AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN
by Abu Umamah: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said,
"If anyone strokes an orphan's head, doing so only
for Allah's sake,
he will have blessings for every hair over which his hand
passes; and if anyone treats well an orphan girl or boy
under his care,
he and I shall be like these two in Paradise", putting
two of his fingers together.
Ahmad and Tirmidhi transmitted it,
[Al-Tirmidhi - 4974]
In keeping with the above tradition, WAMY
has OVC as one of its focus areas, to restore the future
and help bring back hope. Thousands of orphans and vulnerable
children are raised in their communities by adults who are
empowered and mobilized by OVC Support department empowered
either through our skills development or parenting workshop.
Our aims of this program are:
- Strengthen the capacity of families to
protect and care for OVC.
- Mobilize and strengthen community-based responses.
- To promote Islamic identity amongst Muslim Orphans
- Ensure access to essential services for OVC like education,
Social and health care.
- Raise awareness to create a supportive environment for
ORPHANAGE: Situated at
W Section, 169 Zwe Mdlalala Rd opposite the Maweleni Complex
in the heart of the biggest Township in Durban. The Orphanage
accommodates 20 Orphan boys. The boys attend South Coast
Muslim School in Clair wood and Ihsan Boys Islamic School.
We also support Bambasandla Orphanage in U section
are currently supporting 289 Orphans (some are centre based
and others home based)