Updated 2 January 2013
There are currently over 7 billion people living on Earth, and the world illiteracy rate is just shy of 900 million people. The sad reality is that amongst these are thousands of children that have no hope of ever getting a chance to educate themselves or escape poverty. It is only through the provision of education that we can collectively give them the opportunity to conquer other challenges.
ZCSS (Zainabiya Child Sponsorship Scheme) is an initiative of The World Federation started by Marhum Mulla Asghar and has been running for over 30 years. The World Federation of KSMIC’s education objective is to empower communities with the ability to become self-sufficient. The most efficient method of reducing illiteracy is through education. This sponsorship scheme supports young students in less advantaged Shia populated areas of the world in order for them to complete their education, ranging from Primary through to higher education.
This will create a generation of skilled individuals who will work together to lift their communities out of poverty. Unlocking the potential of just one educated person has a great multiplier effect; these benefits far outweigh the monetary cost of that education.
Sponsoring a child through The World Federation’s Zainabiya Child Sponsorship Scheme (ZCSS) undoubtedly begins a domino effect that carries over ten fold. When you help to educate a child, you are helping to educate a nation. Let’s give access to education to everyone, because everyone deserves a chance to learn.
ZCSS works in Kenya, Tanzania, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Haiti. The scheme started with a humble few students and over the years has supported over 25,000 students, many of whom who have succeeded in changing their lives, the lives of their families and their communities.
Read success stories of children who have benefited through ZCSS.
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By purchasing a Justice sweatshirt you will be help to support a child’s education. All proceeds of sweatshirt sales will go to the Zainabiya Child Sponsorship Scheme to sponsor students in Primary and Secondary Education.
Printed with the text 'To what length will you go for... Justice. Can we live like Imam Hussain (AS) & his companions?', the word Justice has been translated into 10 languages, including Chinese, Gujurati, Arabic, Korean, Russian, Bonsian, Swedish, & Swahili.
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Sponsor a child today
Now more than ever, more students need your support. This Muharram, The World Federation is seeking 2,000 sponsors to help educate more deserving students.
• Will you honour the sacrifice of Imam Husayn (AS) and his family by supporting a needy child?
• Will you join others to earn sawab-e-jariya?
• Will you sponsor a student today and help them overcome poverty through education?
You can change the life of a child for only:
• £10 GBP / $20 USD per month (for pre-school, primary and secondary education), or
• £55 GBP / $90 USD per month (for post-secondary education)
Help build a future for a deserving child – sponsor a child today!
For more information about ZCSS please email [email protected] to request a brochure with detailed information about the program.
Updated 2 January 2013
Alhamdulillah, students who have received assistance through the Zainabiyya Child Sponsorship Scheme (ZCSS) program have moved on to complete their education and started building careers which allow them not only to become self-sufficient and independent but also improve the lives of their families. They are becoming the first generation in their families to receive an education and secure skilled work as a means to earn their living. They are uplifting themselves and their families from the cycle of poverty through education.
In November 2014, Mwanatumu Hamza will complete her Bachelor of Arts with Education Degree from Kampala University. Reaching this milestone has not been easy for Mwanatumu.