Nargis Jamal, Dilshad Nanji: Women’s Empowerment International Foundation

WEIFWomen’s Empowerment International Foundation was incorporated and registered under Alberta’s Societies Act on November 22, 2002. WEIF received its registration and status as a charitable organization effective January 1, 2004 from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

In November 2006, WEIF registered as a National Charitable Organization with the intention of establishing local chapters in towns and cities across Canada, including Toronto and Vancouver.

Since 2004, WEIF has supported over 1,000 underprivileged and orphaned students from Northern Pakistan and Mumbai, India by defraying their tuition fees.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

3 thoughts

  1. Both WEIF’s and IREAD’s projects are implemented by local NGOs in Northern Pakistan and these local NGOs should be recognized in an appropriate manner. No international NGO can work in a developing country without active support from a local NGO.


  2. There are two other Canadian Ismaili women who have done equally important work in the northern Pakistan and Tajikistan. These dedicated women are Mrs Naseem Vellani of Toronto and Mrs Jenny Kara of Edmonton who have supported over 500 poor girls to get education, many poor patients to get treatment at quality hospitals, and they have established several girls hostels, libraries, and sewing centres in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral in Pakistan and Khorog Tajikistan. These two individuals have done far more than what some international NGOs have not been able to do. Heads off to you Naseem and Jenny.


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