As part of the Social Responsibility Program, SJFA are currently supporting two orphans at the Anameel Al Rahmma Elementary School For Orphans in the Iraqi suburb of Diwaniya, which is approximately 40km from the holy shrines in Najaf. It was once a thriving agricultural place and now one of the poorest towns in Iraq.
Poverty in Diwaniya is rampant and this is the only school in Iraq designated for orphans who have lost either one or both parents. This was funded by 2 Iraqi philanthropists, where one donated the land and the other cost of construction of a very modern school which boasts the latest technology and facilities. The school, which is owned and run by a local NGO, Anamil al Rahma (fingers of mercy) has classrooms, a library, an IT room, an Astro -turf pitch and dining hall and kitchen.
The primary education is for both boys and girls who come from poor families, and who have lost a father and/or mother whilst protecting their communities from ISiS/Daseh.
The children are provided with an annual clothing allowance, 2 meals per day and transportation with quality education. The teachers speak English as there is an emphasis to teach the language.
The curriculum is primary education for both boys and girls and the students who attend come from very poor families. They are provided with an annual clothing allowance, 2 meals per day and transportation with quality education.
As some of our coaches (and their families) embark on their Ziyaraat this week, the coaches collectively raised £3,154 which will provide ongoing support to the school and the students. As with previous years, coaches and parents also collected football kits to be distributed to orphans in Iraq.
We would like to thank the coaches and parents for their support of this worthwhile charity. We also pray for their safety throughout the ziyaraat and look forward to seeing them back for the the next training session on
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