How We Got Started
Giving Sadaqah is the new name of a UK registered charity which was first incorporated in 2002. This recent (2018) rebranding was initiated to refocus our efforts towards facilitating the basic welfare needs, with a particular focus on education, of those affected by natural disasters, famine, conflicts and other calamities.
The roots of this organisation date back to the Somalian drought of 2008, when a group of volunteers began to raise funds in response. Within a short period of time, and by the grace of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, “RAMDA” (which later evolved into “HOPE Regeneration of Africa”) was founded, and was providing relief to the affected.
Where We Are Now
Today ٱلْـحَـمْـدُ للهِ the organisation has achieved great success in establishing and running four Orphanage Schools and five Masajid in Northern Africa. There are currently over 1,600 children from Primary through to early Secondary (Year 9) stages being presented with the gifts of education, food and shelter so that they may acquire the skills necessary to lead independent lives with dignity and promote a more equitable and just society based on Islamic values.
In order to progress further, Giving Sadaqah has been established with the renewed objective of going global, so that thousands more can benefit from opportunities afforded by education.
Giving Sadaqah is the vehicle which requires your charitable investment to enable those in need to reach their destination of choice in life.
Some of our existing projects
Although the charity is aiming to promote this with a global reach, the current focus is on North-West Somaliland – one of the most peaceful areas of Somalia. What started here as a small group of orphans being taught under the shade of a tree has today branched into:
• 4 schools providing quality national curriculum education (One (Migane) school was also voted as a top school by the Ministry of Education)
• Over 1800 children, mainly orphans receiving free education
• A sponsored team of over 40 dedicated teachers and another 12 support staff giving their all on salaries of about £100 per month
The 4 Schools are the Gargaar School (Boromeh district with over 800 children); Hussein Migane School (Dilla region with over 500 children); Boon School (Southern region, over 250 children) and the Dhuhun School (over 150 children). The schools provide free education from Years 1-8 and do not have the capacity or facilities to take them to Secondary School completion or to lower the waiting lists, where hundreds more children could leave the barren ground and be in a classroom. There is a critical need for expansion. Currently the monthly costs for maintaining the schools is £5000 per month. For just £20/month you can earn the reward in Aakhira of sponsoring an orphan’s education and welfare needs. Allah (swt) and the Prophet (PBUH) remind across the Quran and the Sunnah of the importance of taking care of the orphans and the needy and our reward for this in the Aakhira.
Supporting Families in Need
There are also over 400 families who are classed as extremely vulnerable and have no bread-earners due to terminal illness and various disabilities. Giving Sadaqah is looking to provide for their daily food needs for just £50/month per family. During 2019, only 10 of these families have been sponsored.