mijwan Girls Ready To Cross Another Hurdle.

MWS, after ensuring, much awaited, dignified life and a promising career for girls, treads a new path of sports for girls. Recently, MWS invited UP Statel Level Girl's Kho Kho Team and Coaches to introduce the sport & search talents in Mijwan Girls. The day long training and talent hunt bore fruitful result as the State Level Coach and team expressed their satisfaction over the performance of Mijwan Girls. They promised their full support and cooperation to bring the raw talent of Mijwan to State Level after spending the day playing and coaching them.