Orphan Sponsorship

Mohammad, Orphan, Syria

For £35 you can transform a child’s future through orphan sponsorship. This Ramadan, honour the Prophet’s (PBUH) legacy of mercy to children, and reap the multiplied blessings of the holy month.

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Sponsor an orphan

“I and the one who sponsors an orphan will be in Paradise like these two” – and he gestured with his forefinger and middle finger, holding them close together. (Bukhari)

Every day, an estimated 10,000 children become orphans. Children like Mohammed, from Aleppo. His father passed away recently, and his mother has struggled to care for him and his brother.

Mohammed has scoliosis, and had to leave behind his braces when he fled his home in Aleppo. Now they live in a tent that doesn’t protect them from the rain or blistering heat. “Yesterday, I took him to the doctor who told me that my son needed an operation but it’s very expensive,” explained his mother.

“Muhammed, he can’t do anything, he can’t even play with other children, or they’ll taunt him.

“After my husband passed away, everything became difficult. [Mohammed] asks me where is my dad? I say that your dad has died, he went to Jannah.

“I just want to live safely with my children. I don’t need anything more than that.”

Change a life

For little Mohammed, change starts here. With each of us. Your sponsorship will give a child like Mohammed the opportunity that all children deserve – a chance to be healthy, protected, and educated.

£35 per month helps to cover the cost of food, shelter, clothes, healthcare and learning materials. That’s just £1.15 per day!

With the spread of COVID-19, orphaned children are facing more insecurity than ever, and we urgently need more sponsors for hundreds of vulnerable children across nine countries.

You can choose where you sponsor a child, as well as their age and gender – or you can leave it to our Orphan and Child Welfare Team to select the child in the most urgent need of sponsorship. It takes just a few minutes to register, and to change a child’s life.

Why sponsor through Human Appeal?

We’ve been helping supporters to sponsor orphans for 30 years. Currently, our supporters are sponsoring 13,279 orphans across nine countries. We’ve witnessed how one sponsorship can change a whole future, and we’ve developed a programme that puts the child’s needs first.

In order to qualify for child sponsorship, an orphaned child must remain in school, which safeguards their right to an education and a future, and helps to give them the tools to support themselves once they become young adults in the world. We also provide training to their mothers or caregivers about protection, helping to safeguard them from common risks and dangers.

This Ramadan, entrust your precious charity to us and change a young life. It’s a beautiful Sadaqah Jariyah; the safety, knowledge and health that you provide an orphan with will benefit them for the rest of their lives, and bring blessings upon you too!

Child protection: the safest place for your orphan sponsorship

Our number one priority in all our work is protecting the rights, dignity and safety of the people we support. Human Appeal has vigorous checks, measures, and policies to ensure that all children and vulnerable people that we work with are protected from harm. We have designated child protection coordinators, who ensure that our Child Protection Policy is followed, that children are protected, and that any complaints are reported and escalated.

What happens when I sponsor a child?

Give a child a chance of a brighter future

How child sponsorship transforms a life

Warm and clothed

Providing orphans with suitable, dignified clothing, and keeping them warm and dry throughout the year.

Well nourished

Your sponsorship helps to provide regular food to the child you sponsor, allowing them to thrive.

A roof and a home

Having the stability of a home to return to at the end of the day helps children to focus in school and provides them with the security and stability that all children need in order to flourish.

Helping children return to school

Sadly, sometimes children are forced to work in order to keep themselves and their families fed. Providing their caregiver with a regular income helps orphans to return to school, pay for their learning materials, and build a brighter future.

Support for the whole family

When a widowed mother has an income for one of her children, the whole family is supported through shelter and food, and through the easing of the financial burden on the family.

Healthcare and medical support

Providing orphans with proper health care, routine check-ups and immunisations.

Be the change an orphan like Muhammed needs today

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The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “I and the one who sponsors an orphan will be in Paradise like these two” – and he gestured with his forefinger and middle finger, holding them close together.

In Islam, sponsoring an orphaned child is one of the most righteous deeds a Muslim can perform.

Follow the footsteps of the Messenger (PBUH) this Ramadan, build a brighter future, and multiply your reward in the hereafter, inshallah. Change starts with you.

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