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Philanthropist.

ALSHAIR FIYAZ

Alshair is dedicated to helping create a more compassionate and caring society. For years, he has invested in a range of projects designed specifically to support the development of under-privileged individuals, communities and wildlife, and to empower social mobility – disregarding international borders and other ethnic and cultural boundaries. In 2017, he realised his vision with the incorporation of the philanthropic ALFI Foundation.

Based on Alshair’s philosophy of inspiring and investing in the human spirit, the Foundation believes in supporting those organisations determined to effect positive change for current and future generations. Taking an entrepreneurial and multi-faceted approach to philanthropy, ALFI considers projects and initiatives that are positive, possible and pragmatic.

Providing emergency shelter in Kashmir

Providing emergency shelter in Kashmir

Alshair supported the emergency distribution of 16,000 corrugated sheets to provide temporary winter shelter to 1,600 families suffering from the destruction of their homes by earthquakes, in the Azad area of Kashmir, Pakistan. The aid allowed for short-term emergency...

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Securing employment in Lebanon

Securing employment in Lebanon

Alshair supported a pilot project concentrating resources on computer science education in Beirut’s Palestinian refugee camps. He opened a training centre in the city catering for children of 14 and under – as well as adults seeking to acquire basic computer knowledge...

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Supporting education in Belarus

Supporting education in Belarus

Alshair provided funds to girl and boys’ school projects in Pinsk, Belarus, aiding the work of Rabbi Jacobs of London’s Central Synagogue. Graduates have found real success and have gone on to attend university abroad.

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Helping families in India

Helping families in India

ALFI has helped single-parent families send their children to school instead of work, marshalling funds for private tuition for students, regardless of their ability. It has channelled resources to tackle youth unemployment, by helping budding young builders,...

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Clamping down on polio in Pakistan

Clamping down on polio in Pakistan

Pakistani children live in one of the last few countries in the world still at risk from polio transmission. ALFI is committed to helping UNICEF reach its goal of eradicating polio in Pakistan. The Foundation’s financial support will help UNICEF realise its ambition...

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Keeping children warm in Syria

Keeping children warm in Syria

More than 8 million children face winter in Syria – many of them displaced and made homeless by the ongoing crises. ALFI’s flow of funds to UNICEF will help ensure that refugees have warm clothes for the winter, as well as other supplies and services.

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Protecting endangered species

Protecting endangered species

A funding grant from ALFI has supported the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation as it works to protect the gorillas of central Africa. The three-year project is doing vital work to help the Tshiaberimu lowland Gorilla in the DRC’s Virunga National Park faced with poaching...

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Fighting AIDS and poverty in Malawi

Fighting AIDS and poverty in Malawi

Half of the population of Malawi live below the poverty line. And with 10% of the country’s inhabitants HIV-positive, economic difficulties make tackling AIDS even more of a challenge. The ALFI Foundation has supported the New York-based Face-to-Face Project, which...

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Building bridges to Cambodia

Building bridges to Cambodia

A charity march of students from Belgium and Switzerland all the way to Cambodia raised awareness and funds for secondary school pupils in Cambodia – many of whom struggle to afford basic educational necessities such as books and uniform. Funds from the Foundation...

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Pedalling hard for charity

Pedalling hard for charity

The Foundation supported the “Dead to Red” fundraising campaign for Norwood – one of the oldest established British charities, which supports vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities. The...

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Raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Alshair has a proud track record in supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, having supported its Valentine’s “Big Hearts for Little People” Party, raising over £211,000. The proceeds will go a long way towards reaching the campaign’s three-year...

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