NANMMA Women of Inspiration Awards 2021

NANMMA Women of Inspiration (NWI) Awards aims to acknowledge and celebrate Malayalee Muslim women from different walks of life for their achievements.

Why Nominate?
Sometimes women shy away from having the spotlight on themselves or will not get noticed their achievements and contributions to the community or society at large. It is important that we, as a community, recognize them to honor their accomplishments in both personal and professional life and their contributions.

Nominating a woman can help her:
• Increase the credibility of the business or cause.
• Enhance personal and professional profile.
• Increase circle of influence with like-minded leaders and key stakeholders.
• Get recognized as NWI award recipient and featured on NANMMA’s official website, newsletter, and social media channels.

NWI Awards- 2021 Nomination Guidelines

Nomination criteria:
Your nominee must meet the following criteria:
• Must be a Malayali Muslim woman living in Canada or the USA.
• Committed to improving the lives of others and/or promoting women’s rights.
• Serving the community/society for years and excels in any of the following      categories:
     i) Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM),
     ii) Business,
     iii) Arts,
    iv) Politics,
    v) Human rights,
    vi) Activism or civic engagement
    vii) Community service, or
    viii) Media and content creation.

Note: Current NANMMA Board of Directors (NBD) are not qualified for this year’s award.

Nomination Requirements:
Your nominee must meet the following criteria:
• All questionnaires in the form must be completed.
• Nominations that do not follow the guidelines might be disqualified.

Nomination Deadline: August 22, 2021
Awards will be announced at the NWI Awards – 2021 ceremony held in the fall of this year.

Nomination Link:
Fill out the Nomination Form via the link below to elect the woman champ around you:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdEQdQCpi1LyUkc8mAkgT_i8Ipvr9r5fFK1QJxf45aOi3bXw/viewform?usp=sf_link

FAQ
How to nominate?
Use the nomination form to submit a nomination.

How do you notify a candidate?
Upon submission of the nomination form, nominees will be contacted by the award committee.

Who is responsible for completing the Nomination Form?
Nominators must submit the completed nomination form.

How do you select a winner?
A selection committee will assess the nominations based on the nomination criteria and the information provided in the form.

What are the various categories considered for NWI Awards 2021?
• STEMM (Science Technology Engineering Math and Medicine)
• Arts and Literature (Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature)
• Business and Entrepreneurship (entrepreneur, professional or business leader)
• Social and Community Service (Politics, Human rights, civic engagement, and Community Service)
• Media and Content creation (Women advocacy in Press and Social Media platform)

Can I nominate myself?
Yes.

Is there a limit on how many nominations one person can submit?
Yes. One can submit a maximum of two nominations.

Can a nominee qualify for more than one category?
Yes

Kerala COVID Relief

السَلَامُ عَلَيكُم وَ رَحْمَةُ الله وَ بَرَكَاتُه

NANMMA is joining hands with AKMG Humanitarian Services for raising funds to fight COVID crisis that is threatening the largest democracy in the world – India. As the second wave of the pandemic rages in India let us come together to help the people prevent a catastrophe. We are inviting all local and national organizations to be part of this initiative, please reach out to Fazil Abdu at (514) 917 7976.

AKMG has assessed the situation and identified that supplying adequate high-quality protective equipment and pulse oximeter will ensure the safety of health care professionals and the public thereby preventing continued transmission of the virus. COVID cases are expected over 50,000 per day in the next 2 weeks in Kerala and hence, the current effort is focusing on Kerala. Qatar Airways has agreed to ship these to Kerala free of charge.

In this desperate situation, any donation will help make an impact. Please donate generously as much as you can. This is a humanitarian crisis probably the largest one we will witness. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause.

You can contribute via one of the following links:


For Canada: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/covid-19-crisis-in-india/

For the US; http://gofundme.com/f/covidfundakmg

جَزَاكَ ٱللَّٰهُ خَيْرًا‎
NANMMA Team

NANMMA Kids Daily FAQs – Ramadan Series

Assalamu alaikum,

With Ramadan fast approaching, it’s imperative for our children to understand what Ramadan is all about and how it fits into the overall life of a Muslim. So let’s involve our children to feel the uniqueness of this holy month and understand the real purpose behind it. Here’s a great opportunity to let them take pride in being a part of “NANMMA Kids Daily FAQs – Ramadan Series!!!” Get their questions about Ramadan answered by scholars!!!

All you need to do is register using this link:

https://forms.gle/tKRhkGHGetG4Nmfr8

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NANMMA Annual Convention

Assalamu alaikkum wa rahmatullahi wabarakathuhu..

Dear members:

Hope you and family are staying safe and healthy in these difficult times. May Allah protect us all and find cure for COVID-19 as soon as possible.

As you may already know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to postpone our Annual NANMMA convention scheduled in Dallas on April 11, 2020.

Alhamdulillah, our election commissions have done a fabulous job of selecting our new delegates and board of directors for both the US and Canada.

The current NBD has been working hard on the transition with the new NBDs and may Allah bless us all for these efforts. Continue reading “NANMMA Annual Convention”