Before we introduce Umeed to you we would like to introduce the person who’s brainchild is Umeed. Wali Rahmani is the founder of Umeed. He has studied from the best of schools in the country. He has done his schooling from St.James’, Kolkata, and his higher secondary from Genesis Global School, Noida. He has visited the best of schools across the country, he visited the likes of Kasiga International, Dehradun, Welham Boy’s School, Dehradun, Welh Girls’ School Dehradun, Mayo College, Ajmer and La Martinere Boy’s School Lucknow for interschool debates and public speaking. He is presently studying law at Jamia Hamdard, Delhi.
Wali Rahmani is also a noted public speaker and
social activist. He is also the youngest Indian TV debate pannelist and has appeared in various national television debates. He is a social media influencer and has more than a million followers across all social media platforms.
At the age of 18 he 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.
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 fulfill his dream of creating great leaders. This was a very stressful phase for Mr. Rahmani.
Anyhow he kept working on his mission and pledged to become the father of at least 10 kids before the age of 20. He worked on it for a week before he came across this beautiful Hadith which gave his mission a new direction:
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 destitue 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.