How & Why Umeed Academy?
At the age of 18 Wali Rahmani realized that there was a lack
of leadership in the society. There were no great leaders. The
ones that already held the posts were either corrupt or
spread hatred amongst people. There is immense poverty
and disparity between the rich and poor.
Wali Rahmani himself has always aspired to be a leader to
bring about change in the society. His definition of leadership
is that a leader is one who not only leads people to success
but also creates at least one leader like him before he dies.
Hence he decided that before he dies he will help at least 10
children to become leaders that work for humanitarian
purposes when they grow up, bringing a change to the society
and eradicate poverty.
He wanted to adopt 10 children and train them to become future leaders. But when he started searching for such children he realized that no mother was ready to give an 18 year old boy her child to fulfil his dream of creating great leaders. This was a very stressful phase for Mr. Rahmani. He worked on it for a week before he came across this beautiful Hadith which gave his mission a new direction:
After reading this hadith, he pledged to become the father of
at least 10 kids before the age of 20 For six months he kept
searching for orphans and after all the hard work Mr.
Rahmani and his team finally opened up an orphanage by the
name of 'Umeed' on 1st of April 2018 with 3 orphan boys.
Umeed now has more than 60 orphans and destitute children altogether, out of which there are more than 22 boys and more than 38 girls. The children come from extremely impoverished and volatile backgrounds, where they are deprived of basic amenities and are thrown into the viscous clutches of the society. This is how & this is why Umeed Academy came into existence.