In underdeveloped countries around the world, millions of innocent children are denied access to education and opportunities. According to the UN estimates, 258 million children are not in any type of school, and 218 million children are involved in child labor – often full-time. With your zakat this Ramadan, we can give children in places like Bangladesh resources to complete their education set them on the path to living fulfilling lives.
One Ummah's Bright Future Program: Giving Children the Tools They Need to Succeed
Thanks to the Bright Future Program, several impoverished children in Bangladesh have completed their Primary School Certificate Exams and went on to further their education.
In impoverished areas of Bangladesh, families have had to flee their homes due to river erosion. Children are forced to work to survive, and most schools lack proper teachers and infrastructure.
We supply whatever is needed to help lift families up.
In one case, a student was severely sick, so we paid the $500 to one of our community program partners for her medical care. She recovered and passed primary school with excellence.
During Ramadan in 2018, two of our student's lost their fathers. Losing a family's sole breadwinner often means children are forced to work. However, we provided each of their families with a cow to sell milk and provide an income, thanks to the help of our local community program partners.
Together, Your Zakat Can Help Us Prevent Child Labor This Ramadan
We started a school for these deprived children back in January 2016 and named it 'Bright Future School.' Alhadulillah, now we have about 125 students in 4 branches in Bhola District.
It would not have been possible to run this project without your generous donations and dua for the needy kids. OUF provides all accessories for studying, tifin, iftar for their families, new dresses for students to celebrate Eid. For all of these things, each kid needs about $125 per year.
While we're extremely proud of the work we've completed in partnership with local organizations, Bright Future still has much to do. For 2020, we'd like to:
Financially support families so children can focus on school.
Provide monthly scholarships to needy and meritorious children.
Hire teachers for classes at different levels.
Break up our classrooms into different grade levels.
This Ramadan, your zakat can make a real difference in the lives of impoverished children in Bangladesh and around the world.
Please consider a one-time or recurring donation today to help us sustain the educational needs of children in Bangladesh through Bright Future.