Madrasahs, along with maktabs (or kuttab), trace their traditions back through nearly a thousand years of Islamic learning. Till today, they remain the single most vital tool for preserving Prophetic knowledge and cultivating it amongst the masses of the Ummah.
Ummah Welfare Trust continues to support and strengthen these indispensable institutions. Through subsidies, renovations and sponsorship programmes, the charity has helped establish hundreds of madrassahs and maktabs in recent years, alhamdulillah.
‘The world is cursed and what is in it is cursed, except the remembrance of Allah and what facilitates that, or one who has knowledge or one who seeks knowledge.’
What Are the Needs in Sierra Leone?
4 things we do to provide the best Maktab education
Identifying and Assessing Needs:
An assessment of the Islamic educational
needs of children in Sierra Leone is carried out by Ummah Welfare Trust.
Based on the level of need, different areas are assigned an intervention
Recruiting and Training Teachers:
Ummah Welfare Trust recruits and provides
weekly training to all teachers in educational methods, pedagogy and
Islamic teachings and values. This can help to ensure that the quality of
education provided is high and that the teachings are accurate.
Providing Resources and Materials:
Ummah Welfare Trust provides the necessary resources and materials to support
the educational programs. This includes couresbooks, stationary, and other materials
that can enhance the
learning experience for children within the Maktab.