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‘Seeking knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim. Indeed how Allah loves those who strive in their quest for knowledge’
The Prophet (SAWA) [Al- Kafi]
The Hiridjee Family Loan 2018
The World Federation is eager to empower Khoja girls by offering 2 female students the chance to study further within their chosen field. The aim is to provide female students from our community, who cannot afford the cost of education, an opportunity to pursue their higher education goals.
We understand to improve our quality of life we must focus ourselves on Higher Education. By focusing on female growth and progress through education and by creating a generation of skilled female individuals who will work together to improve and strengthen their communities.
We are excited to announce The Hiridjee Family Loan for Female Students will be available for two female students in our Khoja community who are wishing to pursue higher education (undergraduate, Masters or Ph.D.).
The loan is available for a maximum of £10,000 per student per academic year, for up to three consecutive years.
The Hiridjee Family Loan for Female Students has been one of the fundamental loan schemes that has been publicised for all community female students requiring financial assistance to achieve their educational goals and career aspirations.
The Trust Fund has made a provision to sponsor two female students for up to a maximum of three years at GBP 10,000 p.a. Since 2008, The Hiridjee Family Loan for Female Students has been running on a yearly basis with the exception of 2009, and a total of 22 female students benefitted from the years of 2008 and 2015.
The female students we interact with are increasingly going the 'extra mile' in involving themselves in school and community projects and events on a voluntary basis as well as achieving excellent grades studies. We are always pleased to see the progression they have made post their studies.
The Hiridjee Family Loan for Female Students has been helping female students from our community to pursue their studies further since 2008. There have been a wide variety of applicants from all over the world. The loan has been awarded to students of Law, Mathematics, Dental Surgery, Psychology, Optometry, Economics, Neuroscience and many more. The successful applicants have proceeded to study their preferred courses at many of the highest rated universities around the world, including Queen Mary University, Birmingham University, La Trobe University and the Cedar Crest College to name a few.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many females who have a desire to study but have some financial constraints preventing them from doing so. The World Federation and the Hiridjee Foundation are incredibly passionate about encouraging the female members of our community to further their education and kick-start their careers and this loan is a great first step towards this.
How does it work?
The Hiridjee Family Loan for Female Students is a donor based loan. Each year the loan is introduced and launched. The applications are vetted and 3 female students applications are informed and approved. The maximum loan amount per student per academic year is GBP 10,000. The loan is awarded for a maximum of 3 consecutive years.
The awarded amount is paid directly to the university for tuition fees and residence halls for accommodation whenever an invoice is received for the amount required for a particular semester.
How do I Apply?
Apply by downloading and completing the Word format of the loan application form by clicking here.
All hard copies of the loan application form should be completed and returned to The World Federation of KSIMC by 24 August 2018. Female students interested in this loan are requested to apply with their conditional offer in the first instance and submit the unconditional offer after the final results have been published.
All applicants are requested to type the application form for clarity and only print it once the full form has been typed, to acquire signatures from respective parties endorsing the fully completed loan application. French speakers are requested to please fill the application form in English.
Can I donate to this scheme?
Yes, you can, please click here if you wish to donate towards such projects and make a difference in a student's education.
The World Federation of KSIMC would like to take this opportunity to thank The Hiridjee Family Loan for Female Students foundation for their generosity in providing loans for girls to pursue their higher education and achieve their lifelong dreams. We pray that Allah (swt) continues to shower the family with blessings and grant them infinite rewards for their continued support towards the field of Higher Education. Ameen.
The World Federation had an amazing turnaround of six applications for this generous and steady loan scheme. Mashallah each and every application was successful. Their excellent academic performance in addition to their voluntary involvement in the community was commendable. The Loan Application Committee (LAC), with the generous support of the Trust, decided to grant the loan to all six applicants.
We would like to congratulate the applicants who have successfully secured the advertised loan and wish both applicants success in all future endeavors.
The successful recipients of the Hiridjee Family Loan for 2016 and 2017 are:
1. Aiman Gulamhusein (2016)
She is originally from Dar es Salaam. She is pursuing PhD in Molecular Biomedical Research from Aston University in Birmingham. Her course is for 3 years. She is self-motivated and has done her Masters in Pharmacology and Drug discovery. Has faced lots of hardships in life that has made her a strong person. Awarded a total of GBP 26,550 for 3 years.
2. Narjis Khatoon Meghji (2016)
She is from Dubai but originally a Tanzanian. She is pursuing a 3 years course in B.A. in comparative literature from Queen Mary University, London. She has received numerus certificates and awards in academics, sports as well as Madressa. She is very passionate about literature. On completion of her course she looks forward to a job in journalism, publishing, editing, translation, or other related fields that make use of her writing and analytical skills and knowledge of literature and film. Awarded GBP 5,000per year for 3 years.
3. Rahat Sumar (2016)
She is originally from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania but currently resides in London. She has sought to do her Masters in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies from Kings College, London. She is very passionate about human rights and current affairs. Ambitious and determined about taking a stand and give her views on political matters. Has been involved in Madressa and has participated in quite a few extra curriculum activities. Very hard working and is working two jobs to be able to fund her transport and personal expenses. Awarded GBP 10,000 for her Masters.
4. Shamim Meghji (2016)
She is from Dubai but originally a Tanzanian. She is pursuing a 3 years BA/BSc in Early childhood studies and education from university of Roehampton in London. Has a lot of passion to work for infants with special needs and has actively volunteered and taught at Madressa. Awarded GBP 5,000 per year for 3 years.
5. Aaliya Panjwani: (2017)
She is originally from Dar es Salaam. She is pursuing Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management at Aston University, in Birmingham. Her course is for 3 years. Awarded GBP 10,000 per year for 3 years.
6) Rukhsaar Ali: (2017)
She is from Dar es Salaam. She is pursuing MBBS which is a 5 ½ years course at Kasturba Medical College Manipal University, India. She aims to alleviate the suffering of people as far as health is concerned. Awarded GBP 15,000 in total for 3 years.
To read about 2015 recipients here.