Education and Skill Training

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Zakat Foundation believes that education is a human right. Education catalyzes change, as it provides the information and skills needed to ensure permanent access to the basic rights of food, water, shelter, health, work and dignity while addressing the roots of chronic poverty and hunger.

Educational needs and resources differ in urban and rural contexts. An assessment of those needs and resources are needed to determine the most appropriate educational approach in a community. Both formal and informal education must be available in programs that respond to these needs.

There are approximately 115 million children of primary school age that are out of school in the world. In order to decrease this number, Zakat Foundation has built schools and provided school supplies to assist thousands of children around the world.

An ancient Chinese proverb proclaims: "If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people." Zakat Foundation builds schools and provides school supplies for needy students around the world by using your Sadaqa Jariyah. Today thousands of students can go to school in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, China and other countries we help. Today almost 600 students from Rumi International School in Pakistan; hundreds of students from Fu-Xing School in China; 50 students from the newly opened SUSA Institute in USA; hundreds of students and orphans around the world happily thank you, because these schools are maintained by your generously paid Sadaqa.

Through our Education Programs, Zakat Foundation:

  • Constructs schools and vocational training centers
  • Rebuilds and supports existing schools
  • Supplies needy orphans with tuition scholarships
  • Encourages work force development through adult skill training
  • Provides needy children with school supplies and backpacks
  • Encourages the use of traditional sustainable knowledge and the development of technology that is adapted to local skills, needs and resources

Zakat Foundation of America, a Muslim charity that collects zakat, sadaqa / donations to provide humanitarian, emergency relief and sustainable development programs to empower lives throughout the world. We offer top Zakat resources including The Zakat Handbook: A Practical Guide for Muslims in the West, Zakat kit, ask an Imam feature, and you can calculate and pay zakat through our easy, online calculator.

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Zakat Foundation is recognized and registered under 501(c)(3) as a non-profit charity organization; therefore all donations to Zakat Foundation are tax exempt. We are registered in Illinois as Zakat Foundation of America. Our Tax ID is 36-44 76244

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