School and Orphanage Build

Plans for new School and Orphanage build

In 2018, Al-Zahoor Welfare Foundation (AZWF) started phase 1 of the School and Orphanage project, which is called the Al-Zahoor Academy.

The purpose of this project is to provide educational and vocational life opportunities for the very neediest children. The full living cost of boarding is met for each child by AZWF. Their living costs include: education, school books and stationery, food, clothing, doctor’s fees, medicines and pocket money.

Initially, the existing main family building was repurposed and is still being used as a mixed school to provide education for both boys and girls.

Work to convert part of the family building to provide initial accommodation quarters for boys was completed in September 2020. Presently, construction is underway to add a first floor to the family building to provide separate girl’s accommodation, which is due for completion in July 2021.

Currently, our existing facilities restrict us to a maximum of only 98 children at the Al-Zahoor Academy, resulting in many children being on our waiting list.

We have been engaging with architects to create plans and 3D models for an end-state design comprising two six-storey buildings, which will provide girls and boys boarding accommodation, full school facilities and live-in quarters for teachers.

We are in the process of obtaining cost of the total project which we will publicise in due course. The fully completed project will consist of:

• Combined grand total of 252,000 sq feet of space across the two buildings (each floor is approx.18,000 sq ft)
• Boarding capacity for 960 children in total
• Student capacity for 1500 children in total including an additional 540 day students
• 65 classrooms
• Science Labs
• Fitness facilities and leisure facilities
• Accommodation quarters for 32 teachers

Given the cost implications, AZWF is constructing this project in phases.

Phase 2 – In the event we are unable to raise all the funds, we intend to start an interim phase of the project for which the cost is currently being obtained. The interim phase will consist of foundations, basement floors and the ground floors being constructed for both the girl’s and the boy’s buildings with an aim is to have this completed by early 2023 which will include:

• 72,000 sq feet of space in total across the two buildings
• Boarding capacity for 200 students
• Student capacity for 400 students, including an additional 200 day students
• Accommodation for 10 teachers

Please participate in this wonderful Sadaqah Jaariyah project. The rewards will continue to increase in perpetual charity as each child benefits and graduates.

Phase 1 (2018-2020)

Al-Zahoor Welfare Foundation (AZWF) main family building repurposed to provide initial accommodation quarters for boys academy.

Presently, construction is underway to add a first floor to the family building to provide separate girl’s accommodation, which is due for completion in July 2021.

You can donate to this project using the following bank account details:

Bank: HSBC Bank                    
Name: Al-Zahoor Welfare Foundation
Sort Code: 403333
Account No: 22676559

Please use “School Build” as your reference.

Alternatively, you can donate below and checkout using the Stripe/Paypal secure payment gateway.

School and Orphanage Build


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School and Orphanage Build (Sadaqah Jaariyah)