One Ummah Foundation was founded in loving memory of Mustafa Saeed Rahman who died tragically 6 days before his 12th birthday. The Rahman family endowed the One Ummah Foundation, whose name means: "One People", with the knowledge that the best way to honor Mustafa would be through the work of helping children worldwide - no matter their ethnicity or religion.
During the first five years, One Ummah Foundation focused on improving educational infrastructure, including constructing new schools, refurbishing existing schools and providing needed materials for both new and existing schools (e.g. books, uniforms, food).
During the previous two years, One Ummah Foundation has expanded the types of projects it funds.
One Ummah Foundation has successfully provided many different types of funding to accomplish the following projects:
School refurbishment in Karachi, Pakistan
Construction of technical and vocational schools in Jakarta, Indonesia
Construction of three primary schools in Rathnikari, Cambodia
Community disaster relief and education in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Milk for widows and orphans in Bibile, Sri Lanka
School materials and facilities for a public school in Tatum, Cameroon
Supporting poor and needy students with their school fees in Hyderabad, India
Between 1999 and 2013, One Ummah Foundation made a direct impact on the lives of over 100,000 people, primarily children, in over a dozen countries.
In the future, One Ummah Foundation will deepen our relationship with the trusted contacts who ensure that donor funds are used efficiently and exclusively for the projects for which they are designated. We will continue to fund projects which increase the availability of education using a holistic approach which recognizes the importance of community’s economic and social development in educational accessibility and fulfillment.
One Ummah's story was captured by Noreen Haider in The Nation