Established in 2018, Akkara Foundation Bekal is a Non-profitable Organization based at Bekal in Kasaragod District of Kerala. The trust has been formed primarily to initiate medical and psycho-social assistance in the upliftment of physically and mentally challenged.
Akkara Mohammed Abdul Aziz orphaned at the age of three years,
brought up by maternal uncles with university education. Born on 25th December 1955, he went to
his neighbourhood Government School in Kotikulam for Primary Education. His high school
education was at Government Fisheries High School and Government Udma High School. Kasaragod
Government College was his pre-degree Institute. Then he joined the prestigious Farook college
Calicut for Bachelor’s Degree (1973 – 1976).
After graduating, he tried his luck in business with his uncles but due to the sudden deaths of
uncles he left that business. With the help of his classmate Aboobacker and his brother Abbas,
he moved to Qatar for a Job in 1982. After 5 years as Manager of a Textile shop, he started his
own business with different friends in Textile, Hypermarket and Automobile Spare Parts.
The Chairman established the famous Greenwoods Public School Bekal in 2005 along with his friend
Abdul Latif. Now Greenwoods Arts College and Wafiya women’s college are coming up under its
banner. Throughout the years he has financially supported various schools and colleges in Kerala
and Karnataka. In his hometown and surrounding villages his social service commitment reached
the below poverty line mass.
By the influence of his friend M.A Hassan, a social worker in the field of special education, and
M.A Rahman, the famous writer and my classmate who fought for the Endosulphan tragedy victims,
he started Akkara Foundation to reach the people with disabilities, to make them productive
members provided they are given equal access, support and inclusion in the society. His wife
Fareeda Aziz, two daughters and two sons are with him to support this noble cause.
Mohammed Farzad Akkarais an MSc graduate from Jonkoping
International Business School in Sweden. He had completed his Bachelor’s degree from American
University of Sharjah. Later on, he had gone to work with multi national companies like DHL,
IKEA and H&M. Being a global student of Business, Administration and Economics, he is in the
process of pursuing his PHD along with the process of running his Father’s business and various
social programs. Apart from this, Farzad Akkara owns businesses in the field of Textile,
Hospitality, Logistics and Industrial Laundry in Qatar, Emirates and Malaysia. He is also the
recipient of the prestigious “Exceeding Expectations in Leadership” Award during his Bachelor’s
degree phase from Sharjah.
Fareeda Aziz PP Born and brought up in Coimbatore, she is the
daughter of Fathahunnisa and Late CR Farooque. Currently, she is the Chairman of CR Mohammed
Farooque Trust which is running the Al Fitra Institute at Kadalayi in Kannur. She completed her
high school at government model high school for girls, Kannur. She is a dedicated member of
society and enjoys her community service.
Mohammed Finzer Akkara was born on April 11, 1995. Completed
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme from Kodaikanal International School, Tamil Nadu.
Upon completing his high school, his passion for education led him to Arizona State University
where he completed his bachelor’s in electrical engineering. He always had a passion for
renewable forms of energy and sustainable development which led him to study Renewable Energy
under InnoEnergy master’s program. Presently, he is doing Energy Engineering and Management from
IST Lisbon, Portugal under the InnoEnergy umbrella.
Dr. Fathima Ferzine Akkara is an MD Radiologist at MES Medical
College in Perinthalmanna. She graduated from the same college in the year 2010. She is a very
passionate young lady who has volunteered in various community services. She completed her
pre-university education from dayapuram residential college, Calicut and her primary and
secondary education from Chinmaya Vidyalaya Kasaragod.
Fathima Fazlin Akkara is the second daughter of Abdul Aziz Akkara
and Fareeda Aziz. After completing her high school education at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kasaragod,
she went on to complete her higher secondary education at IES public school, Thrissur. After
which she went on to pursue her Bachelors in Electronics and Communications Engineering from
P.A. College of engineering in Mangalore. She has also worked as a research assistant at Qatar
University during early parts of her career.
Dr. Fousad C serves a consultant physician in E.M.S memorial
co-operative hospital, Perinthalmanna. Prior to joining EMS, he worked as a senior resident at
Government Medical College, Manjeri. His area of interest is infectious diseases, diabetology,
and internal medicine. He was awarded MBBS from Calicut university and later MD in internal
medicine from Kerala university of health sciences. He has also cleared the United states
medical licensing exam (USMLE) and international foundation of medicine. He has been recently
enrolled as an associate member of the royal college of physician, Edinburgh.
Sherzan Ul Ridhwan is the business partner of URS Ventures, which
was established in 2016; it is a manufacturing and trading company of woods and its allied
products in Indonesia and Singapore. He is also the managing partner in K.L. Abdul Sathar
trading LLC, Dubai. In his early phase of career, he worked as a marketing and sales executive
manager at T.V. group of companies
Sherzan completed his bachelors in commerce from St. Aloysius college Mangalore and then went to
the United Kingdom to complete his masters in business administration from Cardiff University.
He is an individual who portrays simplicity and has worked with various charitable and voluntary
Hiba Mariyam Hissrath is a student of Islamic Studies. Currently
pursuing her undergraduate degree in Arabic Language, Sharia Law and Memorization of Quran at
the Sheikha Mariyam Institute in Qatar.