Ramadan food distribution 2020
Caravan of Mercy has used your generous donations to build a school in the West African country; the Gambia. The school is called Al Madina Islamic Academy and is located in a town by the name of Serekundanding. Funds for this project came from the Tour de Gambia fund-raiser which took place earlier this year (January 2019).
At present, the students are using makeshift facilities for a school until the 1st stage is completed. We have purchased 100 square metres of land and building has already begun.
The 1st stage of this project will create 10 classes/ rooms. After Ramadhan, we expect to total 300 pupils at the school. The school teaches a number of Islamic as well as secular subjects.
With added funds, we plan to build a girls boarding orphanage as part of the Al Madina Islamic Academy.
Thanks to OCOU.org of Luton UK who financed the building of Masjid-e-Bilal in Kuntaur, The Gambia 2018-2019.
Madressa Zenatul Islam, Wharf Town, Kuntaur, Central River Division, The Gambia. Built and funded by Caravan of Mercy. It presently caters for 500 day students as well as 60 boarding. The school needs funding to employ more teachers and to construct more classrooms. Presently we have the younger children (primary) attend school in the morning while the older children (secondary) come in the afternoon. With more facilities, we could have all the children attending school at the same time so please help.
Our other Gambia schools are also located in North Bank region and West Coast. We are looking to open additional schools in Lower River division, Upper River division and West coast division.
Madrassah Ashraful Madaris Hifz is a another COM project located on the site of Madressa Zenatul Islam, Wharf Town, the Gambia.
Kids learn Quran and do Hifdhul Quran (memorise the whole Quran normally within a few years). Two teachers from India have recently been contracted by COM to work here along-side three local teachers. 60 boarding students (boys) are presently doing Hifdhul Quran, of which all are poor and needy while half are orphans.
COM offer student sponsor schemes for those who want to share the rewards for making a child become a Hafidh.
Caravan of Mercy donors benefited many poor Muslim families throughout Ghana, India, Cameroon, Bangladesh and Syria this year.
Central African Republic victims in Borgop refugee camp in Cameroon on Eid day 10 Dhul Haj 1438 Hijra. (1st Sep 2017).
2800 families received fresh Udhiya/ Qurabani meat Alhamdu lillah.
250 families were served with fresh Udhiya meat Alhamdu lillah.
3 Cows and 7 Goats
5 goats, 1 cow
About 92 people received fresh Udhiya meat Alhamdu lillah.
30,000 people received fresh Udhiya meat Alhamdu lillah.
The following photos are from Cameroon. Eid day 10 Dhul Haj 1438 Hijra. (1st Sep 2017)
Do you have unwanted Islamic clothing?
Make a change this 2015 and donate your Islamic clothing to the Gambian & Liberian students.
What you can donate:
Boys & Girls Jubbas etc..
Where you can donate:
Unit 1 Imperial Building,
Rolleston St, Leicester United Kingdom , LE5 3ST
SYRIA, BANGLADESH, GAMBIA, GHANA and INDIA
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Al Hamdulillah, Caravan of Mercy has a number of humanitarian and charitable projects in different parts of the Gambia. Such projects include child and adult education, food, clothing and Quran distribution and building projects.
Serrekundading is a village located east of Brikama next to Kembujae. Caravan of Mercy has been supporting the Serrekundading public through it’s Madressah since it was established six years ago. Sadly this Madressah has since collapsed.
The Madressah once housed 200 students from Serrekundading and surrounding villages and was the only one of it’s kind in the area.
The Madressah was made up of two classrooms, one office and a store-room, all financed and constructed by the locals with mud bricks. The roofing and doors were provided by Caravan of Mercy. The ages of the children taught there ranged from 7 to 15 years. They were tutored by 4 teachers who taught them Quran and Islamic subjects as well as English language, mathematics, science and social and environmental studies.
During the annual rain season in 2013, the region experienced such torrential rain falls that utterly destroyed the Madressah.
The locals are now desperate to have a new stronger building erected to fulfill their basic religious needs. A building that can withstand both the heat and heavy down-pours of rain.
The proposed Madressah building is estimated to cost £15,000.
Caravan of Mercy are therefore seeking donations in order to help the Gambians in Serrekundading.
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