In our effort to foster the personal development and success of socially-minded community leaders in the border areas, Aseem seeks to continue and expand the "Home for Kashmiri Friends" program. Aseem recognizes that the ongoing volatility in the Jammu and Kashmir region and the apathy and antagonism from much of the rest of India both stem from a lack of meaningful communication and mutual understanding. Especially in a context where socially-minded community leaders are in short supply, Aseem has initiated the "Home for Kashmiri Friends" program which invites students from the border areas to live, learn and grow in a supportive community in Pune, where Aseem is based.

Home for Kashmiri Friends Program:
In 2010, members of Aseem became inspired by two boys from a small village in southern Kashmir who sought out new opportunities for education and the betterment of their communities. These motivated boys sought friendship - and in return members of Aseem provided their support to encourage higher studies in Pune. To provide a home - accommodations, but also additional tutoring, personal care, and friendship - Aseem began the “Home for Kashmiri Friends” program. Both boys lived and studied with the continuous support of the organization until 2013 - and upon graduation, both have secured jobs in India and abroad, serving as role models of conscientious work for their communities. In 2014, following an exchange visit of Ladakhi students to Pune, three girls entering class 11 similarly sought a new set of opportunities and friendships in Pune and were joined by another 2 in year 2015. They are recently graduated from junior college with Higher Secondary Certificate and are looking forward to the securing admissions to higher studies. Through the long-term support of these students, Aseem seeks to develop deep connections between these students and the communities they live with in Pune. By encouraging these students with educational guidance and support, as well as career guidance, Aseem aims to empower these students to use their skills and experiences towards the betterment of their societies, across India.

Objectives:
To encourage students to set goals and dreams - and to formulate plans for their attainment
To promote communication and mutual understanding between individuals - and communities - of border areas and of other parts of India
To foster socially-minded leadership among the next generation


Current Students

2017 --

Afreen Mir

  • 5th std, City Pride School, Pune
    From Kulgam, Kashmir

Saliq Mir

  • 5th std, City Pride School, Pune
    From Kulgam, Kashmir

Mukadar Gojar

  • 6th std, City Pride School, Pune
    From Bandipora, Kashmir

Adil Mir

  • 6th std, City Pride School, Pune
    From Bandipora, Kashmir

Suhail Dar

  • 7th std, Dr. Kalmadi Shamrao High School, Pune
    From Badgam, Kashmir

Willayat Rather

  • 7th std, Dr. Kalmadi Shamrao High School, Pune
    From Badgam, Kashmir

Mohammad Ali

  • 6th std, Indira National School, Wakad
    From Badgam, Kashmir

Owais Malik

  • 6th std, Indira National School, Wakad
    From Kulgam, Kashmir

Numan Bhat

  • 7th std, Sinhagad Spring Dale School
    From Bandipora, Kashmir

Azhar Sheikh

  • 5th std, Sinhagad Spring Dale School
    From Badgam, Kashmir

Faizan Mir

  • 11th std, Dr. Kalmadi Shamrao Junior College,Pune
    From Baramulla, Kashmir


2016 --

Saqib Mir

  • Sopore, Kashmir

Sheikh Saqlain

  • Sopore, Kashmir

Sonam Angchuk

  • Garkon, Ladakh

Diskit Dolkar

  • Zanskar, Ladakh

Tsering Tsomo

  • Skidmang, Ladakh


Previous Students

2015 -- 2017

Tsering Dolma

  • Gya, Ladakh

Nilza Angmo

  • Thiksey, Ladakh


2014 -- 2016

Sherap Chorol

  • Thiksey, Ladakh

Yangzin Chuskit

  • Shey, Ladakh

Chhosmith Dolkar

  • Nimu, Ladakh


2010 -- 2013

Kawsar

  • Panchgam, Kashmir



Noor Basu

  • Bijbehara, Kashmir


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