TEAM


Parvez Farid (President) – Established UMMEED FOUNDATION the hope of despaired heart in 2011 dedicated to upliftment of weaker sections of society including disabled providing assistance to widows, patients, poor and needy & neglected people with empowerment through education & health-care.
Currently Secretary, Bombay Welfare Co-Op. Credit Society Ltd; President, All India Muslim OBC Organization (Thane District); Secretary, Rafiqua High School & Junior College, Mohd. Ali Farid Educational & Welfare Societies & Indira Gandhi National Open University, (IGNOU) an authorized study centre Mumbra and Member All India Milli Council Maharashtra.
A graduate from Mumbai university who has worked in development sector across the country for more than two decades strongly believes grass root level socialism is key to welfare of society.

Samina Farid (Secretary) – Co-founded Ummeed Foundation with her husband and has been back bone from the inception. A post graduate from Mumbai University she leads administrative, operative, structural and academic processes with a quiet secure presence. Prior to starting Ummeed Foundation she was successfully leading a computer hardware concern. She balances her work and family including two active children ably and poise.

Farzana Shaikh (Treasurer) – Ummeed Foundation is home-maker based in Mumbra Thane.

Mrs. Rehana Salamat (Academic Administrator) – Ummeed School Administer and Academic In-charge has been in the teaching profession from the age of 20. She started off as a primary teacher in Diamond Jubilee High School. A few years in Habib High School as a Craft Teacher. Then in the year 1991 she joined Anjuman – I-Islam’s Allana English High School as English Teacher and went on to become the Principal of the Institution in the year 1996. The School upgraded to Junior college in the year 2000 under her leadership.Mrs. Salamat has been a great motivator of sports and extra- curricular activities among the children. During her tenure as the Headmistress of the school & Junior college she started IQRA Learning Centre for the special children of the school. She was always drawn to children with special needs and wanted to work for the betterment of these neglected souls.

Ajaz Rashid (COO) – Conceptualizing education, healthcare, community development, social activism, films, television content & documentaries across the country for three decades – 150 hours’ videos, 300 audios & 1,50,000 images.
• 2019 – till date COO Ummeed Foundation
• 2018- Director Operations – i-Watch (A nonprofit Think Tank since 1992)
• 2014 to 2018 Team GOONJ– Head West India
• 2006 to 2014 Creative Head (Media)
• 1994 to 2006 RIVERBANK STUDIOS Creative Head & Executive Producer
• M.A. Mass Communication University of Kashmir (1993)
• Member: Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association Mumbai
• Member: The Film Writers Association Mumbai

Sabiya Rashid(Disabilty Expert) joined Ummeed Foundation since 2018 currently heading Special School Srinagar Kashmir teaching special children with different disabilities like Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, M.R, Cerebral Palasy, William Syndrome Etc.A life style counsellor and teacher with 15 years’ experience – Special Education Counsellor with Eicher School Faridabad 2016-2017; Special Educator D.P.S Srinagar Kashmir from 2012-2016; Life skills teacher with DPS Srinagar 2009-2012; Senior Dietitian Body Care New Delhi; Senior Life Style Indraprastha Apollo Hospital New Delhi.
Qualification: M.Sc. Foods & Nutrition from University of Kashmir in 2001; Research: Effects of Maternal Employment on nutritional Status of pre-School children. B. Ed (University of Kashmir) 2010; Technical Qualification: 3 Weeks training Life Style Management Apollo Hospital Hyderabad (2002); 1-month training in Weight-Loss Management VLCC DLF Gurgaon (2003).

Abha Koul (Punjab & Northern States Incharge)
• M.Sc. Biophysics Gold Medalist Punjab University 1990
• B. Ed from PU Chandigarh 2008
• One-year PG diploma in Information Technology from NIIT, Chandigarh 1990
• Teaching IX, X science in Coaching Centre since 2015.
• Teaching in Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh since 2008.
• System Analyst with Punjab state co-operative Bank from 1998 to 2001
• Centre Head with TATA Unisys LTD. Centre Chandigarh 1996 to 1998.
• Customer Service Executive with Sigma Aldrich Corp. USA in the India office at Delhi from 1995 to 96.
• Worked as Faculty with NIIT centre 1993 to 1995

Nasir Nazir Lone (Program Director)
• 2018- till date – Project Director Ummeed Foundation
• 2017-2018 Analyzing Demographics & Electoral data at all levels (Constituency) to generate meaningful insights & predictive models around them identify community issues
• Team Member Goonj 2014-2017
• Copy Editor Today’s zaman Istanbul, Turkey 2013-2014
• Internship Cihan News Agency, Istanbul 2012-2013
• Public Relations team for 12th Ocian’sCinefan Film Festival, New Delhi
• 2010-2012 – M.A Convergent Journalism – AJKMCRC Jamia Millia Islamia
• 2007-2010 – B. Com Zakir Hussian College – University of Delhi

Sohail Abdul Kader Farid (IT Head) – B.E Electronics and Telecommunication Mumbai University 2015 & Syspro ERP from Ezeesoft Pvt. Ltd started the IT Department & Social Media Cell at Ummeed Foundation. He currently heading IT wing of organisation guiding staff, faculty, students including managing team of professionals, volunteers and interns from last 4 years.

Zubair H.Sheikh (Associates)
Founder Director eZeesoft (P) Ltd.
Director – Nexxoft Infotel Ltd.
VP IG – IQRA GYAN Educational & Welfare Foundation
Hon. visiting lecturer on ERP
Author of the book ‘ERP – the future of business automation’ (publisher – Atlantic Publisher and Distributor, Delhi India).More than 30 years of rich experience in different business disciplines, in different managerial positions with Arabs, Indians, Germans, Americans and British Managements and worked for renowned brands such as IBM, SYSPRO, Caterpillar, Pirelli, FG Wilson, Mustang, DSSR Shipping East Germany and NCHP France Shipping companies.
For past >20 years associated with a world-class ERP solution called Syspro™. Led more than 15 successful ERP software implementation projects and in 2003-06 one of the largest Syspro™ ERP implementation project in India for SABMiller – Shaw Wallace India Ltd.
Specialties: ERP, Business, Management & Administration Consultation
Lectures, Seminars and Executive Training on ERP.
Writing books on subjects such as ERP and PM.

Rohit Dhar (Associates)- Is a book lover with more than three decades’ leadership in education sector is Pan India Consultant for education with Ummeed Foundation.
Dhar has set-up editorial departments and publish in K-12 segment, plan and prepare a strong publishing list along with digital assets, research and provide with plans for newer avenues of expanding and supporting the business with world leaders in school text book education including Eupheus Learning, Encyclopedia Britannica, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, Vikas Publishing House, Goyal Brothers Prakashan and Frank Brothers. A Post-Graduation (ELT) he is based out of Delhi-NCR.

Dr. Asif Rashid (Consultant Health Care) – M.B.B.S (SKIMS University 2001); Post Graduate Diploma Diagnostic Sonography (IIS New Delhi and Fellowship Family Medicine Royal College of Physicians London 2013. He started his medical profession as Cardiology Resident (The Heart Centre New Delhi) 2003, worked as medical officerat Apollo Hospital 2004-2007, Emergency medical officer at Mool chand Med city New Delhi, 2007-2008, Chairman screening committee & Head Medical Affairs at Central Security Hospital Ministry of Interior Al Qassim Province Saudi Arabia. He is Pan India Consultant for screening & health-care with Ummeed Foundation.

Dr. Ruvaida Reyaz (Associates) – MBBS from Khaja Bandanawaz Medical College with advanced Cardiac Life Support training under American Heart Association with Residency in Non Invasive Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute New Delhi and Nephrology at Fortis Escorts Kidney and Urology Institute.