By Ishaq Zaki
Gusau, Oct. 12, 2020 The Zakkat and Sadaqat Foundation (ZSF), a Lagos-based NGO, has offered educational support to orphans and children of the less- privileged in Zamfara through recitation of the Holy Qur’an.
Journalists reports that the financial support was presented to the benefitting students in Gusau on Monday by the Executive Director of the foundation, Sheikh Sulaiman Olagunju.
Olagunju said that the gesture was aimed at supporting the children to acquire both the Qur’anic and Western education.
He said that the foundation was being funded through the zakkat and waqf from well-meaning individuals in the society.
“We have been supporting both students and teachers in Zamfara, and our foundation pays particular attention to the issue of almajiri.
“That was why we had to travel all the way from Lagos to Zamfara to identify the students we are sponsoring in Qur’anic schools and contribute our own quota towards developing them.
“We believe that all hands must be on deck to tackle the almajiri issue in our country.
“We have to ensure that we don’t have children on the street again in the name of seeking Qur’anic knowledge,” he said.
Olagunju said that after the Qur’anic memorisation exercise, the participants would be sponsored to further their Qur’anic and Western education.
He urged the students to embark on regular practising the recitation of the Holy Qur’an and use it as a guide to their day-to-day activities.
“Let the teaching of the holy book be part of your lives,” he said.
The executive director commended the teachers and parents of the children for their efforts at training the children.
In his remarks, Sheik Muhammad Tirmizi said that the foundation was supporting the students so as to be good future leaders.
Tirmizi urged them to consider their position of reciting the Holy Qur’an as important blessings from Allah.
Earlier, state Coordinator of the foundation, Alhaji Ibrahim Tudu, thanked the leadership of the group for the gesture.
Tudu said that 12 orphans and children of the less-privileged, comprising males and females from three schools in the state, were already enjoying the foundation’s scholarships.
By Ishaq Zaki