Our vision is about more than education
Our Ashaab As-Suffa programme will In sha Allah revitalise communities and transform them for generations to come. Our aim will be to provide world class education to deprived communities of Pakistan and Gambia. In sha Allah we hope this will lead to wider change, not just by providing world class education, but also food, training and employment opportunities for family members. As-Suffa was a place behind Masjid Nabawi صلى الله عليه وسلم where the poor and homeless sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them all) were educated, clothed and fed. These sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them all) were known as Ashaab As-Suffa.
It is a prophetic responsibility to look after our communities and to provide them with the tools and means to better their future.
Education: We will support orphans and street children with free world-class school education.
Food: Whilst the child attends school we will support the family members and child with meals in and out of school. The biggest reason from the children as to why they aren’t in education is because they need to work to eat and survive and provide for their family members.
Income: During school hours we will proactively work with any family members and members of the local community by providing free training and employment opportunities. This could be in the form of sewing classes or providing rickshaws to allow family members to better their living conditions.
Stable housing: In sha Allah with food and education taken care of and income from employment activities we should see the temporary houses turned into permanent structures.
Generational change: The children who graduate from our schools will be able to access higher paying job roles and eventually begin their own businesses if they can demonstrate the aptitude to do so. We hope to grant the means and assistance to allow people of these communities to transform and flourish.
The future: Success will be measured by hopefully sustaining the aid we provide to the community where eventually poverty isn’t a barrier to access good quality education and employment.
Our Children, Our Responsibility
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We’ve seen children first hand spend their day rummaging through rubbish to earn 50p to feed themselves and family members. What does the future hold for these children? Don’t we all have a moral and religious duty to do what we can?
This is the story of Habib, a 9 year old from Pakistan.
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The task in front of us is a mammoth one but with your duas and support inshallah we can easily achieve it. Before Ramadhan 2021 we opened two schools in Pakistan (one in Jhelum and the other in Islamabad). Our initial ask is your support to cover the running costs of these.
£50/month sponsors one child
Sponsor a child’s education and basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter for the child and his/her family.
£600 sponsors a child for an entire year
Cover the expenses for an orphan/street child for an entire year, providing basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter for the child and his/her family.
£35/month provides education
Zakat | Sadaqah | Lillah
This project is zakat eligible and you can trust us to ensure your donations are distributed correctly and to the most needy.
But most importantly, your donation will be a means of sadaqah jariyah for you and a source of great reward.
Almost 10% of children in Pakistan will die before they turn 5. As estimated 1.5 million children live on the streets, of which around 66% are runaways due to experiencing violence in the household, workplace or educational institution. And many are forced to the street to earn a living through begging, selling small items or cleaning car windows.
Although they leave seeking to impact and improve their situation, they become extremely vulnerable to drugs, abuse, trafficking and much more.
This can be prevented through education, job security and reduced stress, thinking where the next meal will come from.