A Team of Experienced Social Workers

Empower Academy is driven by a passionate and experienced team of social workers who have dedicated their lives to creating positive change in the lives of marginalized individuals and communities. With a collective wealth of experience in the field of social work, our team understands the challenges and opportunities that lie within the realm of welfare schemes and initiatives. Our journey began with a shared commitment to make a lasting impact on society. We have worked in diverse settings, from urban centres to remote rural areas, addressing a broad spectrum of social issues. This extensive experience has not only honed our skills but has also instilled in us a deep empathy for the needs and aspirations of those we serve. As a team of social workers, we recognize the transformative power of government welfare schemes. These schemes, when effectively utilized, have the potential to create a ripple effect of change, offering hope, dignity, and opportunity to the most vulnerable members of our society. We invite you to join us on this journey, to learn from our experiences, and to work together towards a brighter and more equitable future for all. Together, we can turn compassion into action and dreams into realities. Thank you for being a part of Empower Academy, where the heart of a social worker beats in every word, in every resource, and in every action we take.

U. Nisar Ahmed
Retired IPS
Chairman, National Center for Research & Development (NCRD), Bangalore.

Nisar Ahmed a former Inspector-General of Police & Additional Commissioner of Police, Bangalore CIT, Government of Karnataka is a distinguished individual with a rich background in law enforcement and public service. Following his retirement, Nisar Ahmed became the Founder and Chairman of National Center for Research & Development (NCRD) a Bengaluru based NGO for emancipation of the under privileged, socio-economic research and community development particularly through government welfare schemes. Nisar Ahmed’s commitment to public service and his leadership in NCRD exemplify his dedication to improving the lives of those in need under NCRD’s “Poverty Assistance Program”.

Dr. Ashraf Shah

Ashraf Shah is a dynamic individual with a multifaceted career spanning entrepreneurship, social impact, and corporate leadership. As the Founder and Patron of BESCO, a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) located in Bhagalpur, his commitment to philanthropy and community development is truly remarkable. He worked tirelessly to create a lasting impact on the lives of those in need.

Furthermore, Ashraf Shah’s visionary leadership extends to the recent launch of Empower Academy. His career is marked by his proven track record in founding, building, and transforming charities and NGOs. He has been instrumental in developing the “Slum Assistance Program,” an innovative ‘Empower Model’ designed to combat extreme hunger, poverty, and illiteracy among slum dwellers by leveraging government welfare schemes. His dedication to social welfare and his entrepreneurial spirit make him a driving force in the realm of philanthropy and community development.


Engaged in empowering communities

Success Stories


Bhapa Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (BESCO) is a registered NGO to facilitate weaker section of society to empower them through Government Welfare Schemes to:

  • Reduce Extreme Poverty & Hunger
  • Suppress Illiteracy

A survey in the slums of Bhagalpur in Bihar was initiated by BESCO in the year 2015 under the able guidance of NCRD, accordingly a socio-economic report was made showing extreme poverty and illiteracy. Following which ‘Poverty Elevation Program’ was planned and implemented successfully for Below Poverty Line (BPL) group in and around Bhagalpur through popular government welfare schemes viz. National Old Age Pension Scheme, National Widow Pension Scheme and National Disability Person Scheme.


Bihar Rabita Committee (BRC)

Bihar Rabita Committee is a Patna based NGO and is in the forefront of organizing time to time workshops as well as caravans covering major districts of Bihar to create awareness about educational, social issues including women empowerment, and importance of health and hygiene. Though BRC regularly circulates information of various government schemes among its members, recently they complied a Directory of popular government welfare schemes to be published soon in Hindi and Urdu for distribution.

Nagrik Vikas Kendra (NVK)

The Nagrik Vikas Kendra operates as a crucial intermediary between various government departments and marginalized individuals, ensuring that they can access the advantages offered by government schemes. It operates under the umbrella of the Human Welfare Foundation (HWF), a recognized NGO committed to executing both humanitarian and developmental initiatives.