The Ongoing Projects
Masjid renovation in the hinterland, such as remotely situated Masjid Abubakar in Tsangatsini, Guru Guru, Bamba. Many other centres have been earmarked for renovation in this financial year, inshaa-Allah. We look forward to your support in this regard.
The Previous Major Project
Masjid Mihrab, which is situated on Ndia Kuu Road, near the Fort Jesus represents a key monument on the Kenyan Coast and especially a matter of historical importance to the Muslims in Kenya. This Mosque was originally built some 250 years ago. It was found to be insufficient for the large number of worshippers and plans were drawn up to extend it. With the blessings of the ALmighty, the first phase of the expansion project is now complete. To know more about this project visit Expansion of Masjid Mihrab for more information.
It all began with a Quran memorization class in 1976, followed by the construction of the Complex in Likoni...This includes a Grand Mosque, Primary Madrassah, Integrated Nursery School and the Secondary School. this was completed in phases by 1990.
The first batch of 25 Hifdhul Quran students were accomodated at the Cutchi Sunni Muslim Cemetary building near the Railway Station. These were orphans and poor victims of the shifta war.
Since then various village educational centres (some 24 in number) have been established with the primary focus being the Mosque and the Madrassah. The Village Madrassah's are intregrated with Nursery education.
In 1987, Taqwa technical centre opened its doors catering for primary School leavers and drop outs, offereing the opportunity to learn technical skills. You will find links to the Technical Centre and other institutions at the resources page.
The idea behind encouraging Village centres is to establish the mosque as a
focus point, supported by the
Madrassah as a source of education
and knowledge to the Children.
In the recent years, we have
encouraged the communities to
the Aga Khan Foundation initiative for early childhood education namely "Madrassah
Resource Centre" towards
establishing and running Community
based Intergrated Nursery Schools.
Some of our Centres that have
such Intergrated Institutions
are: Mtepeni, Kafuduni, Somali
Village etc. In addition, having
the Mosque as a focus point,
enables even the adults in the
community to come together and
learn, share common ideas and
develop themselves in the Islamic
way, morally and socially. The
Society has also been involved
in several initiatives to providing
affordable health care. The
two famous health care projects
are the Sayyeda Fatema Hospital
in Kisauni and the Sayyida Khadija
Clinic in Kokotoni Village.
Sayyida Fatema Hospital is now
run independently whilst for
the Kokotoni project, we have
partnered with "Coast Development
Authority" to create a
Community Based and run medical
Community Development and Empowerment
In 1999, the idea to make a Maize Mill at Tsangatsini was born. It was recognized as a necessity as the villagers had to trek long distances over trecherous roads to grind their maize. Maize being the staple food is an essential part of the daily diet.
Tsangatsini is situated some 20 Kms from Mariakani accessible by a heavily eroded mud road. the commonest form of transport to this village is the bicycle!
USD 8,200 was received as a donation for this project. Electricity was installed at a phenomenal cost (which incidentally has helped promote further growth in this area). A total of USD 11,100 was spent of which Electrification cost USD 5,000. The mill was inaugurated on 23rd September, 2000 to the joy of the local populace.
It is estimated that more than half of Kenya's population lives below poverty level and earn less than a dollar a day!. It is therefore essential that everyone works together towards reducing poverty and its related effects as a matter of urgency. The extent of the problem can be seen by lack of clean drinking water, numerous street families, rising drug abuse cases, increasing crime, poor health and sanitation and much much more. JTQ remains committed in empowering communities through educating todays children to enrich the future generations.
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