Kamran Educational Foundation to Offer More than 100 Scholarships to Students in Pakistan
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

The Kamran Educational Foundation (KEF) held its 3 rd Annual Fundraising Dinner on May 25 th at the Chandni Restaurant, Fremont/Newark, CA.

Nafees Subedar was the emcee of the event. Among those who addressed the select audience were prominent Bay Area personalities - Dr Abdul Jabbar, Dr Mohammad Nadeem, and Attorney Javed Ellahie. The speakers hailed the noble cause of the KEF in promoting education in Pakistan.

Ibrar Chaudhry, Vice President and Treasurer of KEF, briefed the audience about the activities of the Foundation.

The KEF was registered as a tax-exempt charity organization in 2009. Thirty scholarships were given between 2002 to 2010 for which funds were raised by the Kamran family. After registration as a tax-exempt organization it awarded 96 scholarship in 2011. In 2012 the KEF awarded 102 scholarships worth $ 30,000.00. The Foundation plans to give more than 100 scholarships to the needy students in Pakistan in 2013.

The KEF is perhaps the only non-profit organization of the SF Bay Area which spends 100% donations on giving educational scholarships. There are zero administration expenses since the Kamran family bears these expenses.

Sheikh Aladdin El-Bakri, a prominent Islamic scholar, was the keynote speaker at the event. He stressed the importance of education and urged the audience to donate generously to support KEF’s efforts in promoting education in Pakistan.

At the end Mohammad Nazir Khan, President of the Fund, introduced the board and thanked the guests for their support. He particularly thanked Syed Sarwat, owner of Chandni Restaurant, for his support.

After the speeches and fundraising a colorful musical program was presented. Almas Shabwani, Sudhir Aravindon and Riya entertained the audience with their thrilling melodious performances.

The Kamran Educational Foundation was established by the Kamran family in the loving memory their young boy Kamran Nazir Khan whose life was tragically cut short. Kamran's family has been helping the needy and poor students in Pakistan with scholarships since 2002.

The KMF has an ambitious plan to build a Foundation Center for cultural and artistic activities, as well as religious and social functions.

 

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