YMA’s longest running and most important project is the Young Muslim Children’s Home (YMCH – formerly GMCH). This project started in 1969 and has grown to its current size under the supervision of its director Shaykh Mo ur Rasool and other staﬀ. The centre has supported thousands of orphans through its nearly 50 years of operation. Many among these children have gone on through university or training to become: ambassadors, ministers, doctors, teachers, Imams and multiple other professions.
YMCH is currently supporting 414 orphans from all across Kenya. Not only is YMCH doing a praiseworthy task from an Islamic perspective, but its eﬀorts have been recognised and praised on a national level by: the Government, Civil Society, & multiple UN agencies as the leading centre for disseminating of Children’s issues and Educational Programmes in the province. Alhamdulillah, the centre is fortunate enough to receive sponsorships both from local donors and from international ones. With donations coming from as far as the South Africa, Middle East, UK, and USA.
Orphan Sponsorship costs are US$ 50 per month. This can be Zakaah, or optional donations. Full feedback is provided on this project, and written correspondence with the child is also facilitated. Currently there are 397 onsite sponsored orphans & 17 oﬀsite (living with relatives) sponsored orphans To date, YMA has facilitated the sponsoring of almost 2,000 orphans.
The Prophet r has said, “The one who cares for an orphan and myself will be together in Heaven like so,” and he held two adjacent ﬁngers together to illustrate. al-Bukhari
The cost of an Orphan Sponsorship is US$ 50 per month.
The Young Muslim Children’s Home (YMCH – formerly GMCH) was started in 1969 as a couple of bare brick rooms in the middle of a ﬁeld of undeveloped land. Since that me the functionality of the orphanage and its centrality to the area have kept on increasing with further development. From a large donated borehole that serves more than just the orphanage to multiple halls and kitchens and classrooms that have even seen use as emergency shelters; the orphanage has seen almost 2,000 students graduate from its halls and ﬁnd a digniﬁed place in society.
YMA are always looking for opportunties to increase the capacity of the institute and provide better services. This can only happen when we increase not only the amount of sponsorships but also receive donations to the institute to speciﬁcally expand and improve facilities. We hope you will become a part of this wonderful endeavor and help us provide a beer home for many more orphans.
Any contribution to the institute is welcome. If you would like to sponsor a speciﬁc section please contact us directly and we will be able to provide you with full details on the matter. This project cannot accept Zakaah as it is a waqf (endowment) project. Non-waajib donations only please.
Assisting an orphanage to develop is assisting many orphans at once.
YMA’s Orphan sponsorship program includes Quran recitation and memorisation classes, and basic Islamic knowledge classes.
These classes give enough Islamic education to each student to not only be able to manage their day to day lives in an Islamic manner, but also to lead prayers and be proud of their Islamic heritage in front of all others.
Although some facilities can aﬀord these classes for their children, many cannot. As such, these facilities are also available to other children from poor backgrounds should a sponsor be available.
YMA also sponsors Nakuru Islamic Centre, a madrasah in Kenya’s Ri Valley Province. This institute currently as 24 students studying Hifz. Furthermore, 37students have successfully graduated as Huﬀaz.
Sponsorship of a Haﬁz requires three years of support and will cost US$50 per month.
These students are provided the same beneﬁts as the orphans: meals, healthcare and school classes within the campus.
Zakaah is also suitable for this project.
To date, YMA has sponsored over 250 Huﬀaz. The amazing thing of which is many have gone on to teach Hifz themselves. So the true number that have become Haﬁz through the program is unknown.
The Messenger of Allah has said: “Whoever reads the Qur’an, learns it and acts in accordance to it, on the Day of Resurrection his parents will be given a crown to wear whose light will be as the light of the sun, and his parents will be given garments which far surpass everything to be found in this world.They will ask, “Why have we been given this to wear?” It will be said to them, “Because you got you child to learn the Qur’an. al-Haakim
Many scholars believe this would also apply to one who sponsors a child to be able to learn the Qur’an by heart.