Ummah Welfare Trust wants to write a new chapter for these children. In the country’s eastern Khost province, the charity plans to build a new educational complex for 1,500 orphaned children.
Mirroring the charity’s flagship Ummah Children’s Academy in Pakistan, the centre will offer orphans the best Islamic and contemporary education that Afghanistan can offer, inshaAllah.
‘The best house among the Muslims is one where an orphan is well treated, and the worst house among the Muslims is one where an orphan is badly treated.’
Afghanistan has suffered forty years of terrible hardship. Families here have known nothing but poverty and war. And, sadly, they’ve known even less of Muslims from afar coming to their assistance.
Children today make up more than half of the country’s impoverished population. The decades of conflict have left huge number of them as orphans.
Orphaned children remain the poorest demographic in Afghanistan’s sea of poverty. Many must work or beg from the age of 5 to survive. Only a fortunate few learn basic literacy. And even less learn to a higher degree.
‘Fear the tears of the orphan and prayers of the oppressed, because they travel at night whilst everyone is sleeping.’
[Abu Darda RadhyAllahu ‘anhu]
FEATURES OF THE ORPHANAGE
The class room building will have 38 classroom and 30 supplementary rooms for teaching.
The hostel will have 68 rooms that will house 1,200 students.
There will also be 90 bathrooms in the building.
Kitchen & Dining Hall
This will be a two-storey building.
Kitchen and storage will be together. The dining hall will be upstairs.
Afghanistan is today at peace but needs elite institutions to nurture its upcoming generation of Muslims. This new orphanage in Khost will be one of them inshaAllah. To construct this building entirely will cost £3 million pounds. In truth, a small amount if we come together for it.
Be generous to Afghanistan’s future generations. Let us not waste the long sacrifices and sufferings of its people.
Donate your Sadaqah and Lillah, and help this amazing project come to fruition.