Hikayati: My Story

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Hikayati: My Story
Centre for Personal Development, Education and Recreation


What is Hikayati?

Hikayati is a state of the art centre being built in Najaf for personal development, education & recreation, aimed at empowering children to fulfil their potential. For full details of the project, please click here.


Main Aims of the Project

To provide orphaned children with:

  • Access to coaching and mentoring
  • Tailored programmes and workshops to build on their confidence, self-esteem, and social skills
  • Access to educational and recreational facilities, such as a library and art workshops
  • An atmosphere that encourages creativity and talent
  • Support in transition into adulthood
  • Safeguarding mechanisms, to protect from neglect and abuse.


Programmes and Activities

  • Residential camps
  • Workshops and courses
  • After school clubs
  • Mother and child sessions
  • Recreational activities
  • Parenting programmes


Project Specifications

  • Located in Najaf (Al-Adala Neighbourhood)
  • 1,350 square metres, over six floors
  • Child-friendly design, with a books theme
  • Designed in consultation with psychiatrists and child specialists
  • Expected construction period: two and a half years


Supporting this Project

You can contribute to the project in the following ways:


Click here to download our Fundraising Guide. You could:

  • organise a home fundraising Iftar, and encourage your guests to contribute towards this worthy cause. Register here to receive our Ramadhan Pack, and make your Home Iftar this year a special one.
  • set yourself a challenge for Ramadhan or Eid, create a fundraising page on JustGiving and invite your family and friends to sponsor you and donate towards this project. To set up your page, click here, then choose "Start Fundraising".


  • Online by following the steps below
  • Bank Transfer:
    • Account Name: Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation
    • Sort Code: 20-35-93
    • Account No: 20315753
    • Reference: AYN STO

Any excess amounts will be used to fund similar projects

For more information: E: info@alayn.co.uk – T: 02037195221

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