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29 November 2023 / 16. Jamaad-Ul-Awwal 1445

ZCSS Success Story: Education – never taken for granted

Updated 11 September 2013

Living in the West, education is not seen as a luxury but as a freebie.  Although necessary for a successful future, as we are growing up we sometimes fail to appreciate the true meaning of education and how lucky we are to have knowledge and the ability to learn at our fingertips.

This is not the case for hundreds of children in countries like Kenya, Tanzania, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Haiti.  Some families can barely put food on the table, let alone be able to afford to send their children to school.  As these children grow up, they ache to gain an education and build a life and future for themselves and their families.
Hassan Mrisa Mdune considers himself lucky enough to have obtained an education through the assistance of Zainabiyya Child Sponsorship Scheme (ZCSS).  He writes, “Sincerely, the sponsorship has greatly changed my life. I came from a poor background, my parents have no job and they are not educated.  It is through ZCSS that I am where I am today. Because of my education I can assist my family with basic needs and other requirements, which I could not have otherwise

Hassan’s story
In 2000, Hassan was sponsored in Class 4.  In 2004, he wrote his Class 8 exams and scored 387 at Rasul-Akram, Nakuru.

He was then sponsored to a secondary school – Rasul Secondary School in Nakuru from 2005-2008.  He completed his Form 4 exams and managed to get a mean Grade of C Plan.  He was then further sponsored to teacher training college at Islamic Teachers Training College at Mikindani and successfully completed his Primary Teachers Course in 2012.

Today, Hassan is working under Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya as an IRE Teacher.

Spreading the gift of Education
Although Hassan has completed his studies and is working, he will not take the gift of education for granted.  He would like to pursue his degree in education through school based programmes at Mount Kenya University.  His goal is to not only improve the standard of living of his family but to also support his brothers and sisters in continuing with their education. 

Support ZCSS
Sponsoring a child through ZCSS undoubtedly begins a domino effect that carries over ten fold.  When you help educate a child, you are helping educate a nation.  Let’s give education to everyone, because everyone deserves a chance to learn.

Zainabiyya Child Sponsorship Scheme works in Kenya, Tanzania, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Haiti. We sponsor over 5000 students in six countries ranging from Kindergarten to University Education. For more information about ZCSS please email [email protected]  to request a brochure with detailed information about the scheme.
To sponsor a student, you can donate online or email [email protected]

Don’t take education for granted – because education is a luxury.

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