Welcome to

Aaghaz Foundation

In existence since 2004, Aaghaz Foundation works to eradicate illiteracy among children of India by preventing students from dropping out of schools. Our mission is to ensure that no child is deprived of education due to financial constraints.

Our work

Give financial assistance, offer career counselling

Literacy is one of the most essential indicators of the quality of a country's human capital.  Aaghaz  identifies bright students from low-income families and funds their education, helping them transform not just their own lives but also of those around them....

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How we work

Pre-scholarship survey

As soon as someone recommends a student who needs financial support, Aaghaz asks its members to volunteer for a pre-scholarship survey.  A minimum of two volunteers are needed.The volunteers visit the student’s house  with a questionnaire to determine whether or not the student is eligible for scholarship....

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Why education

Education is the only road to emancipation

Education is a long-term investment which has remained criminally neglected for years. With 34% of the illiterate population in the world, India has the largest number of illiterates by far, with second-placed China at 11%. Education plays a significant role in raising incomes....

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Students have benefitted from Aaghaz so far


Years is the average number of years an Indian muslim girl spends in school


Beneficiaries are gainfully employed


Million children drop out of school in India by 10th standard according to UNESCO


Students have completed engineering with Aaghaz's help


Million children are out of school system

Why Join Us

According to a recent study by educationist Hanif Lakadwala, if Indian Muslims don't pay atttention to education for another five years, we might lose millions of children to illiteracy.