The key to a brighter future

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Key Facts

Our work in education

25,000 children receiving a Muslim Hands supported education

We support 130 schools across 18 countries

We employ almost 1,300 teachers

Education: At the Heart of our Work for Over 20 Years

Education is a key that unlocks countless opportunities. It is a way out of poverty, a driving force for social change and an important aspect of personal development and welfare. This is why it is at the heart of the work we do.

Muslim Hands runs education projects around the world. We have built up a global network of schools, each catering to the specific needs of the area they are serving.

This ranges from modest classrooms serving isolated communities that would otherwise not have access to schooling, to campuses serving large groups of poor and disadvantaged children.

As well as establishing our own schools, we run a varied range of educational programmes in a number of different areas. This gives those who may have missed out on educational opportunities or those who have specific educational needs, the support they require to progress in life.

Whether it is providing vocational training for young adults in Afghanistan or supporting specialised learning for deaf children in Somalia, our work in education is all about providing opportunities that empower people to build a better future for themselves.

The Omdurman School of Excellence: Raising Standards in Sudan

Since the school was set up in 2004, with an initial student body of just sixty five, demand in the area has steadily increased and after visiting the school in March 2015, it is easy to see why. 

The site consists of primary and secondary schools for both boys and girls and now serves 850 pupils, 700 of whom are orphans. The buildings are spacious and clean, the classrooms light and airy and inspirational messages adorn the walls. Each morning begins with playtime, followed by an assembly, where the children recite poetry and Qur’an, give performances and make announcements. 

All of the orphans in the school are part of the Muslim Hands orphan sponsorship scheme and during each assembly the pupils make dua for their donors.

The lessons are lively and energetic. The pupils are excited, straining their hands towards the air and clicking their fingers in the hope of being chosen to answer the teacher’s question. Most of the children here are from disadvantaged backgrounds and with schools in Khartoum charging an average of £30 per month for each student, this is their only opportunity of accessing education.

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Outstanding Teachers

We train talented and motivated teachers to the highest standards, providing them with essential skills and recognised qualifications. We offer our teaching staff stable and competitive salaries and our schools follow a comprehensive curriculum, tailor-made by our education specialists.

Outstanding Facilities

Our purpose-built schools offer high standards of learning facilities. We provide advanced learning resources including computer and science labs and libraries. Sports facilities such as outdoor volleyball courts and football pitches complement the physical education offered on our syllabus.

A Holistic Approach

Nutritious meals keep children alert and ready for their lessons and transport delivers them from remote communities to school.The provision of school bags, uniforms and equipment means that school expenses are not an obstacle to education and a safe, clean environment is ideal for learning and playing.

Benefitting the Community

We believe that our work should benefit the wider community as a whole. As well as providing the highest standard of training for our own teachers, we also share our expertise with other local schools, thus raising the educational standards of the whole area.   

Beyond the Classroom

Education is about empowering people for the future. As well as building schools, we support vocational training projects teaching people the skills they need to make a better life for themselves and their families.

These projects provide opportunities for those who have been unable to access a traditional education, they empower young women to be financially independent and they teach practical skills to carry students through to the world of work.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty.

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