Full access to inclusive and equitable quality education for all
Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan Palestine, Philippines, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, The Gambia, Turkey, USA
Create lasting change and enable success through:
Covering tuition costs
Distribution of School supplies
Home based support for orphans & vulnerable children
Create a brighter future!
We're a beacon of hope for orphans and vulnerable children in underserved areas. We remove financial barriers by covering tuition and supplies, ensuring no child misses education opportunities. Our commitment extends to home-based support, providing tailored assistance to those in need beyond the classroom.
We've built schools in underserved areas, making education accessible and fostering community growth. Beyond academics, we provide mentorship and life skills training, ensuring students are prepared for success beyond graduation.
Our commitment goes beyond children; we empower adults through livelihood projects and vocational training, equipping them with skills for employment and entrepreneurship. This strengthens the economic resilience of the entire community, creating better opportunities for all.
A young boy in Gaza receives a backpack filled with school supplies
A student in Columbia beams with pride over his work
An orphan creates art in class in Kenya
Smiles all around at a Chicago school supply distribution
A student does crafts in our tent village in Turkey after the earthquake in 2023
A ZFA representative reads an engaging story to school children in Columbia
A group of girls in Nepal diligently study
Columbia girls excitedly receive school supplies
Recess time enjoyed by students in Nepal
Students at a girls school in India review current events
Zakat Foundation of America’s beneficiaries come from dozens of different countries on five continents. We talked with Sumaila Awudu and he told us his story.
Can Zakat be given for education? In principle, no, Zakat can’t be given for education. The Quran states the eight exclusive categories of “people” – not interests or institutions – eligible for Zakat payments.
Zakat Foundation of America is working to fill the dire need of Syrian refugees for educational institutions in the wake of their country’s civil war.
Habiba Akter, a 7-year-old student at Zakat Foundation’s Preprimary School, resides in Borobari Slum with her parents and younger brother. Her family moved from Mymensing District due to land scarcity. While her father worked as a driver, her mother faced job loss as a maid due to her children. Our free, secure, and quality preprimary school relieved her mother's worries, allowing her to earn and support their family.
At the age nine, Fardosa fled violence in Somalia with her family and settled in Kenya. As the family struggled to make ends meet, Fardosa found hope in the Zakat Foundation supported RefuSHE, a safehouse for refugee girls. Now at 21, she’s enrolled in their IT vocational training program, where she’s mastered digital skills, and works as an online freelancer, aiding her family and building resilience. Grateful for your support, she aspires to pursue IT studies at university, and specializing in programming.
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In 2023, 90¢ from each dollar donated went directly toward programs serving those in need. 4¢ went to administrative costs & 6¢ went to fundraising costs.