Work area : Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh
Afaq works in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. After completing his post-graduation in human rights from Jamia Millia Islamia University, Afaq went back to his home town Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh and started Awadh Peoples Forum, a non-government organization focused on promoting communal harmony in the region. He has spent the last seven years in the city trying to nurture peace and harmony in the community through varied interventions with adolescents and young people.
Afaq, with his team of volunteers has set up five learning centers in different pockets of Faizabad to build social capacities of youth towards civic participation. All programmes at these centers are woven around education and life skills with an aim to build a positive narrative towards social transformation. Over the years Afaq has been able to establish credible work relationship with the district administration, civil society organizations and educational institutions. During his gradation and post-graduation in Delhi, Afaq interned and actively volunteered with different civil society organizations including the National Foundation for India, Pravah and Sanjha Manch. He also worked with Hazards Centre in Delhi for three years.