Abraham’s Tent, through donations from the Sharmallison Fund, is pleased to offer four (4) scholarships of up to $10,000 each to high school seniors who will attend a college, university, or vocational school in September 2019


A Safe Learning Environment for Children in Need


It is well documented that poverty decreases a child’s opportunity for success in school, regardless of the grade level. We at Abraham’s Tent are working to change this, one student at a time.

Abraham's Tent is based on the vision of Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD and her family. Dr. Sharma was born and raised in Guyana until the age of 10, when she emigrated with her parents and sibling to the U.S. Having seen the disparity in education among those who could afford private tuition and those who could not, Dr. Sharma vowed that she would one day do something to change this.

That day has come.

Dr. Sharma and her husband, Dr. James Allison, recently launched the Sharmallison Scholarship Program under Abraham's Tent to provide funding for higher education for underprivileged students in Guyana and the United States.


Abraham's Tent is governed by a volunteer Board comprised of:

Shahana Khairoola, M.A., M.S., M.S. - Chair
Educator, Westbury Public Schools, Westbury NY

Shamim Ibrahim, B.A. - President
Sales Consultant, Sokol Packaging Group, Coral Springs FL

Steven Sokol, B.A. – Vice-President
President, Sokol Packaging Group, New York NY

Yasmin Ibrahim, B.A. - Treasurer
Executive Vice President, Sokol Packaging Group NY

Sasha Paul, B.A. - Secretary
Auditor, New York NY



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