Around the world there are around four hundred million orphan children who lost their parents for various reasons. Every year millions of children are trafficked by human traffickers, organ mafia and prostitution rings or used by missionary organizations. Orphanages are vitally important to protect orphan children from risky environment. IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation on behalf of Turkey cares for orphans at thirty-two orphanages that it opened in eleven countries
IHH, which currently shelters 2.350 orphans in its orphanages, does not only meet accommodation needs of orphans. With the support of donors IHH facilitates teaching students Quran by heart (hifz) in some of these orphanages. In other orphanages the foundation arranges for cozy homes where orphans prepare for life.
“Our mission is to raise educated individuals”
IHH Coordinator of Orphanages Mr. Numan Aka explains why IHH puts so much emphasis on orphanages: "The greatest mission of our orphanages is not just offering orphan children food and bed but to provide them proper education which will allow them to continue to higher education and lead good lives as individuals with high morality and principles. Therefore most of our orphanages are next to an education center or inside it. These opportunities makes a big difference for orphan children especially in the countryside.”
32 Orphanages in 11 Countries
IHH orphanages and their locations are as follows:
Afghanistan: 1, Bangladesh: 9, Burkina Faso: 1, Indonesia – Ache: 1, Ethiopia: 1, Philippines – Moro: 2, Nepal: 1, Pakistan: 7, Somalia: 1, Thailand – Patani: 7 and Uganda: 1.
Orphanages and Orphan Homes Under Construction
IHH orphanages and orphan homes opening soon are as follows:
- House of Kindness Orphanage – 170 student capacity (Bangladesh)
- Khadeejah al-Kubra Orphanage – 42 kişilik (Philippines - Bangsamoro)
- Konya Akıncılar Orphanage – 42 kişilik (Philippines - Bangsamoro)
- Imam Iskilipli Atıf Orphanage – 50 kişilik (Thailand-Patani)
- Bursa Inegöl Orphanage – 236 kişilik (Pakistan)
- Qatar Raf & IHH Child Life Centre– 990 student capacity (Turkey)
- Kofele Female Student Hostel – 100 student capacity (Ethiopia)
- Ismael's Guests Education Center – 96 student capacity (Sierra Leone)
- Anatolia Education Center and Girls Orphanage– 750 student capacity (Somalia)
Caring for Five Thousand Orphans
When the constructions are completed with the help of the charitable donors IHH will be hosting 2.476 more orphans. Thus IHH will be caring for 4.826 orphan children in IHH orphanages.