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شعار مؤسسة العين للرعاية الاجتماعية

About Us

Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation is an independent humanitarian organisation with charitable status, and has the support and blessings of the Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyed Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Sistani (ha). Al-Ayn was established in Iraq in 2006, and registered as an NGO with registration number 1Z71970.

Al-Ayn aims to care for orphans in Iraq, and in particular orphans of the heroes who have been martyred volunteering to defend Iraq and the holy shrines, in response to the call of the supreme religious authority, and orphans of the martyrs of terrorist attacks. It also cares for orphans whose fathers have died of natural causes and who are in need for support.

After the recent terrorist attacks in Tal’Afar, Al-Hamdaniya, Kirkuk, and Diyala, Al-Ayn has also been providing support to tens of thousands of internally displaced families, through guidance from the supreme religious authority.

The headquarters of Al-Ayn is based in Baghdad, with two further branches and six offices in the Iraqi capital. It has 17 branches and 20 offices in other provinces in Iraq. Al-Ayn also has offices in the USA, UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and China, and is registered officially in these countries, in line with local legislation.

The total number of orphans cared for by Al-Ayn has exceeded 30,000 by the end of 2015, and the total charitable expenditure since its inception till 2015 reached 90,859,893,942 Iraqi Dinars (approx. USD 80 million)

Authorisation

Al-Ayn has the support and blessing of the Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyed Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Sistani (ha), who has given permission to Al-Ayn to receive religious dues (khoms) of both parts, both in Iraq and internationally, to spend on the orphans. Receipts issued by Al-Ayn and authenticated by the headquarters are sufficient in fulfilling one’s obligation to pay their religious dues of khoms.

Authorisation  / Al-Ayn has the support and blessing of the Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyed Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Sistani

Aims

  1. Sponsoring and caring for the orphans and families of the martyrs who volunteered to defend Iraq and the holy shrines, in response to the call of the supreme religious authority, orphans of martyrs of terrorist attacks, and orphans whose fathers died of natural causes.
  2. Supporting displaced families, and providing them with relief and basic necessities.
  3. Documenting the cases of the martyrs and their families and maintaining a database of these cases.
  4. Advocating to governmental and non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, humanitarian and charitable organisations, and philanthropists to support the cause of the orphans and contribute to their care and sponsorship
  5. Providing financial, medical, educational, and social assistance to the orphans and their families to redress their needs and to minimize the social and financial gap between them and the rest of society.
  6. Expanding the scope of the organisation to reach the largest number of orphans and families that would benefit from its activities and services.
  7. Organising psychological rehabilitation programmes for the orphans, and providing a suitable environment for them to grow up.
  8. Provide vocational training to orphans who are unable to progress in their education such that they develop skills enabling them to practice an honourable trade and earn a decent living, becoming self-sufficient.

Sources of Finance

  1. Grants given by the office of the Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyed Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Sistani, which are the main source of financial support to the Foundation, in addition to religious dues (khoms) which he has given Al-Ayn permission to receive.
  2. Private Sponsorships
  3. Sadaqa (Charity Boxes)
  4. Continual Charity: these are charitable projects providing either direct services to the orphans, or generating profits for the orphans. All of these projects are waqf (endowments), with the custodian of the waqf being the supreme religious authority in Najaf, Al-Sayyed Al-Sistani (ha), and Al-Ayn managing the projects.
  5. Publications which Al-Ayn sells, with the profits to the orphans.
  6. General donations, both financial and in-kind.
  7. Other religious dues such as Zakah and Fidya and Kaffara.

Orphan Sponsorship

Once registered with Al-Ayn, orphans are eligible for a basic level of monthly financial support (50,000 Iraqi dinars). In order to facilitate for donors to receive the great reward of orphan sponsorship, Al-Ayn also operates a private sponsorship scheme. Under this scheme, sponsors are matched to one or more orphans, for whom they provide a monthly financial sponsorship amount. Al-Ayn takes responsibility for delivering the amount to the orphan(s), with no deduction, and visiting the families regularly to ensure that the money is being spent well. There are four types of orphan sponsorship, as per the table below:

Orphan Sponsorship / Al-Ayn / Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyed Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Sistani

In order to sponsor an orphan, donors can contact Al-Ayn directly to obtain an orphan sponsorship form.

Sadaqa Boxes

Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation has designed special Sadaqa (Charity) Boxes, to collect funds to be spent on the orphans registered with the Foundation. These boxes are patented in Iraq.

Money placed in these boxes is considered to have been received on behalf of the needy orphans, according to the permission of the Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Al-Sistani (ha) due to his general guardianship over them. Hence money placed in the boxes is immediately considered Sadaqa before physically reaching the needy orphans.

This permission is exclusive to Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation.

Boxes can be collected from any of our branches or offices, in Iraq and internationally, and money placed in the boxes is used to support the orphans registered by the Foundation.

Zakat Al-Fitra can also be placed in the boxes, as authorised by Al-Sayyed Ali Al-Sistani (ha).

Sadaqa Boxes  Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation has designed special Sadaqa (Charity) Boxes, to collect funds to be spent on the orphans registered with the Foundation. These boxes are patented in Iraq.  Money placed in these boxes is considered to have been received on behalf of the needy orphans, according to the permission of the Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Al-Sistani (ha) due to his general guardianship over them. Hence money placed in the boxes is immediately considered Sadaqa before physically reaching the needy orphans.  This permission is exclusive to Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation.  Boxes can be collected from any of our branches or offices, in Iraq and internationally, and money placed in the boxes is used to support the orphans registered by the Foundation.  Zakat Al-Fitra can also be placed in the boxes, as authorised by Al-Sayyed Ali Al-Sistani (ha).

 

Continual Charity

Al-Ayn currently manages seven completed Continual Charity Projects (Sadaqa Jariya), with nine other projects in progress and eight projects planned to commence soon. These projects consist of buildings, lands and houses, endowed as waqf for the benefit of the orphans registered with Al-Ayn, with the custodian of the waqf being the supreme religious authority in Najaf, Al-Sayyed Al-Sistani (ha). The projects being built on these properties either provide direct services to orphans, such as housing complexes or vocational training centres, or are investment projects generating profits for orphans-, such as hotels and commercial spaces. The projects are taking place in Najaf, Karbala, Baghdad, Al-Muthana, Babel and Al-Basrah, and Al-Ayn welcomes donations to build and sustain them.

The Foundation’s Budget (Actual Expenditure)

Amount in USD (Figure) Amount in Iraqi Dinars (Figure) Year No.
400,383 465,242,000 2006 1
969,580 1,126,646,000 2007 2
2,189,304 2,543,957,500 2008 3
2,940,759 3,417,143,250 2009 4
4,224,457 5,908,791,750 2010 5
4,740,463 6,508,387,750 2011 6
6,505,998 7,559,927,380 2012 7
10,258,633 11,942,306,999 2013 8
16,747,367 19,151,982,239 2014 9
29,136,387 32,235,509,074 2015 10
79,727,304 90,859,893,942 Total Amount  

 

Contact Details

Head Office: Baghdad / Kadhimiya
Website: www.aynyateem.com
Telephone: +964 (0) 7703298965
Email:

International Offices

No

Country

Email

Phone Number

Website

1

USA

0013137247690

www.al-ayn.org 

2

United Kingdom

00442037195221

www.alayn.co.uk 

3

Sweden

0046700441058

 www.alayn.se

4

Norway

004745052002

 www.alayn.no

5

Germany

004917683436605

www.alayn.de 

6

Denmark

 

004593992038

 www.alayn.dk

7

Netherlands

0031610610639

www.alayn.nl 

8

China

008615958443847

 

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