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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.




Site InspectionGURU GURUMasjid before renovation



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.



History
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 partner with 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 facility.


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.


Poverty Reduction
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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