Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM)
PO Box-10654, Silver Spring, MD 20914
PROGRAM TO BUILD SCHOOLS FOR MUSLIMS IN INDIA
In 2005 the Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) initiated a program to build vocational training centers, high schools and junior high schools for deprived Muslim youth in India in cooperation with Indian Muslim educational organizations. The program goal is to build a new school or upgrade a very run-down school in a district where Muslim population is high, every two or three years. AIM has built 3 new schools and has started the construction of a 4th school. The following is a very brief description of these schools.
1. 2005-2007: AIM-FD Technical Training Center, Ahmadabad:
AIM, with a donation of $60,000,has built a technical training center in Jamalpur, Ahmadabad, in cooperation with Fa|ah Darain Education Society of Ahmadabad This is a vocational training center that provides certificate level training programs to train Muslim youth in trades like electrician, air conditioner repair, refrigerator repair, television repair, auto repair, welding etc. Number of students is about 100.
2. 2007 - 2009: Saima Mansoor Higher Secondary School, Parsara, district Hathras, UP.
This is a higher secondary school (up to Class 12) built in cooperation with Noorul Uloom Education Society, Aligarh, who are operating the school. (The family of Dr Syed Naseem/ Mr Syed Ameen have provided most of the funding for this school.)
3. 2010 -2011: AIM Junior High School, Kopepur, distrid Faizabad, UP.
AIM has built this Government (CBSI) curriculum Junior High School (up to Class 8) with a donation of $40,000, in cooperation with Faiz-e-Aam Muslim Educational Society, Faizabad, who are operating the school. Number of students is about 150 and number of teachers is 6.
4. 2012-2013: AIM Junior High School, Tewra, district Muzaffarnagar, UP.
AIM begun in May 2012 the construction of this English medium Junior High School (upto Class 8) with a donation of $50,000, in cooperation with MESCO, Hyderabad (Muslim Educational, Social, Cultural Organization) and Madrasa Qasimul Uloom, Tewra; these two organizations will operate the school. Number of students is projected to be about 150 and number of teachers about 8. School is expected to start functioning in July 2013.
5. Ideal School, Kumta, Karnatak
In 2013-15 with an investment of $50,000 AIM built two small buildings housing 6 classrooms and a computer lab on the ground adjacent to the existing two story building of the Ideal Junior High School in Kumta, Karnatak. Kumta is a small town in coastal Karnatak about 90 miles south of Panjim, Goa. The school has a student population of 700 and 10 teachers.
6. Brighton Junior High School, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
In 2015 with an investment of $15,000 AIM built a library and a computer lab in the existing Brighton Junior High School in a poor income locality in Ahmedabad, Gujrat. About 800 children are enrolled in this school which has 12 teachers. The school is housed in a 3 story building and was built in 2010 by a local philanthropist. AIM also purchased a large number of childrens' books for the newly built library.