“Who will lend Allah a good loan so that he can increase it many times?” – Qur’an 2:245
Since our founding in 2004, Islamic Relief has been providing humanitarian aid and assistance to poverty-stricken families affected by inequality, HIV, Aids, unemployment and poverty in South Africa.
Our work is centred around providing holistic, sustainable solutions. We prioritise the needs of orphans and vulnerable children. In 2005, we launched our orphan’s sponsorship program to provide assistance to child-headed households, girl children and homes with infants and younger children.
We also provide support to the household by offering skills training and development to guardians so that they can become self-sufficient.
Other services offered by Islamic Relief South Africa include educational and bursary support, food and nutritional support, healthcare and water solutions.
We also advocate this country’s most vulnerable people who are facing issues like food insecurity, poverty, and domestic violence.
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ORPHANS AND CHILDREN
ORPHAN SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME
The Orphan Sponsorship Programme provides support to more than 59,000 orphans and vulnerable children globally. Children are provided with nutritional, educational, health and psychosocial support.
THE LEADERSHIP COLLEGE, MANENBERG CAPE TOWN
The Leadership College is a no-fee high school situated in Manenberg, Cape Town. Islamic Relief awarded scholarships to struggling students that covers the cost of their uniforms, textbooks and stationery.
OSIZWENI COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Osizweni Community Centre is situated in Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg. Islamic Relief has been supporting the institution since 2008. This multi-faceted project provides orphan care, health and educational support, social and skills development to the neighbouring communities.
WATER 4 LIFE BOREHOLE PROJECT
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is Mr Mandela’s lasting wish for the children of Africa, and his legacy for future generations. A 200-bed specialist hospital is located in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a centre of excellence in numerous paediatric specialisms – including oncology.
The Nelson Mandela children’s hospital sets the bar for modern, child-centred healthcare and primary health care facilities in Africa. It will serve children in South Africa and from across the continent. No child will be turned away because they cannot pay.
SEASONAL – QURBANI
SHARING THE JOYS OF EID UL-ADHA WITH FAMILIES IN NEED
MEAT PACK DISTRIBUTION
SEASONAL – RAMADAN
FOOD PACK DISTRIBUTION
Feeding the poorest communities in the blessed month. During the blessed month of Ramadan, donors served thousands of people who were struggling to obtain their daily meals to sustain their lives and well being. As a global family, Islamic Relief distributed 254,451 food packs in 35 countries and areas in Asia, Africa and Europe reaching over 1.34 million people of the poorest of the poor. The South African office was responsible for implementing this seasonal campaign locally and in neighbouring Lesotho and Zimbabwe. A total of 24,296 people were reached, Alhamdulillah.