Our President, Dr. Moledina, recently had the pleasure of visiting Bilal Muslim Mission in Tanzania and witnessed first-hand the fantastic amount of work going on in the name of the Ahlul Bayt (as).
As the new school year begins, parents are preparing for a fresh term: buying uniforms and stationery, worrying about 'first days' and dreaming of the bright futures that lie ahead for their children along the path of education and success.
But in many parts of the world, this preparation itself is an unachievable dream. Thousands of children yearn to join the academic stream and can only sit on the side lines, watching in earnest because they are unable to afford what should be a basic human right.
You can change that.
Starting this year, you can choose to make a difference in the lives of one of these children.
Through our Zainabiyya Child Sponsorship Scheme, you can give another parent the chance to send their child to school as well.
After 35 years of sponsoring over 25,000 children and watching them change not just their own lives, but those of their families and communities as well, we know that this 'Pay It Forward' campaign is hugely successful. Many of our beneficiaries give back to the project by sponsoring others once they complete their own education and begin working.
The buddy scheme is also a perfect opportunity to create a culture of sharing amongst the new generation. For just £10 a month for primary education or £55 a month for higher education, you can give your child the gift of a 'buddy' who receive an education alongside them.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela
Read all of our nominations for this year's #FatimaInspires project
Where in the West a student considers it the norm to have a fully equipped laboratories for science periods and computers available for ICT lessons, it is not a given in all the schools in the developing countries of the World.