On the 26th of November 2008, Peer Pasha Mehboob Ali Shaikh, went to work as usual at the Leopold Café in Mumbai. However, he never made it home again. He sustained a bullet injury to the head during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack on the Leopold café and collapsed instantly. He was declared dead at St. George’s hospital. He left behind a wife and 5 school going children. The family received INR 5 Lakhs from the Maharashtra government and INR 10000/- each from the MESCO Trust and The Anjuman Islam Trust. But with having to manage a family & sending the children to school, Hussainbi, his 37-year-old widow found it hard to cope & sustain the family.
This is where the Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust stepped in, to help with the children’s education. Today, Munnera the eldest daughter, is a fashion design graduate and married. Karim is in his final year of B.Com. Shammera has completed her 12th grade & is looking to pursue higher studies. Shakira & Abdul, the two youngest are currently in junior college.
We at Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust support many families like this one and need your help to continue our work with these children.
PIC: Children supported and encouraged by Ratna Nidhi
We have already helped 300 such children & now are raising funds for 5 children as part of phase 2 of our initiative. We essentially focus on providing Educational Sponsorship.
THIS CAMPAIGN AIMS TO RAISE 1LAKH INR FOR THE EDUCATION OF 5 CHILDREN. IF WE RAISE MORE, WE CAN USE IT TO IMPACT MORE SUCH CHILDREN.
"If today I have to raise a toast to my success, it would be to the Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust, an organisation that grants you a new life" - Floyd Martis
Floyd lost his brave father in the 26/11 attacks. He was in his 10th grade. His dad worked at the Taj hotel and lost his life in the process of trying to save the guests at the hotel. Floyd was devastated but managed to regain his bearings in life, thanks to the efforts of our trust. He studied hard with the scholarship, did his engineering & now works for one of India's best companies in Mysore - INFOSYS!
PIC: Floyd Martis
Its funders like you who have supported our trust and have made a difference to Floyd Martis & hundreds of other such children.
This campaign is to help us raise1L INR which will support the education requirements of 5 children.
Each child will get 20,000 INR as an education scholarship.
Below are the details of the 5 children who will benefit from your contributions:
- SHAKIRA BEGUM SHAIKH - Age 18, pursuing B.Com.
- ABDUL AZIZ SHAIKH - Age 18, pursuing B.Com.
- ANJALI BHARAT NAVADIA - Age 10, IV standard.
- ANJALI VINOD GUPTA - Age 15, X standard.
- ABDUL KARIM SHAIKH - Age 20, final year B.Com.
If we are able to achieve more than our goal, we would be in a position to help more children fulfil their dreams.
Mumbai has seen some gruesome terrorist attacks in the past few years. Many families lost their loved ones to these inhuman activities. Children of these families were left with no way to support themselves and faced an uncertain and debilitating future. In such a situation the first thing to take a backseat is always the children’s education. Understanding this concern is the RNCT initiated “Education Scholarship Program”, which has supported 300 children from Mumbai till date. With proper guidance & support from RNCT these children are now young graduates supporting their families financially.
We are now into Phase II of the Education Scholarship Program (ESP) which aims to support 60 children who are at their crucial stage of schooling, & need further assistance. Help us further the work we have done so far.
With a vision to rekindle the lives of millions in despair and to eliminate the plight of poverty, bringing the shine of education, development and well-being in the dark and obscure world of the underprivileged echelon, The Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust (RNCT) is selflessly extending services towards the reinvigoration of mankind, leaving behind a smile on millions of faces across the globe.
For over 25 years the trust has been on an endeavour to bring about welfare and development of both the rural as well as urban destitute without distinction of caste, creed or colour. Its focus has been on the poorest of the poor slum and street children as well as the physically handicapped. It dreams of a future in which each and every child can look forward to a new day, a day free of hunger, suffering, abuse and poverty.