What We Do
Jamia islamia Botswana’s Islamic projects are dedicated to the upliftment of underprivileged and needy Muslims. Donations in the form of fidya, lillah, sadaqa and waqf are conscientiously used to fund and establish projects related to education, orphans’ care, water wells, the building of masaajids, etc. This is done in strict accordance with the rules of Shari’ah.
OPHANS & CHILD WELLFARE
All children are entitled to basic rights relating to health, education, nutrition and protection. Yet each year, millions are subjected to abuse and even more are orphaned due to war, famine, HIV/Aids, poverty and natural disasters. Recognising the importance of children’s well being, Jamia Islamia Botswana has launched various programmes to improve the quality of life of orphans. We build and fund orphanages and provide sponsorships and bursaries to thousands of orphans to secure their education, as well as basic necessities such as clothing, food and medical care.
WATER & SANITATION
The United Nations estimates that more than one in six people worldwide do not have access to the basic amount (20 – 50 litres) of safe freshwater for their daily needs such as drinking, bathing and cooking. Today, there are more than 2.5 billion people who are living without basic sanitation. Diseases such as diarrhoea are rife and lack of access to sanitation and clean water result in millions of deaths each year. Jamia Islamia Botswana runs various water and sanitation projects. These include digging of water wells, borehole construction, building of toilets, education and hygiene training.
EDUCATION & SKILLS DEVELOPEMENT
Millions of children in the developing world are denied the benefits and opportunities that a good education offers. As a result, inequality, poverty and illiteracy continue to burden developing countries. Jamia Islamia Botswana works within communities in Botswana to make education more widely available and affordable. Our projects include the building of crèches and schools, stationery provision, bursaries and scholarships and teacher training programmes.
FOOD AID & NUTRITION
Access to food is a basic human requirement for survival. The eradication of hunger is a millennium development goal that countries across the world are still struggling to achieve. Malnutrition and other diseases are prominent in the developing world, especially among children. Jamia Islamia Botswana has launched projects to assist with fighting hunger and malnutrition in the poorest areas across the country/ continent. These include regular distribution of food hampers, agricultural and rural farming projects, soup kitchens and Slice4Life campaigns.
Widowhood is a daunting experience with wider socio economic ramifications. Women often bear the brunt of economic hardship and social isolation without a male breadwinner in the family. They are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, and their legal rights are often violated. Jamia Islamia Botswana widows' care projects include financial assistance, workshops, and empowerment projects.
Jamia Islamia Botswana Counselling. Jamia Islamia Botswana will be establishing a community careline focused on empowering the masses through community based programmes and person centered counselling.