Paving the way to Paradise through Orphan Sponsorship
Dear brothers and sisters, our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) urged us to look after the orphans. He taught us the importance of: providing for them, protecting them from abuse or neglect, and safeguarding their futures. For fulfilling these duties we were promised nothing less than Paradise.
The Prophet (PBUH) said: “I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this” – whilst putting his index and middle fingers together (hadith narrated by Sahl bin Sa’d in Sahih Al-Bukhari).
Bayt Al-Zakat Orphan Sponsorship Program
At Bayt Al-Zakat, the Orphan Sponsorship program is our keystone project.
Bayt Al-Zakat initiated the program to sponsor orphans in 1989. The program forms the central, ongoing, relief and assistance based initiative that we have operating in Lebanon throughout the year.
The Orphan Sponsorship program is a joint program between Bayt Al-Zakat, the Rahma Association and Sanabel An-Nour association in Lebanon.
Orphan Sponsorship is sought from the generous people of Australia to provide children and their guardians (mostly people operating charitable organisations or institutions) with their basic needs – including food, water and shelter.
The program also aims to cater for medical and educational services, as well as promoting various social development opportunities, including sport and recreation activities for children as they transition towards adulthood.
Program Reach & Sponsorship Details
Thanks to the sponsorship and support of kind brothers and sisters in Australia, Bayt Al-Zakat currently cares for over 460 orphans. These orphans come from various towns and cities in Northern Lebanon.
Local sponsors are provided with files containing full details of disadvantaged orphans, as well as yearly progress reports on those sponsored.
Sadly though, more help is needed, so please consider sponsoring a child today!
Snapshot Statistics: Orphaned or Abandoned Children in Lebanon
Almost one-third of the Lebanese population is made up by children.
It is estimated around 10 percent of these children may experience the loss of a parent, both parents, or may be subject to abandonment due to abject poverty.
Tens of thousands of children in Lebanon become institutionalised in a system, which left without funding or support, would leave many children facing uncertain and unpromising futures.
How to sponsor an orphan?
Simply, visit our office and we will help you choose an orphan to sponsor and outline your payment options.
Alternatively, you can complete an Orphan Sponsorship Application form, select a payment method, and then post it, email it, or fax it to us. We will then allocate an orphan to you and forward you all the details.
How much does it cost to sponsor an orphan?
Sponsoring an individual orphan will generally cost $50 (monthly), $150 (quarterly), $300 (half-yearly) or $600 (yearly).
As explained before, the money is required to cover various aspects of a child’s upbringing and development.
If your budget does not permit this amount of support, feel free to speak to us about possible alternatives.
How to pay your sponsorship?
Online via our Orphan Sponsorship donation form, or
Over the phone by credit card, or
In-person by cash or EFTPOS, or
By mail, forward to us your Money Order or Cheque, or
By Direct Deposit into our Orphan Account at Bank of Sydney: BSB: 942208, A/C: 1076108.