In a heartwarming gesture of compassion and educational empowerment, Nana Khadijah Orphans Junior Secondary School, based in Misau, has experienced a significant boost from the generous donation of $550 from the family of late Abul Khair Noor. The contribution, facilitated by Dr. Zeeshan Noor, was presented to the school purposely to each student conveyed by Ismail Ahmad, the founder of Zeeshan Noor Institute of Research and Training Advancement.
Founded and fully funded by the philanthropic trio of Hajiya Halima Ibrahim Bature, Malama Asha’u, and Hajiya Ladi Wakilin Waje, the school initially operated as an Islamiya, offering orphans access to education free of charge. Recognizing the need for a holistic education, the founders transitioned the school into a comprehensive institution providing both Islamic knowledge and formal western education from 7am to 6pm daily.
As staunch advocates for the orphans’ well-being, the founders have consistently provided students with essential materials for reading and writing, school uniforms, and occasional healthcare support. The dedicated teachers, largely volunteers, receive incentives for transportation from the founders.
The recent distribution ceremony held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at the school compound marked a pivotal moment. The event, graced by the Divisional Police Officer of the Nigerian Police Force and the In-Charge of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Misau Custodial Center, founders, religious leaders, traditional leaders, and student union bodies in attendance.
Highlighting academic achievements, the school recognized outstanding performance in the concluded exams with the prestigious Dr. Zeeshan Noor Award of Excellence for male students and the Hajiya Halima Ibrahim Bature Award of Excellence for female students. This commendable initiative reflects the commitment of the late Abul Khair Noor family, the school operators and its benefactors to nurturing and celebrating excellence in education.
The Nana Khadijah Orphans Junior Secondary School stands as a beacon of hope, demonstrating the transformative power of education and community support. The collaborative efforts of the founders, volunteers, and benefactors underscore the profound impact that a united community can have on shaping a brighter future for the next generation.
At the conclusion, the congregation was led in prayer by the community religious leader, Sheikh Abdullahi Sambo Musa, for the late Abul Khair Noor’s entire family, Dr. Zeeshan Noor and his sister, for their selfless donation to a Nigerian orphanage, and for Allah to richly reward and bless the family.