Back in 1997, READ Foundation had started a substantial Orphan Sponsorship Programme to enlighten the hopes of orphan and underprivileged children of the society.
It is the founding Programme which carries READ Foundation’s mission for the society in its true meanings, i.e. helping society through quality oriented, value-based and purposeful education and capacity building.
This Programme solely focuses on the sponsorship of orphan children by raising funds from individuals who can contribute to support the educational expenses including, books, notebooks, uniform etc. of these children.
A dedicated department has been established in the head office to look after and carry out the organizational works for this Programme in the most effective way. This Programme solely benefits the orphan children of the society who cannot pursue their education due to financial constraints.
More than 16,000 students have benefitted under this Programme, whereas 11,341 orphans are currently enrolled in various institutes of the Foundation. So far, the Foundation has spent a total of 300 million to bear the educational expenses of these students. Every year, the Foundation welcomes 1000 to 1200 new orphan students in its educational institutes across the country.
A separate pool fund for the orphan children has been allocated. Donors deposit their charity and donations in this pool fund from where the tuition fee and other educational requirements of these orphan children are fulfilled. Donors are provided with complete record, and progress reports along with the latest photographs of their sponsored children. Besides, if the donor has any query about the children, the Foundation is there to serve them.
Organisation is authorized to collect Zakat for Orphan Sponsorship Programme. The process of managing Zakat funds is certified to be Shariah compliant by our Shariah Advisor according to Waqala Waqf Model.