Aishah Help is a UK based women led organisation that supports disadvantaged communities to achieve their personal, social and economic potential. We reach out to those individuals who are in the greatest of need, suffering hardship, disadvantaged, isolated or marginalised from society and help them become independent. Aishah Help works to end the injustice of poverty. Through the provision of immediate relief and establishment of self-sustaining development programmes, we aim to invest in real and effective solutions.
Salma Khanam founded Aishah Help from her home in 2019. As a social worker and public health advisor she saw that many women and children are in need of safety and security. With little or no support to find a job or learn new skills, they remain trapped in a cycle of poverty. Salma wanted to change this.
Aishah Help is also inspired by the great legacy of Aishah Bint Abi Bakr (ra) the Mother of the believers. The wife of prophet Muhammad (saw). Aishah (ra) spent her time in learning and acquiring knowledge. Aishah (ra) not only possessed great knowledge but took an active part in education and social reform.
We strive for a world full of hope and free of poverty, where people live in dignity, helping the vulnerable wherever our help is needed.
Our mission is to give people hope and serve vulnerable communities in dignified ways by responding to their needs.
Aishah Help is a non-profit organisation working to strengthen humanity’s fight against poverty and social injustice. Our objective is to advance such charitable purposes according to the law of England and Wales as the board members see fit from time to time, including:
- The prevention or relief of poverty.
- Advancement of education, health or the saving of lives, citizenship or community development.
- The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantages.
Colsum Ara Akanjee-Khan is a dedicated professional with a background in psychology and extensive experience in community support and mental health services. With a strong commitment to addressing inequalities and improving access to healthcare, Colsum has played pivotal roles in organizations such as Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham, as well as the NHS. Her versatile career includes positions in education and childcare, highlighting her dedication to the well-being of individuals and communities. Colsum’s expertise and passion make her a valuable asset in promoting positive change and supporting those in need.
Fatima Wahid is a seasoned Trustee with a rich history of contributions to the accounting industry. Her skill set encompasses management, social media marketing, fundraising, healthcare management, and healthcare. She proudly holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Public Health from London Metropolitan University. Her educational background and keen business sense have led her to manage advertising services for charities. Fatima is at the helm of an advertising company that specialises in the charity sector. She’s on a mission to improve the world, one campaign at a time, leveraging her expertise to drive positive change. Fatima is dedicated to making a positive difference in the world, using her skills to contribute to meaningful and impactful initiatives.
Kadija Khanom, our spirited trustee at Aishah Help, adds a twist of humor and a dash of humanity to everything she does. With a BA in Psychology and Sociology, Khadija is not only talented in her professional endeavors; she’s also a cake connoisseur, creating and selling delicious cakes. Her skills don’t stop at the boardroom; they extend to the kitchen, where she whips up mouthwatering treats that are as impressive as her business acumen. Khadija’s diverse skill set and extensive experience have made her an invaluable asset in numerous roles. Her unique blend of humor and compassion makes her a standout member of the Aishah Help team, where she brings her expertise to positively impact the lives of those we serve. With Khadija on board, we’re not just about making a difference; we’re doing it with a smile and a hearty laugh. Welcome to Aishah Help!
Senior Management Team
Salma Khanam is a seasoned Health Coach with a strong background in public health and prevention. Her expertise includes Behavior Change, Medicine, Volunteer Management, and Public Speaking. She holds an MA in Social Work from Middlesex University and a BSc in Bioscience (Nutrition) from London South Bank University.Salma’s career reflects her unwavering commitment to improving public health. Her academic qualifications and professional achievements make her a valuable asset in health coaching and education. She is recognised and endorsed by peers for her skills in dietetics, child welfare, and public health. Beyond her professional achievements, Salma contributes to research, further demonstrating her dedication to promoting healthier lifestyles and communities. She continues to be a driving force for better public health outcomes, using her knowledge and experience to positively impact individuals and communities.
Rita Wahid is a seasoned social worker with a wealth of experience spanning over 10 years in the social care and community sector. Her academic foundation includes a Master of Arts in Social Work from Middlesex University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminology from Westminster University. Rita’s educational background has equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities within social work and community dynamics. Currently, Rita holds the role of Associate Fundraiser, where she channels her expertise to support charitable causes. Her dedication to the social care field goes beyond direct practice, as she leverages her skills to contribute to the financial sustainability of organisations committed to making a positive impact on communities. Rita’s extensive experience in social work, coupled with her academic achievements, positions her as a valuable asset in navigating the challenges and opportunities within the social care and community sectors. Her commitment to uplifting individuals and communities shines through both her professional work and her continuous efforts to support charitable initiatives.