Managing Comittee

As we know that no work is possible without a strong and supportive team, we are blessed to have mentors who form the core team at Umeed and have played a pivotal role in the establishment of the institute. They are :

Sister Asma Alam, is an educator working passionately for the past 20 years organizing quizzes and fests with the aim of inculcating true Islamic values and knowledge to children. Her work has reached multiple schools across Kolkata with students from Loreto, Apeejay, Don Bosco and many more participating in the annual quizzes. Being the founder of an Islamic weekend class, her distinctive way of interacting with students is well acclaimed. She has mentored Teacher's training program based on Multiple Intelligence and been part of framing curriculum that included activity based approach. Her aim in life is to nurture children with deeply ingrained ethics such that they serve as assets to society. Working forward towards her goal, she is now involved in parent coaching, which she believes is a pressing concern in the present changing world scenario. In every essence, she is a strong advocate of empowerment through education. Soft spoken and media shy, she however resolves to work tirelessly to incorporate a balanced and value oriented program that benefits the community.

Gazala Imam is an undeniable example of an empowered woman making complete use of her skills and investing her time to create an impact von the society. She is a graduate from Jadavpur University and is presently a teacher at Al-Falah Islamic school and a social activist associated with many NGO's. She has been a teacher at D.A.V. School Patna for more than half dacade. She has taught and molded many children including Wali during his young age into men and women with personalities capable of making a remarkable change. She uses her leadership skills to lead Team Umeed and is a backbone and a support system to Umeed.

Mr. Yusuf Haque, an epitome of resilience and strife, is a person whose life is imbued with adversities, but each time he's come out shining. A modest and comfortable individual whose presence and participation in Umeed is commendable. A person who's stood strong and survived last stage cancer, Yusuf sir, as he is popularly addressed, is the treasurer at Umeed. He's dedicated the rest of his life towards the welfare and prosperity of Umeed and will struggle and strive to maintain the hospitable ambiance for as long as he draws breath. He is a Graduated in Business Administration from University of Madras, Professionally Qualified and Diploma in Computer Application and Desk Top Publishing, An Artist in Pencil Sketch and also Served in Akhbar-E-Mashriq for more than decade as an Executive Editor. Been a Financial Consultant in Private and International Banks & Trading Institutions for a decade. Carrier Guide, Trainer & Mentor and life Coach for about a decade.

Ms Shabana Anwar (Academic Head) started her career with teaching preschool children in California and slowly grew as a professional to become a teacher educator. She has taught children in the pre-primary and primary levels in USA and India and is working towards bringing innovative pedagogies in the classroom for two decades. She was a faculty in Modern Academy of Continuing Education and Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy for over a decade. She has conducted various professional development workshops for Pre-service and In-Service teachers. She has an expertise in Early Childhood Education and has earned her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University in USA. She believes learning is for life and sees every challenge as an opportunity for learning.

Md Abhishek Mukherjee

Mufti Anwar Khan Sargiroh


(Academic Head)