Mai Aisha Trust has called for project proposals from Muslim organization for those wishing to benefit from their funding.
Speaking at the sidelines of Musanet elections in Blantyre on Sunday March 6, 2011, the Mai Aisha Trust’s Project Director, Br. Abdul;Aziz Yassin said that the door is open for all organisations that need funding from Mai Aisha Trust as long as those organisations satisfy Mai Aisha’s guidelines.
“First of all we look at [issues of] empowerment. People should come up with ideas on initiatives that will empower the underprivileged in their communities. When we see that the applicants are being innovative and realistic enough with their project proposals and should we have the [required] funds, then definitely we can come in and assist with the little we have.”
Br. Yassin added that they also look at the human resource capacity of the organizations since Mai Aisha Trust does not provide funding to individuals as that would be a recipe for abuse of the funds.
“Sustainability of the projects is very important,” explained Br. Yassin, “Lets take a look at Musanet, it is a grouping comprised of members from different organizations like Muslim Women Organisation, Kanjedza Sisters and others…assuming that Mai Aisha Trust has stopped assisting it today, they will be able to mobilize [enough resources for]themselves.” said Br. Yassin.
Mai Aisha Trust is a Muslim Charitable organization established in 2002. Its purpose is to empower rural communities to improve their living conditions through different programs.
The organization runs many programs like food security, education, health, skills training, water sanitation, micro-finance, human resource development, printing and publishing.
This is good coming. The rural community can develop through this organisation indeed and it is obvious that Mai Aisha alone can not reach all the corners of muslim society alone.Therefore it is a welcome move to invite proposals for the facilitation of the development initiative.
LETS GIVE CREDIT WHERE ITS DUE, TO BE FRANK MAI AISHA IS DOING A VERY RECOMMENDABLE JOB IN THIS COUNTRY, AS FAR AS UPLIFTING PEOPLES LIFE.
HOWEVER, ONE THING TO POINT OUT FROM THEM, FAIRNESS IS VERY IMPORTANT, THERE IS ONE TRIBE OF COLOURED WHICH USED TO BE FAVOURED MOST. MY ADVISE TO THOSE TOP OFFICIALS AS WELL AS DIRECTOR'S ADVISERS THAT, TREAT EVERY ONE WHO COMES FOR ASSISTANCE EQUALLY.
ONCE AGAIN WELL DONE FOR THE GOOD JOB DONE IN THIS COUNTRY. PARTICURALY BURSERY DEPARTMENT, HENCE AM ONE OF THE BENEFICIALLY.
I like the approach Mai Aisha Trust has taken.Is important that those organisations with viable projects submits their proposals on how they intend to develop their projects should funds be available.Since such projects will be wholly owned by the organistions operating on the ground,the people in such areas are likely to accept such projects and will have the ownership feeling.once people feel involved in the project,they will take full responsibilty towards such projects.Hence,the chances of such projects succeeding are very high.
Well done Mai Aisha Trust for such iniatives.you are really empowering the community by your good works.
May Allah reward you abundantly.Ameen