Islamic organisations give sh129m to Ugandan orphans

Salah Elbably from the International Islamic Relief Organisation said "Even the Prophet (Mohammad, PBUH) was an orphan but he became a great man on earth."

Islamic organisations give sh129m to Ugandan orphans

Islamic organisations have released sh129.3m for orphans in various parts of Uganda.

The Muslim World League and the International Islamic Relief Organisation (IIRO) gave the money at a function held at the IIRO headquarters in Old Kampala on Thursday.

Salah Elbably from IIRO said the money would be spent on school fees, medication and buying other scholastic items for the children.

He said the organisation sponsors over 1,000 orphans in Uganda who get sh40,000 each per month. "Being an orphan does not mean that you are an outcast to the society.

"Even the Prophet (Mohammad, PBUH) was an orphan but he became a great man on earth," Elbably said.

The beneficiaries are aged between six and 18 years regardless of their religious affiliations, he said.

He said some of the orphans who stay with their guardians get assistance from centres in Luweero and Arua disctricts.

Muslim World League and IIRO are Saudi Arabian- based organisations which focus on charity work in developing countries.

Elbably appealed to the head teachers to guide the children to ensure that they become useful citizens.

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Ağustos 2008, 16:52
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