From R1500 can provide an underprivileged student with a school starter pack.
From R5 000 you can contribute towards the school tuition fees of an underprivileged student.
From R10 000 you can contribute towards a University bursary for an underprivileged student
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Every child deserves a quality education, which is the key to a brighter future. Islamic Relief offers underprivileged students the opportunity to learn critical skills, grow their self-confidence, and help them escape the brutal cycle of poverty. Our “Educate a Leader” appeal is crucial to help build the futures of underprivileged students. Importantly, education has a positive impact on future generations, both within a single family and in the broader community.

Millions of children are filling their new backpacks with brand-new school supplies in preparation for the start of the new school year. It is an exciting but nerve-racking time: starting a new grade, making new friends, and meeting a new teacher. However, this is not a commodity for millions of underprivileged children locally and globally. The socioeconomic issues in South Africa and abroad, such as unemployment, crime, corruption, and poverty, are steadily rising. Islamic Relief has highlighted these concerns and is working towards educating, informing, and empowering the local communities to be better prepared in the face of contemporary challenges.

We have been diligently working in the education sector and see education as a vital tool towards empowering and uplifting underprivileged communities in South Africa and abroad. Our objective is to create equal opportunities for disadvantaged people to seek knowledge. Islamic Relief’s education sector gives hope to those who dare to dream and eases their path towards success. We facilitate and implement educational programs that create opportunities for the empowerment of communities and their future leaders.

How we support underprivileged students

Education for children is one of the most important aspects affecting the future of communities in need, locally and globally. At Islamic Relief, we believe in the need to educate, learn, and grow. We help all children gain a critical education, learn much-needed skills, and develop a bright and happy future for themselves.

Educating an underprivileged student can be challenging, as these students often face additional obstacles due to limited access to resources and support at home. Here are some strategies Islamic Relief implements to ensure students are supported and can uphold their dignity in the school environment.

  • We provide access to resources: Ensuring students have access to the resources they need to succeed, such as textbooks, stationery, uniforms, backpacks, and other learning materials.
  • We offer extra support: Providing support to students, such as tutoring or study groups, ensures a greater understanding of the work done.
  • Encourage a growth mindset: Help students develop a growth mindset, ensuring the development of their abilities through hard work and effort. A growth mindset helps them persevere in the face of challenges and setbacks.
  • Foster a positive learning environment: Create a positive, supportive learning environment that encourages the student to take risks, ask questions, and make mistakes as a natural part of the learning process.
  • Involve the community: Involve the community in the student’s education by seeking resources and support from local organizations.
  • Advocate for the student: Advocate for the needs and rights of students, ensuring they have the same opportunities to succeed as their more privileged peers.

Educate towards the holistic empowerment of underprivileged people and communities.

At Islamic Relief, we are committed to breaking the ongoing cycle of poverty that so many children face. We want to ensure that all children receive at least primary education and that adults are well equipped to read and write.

Islamic Relief constructs and rehabilitates schools and supplies and equips them to provide quality teaching and learning. We train educators to give their students the best education possible and provide students with the essentials needed for them to be healthy enough to concentrate and learn in school. In addition, we work smartly to educate vulnerable children in ways that work best for their situation and culture. We also facilitate learning in the safest manner possible, leading to the transformation of their lives.

Islamic Relief has supported the education of more than 285,000 people across 21 countries by funding mobile classrooms, rebuilding and refurbishing schools, and supporting children with special educational needs, school equipment, and teachers’ salaries. With your continued support, we can help provide the means for a much brighter future for many in need.

You can provide a child or adult with a better future free of poverty. You can help educate others and enable them to learn and grow.


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