Islam channel now support 10 charities world wide of which are Muslim Aid, Islamic relief, Orphans in Need, UK
Islamic mission, Interpal, Muslim charity, Islamic Help, Muslim hands, Human appeal international and READ Foundation.
(Rural Education and Development) is a registered chairty in the UK and has been implementing educational and welfare projects in the developing world since 1994.
With over 70,000 students studying in almost 350 schools, READ Foundation is a truly grass-roots organisation changing lives in needy communities. We are passionate about what we do and are determined to ensure positive change for all, which is why 1 in 10 of the children are orphans and half are girls. We also enjoy good working partnerships with established international organisations which is a tribute to the hard work of the staff and teachers at the schools.
The United Nations Millennium Development Goal number 2 is to ‘Achieve universal primary education’ – namely, ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. We believe READ foundation is making a significant contribution to this goal.
At READ foundation - our focus is on Education. Education has an immense impact on the human society. It is the only true long term strategy to overcoming poverty in a society and bringing about sustainable change and development.
An education enables people to make well-informed decisions and pursue interests. A society needs doctors, lawyers, accountants, teachers and many other professionals. Their role in delivering even basic healthcare, justice, accountability and growth is vital. Without members of a community to deliver these, a society eventually becomes devoid of basic human rights, minimum health standards and infrastructure for trade and growth.
READ Foundation thus focuses all its efforts on this very fundamental building block of society.
Orphans in Need
Who we are
Orphans in Need is a charitable organisation, established specifically to help orphans and widows in some of the worlds
most vulnerable and needy communities. This focus on orphans and widows, is because they are often the weakest members
of any society, and the most affected by the scourge of poverty. Orphans in Need are currently instigating, running or
financing a number of poverty alleviation projects. Our work covers everything from short term Emergency aid; to more
sustainable long term development projects whereby the recipients of any aid are bought out of the ‘cycle of poverty’
which blights the lives of successive generations.
Orphans in Need believe in the equality of all humanity, and that the welfare of any child without
parents or guardians / carers is the responsibility of the whole of mankind. We strongly believe that all
children are born with the right to:
Sectors of work
- Adequate nutrition
- Clean water and access to sanitation
- Medical care
- Loving care and guidance in a family orientated home or institution
Orphans in Need are currently engaged with various projects in Asia and Africa. Our aim is to
identify some of the neediest areas in the countries of operation, and help the orphans and
widows in a number of ways:
- Orphanage support and construction
- Emergency aid & relief
- Water & sanitation projects
- Medical camps
- Education and Training, on Health & nutrition, orphanage accountability and staff
training, Child protection and rights.
- Long term self-sustainability and income generation projects
Wherever there are orphans in need of help, then we stand ready to help them. Where we cannot
help them directly; we will help other charities who are already operating in the area.
Muslim Aid was founded in 1985 when leading British Muslim organisations joined together to respond to the endemic humanitarian crisis in Africa.
Muslim Aid is UK-based international relief and development agency, who has been working for over two decades to help save and improve the lives of millions in over 70 of the world’s poorest countries. Since 1985 Muslim Aid has been at the forefront of developing partnerships to assist the most deprived communities around the globe.
One of their key events of Muslim Aid history during the time of 1987 - 1988 emergency supplies provided to millions of Afghan war refugees fleeing across the border into Pakistan. A country office in Pakistan was opened to set up education and healthcare programmes for their incoming refugees. Orphan sponsorship scheme was then also set up initially helping 76 children in six countries.
"Whoever saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind"
Islamic Relief is an international aidand development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by Dr Hany El Banna.
Islamic Relief strives to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and diseases worldwide without regard to color, race or creed and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. We aim to provide rapid relief in the event of man-made or natural disasters.
With over 100 branches worldwide, working in some of the most remote areas of the World, Islamic Relief is striving to end poverty.
As we have permanent offices throughout the world, we are able to implement wide ranging projects that bring real and positive change to the lives of millions.
A caring world where the basic requirements of people in need are fulfilled.
- Inspired by Islamic values, Islamic Relief work to:
We do this by:
- Assist individuals, groups and institutions to develop safe and caring communities.
- Help the poor to enjoy self-reliance, with dignity.
- Make it possible for those who wish to support others to reach people in need of their help.
- Providing assistance regardless of race, colour, political affiliation, gender or belief, and without expecting anything in return.
- Working to mitigate the affect of disasters, preparing for their occurrence and responding by providing relief and rehabilitation.
- Promoting sustainable development through programmes in education, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, and income generation.
- Advocating on behalf of the poor.
- Committing ourselves to harnessing our outputs and outcomes to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
UK Islamic Mission
Charity Registration Number 250275
The UK Islamic Mission, a national organisation, has been involved in relief and welfare work since its inception in
1962 – although this is not the only work UKIM is involved in. Today the UKIM has around 45 branches and centres
established in most large towns and cities of the country. It is primarily engaged in the educational and social
development of the Muslim community and in sharing Islam with fellow non-Muslims and working to remove misunderstandings
and fears that exist about Islam and the Muslim community. The UKIM has managed to establish a large network of mosques
and Islamic centre in the UK; it runs evening and weekend school for around 5000 children every year. It is engaged
in youth work, as well as organizes numerous spiritual, moral and social development programmes for men and women
throughout the year.
In addition, being an organization that has a deep concern for humanity, relief and welfare work
also forms an important aspect of UKIM work. They help all people who are in need, anywhere in
the world, regardless of their religion, race, nationality, colour, gender or political beliefs.
UKIM work with partner organizations to deliver and manage relief and welfare projects in many
countries including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Palestine, Iraq, Kosovo, Kenya, and more
recently Haiti. The UKIM responds to humanitarian crises such as earthquakes, floods and
other disasters hitting people, as well as support a range of projects to assist internally displaced people, to alleviate poverty, to
improve health, and to enable people to stand on their own feet and earn their living in
dignified ways (e.g. through education and capacity building programmes - and Microfinance
Scheme). Some of the aid provided and projects we support include the following:
Thus, the UKIM is engaged in a range of community and relief work in many parts of the world for
last 48 years in order to help people through a range of projects.
- Water Supply Projects
- Education for poor boys and girls
- Orphan Sponsorship Schemes
- Healthcare Projects: include setting up of Eye Camps, Diagnostic Centres, Mobile health units, Small health units
- Relief Work for IDPs in Pakistan
- Food Distribution Program
- Eid Gift Packs
- Women Empowerment Projects
- Marriage Arrangements for poor girls
- Qurbani Projects
Interpal where founded in November 1994 and its a British charity that works with
international funding partners on the ground to provide relief and development aid
to Palestinians in need, mainly in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and the refugee camps
in Lebanon and Jordan. They are currently the largest British charity supplying
humanitarian aid to Palestinians and is one of the largest Muslim led charities
Interpal seeks to help Palestinians overcome the harsh conditions they face resulting
from over 60 years of suffering by focusing on four main points of programs one
being community development
- tries to to lift communities out of poverty with
long-term, sustainable solutions based on their needs. Humanitarian work
those immediately affected by conflict, especially in the field of water and sanitation,
Health & Medical
– Distributing funds to hospitals, medical centres and local clinics
to ensure continued service provision and Education programmes
– in order to empower
the youth of Palestine, and as a means of providing them with a better education
The charity was founded on 1999 by shaykh muhammad imdad hussain pirzada and later
in 2003 Junaid Jamshed joined the organisation. Muslim Charity is a leading international
relief and development that aims to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people.
As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, this charities successfully carries
out short and long-term development projects.
The charity was established with the overall key goal of alleviating poverty amongst
Muslim communities around the world, with particular focus on Pakistan. The charity has
provided emergency aid to thousands of individuals around the world and assisting on
following natural disasters such as the Tsunami and the Asian earthquake.
Muslim Hands is an international working in over forty countries worldwide to help those
affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. The organisation was established in
1993 in Nottingham, UK when aid convoys carried food, clothing and medicine for Bosnia
during their war.
Overall aim for Muslim hand is to deliver relief from poverty, sickness and the provision
of education worldwide and to provide an ethical service for the collection & distribution
Muslim Hands has grown to be one of the UK's foremost charities where their work encompasses
40 countries, with field offices in over 20, and spend annually in excess of £7,000,000
on projects ranging from disaster relief and medical aid, to education and tree plantation.
Human Appeal International
Human Appeal International was established in 1984 and is the British international development
and relief charity based in Manchester.
In 1991 Human appeal international
have been supporting lasting economic and social development
in deprived areas to improve the quality of life in poor communities through education health
and social development.
Over the years the charity have supported many campaign and have been particularly active in
Niger who is one of the poorest countries in the world. This charity has grown since 1991
and now able to support the Indian sub-continent, Africa and the middle eastern countries.
Islamic Help is a UK registered charity and international NGO established in 2003 by a group of young people determined to make a difference to the lives of those afflicted by poverty and hardship. We have worked in over 20 countries and have offices in Birmingham, London, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sudan and Tanzania.
Islamic Help works to relieve suffering be that after a natural or manmade disaster, in war and conflict situations or long term humanitarian relief work to alleviate the effects of poverty and disadvantage. Our work is focussed on providing solutions to food and water poverty, housing shortages, inadequate healthcare provision, inadequacies in education provision in the areas in which we work.