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Orphan Sponsorship

Sponsor an Orphan

Become an agent of change. Help provide hope for Afghan orphans who deserve better futures.

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HELP us create a warm, caring environment for Afghan children that have lost their parents to war, hunger, and disease.

“Blessed is the wealth of the Muslim, from which he gives to the poor, the orphan and the wayfarer” (Muslim).

Why Sponsor an Orphan?

There are 2 million orphans in Afghanistan who don’t know their date of birth, have no birth certificate and have lost track of their extended families. Over 600,000 children are forced to sleep on the street in dangerous conditions and harsh weather. Through your sponsorship with Aryana Aid, you can become an agent of change in the lives of these orphans and contribute to their more prosperous future.

From an Islamic perspective also, orphans require our protection.

The Prophet (pbuh) said: ”I and the person, who looks after an orphan and provides him/her, will be in Paradise like this.” – Narrated Sahl bin Sa`d

This Hadith is one of the many that emphasise how important it is for a good Muslim to care for orphans. When done with compassion, orphan sponsorship is regarded as Sunnah and becomes one of the ultimate forms of charity in Islam—that of Sadaqah Jariyah, which brings many blessings both in the lives of the beneficiaries and those of the givers.

Sponsor an Orphan

Your Donations:

– support 1,560 orphan students in Afghanistan
– aid 460 students in Pakistan
– raised £75,000 for our Orphan Sponsorship Programme

How to Help

A large proportion of the Afghan orphans start working at a tender age to provide for themselves and their families, which often can expose them to abuse.

Read our blog to understand what kind of abuse orphans face in Afghanistan. (link to the child abuse blog).

These children not only miss out on their education, but also on their childhoods.

Your Zakat helps us to put a smile back on their faces. Your Sadaqah gives them the confidence to play again.

Imagine how an abnormal childhood and lack of education can impact the growth of a child; they feed a cycle of underdevelopment that can further threaten our orphans’ future. This is why your donations are vital—they help Aryana Aid create a nurturing environment for these children, so they can start overcoming all these hardships and move towards a normal life.

Read our blog about orphans

Donate £300 for Child Sponsorship

Your Zakat provides orphans with:

  • Warm Meals
  • Clothes
  • Healthcare
  • Education & Accommodation

Fatima’s Story

Fatima is seven years old. In May 2015, her father was killed in a roadside bomb blast in Kunduz, Afghanistan, leaving Fatima, her four sisters and their mother without any income to pay for food and education. Her mother, Hajira, was left paralysed a year after her husband’s death and died a few months later.

Fatima and her sisters found a new home at an Aryana Aid orphanage in Kabul. She says she enjoys playing with toys and riding bicycles. Fatima is now in class 2 at the Kayinat School, which is supported by Aryana Aid, and her wish when she grows up is to be a doctor.

Our orphanages rely on your donations to help more orphans like Fatima. Donate to help today.

Aryana Aid

Since 2009, Aryana Aid, trusted Muslim charity led by volunteers, have been supporting orphans in Afghanistan by establishing and running schools and orphanages, providing nurturing homes for children, and developing long-term education programmes.

With your help and our local knowledge, we have been able to provide aid to thousands of orphans from overlooked areas in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Without your Zakat, they could have been forgotten.

Continue to support us and spread the word on our Orphan Sponsorship Programme and other projects.

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Annual Report

We are pleased to submit our 2023 Annual Report, which shows the amazing projects and achievements made possible by your donations. We hope this reassures our donors of our commitment to our causes and projects. To review the report, click on the image below. Thank You!

Rebuilding Lives & Communities

Annual Report 2023

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You can make your donation through our website, bank transfer or send a cheque to our office (cheques should be payable to Aryana Aid). We thank you for your interest and support, please spread the word.

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