Supporting Orphans And Their Families

Ten-year-old Haelal from Indonesia lives with his mother who had to quit her job to take care of him after he was injured. Left without any source of income, Islamic Relief’s orphan sponsorship was a lifeline for them, covering the cost of education, food and other essentials.
Ten-year-old Haelal from Indonesia lives with his mother who had to quit her job to take care of him after he was injured. Left without any source of income, Islamic Relief’s orphan sponsorship was a lifeline for them, covering the cost of education, food and other essentials.

Islamic Relief’s orphan sponsorship programme ensures all the basic needs of a vulnerable child are met through a monthly donation. In 2019, we secured sponsorship for 9,000 additional children, bringing the total number of sponsored orphans up to 64,000.
At a global meeting of Islamic Relief partners and field offices in November 2019, we discussed future plans for the sponsorship model to ensure the wider community benefits as well as the child and their family. We also piloted a new method of capturing secure data through mobile tablets and a new application that monitors a child’s health, education and housing, improving the efficiency of our monitoring systems.