What We Do
MGR runs Orphan Education Sponsorship in villages across two continents. We work to keep vulnerable children in school and at home in a caring family environment.
The orphans we support are raised by a remaining parent, grandparent, or taken in by extended family. MGR recognises that most carer families have limited means. So having an extra mouth to feed can put a strain on guardians who are already struggling to care for their own.
MGR supports carer families and the orphans they are caring for. We supply them with the financial resources necessary to ensure that the basic and educational needs of the child are met. Sometimes, we’re able to provide the carer family with a small stipend towards the cost of food, as well as other benefits like Qurbani meat every Eid ul-Adha, and food packs during Ramadan.
The Orphan Issue
Since 2004, the global rate of adoption has dropped by 60%. Yet every day, 5,760 more children become orphans. Most of them are without care or protection. They are at risk of exploitation and abuse. Some have already fallen victim to criminal gangs and traffickers, who sell children into forced labour or the sex trade.
Today, adoption is only available for a very small fraction of the world’s orphans. But often there’s a simple solution for the rest. Most orphan children still have extended relations or grandparents. Others come from a very broken home, in that they still have one parent who has difficulty caring for them.