The LIFE of an Orphan is one not only beset by the great loss of a loving parent, but is also one at higher risk of poverty, struggle and exploitation.
These children around the world are deprived of basic necessities such as education, health services, shelter, and access to safe, clean water. Natural and man-made disasters leave a trail of misery, intensifying the pre-existing conditions of poverty and deprivation. Children, especially orphans are the most vulnerable and suffer the most. They are often exploited as cheap or slave labour, and rarely have the chance to attend school. Without clean water or even basic health care, they fall sick and sometimes die.
The primary objectives of our OrphanAid programme are to provide basic necessities for orphans in improving their health, nutrition, and education. These are done socially and morally regardless of their race, creed or gender. The programme is designed to address the needs of the orphans and improve their lives in a way that respects and preserves the customs and traditions of the country in which we operate.
Becoming a part of our OrphanAid program goes further than meeting the needs of just one child. Our many years of experience have taught us that the only way to make a lasting difference in a child’s life is to benefit other children and families within the community. Our OrphanAid program provides assistance to orphanages where funds directly benefit the needs of the orphans and indirectly benefit the rest of the community through developmental programmes, water and sanitation, health care programmes and environmental programmes.
The beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was himself also an orphan, and he encouraged his fellow believers in aiding orphans with this Hadith narrated by Sahl bin Sa'd (ra), where The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“I AND THE PERSON WHO TAKES CARE OF AN ORPHAN WILL BE TOGETHER LIKE *THIS* IN PARADISE”
[then he raised his index and middle fingers together] - Saeeh Al Bukhari, Book 8, vol. 73, Hadith #34
100% TO ORPHANS GUARANTEE
We make sure 100% of your contribution towards OrphanAid goes directly to orphans and their guardians. Why? Because we believe that whatever’s donated as a gift for orphans, *belongs* to the orphans.