"The most persecuted people on Earth"
Rohingya, a minority ethnic group from the Rakhine province in Myanmar is recently facing a refugee crisis. Around 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh.
Purpose of Life have decided this crisis cannot be ignored and will go to Bangladesh in December 2017
Masjid in the Rohingya Camps!
Purpose of Life has been honoured to build THE largest Masjid in the Rohingya Camps!
*MASJID AL NABAWI (saw)* 💚
Masjid will include washing facilities, Orphanage & a Hifz School! Our largest project costing £17,430!
Great to see the work has finally started & progressing nicely Alhamdulillah ❤️
Rohingya Winter Blanket Appeal
We made it!
A special thank you & well done for your efforts!
Thanks to you, Purpose of Life delivered blankets to the students!
List of blankets:-
(1) School-5= 120 blankets
(2) School-6= 40
(3) School-7= 50
(4) Woman Centre-1= 85
(5) Woman center-2= 48
Total 343 blankets
Total cost £1,715
52 ROHINGYA WATER WELLS,
1 WALIMA (WEDDING BANQUET)
& 1 RAMADAN IFTAARI (FEAST)
PROJECT 4 - UPDATE
A huge thank you for all the donations, the wells are gradually increasing! We've hit half a century and aim to achieve 100 by the end of June. A wonderful feast was provided in the honour of a local wedding here in the UK to hundreds of Rohingyans. Big bowls of rice and freshly cut meat were served to those who were fasting in the Rohingyan community.
For those interested in doing the same, please get in touch!
42 ROHINGYA WATER WELLS SO FAR!
PROJECT 3 - UPDATE
Many thanks for all the donations, a staggering 42 water wells have been ordered! We're well underway of putting them in as soon as we can. 23 water wells have been completed, 19 to go!
ROHINGYA PROJECT 2 - UPDATE
Thank you so much for all the kind donations we are still getting for Rohingya! We are getting requests for water and Purpose of Life is building more water wells!
A water well is an excavation or structure created in the ground by digging, driving, boring, or drilling to access groundwater in underground aquifers.
Sometimes we take clean water for granted. Families in Cox's Bazar do not have access to clean water and they suffer from waterborne diseases like cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and hepatitis.
Several people have asked me how much it is to install a water well in Bangladesh for the Rohingya.... Only £175! From start to finish!
This is the 11th water well Purpose of Life has installed for the Rohingya People! Thank you all for your kind donations
Sa’d ibn Ubadah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, my mother has died. Shall I give charity on her behalf?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” I said, “Which charity is best?” The Prophet said, “A drink of water.”
ROHINGYA PROJECT 1 - UPDATE
Just wanted to say a personal thank you to all those that donated to this most needy cause. This was by far the most challenging project POL has undertaken.
Just to update the money was used the following way....
50 Houses: $5,000
5 Mosques: $6,125
3 Schools for girls: $1,800
2 schools for boys: $1,200
10 Water Wells: $2,300
10 Toilets/Showers for woman: $3,000
550 Qur'an: $1,100
1,000 children's learning books: $500
500 of 30th chapter of Qur'an $375
100 Blankets: $1,200
Dinner for 300 Ulama People: $500
Envelopes of money for single mothers with children total: $2,500
Money given to people who just entered Bangladesh from Burma at the border $3,750
Once we have collated all the pictures and videos we will be making a final video to capture it all for all the kind donators who have trusted us with your money. I have included some of the pictures below which I have managed to upload...
It takes hours to go through all the material, whilst juggling a full time job please be patient with me, I am hoping to have this completed soon.
May Allah swt accept if from all of us and I pray you are all happy with the way I have utilised the money.
ROHINGYA .... BRIEF HISTORY
Rohingyas are a Muslim minority in Myanmar regarded by many Myanmar Buddhists as illegal migrants from Bangladesh. The Rohingyas have lived in Myanmar for generations and the Bangladesh government has called for Myanmar to take back the refugees. They are denied citizenship in Myanmar and have been described as the world’s most persecuted minority. Rohingyas are persecuted in Myanmar by security forces and Buddhist extremists.
Since the 1970s Rohingya refugees have been coming to Bangladesh from Myanmar. In the 1990s, more than 250,000 resided in refugees camps in Bangladesh. In the early 2000s, all but 20,000 of them were repatriated to Myanmar, some against their will. This respite ended in 2015 and by 2017, an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 Rohinya refugees were in Bangladesh. Most of the refugees are located along the Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway that is parallel to the Naf River, which is the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar. Most of the refugees are located in or near Cox's Bazar, a coastal area dependent upon tourism.
Purpose of Life has decided this is a cause that cannot be ignored!
We have decided to go to Cox's Bazar on the 2nd of December 2017 aiming to provide relief with water wells, food, hygiene packs, clothing and we aim to build a mosque for the worshippers.