Usama Umar Joya, Missionary Mayotte
Mayotte Island is considered the poorest of all the Departments of France, where the number of out-of-school children is more than 6000.
In view of this need, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Mayotte Island has decided to set up a school for children, which has been started with the permission of Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa.
Currently, about 70 children are receiving primary education in our school including 40 boys and 30 girls.
This year, with the permission of Huzooraa and with the help of Humanity First Germany, another classroom has been built where more children can benefit.
The aim of this educational institution is to enable children to get a good education and become useful assets to the nation and society.
Apart from secular education, religious education is also being imparted in this educational institution.
It was noticed in the beginning that Muslim children made basic mistakes: For example, not performing sunnah after the fardh (obligatory) prayers. Another thing that was noticed in elder children was that they knew the Arabic wording of Salat but did not know its meaning. A programme was specially made for such children where they were first taught the translation of Salat.