ILM currently supports 3,800 orphan children around the world. But what does our Orphan Relief programme involve?
Children who have lost their guardians are forced to face an uncertain future.
At ILM UK, we work to ensure no child is left alone, abandoned and unprotected. Here you can find out more information how your donations help and how we support our orphaned children.
Based in Gazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India, Shams National School is ILM’s flagship educational facility. Here we run classes from nursery stage to college level, for over 3,000 students. More than half of our students come from economically deprived communities; others are orphaned children sponsored by ILM UK donors.
Shams National School is affiliated with the Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education in Allahabad, India, and is closely linked with the British Council in New Delhi. We offer an A-Level education to our college students and are proud to have had a 100% pass rate last year. This firmly keeps us on our toes.
Health comes first. Every one of our sponsored children is assigned to a welfare nurse who regularly monitors their general wellbeing and dental health. We work with local professions and use local doctors to carry out medical treatments. Doing this allows us to support local medical professionals and strengthen health systems.
Our children receive all the necessary vaccinations required by law, and in the event of illness, they are provided with medical assistance with all the medication and doctors’ fees paid for.
Good health is paramount to the growth, wellbeing and mental development of a child. It also ensures children perform well at school too.
Education is paramount to helping people break out of the poverty cycle. ILM UK, provide orphaned children with the opportunity for a brighter future and the skills they need to make positive changes in their own lives. Every one of our sponsored children is provided with free schooling and all the educational supplies they need including books, writing equipment, uniforms and sportswear throughout the academic year.
ILM UK operates and manages schools in India, Pakistan, Malawi and Bangladesh. These schools also offer comfortable accommodation for the children too.
The children who attend ILM UK schools benefit from high standards of education and good classroom facilities. We also provide students with school meals to help them maintain concentration and get the best out of the school day.
We aim to move all the orphaned children we work with out of institutional care and place them in foster homes - your donations will help make this possible. Our in-country communities support orphaned children in gaining access to life-changing basics such as clean water, healthcare, food, and formal education. All our foster guardians receive financial aid to support day-to-day costs.
There are many children who have had an irregular start to life. But, for as little as £1 per day, you can provide a child with a better future. ILM UK’s orphan sponsorship ensures:
Placing our children with foster families
In India, we have successfully moved all our children out of institutional care and placed them with foster families. In Malawi, we are currently in the final stages of moving our children from institutional care (orphanages) to caring foster homes. With your support we can continue this work and ensure that our children are in a safe, loving, and family environment.
In Limbe, Malawi, ILM UK runs the Al Haq Islamic Trust, which is a safe haven for children with no parents or protectors. Here, our orphanage staff provide round the clock care for the children, some of whom are as young as 2 years of age. The staff are charged with teaching the children, to ensure they are not deprived of the education and opportunities required for the personal development that every child deserves.
We have just launched an exciting new project for a brand new Orphan Village situated in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India called simply, Happy Home. This is a completely new investment project which, when completed in 2019 will transform previous farming land into an actual new village which will accommodate hundreds of orphaned children and provide them with a permanent, secure, family orientated home.