Nowhera Shaik had a dream to educate poor girls when she was just 19 years old. She sold her ancestral properties and her house to establish a school for girls. It was a challenge for her to open a school but she never gave up and established a residential school for the poor. She studied from a madrasa and knows the worth of education. She faced many challenges and difficulties and that’s made her a role model for millions of women who are starving for success.
Even after establishing school she did not stop and continued to fight injustice and atrocities. In 1998, she formed a women’s group to make them self-reliant and independent. Local women use to invest in her business and she would pay them regularly. Shaik educated girls and made them independent and capable to fight for their rights.
Currently, Nowhera Shaik is running more than 50 educational institutions which include universities, College, women’s colleges, Coaching, and Residential schools for girls. For 25 years, Shaik has been running several educational institutions free of coast
Nowhera Shaik and Heera Islamic University
Dr. Nowhera Shaik has established this institution to educate the poor and needy. She has developed a new model of education to give Islamic academic knowledge. According to her Muslims should have a double degree while pursuing an academic degree students should simultaneously pursue a degree in Islamic law or Islamic diploma. Similar to the Madarasa Model where academic education is supplementary with Islamic classes.
Nowhera Shaik not only focuses on Islamic and academic knowledge but also emphasizes spiritual education. She prepares students to become an asset to society at large. Nowhera Shaik says “one of the most serious challenges youth are facing is the widespread ignorance of spiritual and religious Knowledge.