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Munaf Wadkar

Head - National Institute of Landscape Engineering
Dapoli, Ratnagiri

Imagine a village in kokan with muslim population of aprox.3000,....
60-70 % illiteracy in general
50% of the woman cannot read and write
90% of the woman never entered 8th standard
80% of the families are fishermen
No permanant source of drinking water.
No road connectivity (the road is connected aprox. 500 ft. above the village mountain)
You need to climb on aprox. 300 steps to reach the road
95% of population is Muslim
Those who got education have left the village
A primary school has aprox. 600 students every year and..............
There was no secondary Urdu School......
The closest High school is after 40KM from the village
Surrounded by another 6 small and big villages with overall another 4000 muslims
Thats aprox. 7000 muslims without a single secondary school....


Before 77 years my grand parents and their friends had started a school.
I have started a secondary school with the name of my late mother as Maryambi Yousufmiya Wadkar - Padve Urdu High School, Padve.

I took advice from someof my friends in teaching fields and tried it ... 
I purchased the furnitures, desk and tables and hired teachers and a local house to start off the school last year for 8th standard.

We provided them dresses, free books, notebooks, even rubber, pencil, pend and sharpner etc. etc.
This was 100% required to motivate and win the confidence of that community we have motivated the parents and the local jamaats... and have successfully started and running the show.

Well this is where the difficult part comes, The Financial Assistance.
We request you all to help us in achiving our goal,
It will be a great work.... we shall promote the best and affordable education to the poorest kokanis we know.

I request again to all of you to contact us, visit us, enquire about us.. but please forward this information to everyone you know so that such a huge population can be saved from ignorance, superstition and iliteracy.

Mr. Munaf Wadkar is a Landscape Engineer running a Landscape Engineering Institute (NILE) in Dapoli. Mr. Wadkar worked in Gulf for more than a decade of which his last tenure with NAKHEEL as Landscape Engineer in UAE. He left Dubai and settled down in India. It was his dream to start up something with his own efforts, own expenses, with all odds, to educate people. Mr. Munaf needs your support to continue and grow his ancestral school so that it may bring the light of education in his remote village, Padve.

Mr. Munaf can be contacted on the following:

101, Mateen Plaza, Family Mall, Dapoli, Ratnagiri,Maharashtra, INDIA
Mob No. 0091-9423295408, 8149218669
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Head of the Institute,

(ESTB. MAY' 2009 - REGD. NO. MAH. / 3952 / RATNAGIRI)
A MINORITY STATUS SOCIETY, From Ministry of Minorty Affairs, Maharashtra, INDIA.

NILE: National Institute of Landscape Engineering, Dapoli, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, INDIA

Chariman: School Committee - MYW Padve Urdu High School. Padve, Guhagar. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, INDIA

Comments (1)
Its True
1Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:30
I attend the opening ceremony of above mentioned school.Its a great job done by MUNAF BHAI.He is a good motivator.Occasionally I calls him for my "CAREER GUIDANCE PROGRAMMES".I will support his apeal.

Akhlaque Naguthane
Mira Road,
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