Core Team

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.



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.




Gazala Imam is the honourable principal at Umeed and teaches classes KG and 1. 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 taught and moulded Wali in his initial years.