The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), represented by the Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF), has approved financial allocations for the benefit of 16 educational and developmental projects in member states of the African Group.
OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen stated that these allocations fall within the framework of responding to the needs of the Muslim peoples in Africa with a view to enhancing development in their countries and spreading education and Islamic culture in that important part of the Islamic world.
These projects span many countries including Uganda, Senegal, Niger, Ghana, Mali and Burundi, with the ISF assistance going to institutions such as the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Uganda Muslim Teachers' Association (UMTA), Uganda Orphanage Relief Fund, the Cultural Society for Education and Qur'an Teaching for both children and adults as well as Senegal's World Philanthropic Society.
The OIC's assistance also benefited the Islamic University of Niger in Say and its adjacent Islamic Solidarity School, as well as the Haj Mahmoud International University in Niger, the High Institute for Awareness Raising and Islamic Projects Inception, in addition to the Om Al Kheir Society for Education and Training and the Islamic Affairs and Humanitarian Services Society in Ghana. The ISF assistance also went to Mali's Relief Society for the Elderly, the Handicapped and the Orphans, and to Iqra Society for Education and Social Reform in Burundi.
Source: International Islamic News Agency