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…
Nothing succeeds better than success at home. Girls of Mijwan Welfare Society were felicitated on 26th January 2014, by Nava Yuvak Kranti Dal (Young Men’s Revolutionary Group) at Phoolpur, amid cheers of thousands present, after their continuous success at various places in India.
Thousands gathered to cheer the girls who became epitome of success and have become local celebrity on the Republic Day of India this year. Crowd present there waited eagerly to see the girls on the stage amid tumultuous applaud and became witness to an event that Founder of MWS Late Kaifi Azmi could not see in his life time. The girls were showered with blessings and gifts.
On the occasion of International Day of the Girlchild a Leadership workshop was organized at the Kaifi Azmi Inter College for Girls Mijwan by Heena Desai to provide the girls, the opportunity to participate and build their capacity for leadership and to understand gender, the discrimination and its impact on their over whole wellbeing.
Mijwan Welfare Society in collaboration with Sri Ramanand Saraswati Pustakalaya organized the workshop at Kaifi Azmi Girls Inter College in Mijwan on 10TH and 11TH October, 2013.
The two day workshop witnessed the capabilities of the girls who were venturing into unexplored territories for probably the first time. Group discussions, games, role plays, songs and public appearance have enthused the girls and overwhelmed them with the self-realization and awareness of their own identity.
It was a fun filled exercise which enabled them to identify and understand gender and its impact. Heena Desai emphasised the value of education as a way of freeing the mind and making the girls self-reliant.
Home of Hope, a charitable organisation started by Indian Expatriates in USA, has always been a source of great strength and support to Mijwan Welfare Society since decades.
Recently, their member Ms. Neeti Sandhu who is also the Team Leader for their latest and unique project EEP - English Empowerment Program visited Mijwan, accompanied by Ms. Anjali Bajaj in July this year to introduce EEP at MWS. It is a step forward in training girls of Mijwan to learn to speak & understand English in an easier way.
MWS is grateful for such innovative idea to empower people of Mijwan. MWS share the dream of HOH to make Mijwan a 100% English speaking Indian village in near future.
A new page was added in the annals of Mijwan Welfare Society. MWS registered its first foot print in Denmark with creation of Denmark Mijwan Friendship Association under the able guidance of Ms. Bente Haulund Madsen.
Bente visited Mijwan in January 2013 and stayed there for seven weeks. She became part of every event and activity while she was in Mijwan. She went back with a resolution to carry the legacy of Late Kaifi Azmi and Ms. Shabana Azmi to Denmark.
Denmark Mijwan Friendship Association was formally and legally formed on June 2nd, 2013 with Ms.Bente Haulund Madsen as Chairpeson of the Board of Directors with Ms. Sonja Salminen as Secretary and Mr. Ripudaman Singh along with 15 more members, to support Mijwan with friendship, cooperation, funding and dissemination of knowledge about Mijwan and Mijwan Welfare Society in Denmark and establish strong bonds between MWS, Mijwan and Denmark. Ms. Shabana Azmi is the Patron of DMFA.