Sir Syed Trust (SST) was set up to realize the philosophy of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the great Muslim reformer and statesman, who in the aftermath of the Indian War of Independence of 1857 felt that it was imjportant for Muslims to gain education and become involved in the public life and Government Services in India. He saw a need for Muslims to acquire proficiency in the English language and western sciences if the community were to maintain its social and political clout, particularly in Northern India. In 1877, Sir Syed founded “aMuhammadan Anglo-Oriental College”. He advocated technical education for Muslim youths-espcially of girls and a shool for girls was established in 1907. By 1920 the college was transformed into the Aligarh Muslim University. Raja jai Kishan helped Sir Syed in establishing the university.
SST is registered at jaipur as a voluntary organization under the Indian Trust Act, 1882. The Trust aims to shape an egalitarian society free of poverty, malnutrition, illiteacy and discrimination of any kind.
The Trust aims to ensure holistic development and provide sustainable livelihood to poor and disadvantaged families.