The Young Muslim Association (YMA) started on 16th July 1964 as a small charity working solely in Nairobi. Its mission was social welfare and youth awareness work.
In 1968, after war had ravaged North-Eastern Kenya, the YMA members travelled to Garissa and found countless people made homeless and without support; chiefly among whom were an untold number of orphans who were in the most vulnerable of states. This started their efforts in setting up an orphanage and outreach programs to support and steadily improve the lives of thousands of children over the coming years.
The YMA’s core objectives are:
- To become a guardian for the orphans of Kenya
- To promote righteousness, mercy and moral principles to all, especially the youth
- To empower and enrich the community through education, training and opportunity
While at heart, the YMA is still an orphans-first charity, we have since gone on to include many different charitable activities in our operations. These include emergency humanitarian relief, food distribution, long-term water solutions, health provision, education, youth activities, vocational training, shelter, Dawah, Waqf and empowerment projects.
We hope you will look at our projects and allow us to assist you in obtaining Allah’s pleasure by serving the Ummah.