Orphans in Bangladesh.

  1. Kamalapur Orphanage: Madaripur, Bangladesh

In the Name of Allah, the Most gracious, the Most merciful

Treat not the orphan with oppression (Surah Ad-Duha, verse: 9).

And perform As-Salat and give Zakat, and lend to Allah a goodly loan. And whatever good you send before you for yourselves, you will certainly find it with Allah, better and greater in reward. And seek Forgiveness of Allah. Verily, Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful (Surah Al-Muzzammil, verse: 20).

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "I and the sponsor of an orphan will be together in Paradise like this " (and the Prophet held two Fingers close together). Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1282

  1. Project Background

Bangladesh is a thickly populated, flood devastated country of 140 million people and 40 million live on less than $1 a day. The orphans from poor and distressed families are deprived of their rights and are forced to survive in destitute conditions, homelessness, neglected and uncared for. They do not get opportunities to get education according to their talent. With a view to mitigate their sufferings, and to ensure quality of education, food, health, skills and help them to earn a livelihood like the other segments of the community, Kamalapur Orphanage Project started its operation in the year 2001 with 30 orphans in a remote area of Bangladesh. As time progressed, we constructed a separate building for orphan girls, started accommodating more orphans (both boys and girls) and recruiting more orphans & destitute children to our education system (Kindergarten, Islamic School, Computer Training and Vocational Education) each year.

  1. Project Objectives
  • To ensure survival, protection and healthy development of the orphans.
  • To help in the improvement of the orphan welfare.
  • To assist in their studies and skills development for a better future.
  • To help the orphans achieve their potentials.
  • To provide technical training to the orphans to develop their ability for livelihood.
  • To sponsor talented orphans to get professional education or University degree.

Project Activities

Education & Training: Run a full time Kindergarten School (pre-kg - grade 5) with approximately 150 orphans & destitute children and follows the public curriculum. It also run a part time Computer Training Course for the orphans. The House Tutors keep track of how the orphans progress with the institutions.

Food: The meals given to orphans are carefully monitored for nutrition content to ensure they get a balanced diet. Hygiene awareness training is organized for Orphanage teachers and staffs. Special food is served on two Eid days of Islamic calendar.

Accommodation and clothing: All the orphans including some destitute children are being accommodated in the Orphanage dormitory building. A good environment is created in the Orphanages including good sanitation.

Medical Facilities: A health checkup by a medical practitioner takes place monthly. Treatment and clinical services is arranged in emergencies

Psychology: To improve the morale of the orphans and to generate enthusiasm for their regular activities, various stimulating events are arranged for orphans.

Recreation: Newspapers, magazines and storybooks are kept in orphanage library. Visits to places of interest are organized. Annual sports events are also organized for orphans.