|Through the grace of Almighty Allah (SWT)
the organisation has prided itself in commemorating 75 years of existence
fulfilling the aims and objectives of its founders in offering quality
social welfare services to our community to the best of its ability
despite many challenges and constraints confronting it.
It is indeed a unique achievement
that it is commemorating it’s Diamond Anniversary with rising
cost of living, increase in the number of families in need of social
welfare support, care for children, abandoned babies and the elderly
some of the challenges it had to address in keeping with its aims.
Many logistical constraints also
emerged within and outside of the organisations operational environment
which were dealt with appropriately and decisively by a band of
active Volunteers on an honorary basis and dedicated staff.
Given the magnitude of the Organisations
operational activities and complex social and psychological issues,
and its various programmes it has strived to a level of service
which you the community can express confidence, as well as share
in its success with pride. We are convinced that all this has been
possible with the Grace and Blessings of Almighty Allah (SWT) and
also not forgetting the generous support of the community. These
achievements are a true reflection of a caring community which the
Over the years the Organisation
had to come to terms with enormous setbacks arising from the demise
of long standing stalwarts and associates who occupied
strategic decision making positions. Each time a vacuum occurred,
it required extra efforts from the remaining Trustees, Board of
Management and Volunteers and through the Grace of Almighty Allah
(SWT) they rose to the challenge so as to ensure that the core business
of the organisation was pursued without disruption.
At the onset therefore we need
to acknowledge the untiring efforts of these mixture of old and
young members that steered the various projects and programmes in
the absence of their forbearers. At the same time these losses exhorted
our Trustees and Members to review the structure of the Organisation
by introducing youth together with the experience to plan the structure
of the Organisation for the future.
At Darul Yatama Wal Masakeen we support the principles of openness,
transparency accountability and integrity in all our homes. All
our homes and the aid to the destitute have been managed in an
orderly efficient and respectable manner. The Trustee Board of
Management and Executive have pledged to continue the running
of the Organisation as always required by Islamic principles and
the country’s law in regards to NPO’s and PBO’s.
The Trustee, Board of Management and the Office Bearers serve
the Organisation as servants of Allah (SWT) on a voluntary basis
without any remuneration or expenses.
All Finances collected
are kept in a non interest bearing account and the Zakaat funds
received independently to the other funds. The assets and income
and expenditure of the Organisation together with the building fund
reserves as per audited financials as at 31 March 2009 together
with the unaudited forecast for 2010 is shown in the graph.
The Zakaat distribution
from Financial year 2008/2009 together with the unaudited
forecast for 2010 is shown in the graph.