My name is Asim Sheikh, and I am a member of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Ryerson University (www.ryersonmsa.com) as the Orphan Sponsorship Coordinator. We, as a team, felt it is our responsibility as Muslims to alleviate the pain and suffering of millions of children across the globe who have lost their parents, and are now forced to live without the security, care and love that we are so blessed to have.
1 in every 13 children in developing nations are orphaned. These children are often from countries ravaged by war, corruption, disease, and economic disparity. We feel it is our duty as Muslims and Citizens of humanity to attempt to abolish the cruel cycle of poverty and abuse that continues in our world.
The Ryerson MSA is collaborating with Human Concern International (HCI) to assist in the sponsorship of orphans and needy children, providing education and training, and providing healthcare to children in need. HCI is a federally registered Canadian charity dedicated in helping to alleviate human suffering through sustainable development and emergency relief projects. Since its founding in 1980, HCI has invested over $110 million in global initiatives.
All donations will go towards the following projects supported by the Ryerson MSA:
1) Orphan Sponsorship
The program links sponsors with needy children up to the age of 18 and sponsors become responsible for the child's monthly assistance. For many sponsors, the children become integral members of their extended family, and sponsors become a pillar of strength and support in the lives of the children.
Below are images of few of the orphans Ryerson MSA sponsored last year:
2) Education and Training
Education is key to future generations being able to lift themselves from poverty; which is why we decided to support schools and education programs in developing countries. Our funds will reach hundreds of children and give them the chance to dream about and work toward a future with higher education, with a career, with the ability to care for their families and no longer have to rely on others for support.
The healthcare systems in many developing countries contain critical gaps and we are seeking to fill those gaps through providing materials and equipment, as well as funding examinations, surgeries, and laboratories in collaboration with HCI.
Any amount you donate will make a significant impact on the lives of orphans and needy children. Please donate and help us achieve our goal of $25,000.
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