Founded in 1986 by Imtiaz Nawaz (my wife Ayesha’s grandmother), our school project is located in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Encompassing three campuses (elementary school / girls high school / boys high school) the academy now accommodates over 1000 students.
The Al Imtiaz motto is “Aim High” and we strive to create future leaders. The words “Al Imtiaz” come from Arabic, meaning “The Distinguished”, “The Honoured”, and “The Excellent”.
Al Imtiaz Academy emphasizes the development of “whole” students who are mentally, physically, socially and spiritually dynamic. We nurture creativity and problem solving skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, collaborative working skills, self confidence, self-direction, life-long learning, social activism and leadership potential.
Al Imtiaz Academy is a no profit/no loss educational initiative, supported primarily through tuition fees and a family managed trust fund ~ fed in part by my musical work. Tuition fees of approximately half the student body are subsidized through the trust fund, as are the post secondary educational fees for selected top female students.
Each year, my annual performance income is split three ways: a fixed portion toward my family’s personal living expenses, a fixed portion toward my ongoing artistic production and the remainder toward Al Imtiaz Academy. Al Imtiaz Academy Trust is also the primary beneficiary of my album sales and royalties.