- UGX 2,350,000 Pledged
- UGX 7,050,000 Target
- UGX 4,700,000 To Go
Orphan Education 2018
Asalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu
It has always been the duty of Masjid Al-Qudus, Katuuso to look after orphans and needy children that are in the mosque's jurisdiction. We are currently taking care of the education and general welfare of 14 of such children. Here, we pay for their school fees and buy their school requirements. Where required, we even provide for food and sometimes pay the rent if their guardians are not able.
We have three categories of children who need our help, here.
1. Orphaned Children - Children who have lost both parents or in some cases where the providing parent has passed on.
2. New Muslim converts - A new muslim faces a number of challenges having converted. Learning their new religions is the least of their worries. They constantly face rejection from their own family members, friends and peers. They are sent out of their family homes and left to fend for themselves, sometimes as young as early teenagers.
The Poor - Children whose parents cannot afford putting them in school.
We have six (6) orphaned children. These were children to Sheikh Isa Kinyenya, one of the Sheikhss at the mosque, that passed on in 2012. The mother of the children had never worked before the passing on of Sheikh Isa and even when she started, she can only afford to feed the children.
These children pay UGX 1,200,000 per school term. We have always depended on handouts to help them. So, we look forward to seeing you help us on this issue.
We have five (5) children all coming from one very poor family. The father was a member of the mosque executive committee but later reverted - left the Islamic faith. He refused to take care of his family again until they leave Islam. The wife, and her 5 children have held onto the belief in the oneness of Allah and thus been disowned by the husband and father to her kids. He left them in a rented house whose rent was in arrears and the wife had never worked before. The eldest child was fending for the rest of the family until his sudden death last year.
These children pay UGX 850,000 per school term. We have always depended on handouts to help them. So, we look forward to seeing you help us on this matter.
New Muslim converts
We take care of three (3) children in this category. The father just disappeared leaving the mother in a small house with the children. We took notice when during the school term, the kids were always just playing at home. We talked to the mother who said she couldnt do a thing about their education. She asked if we could help and when we did she asked that we helped her and her kids convert to Islam. Alhamdulillah, they are now a happy muslim family that still depends on the Mosque's generosity.
These children pay UGX 300,000 per school term.
Some of the children we take care of
Dear Brothers and Sisters, we need your support on this cause. Education is very important to the Ummah.
The Prophet (PBUH) did not only preach about importance of knowledge, he also gave examples of promoting knowledge. In the very first battle between the Muslims and unbelievers or Mecca, known as the war of Badr, the Muslims gain victory and caught seventy non-believers as prisoners of war. One of the criteria of releasing the POWs devised by the Prophet (PBUH) was that those who were literate among the prisoners could go free if they teach ten Muslim children how to read and write.
How Can You Help?
First, Thank you very much for your support. May Allah (SWT) bless you and your family. There are several ways in which you can be of help to this cause. Please find and make use of whichever way makes it easy for you.
1. Bank Deposit
You can make a bank deposit or money transfer directly to our Education Fund Account at Tropical Africa Bank, Kansanga.
Bank Name: Tropical Africa Bank Branch: Kansanga BranchAccount Name: Masjid Al-Qudus Katuuso Account Number: 0060053537 Address: 5277, Gabba Road, P.O Box 9485, Kampala – Uganda
2. Mobile Money Transfer
You can make a mobile money transfer directly to the following mobile phone numbers. Please be advised to verify that the receipient names match the given names below:
Imaam (Yusuf Kitenda): MTN - 0772 537138 Imaam (Yusuf Kitenda): Airtel - 0755 550428
Please inlcude the REASON as "Education". Once sent, please endeavour to call the number you have sent the money to, to confirm reciept.
You are welcome to pledge a full bursary or scholarship for any or all these children.