Urgent Appeal - Please Help Us Reach Our Target For New School Premises Before Our Lease Ends - Donate Now Via Justgiving (Paypal / Credit & Debit Card Accepted)

School Building Appeal

 

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Background:

Since 2002 Shakhsiyah Schools have been running in rented or leased accommodation. Alhamdulillah both the Slough and London Schools are currently under lease agreements which end in August 2019 and July 2021 respectively. The Schools have been fundraising together since 2010 to purchase new premises, as the Slough lease on Lion House was due to end on 31st March 2016. Alhamdulillah this was extended, initially to the end of June 2016 and then September 2016, and the Slough school found new leasehold premises just in time to allow continuity for the children, parents and Staff. The new premises at Dawson House is considerably larger than Lion House and the children are benefitting from larger classrooms, a school hall for prayer, dining and play. 

 

The trustees and school leadership team worked tirelessly to secure a permanent site within the Slough area. Out of several sites for which planning was submitted there were three sites trustees were advised as having planning potential, however these were all purchased by other parties. Alhamdulillah ISF trustees have been presented with an amazing opportunity to purchase a D1 listed building, in the heart of London, a stone’s throw from our current London School. Alhamdulillah the owners have accepted our bid of £1.8 million to purchase this beautiful building (Subject to Contract).

 

Our Vision for the New Premises:

We aim to develop a vibrant centre for our community with professional modern facilities. We will be able to offer the following facilities in our new premises insha'Allah:

 

  1. A Masjid and Assembly Hall to be used for prayers and collective school learning
  2. Dining hall and kitchen facilities to provide hot food for students in winter
  3. A larger outdoor playground suitable for ball games and team activities
  4. Larger classrooms enhancing learning through reading corners etc
  5. Appropriate heating and ventilation
  6. Access to more suitable toilet facilities

 

Cost

The cost of the site is £1.8 million, the building has been in use as a school and is in very good condition. Alhamdulillah since the launch of our campaign in 2010, we raised over £800,000. This included savings, charity reserves, donations from supporters in our local communities, nationally, and across the globe, fundraising through several school, charity and community events, and qardehasana. May Allah SWT accept this as a Sadaqah Jaariah and multiply it manifold for all who have donated with their time, effort and wealth.


The new premises in Slough needed extensive refurbishment and trustees were faced with the difficult choice of expending some of the charity funds to have continuity for the children, parents and Staff, the only other option was closing the Slough school, which would have brought an end a beautiful community project that had grown over fifteen years. After all refurbishment, removal and planning costs, and after the refund of some of the qardehasna the remaining funds are approx £600,000 which includes £100,000 in charity reserves (Jan 2017).

 

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his  sadaqah." Ahmad

 

Please help us raise funds for new premises. Insha'Allah, you will be supporting not only the Islamic education of our children, but further research into Islamic education, the education of Islamic teachers and many community projects. May Allah reward you for your support in this life and the next. Ameen.

 

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Campaign Fundraising Events:

  1. Fundraising Charity Dinner 2016
  2. Fundraising Charity Dinner 2015
  3. Fundraising Charity Dinner 2014
  4. ‘Celebrating the Muslimah’ – Ladies Fundraising Evening 2013
  5. ‘Celebrating 10 Years of Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation’ – Charity Dinner 2012
  6. 'Quran - Our Beating Heart' - Fundraising Charity Dinner 2010

 

 

Support for Our Campaign

Alhamdulillah, the campaign for new premises has received incredible support since it began. We would like to especially extend our gratitude to the following people:

 

Guided Ways Apps for the appeal on their iQur’an app 

 

Sapna Caterers, for consistently catering our events and reducing the cost of their services. 

 

We would also like to thank all the parents and volunteers who have work tirelessly to arrange events and raise funds for the new premises.

 

May Allah reward all our supporters in this life and the next. Ameen.

 

 

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