Founder’s Note

WHY UMANO?

Having volunteered for over a decade within the leadership circle of some of the world’s largest charitable organizations, I have realized that unless we change the way we relate to others, charity alone cannot address the magnitude of the challenges the world faces today.

We have worked extensively to alleviate poverty and other related socio-economic issues collectively across various borders, and yet we continue to observe tremendous human suffering as well as new environmental and existential threats to our future.

At Umano, we seek to explore the concept of driving sustainable change through empathy. We believe it is only through empathy that we can truly learn to love others, become compassionate to animals and respectful to our planet.

Umano was born to inspire empathy and motivate change.

AZHAR HAMEED

Founder, Umano

THE KAAVAN PLEDGE

 

I pledge to think critically and with compassion about my relationship with animals 

- I will advance my knowledge about the sentience of animals
- I will research and consider my decisions to use products and support activities that abuse and exploit animals
- I will learn about what happens to animals in industrial farming, laboratories, zoos, circuses, and fashion
- I will abstain from participation in animal exploitation and educate others 

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THE EMPATHY PLEDGE

I believe that Empathy can reduce suffering in the world, therefore I pledge that:

- I will make a conscious effort to enhance my empathetic abilities

- I will be mindful of my ego which can discourage my ability to relate to others

- I will stand and speak up for the well-being of humans, animals, and our planet

- I will align my thoughts, speech, and actions with the core principle of empathy

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