In recent times, education has come to mean a programme of formal study within the classroom. At the Human Relief Foundation (HRF), we believe that education can take many forms including the learning of skills and competences that allow access to a sustainable income.
Education in Iraq
The crisis in Iraq has heightened the need for investment in schools. HRF is currently sponsoring eight schools in Iraq. The sponsorship includes funding for repair work and teachers' salaries as well as the distribution of books, pens, pencils and other school essentials.
Education in India
In India, HRF sponsors the 'Jameatul Momenat' school for girls. The facility operates 3-5 year schooling programmes exclusively for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Education in Kashmir
In Kashmir, HRF has funded the construction and establishment of a children's home, providing care, shelter and education to over a thousand orphaned children. Plans to construct a second children's home are now being considered.