Profiles of Indian NGOs & National – Ineternational Funding Agencies – Government Grants

Markazul Maarif Education & Research Centre, Mumbai

Add.: Patliputra Nagar, Masjid Complex, Oshiwara New Link Road, Jogeshwari (W)
Mumbai
Pin: 400102
Maharashtra
Phone: 91-22-26798538
Mobile: 91-98695 13815
Email: rizwaanqasmi@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.markazulmaarif.org
Contact Person: Rizwan Ahmad Qasmi
Purpose : To make net work among the NGOs to make more benificial for the society.
Aims/Objectives/Mission : Art & culture, children, civic issues, disaster management, education & literacy, environment & forests, health & family welfare, human rights, information & communication technology, legal awareness & aid, minority issues, right to information & advocacy, rural development & poverty alleviation, scientific & industrial research, science & technology, urban development & poverty alleviation, vocational training, women’s development & empowerment, youth affairs, any other Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, West Bengal Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Kamrup, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Marigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Araria, Madhepura, Madhubani, Saharsa, Sheohar, Supaul, Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, Nasik, Thane, Cooch Behar, Murshidabad. The organization is among top ranking NGOs in the country which is unique in running a two year diploma course for madrasa graduates since 1994. It has practically shown the way to meaningful madrasa modernization. The course consists of English language and literature, information technology and comparative study of major religion and cultures with other modern subjects. MMERC conducts researches done by the madrasa graduates in English on modern topics with an Indian Muslims perspective. 20 research theses on various topics like Human Rights, Modern Economy and Women Rights etc. have so far been completed and two of them are published by a Delhi based reputed publisher. The organization has remarkably worked for rescue and relief during Mumbai flood in 2005, Bihar and Assam flood in 2007 and 2008. It has also rehabilitated around 200 families who were either victims of flood in Bihar and Assam or victims of Padma river erosion in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. As per the requirement occasional free medical camps are established at various places at different time. Very recently in the first week of July 2009 the organization has established a free medical camp for the victims of Behrampara fire in BAndhra district of Mumbai. The Organization runs part time schools for rural and slum dweller children for free. It also organizes moral inculcating summer and winter camps for children who are from well to do families and go to English medium schools. Published and distributed free booklet on various issues especially on education, literacy and social upliftment. MMERC conducts seminars, symposium, workshop and conferences on education, literacy, social and civic issues. It has given away awards and felicitated Maharashtra HSC toppers, UPSC winners from Maharashtra and Assam.

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