Luminous Stars Centre

UPDATE: Through generous donations, enough has been raised internationally to cover the costs of building the whole project. Any funds we now receive will be used to cover the costs of machinery and equipment for the workshop and not for the building (sadaqa jariya).

 

للغة العربية اضغط هنا

 

The Luminous Stars Centre

 

The Luminous Stars Centre is Al-Ayn’s most recent Sadaqa Jariya Project, and is being built on land adjacent to Al-Ayn (Iraq)’s headquarters in Al-Kadhimiyah.

The project aims to light a beacon of hope for the orphans by providing them with an opportunity to achieve their aspirations, developing them to become luminous stars. The project has two main sections

1) Psychological Rehabilitation Centre

Due to terrorism they have witnessed and trauma they have been through, many orphans face psychological conditions that need urgent attention. This centre aims to provide psychological rehabilitation, through innovative methods such as play therapy. This will build on the positive experience of the current psychological rehabilitation centre in the Headquarters.

 

2) Vocational Training Centre

The main aim of this centre is to provide vocational training to orphans who have not completed their education, enabling them to learn a vocation that will sustain them, and improve the living standards of their family. The centre will also give an opportunity to train orphans who are still studying, during the school holidays.

Al-Ayn will take the responsibility of finding suitable jobs for the graduates of these workshops. Where needed, it will provide the graduates with a loan to support them find a suitable job.

The Vocational Training Centre consists of two types of workshops,

1- Academic and Educational Workshops: including halls for lectures, and workshops to teach life-skills, management skills, English and so on.

2-   Vocational Workshops to teach specific jobs

Trainees will be encouraged to participate and excel through a small stipend, either based on lectures attended or a daily basis. Those who excel in the workshops will be rewarded accordingly. Upon completion of the workshop, the trainee will be given a certificate authenticated by the official bodies in Iraq.

The types of vocational workshops offered will be based on market need, and re-evaluated regularly. The workshops could provisionally include:

Blacksmithing, Carpentry, Computer Programming, Computer Repairs, Cookery, Mobile and smart devices repairs, Nursing, Hairdressing, Sewing, Aluminium, Electrical, Plumbing, Photography and Photoshop, Handcrafts, Interior Design and more.

Target Group: Male and Female Orphans, aged 12 and above

 

Methods of Support

1) Contribute one metre square of the project, which is approximately £450. You can donate on this page, or by bank transfer.

2) Purchase contribution vouchers: these are available for £5, £10, £20 and £50.

3) Set up a monthly standing order, to support this project and other Sadaqa Jariya projects in the future. Click here to download a form.

4) Text AYNV10 £10 to 70070

 

Bank Details
Account Name: Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation
Account No: 20315753
Sort Code: 20-35-93
Bank Name: Barclays
Reference: AYN VOC

Please email us on finance@alayn.co.uk to confirm the transfer. If you would like us to post the vouchers to you, we kindly request an additional £1 to cover postage costs.

 

* Please note excess donations will be used to fund similar projects

 

Please enter the number of metre squares / vouchers you would like to donate. Online transactions are subject to 20p + 1.4% transaction fees, charged by PayPal.
 
every month
Your recurring contribution will be processed automatically. You will receive an email receipt for each recurring contribution.
Donor Details
 
Gift Aid
 

By selecting 'Yes' above you are confirming that

  1. you are a UK taxpayer
  2. you would like to Gift Aid all donations made to Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation today, and any donations you make in the future or have made in the past 4 years
  3. if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year it is you responsibility to pay any difference
  4. you understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify and that the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that you give

About Gift Aid

Gift Aid increases the value of donations to charities by allowing them to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. We would like to reclaim gift aid on your behalf. We can only reclaim Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer. Please confirm that you are a eligible for gift aid above. More about Gift Aid.

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code