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Meet Fatima Sameeha

“Your support and care over the years is so important to me. Without this, it would have been very difficult to have reached this level.”


These are the worlds of Fathima Sameeha, a young girl from Sri Lanka who had just successfully completed her secondary education. Muslim Aid maintains an active child sponsorship program in Sri Lanka and surrounding countries. Fatima is one of the hundreds of students who are now being provided with education in an effort to see them grow up to become community leaders in the future.


Sri Lanka is prone to monsoon weather and flooding. Hundreds of thousands of people are internally displaced in Sri Lanka every year due to the monsoon rain. Last year has been particularly hard, with Sri Lanka seeing one of the worst flooding on record in December. Many families were displaced internally. Muslim Aid was one of the first aid agencies to respond to the area. Working together with other organizations as well as parties on the ground, our staff and volunteers have been able to provide a constant supply of aid to the region.


However, aid is not just food rations and warm blankets. There are other forms of aid as well that is desperately needed. Natural disasters or any type of crisis for that matter is difficult for children to understand. They just want to go to school, see their friends, but the constant fear of flooding takes that away from them. This is where Muslim Aid’s Rainbow Family program has been making all the difference in the world.


Your donations will ensure a child is in proper education and provided with the basic necessities of life such as food, shelter, medicine and even counseling. The idea is to groom the young minds of tomorrow. Their present may be difficult for them to understand but with education, they have the opportunity to make the most of their lives; maybe even become leaders of their community. Every child is special. Every life is precious. Education is the key to the future which is why Muslim Aid is very keen on ensuring no child is left behind.


The Rainbow Family Programme by Muslim Aid has helped many children enroll in school and receive education. As a sponsor, you will be kept informed of all activities and developments of the child you are sponsoring. You will receive a progress report on how the child is performing and even a special message from them like the one from Fatima Sameeha.


In the end, it’s words like those of Fatima that inspire and encourage us to do more; as they should. We encourage our readers and viewers to join in programmes like the Rainbow Family. There are many opportunities for you to get involved in, all of which can be viewed on our website. Your donation could pave the way for someone like Fatima to complete their education. Who knows, the next child we mention on our blog could very well be sponsored by you.

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