Ismaili Civil Society in Action — Bringing Much Needed Hope to Poor Children

Ismaili Civil Society in Action — Bringing Much Needed Hope to Poor ChildrenBy Zafeera Kassam

Kawangware and Kibera, the largest slums in Kenya, have a population of over 1 million people, all of whom live well below the poverty line.

Most of the children in these huge slums, like Francis, pictured above, do not go to school at present because of complete lack of funds and resources. The children of these slums are thirsting for good educational opportunities, by which they may be able to bring some sense of hope to their families, whose future at the moment is extremely bleak.

Ismaili Civil Society in Action — Bringing Much Needed Hope to Poor ChildrenRosemary Wanja, living in the Kawangware Slum with her children Tracey Hope, Bob Ian and Venessa, decides one day to go to a local mall in Nairobi to beg shoppers for money so that she can send her children to school. She meets Tazmina and Zafeera Kassam, Ismaili Directors of a Co-educational Private, Boutique Secondary School in Nairobi, The Millennium School Ltd, incorporated more than a decade ago.

Moved by this mother’s plight, Tazmina Kassam immediately offers to have her children admitted into The Millennium School on a full scholarship.

Ismaili Civil Society in Action — Bringing Much Needed Hope to Poor ChildrenThe Help Educate a Child of God Project is now conceived with Farez Hassam, Tazmina Kassam and Zafeera Kassam of the Millennium School Ltd and Samwel Boto of the Ministry of Education, Kenya, offering their services as the Project Coordinators.

The aim of the project is to get children from Kibera and Kawangware into the Millennium School to obtain a top quality, international education.

Editor’s note: Inspired by the message of His Highness the Aga Khan on the important role that individuals can play to drive progress and positive change, a team of dedicated Ismaili educator…

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