Owaisi Livelihood School, established in 2007, provides training to girls and women, free of cost, in skills such as Mehndi design, tailoring, embroidery, Karchob, beautician, spoken English, computers and adult education. SSC (Class X) coaching is also imparted. The Livelihood School has 32 teachers/trainers and so far about 21,000 girls and women have been trained. Every year, about 3,000 beneficiaries are covered.
Salar-e-Millat Educational Trust is expanding its activities at a fast pace and it is in the process of establishing more schools in the poor neighbourhoods. An integrated vocational training complex and an Industrial Training Institute are being planned. The Trust is also setting up old-age homes and orphanages at a common campus. The Trust has plans to set up junior and degree colleges for girls.
SALAR-E-MILLAT EDUCATIONAL TRUST, named after Salar-e-Millat Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, was set up under the chairmanship of Akbar Uddin Owaisi in Hyderabad in May 2006. The Trust is mandated to set up a string of educational institutions, vocational training centres, orphanages, old-age homes and other such centres beneficial to the poorer sections of the society, particularly the Muslim community.
Salar-e-Millat Educational Trust has already set up four primary schools (named as Owaisi Schools of Excellence) in the poor neighbourhoods (slums) of the Old City of Hyderabad. These schools are functioning at Nasheman Nagar, Al-Suroor Colony, Hafez Baba Nagar and Jamal Colony with total enrolment of 4,100 children and 90 teachers. Besides, three “pocket schools,” that is, one-room, single-teacher schools, are also functioning in Talabkatta area. The Trust also runs Osmania Model High School at Amberpet with a strength of 650.
The first Owaisi School of Excellence was established in 2007. These schools provide free education in English medium to children from extremely poor families. Islamic instruction is also imparted to them alongwith the academics. The children, all hailing from poor families, are provided uniforms, textbooks, notebooks, school bags and other learning material by the Trust free of cost. The children are given admission in nursery class. Classes such as LKG, UKG, primary (I to V), upper primary (VI and VII) and high school (VIII, IX and X) are added year by year as these children get promoted to the next class.
All these educational institutions are run in multi-storied buildings constructed by the Trust. Simultaneously, vocational training programmes are also run at these premises, free of cost, for various trades and vocations. The trainees, both girls and boys, hail from poor families, particularly from Muslim community. Summer camps are also organized at these premises for imparting short-term vocational training free of cost.