Our Mission & Values

In the world of emergency relief and development, there are a handful of organizations that have transcended their roots and built a reputation nationally for effectiveness despite a broadening mandate. Without doubt ZAHAN fits within this category. Formed as a symbol of Indian empathy towards medical health services. ZAHAN has shifted its mission to fighting national poverty and enhancing human dignity, with a special focus on women empowerment.

Our Team

Fahmida Panwalla D'silva

Founder / Trustee

Fahmida is the Founder and Trustee of ZAHAN Foundation and responsible for the development, oversight, implementation and evaluation of all strategies and activities related to the organization. As the visionary of the organization, Fahmida continually thrives to bring in new and innovative programs and events to enhance and further the organization’s mission. Fahmida is also responsible for fundraising, event management, recruitment of board members and volunteers, and building relationships and creating partnerships.

Minoo Bhamgara


Minoo is a native of Mumbai, with a desire to leave the world with a smile on its face. He developed an early passion for the arts and spent much of his young life expressing himself creatively and surrounding himself with children. He earned a B.Com Degree at Mumbai University and soon began a career as a Communications Professional at Godrej. After nine years his greatest achievement was developing an online wiki that stored research at the onset of the social media revolution, and event management receiving 100% satisfaction from his analysts.

Zeehan D'silva


Zeehan is primarily responsible for the coordination of volunteer days, recruitment of volunteers, and event planning as it pertains to our mentoring program. Born and raised in Mumbai, he graduated from Mumbai University earning a Bachelors Degree in Management Studies. He is currently working with RedBull India in Marketing and Sales.

Supported By

Dr. Nitin Dedhia (Ojas Laser Eye Surgery Centre)

Mr. Kevin Colaco (President - Rotary Club of Bombay Airport)

Monal Desai (COO - Ojas Eye Hospital)