About the Project
Bilal Muslim Mission Tanzania
Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania (BMMT) is a charitable and nonprofit organization involved nationally in the propagation of Shia faith of Islam and offers services in the field of education, medical treatment and social services.
Their vision and goal is to train and empower the local Mubaligheen and communities to build morally intellectually & spiritually strong families.
BMMT is registered in Tanzania under the Societies Ordinance 1954 and issued with Certificate Number 5349 of 16 April 1968. BMMT is headquartered in Dar es Salaam and has 7 regional centers located throughout Tanzania, namely, Coast region, Tanga, Zanzibar, Moshi, Arusha, Lake Zone and West Zone. A total of 75 sub-centers are run under these centers.
The grant fund will be used in providing food assistance to nursery students at the various nurseries across Tanzania controlled and owned by BMMT.
The purpose of the aid is to provide the nurseries with nourishment for their students during the school day to ease the children’s studies and promote education to them. It also helps to reduce the burden on parents who are often struggling financially. Providing the children with meals creates an environment that is conducive to studying and also boosts students morale, it furthermore works as an act of tableegh as it encourages parents to send their children to these nurseries which provide Shia religious education and therefore lays the foundation stone of the teachings of the Ahlul Bayt (a.s) in the hearts of the children.
Who Will Benefit
The project will benefit a total of 1,214 students aged between 3 and 6 years across the following schools with number of students:
- Tanga – 323 students
- Kilwa – 45 students
- Ikwiriri – 23 students
- Mboga – 24 students
- Msata – 42 students
- Bagamoyo – 26 students
- Arusha – 42 students
- Kigoma – 689 students
Details of Provision
The children are provided with a variety of breakfasts over the month. Twice a week they are given porridge made of ground kinder millet, twice a week they are given tea and mandazi and once a week they are given milk and mandazi. The monthly cost of providing these items including cooking charcoal is $2,088. The nurseries run for 10 months of the year so the total annual cost of providing these breakfasts is $20,883. Full details below.