Creation of Shahwilayat Educational Trust was part of a dream coming true. The dream dates back much farther in the past. Nearly six decades ago, the Anjuman Sadat-e- Amroha was founded by the immigrant Syed Community of Amroha, India. The Anjuman’s cultural and social impact on the life of our beloved city and even nationally is now well recognised. The highest and historically the most deep rooted motivation to contribute to social and cultural excellence on the part of Anjuman found very specific expression about three decades ago when the Shahwilayat Educational Trust was created with Anjuman Sadat-e-Amroha as the settler. The Trust was named after Shah Sharfuddin Shahwilayat, the great Sufi saint who settled in Amroha over eight hundred years ago and whose mystic and genetic legacy the Sadat-e-Amroha are proud to be.Â As he settled in his time within a process of cultural assimilation, the Shahwilayat Educational Trust is an attempt to repay our debt of gratitude to this beloved soil.
Conceived as an instrument of promoting excellence in education, the 26 members of the Anjuman who made initial contributions for acquiring the one acre land allotted by the Karachi Development Authority to the Anjuman for establishing a school were men and women of modest financial means but imbued with the importance of thirst for knowledge.Â
The Trust now has over three hundred life trustees on its roll (besides 53 who served the Trust and are no more with us). It enjoys the satisfaction of running the well reputed Shahwilayat Public School at Federal ‘B’ Area Karachi since August 01 1990.
The trustees fulfilled their first promise by raising a state of the art school building comprising 60 class-rooms, two well stocked libraries, 3 computer laboratories, a science room for middlers, separate biology, chemistry and physics laboratories for secondary and ‘O’ levels, an in house air-conditioned 200 seats auditorium, a gymnasium and other ancillary facilities under a covered area of 55,876 square feet to accommodate 1600 students between the ages of 3 years to 16 years. The building constructed with a meager sum of Rs: 19,898,395 is monument of the commitment of trustees to make the most efficient use of meager finances through exemplary zeal of the trustees by pooling the physical, mental and professional faculties of the sponsor community. The trustees are heavily indebted to all the selfless donors and supporters who made this fiat possible.
BEST AFFORDABLE EDUCATION
The most valuable resource of the Trust is a cohesive group of trustees, mostly of modest financial means, possessing invaluable wealth of mental and professional resource combined with a missionary zeal to open vistas of knowledge for the youth. With hardly any endowment at its disposal, it caters to the demands of affordable standard education for all deserving students partly through donations received from a few donors on monthly basis and largely through a fee policy of charging from the affluent parents enough to supplement the paying capacity of non affluent parents; still keeping the fee as low as possible without compromising on availing the best available the teaching-learning resources. The annual fee subsidy provided to the deserving students is in the range of PKR 4 million now.
MOTTO OF THE TRUST
The motto of the Trust is to achieve excellence in education through imbibing among the taught the zest to acquire knowledge by laying a sound foundation for self directed life-long learning. The cent per cent results in Secondary and ‘O’ Level examinations with over 90% high achievers are only an evaluation of our effort to educate, but our effort to train shall remain subjected to a continuous process of evaluation by the society which our young graduates are setting forth to interact with. The Trust is now passing through a period of cautious expectancy. It is a matter of great satisfaction that most of our graduates have already proved that the institution, that they are so proud of, has adequately prepared them to become responsible citizens of a democratic society.
With the launching of our second school project â€“ Shahwilayat Public School New Rizvia Society Chapter â€“ the Trust is setting forth to fulfill another promise to create state of art school to enable around hundred students to go forth into the best institutions of higher learning to prepare themselves to make commendable contributions to the development of human society. The target date to commence academic activity for beginners at the new campus is August 2010.
The Trust further while the requests of the Trust to the City District Government Karachi for allotment of a plot of land to establish another school in Federal ‘B’ Area and to the Sindh Board of Revenue for allotment of 50 acres of land in the Education City, Karachi to establish institutions of higher education are being processed, the Trust has acquired another plot of land at Abuzar Cooperative Housing Sector to establish an school.
Thus, besides the plans to set up at least two schools in Gulzar-e-Hijri Karachi (Scheme 33) in next five years, the Trust plans, in the short term, to set up another school in the vicinity of present school to meet the need of admission seekers. The long term plans of the Trust envisage a School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (SHASS) possibly on MIT model in the Education City. The vision is based on the assumption of dire need of serious studies in these fields and lack of response in the country to address it. We look forward to support from all quarters to fulfill our commitments.
The Trust with its excellent track record of most efficient utilization of available resources is looking forward for generous support of affluent individuals as well as corporate sector to come forward and enable us to achieve the targets.