DBS employees helping in construction at Igatpuri
Dilbur with Carol Donoughue of Vidya Trust
Dilbur with donors Meenaz & Moe Kassam
GE employees painting science lab
Mahindra employees helping in tree plantation at Igatpuri

Our Trustees

"Over the years, our donors have quietly and consistently supported the work we do. They comprise of large corporate houses, trusts, individual philanthropists, and even some children. They come to us expecting high quality and results, and stay on by becoming members of our family and patrons of our work.

Here is what some of our donors have to say:

We in the Tech Mahindra Foundation regard it as a privilege to be able to assist Aseema in its commendable work for the under privileged children. We admire the commitment and imagination with which Aseema runs the Pali Chimbai Municipal School imparting good quality English medium education to children who come from very disadvantaged background. "

- Vinod C. Khanna, Principal Consultant, Tech Mahindra Foundation

Being Human – The Salman Khan Foundation is a registered charitable trust that was founded in India in 2007. The foundation focuses on education and healthcare for the underprivileged.
We have been associated with Aseema since June 2011. We support the secondary sections of two of their schools in Mumbai – the Kherwadi Municipal School and the Santacruz Municipal School.
While our initial association was only with the Santacruz school, Aseema’s approach towards education convinced us to support their Kherwadi school as well.
Dilbur Parakh’s perseverance along with the commitment shown by the teachers is reflected in the confidence portrayed by each of their students.
We’re extremely proud of our association with Aseema and wish them every success."

- Alvira Agnihotri, Trustee, Being Human - The Salman Khan Foundation

"In 2001 we were visiting Bhutan and met Dilbur and some of her friends. She told us about Aseema and I knew instantly that I wanted to help. Dilbur's sincerity and determination is inspiring. She recognised the needs of the Mumbai street children in a country where there is wealth and yet also much poverty. Not a penny I give to Aseema is wasted. The school is thriving and Dilbur is now building schools to support the tribal people in their homeland. Aseema will have my lifelong support. A small charity that already has made a huge change in the lives of so many."

- Mary Ashton (Aseema donor)

"I am aware that my friends and I are part of a very fortunate few who have access to a good education. Many of the children in our city are not so privileged. Aseema as an organization is special because it provides such less fortunate children with the right to learn and buiuld a world better than the one they are currently in. Besides, its products are wonderful too and we must buy more from them to help them support these children more."

– Anissa Sabawala, Std. VI student of the JB Petit High School for Girls.

"Aseema truly believes & exemplifies that every child has a right to education. It imparts quality education & encourages extra-curricular activities thus uplifting & boosting the morale of children living in challenging societal conditions. Aseema transform children’ dreams, aspirations & potential into reality. It’s a ray of hope for their better, brighter future."

- GE Volunteers, Mumbai

"The Vidya Trust has funded Aseema for over 15 years soon after it was first established and we are proud to continue this support. After meeting Dilbur Parakh and her stalwart trustees, we began by funding an education social worker which has now grown into a unit to monitor and improve children's attendance. We have also worked with Aseema on its unique and distinctive approach to art, one of the creative pillars of its success. Equally Aseema has not wavered from its mission to provide quality education for children emanating from street communities which is in line with Vidya's own aim to support children from disadvantaged communities, thereby implementing the UNICEF goal that every child has a right to education."

- Professor Ramesh Kapadia, Vidya Chairman

“Every child has a right to quality education and extra-curricular activities. It is a privilege to partner with Aseema especially with the admirable work they have done for under-privileged children in Mumbai.
We at Moët Hennessy India believe that apart from education, sport is an integral part of the overall growth and holistic development of a child. With a focus on physical fitness rather than pure competition, we are proud to partner the Sports Education program at Aseema for a brighter and fitter India. We hope to encourage children to compete with themselves and wish Aseema and the children every success.”

- Ankita Gupta, Head-Human Resources, Moët Hennessy India