The historical city of Aurangabad is having a sizeable presence of the Muslim community which has contributed to the welfare of the community to a large extent. Aurangabad has tremendous potential in the educational sector where it is the need of the hour to provide quality educational institutions to our community with a vision to carry on this legacy and work towards the educational upliftment by establishing premier institutions offering various professional courses.
The management of Zulekha Motiwala Social Welfare Charitable Trust took an initiative to start an Islamic theme-based preschool AMES Kids in the year 2009 a symbol of Quality Education with the best amenities. The management also resolved that the primary and high school would be launched as Pearls Academy in its new campus. The school aims for 21st-century modern education with an Islamic approach to prepare our community children for the 23rd century.
In the first year, AMES Kids could get 60 learners and the journey of imparting quality education with Islamic thought began with five dedicated facilitators in the basement of Amanullah Motiwala Urdu School Times Colony. The studies of Deeniyat got introduced from day one, and later the Quranic studies were added gradually with a planned curriculum. The academic team was led by an able Head Mrs. Tapti Haldar, whereas Mr. Yusuf Hussain led the admin team. Both the leaders took efforts to take the school to higher standards and came up with expectations of parents, as every year around 100 learners got added to the list. Mohammed Sayeed, a motivational trainer from Bangalore, was mentoring facilitators for the futuristic plan. Md Ziauddin Khan also played a vital role in taking AMES Kids to the next level with his leadership skills. Meantime AMES Kids was getting laurels from all corners of the community as it was participating in external events like Lokmat Times Campus Club, different inter-school activities, different Olympiad exams, sports competitions and achieving top positions. Various programs were organized to build the personality of individual learners like celebrations of color days, themes based annual functions, sports meet, etc. which have helped in building the overall personality of learners.
AMES Kids was awarded as one of the Best Preschool at National Level by AKS Education, Mr. Md Ibrahim Ashraf, was privileged to receive this award at New Delhi. Today AMES Kids is led by Ms. Feroza Ahmed, convent educated and having 40 years experienced irony lady with a soft heart who is admired by all, Mr. Quazi Abul Hasan carries the responsibility of the Admin Team.
As per the plan and vision of professional learning, K-12 CBSE Islamic culture English School, the students of grade one to grade four were shifted to Pearls Academy a new campus at Harsul Sawangi in the year 2014. Ms. Shama Khan, Ms. Shireen Shoeb Arifi played their roles as academic leaders.
As AMES Kids and Pearls Academy were growing and touching new heights in every academic year, the enrollment increased to 850+ students.
The new captain on the ship got introduced, Mr. Saber Ahmad Shaikh, having an experience of leading corporate schools was appointed as the Principal of Pearls Academy in the year 2016, which gave stability and growth to the institution, who also took all the efforts to affiliate the school with CBSE in the year 2017-18 which was another milestone towards establishing Islamic Cultured CBSE K-12 School. In the academic year, 2018-19 Ms. Zainab Khan, having 18 years of experience in CIE and IB curriculum, was given the responsibility as Academic Head till grade eight. As the first batch of grade 10 will be appearing for CBSE board exams in the year 2019-20, Prof Dr. Suhail Ahmed Khan, retired Principal Marathwada College of Education Aurangabad and member NAAC, voluntarily offering his services and closely monitoring the teachers, students and mentored the school leaders. The school’s first batch of grade10 is expected to come up with flying colors InshaAllah.
Anticipating the future needs for the development of the school and entering into the Senior Secondary level, new Principal Dr. Nayer Iqbal, having 18 years of vast experience has been added in the leading role and he has taken up the challenge to groom the students, teachers, and school to an expected higher level.
The School Development Team focusing on the futuristic development plans is now led by Mr. Saber Ahmad Shaikh. The management has planned for Residential Facility, Senior Secondary, Hifz Academy, Sports Academy & Foundation course. The entire team is dedicated, learner-centered and believes in the professional approach. InshaAllah, we will achieve the desired goals with this dedicated team.