The Muslim Public Affairs Centre, MPAC, and Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation, ZSF, are collaborating to empower visually impaired Muslims in the areas of education and knowledge acquisition.
On 25th of January, the officials of the two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and issued a joint press statement (below) in the presence of media organisations.
Under the MoU, each of the two organisations is required to share the costs of procuring the equipment and accessories, as well as other associated responsibilities. We pray that Allah (SWT) will bless and enable both organisations to achieve our vision to make knowledge acquisition easier for our brothers and sisters.
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS CENTRE (MPAC) AND ZAKAT & SADAQAT FOUNDATION ON PROCURRING BRAILLE EMBOSSER MACHINE AND ACCESSORIES
Lack of adequate supports for the visually impaired is impeding skill and knowledge acquisition opportunities of those affected by full or partial visual losses.
The visually impaired Muslims in particular are facing increasing problems of accessing opportunity to learn and develop their religious knowledge due to difficulties of accessing Islamic educational materials.
MPAC and ZSF shared the common vision of working towards addressing the welfare and empowerment issues of these visually impaired Muslims through intervention initiatives that will project the beauty of what is possible when Muslim organizations work together with shared values and commitment on community and social projects.
Towards achieving the above vision, MPAC and ZSF are signing a memorandum of understanding today (25/1/17) to kick start the intervention project of providing educational and empowerment materials to the visually impaired persons.
The equipment and accessories to be provided include the following:
- · Braille Embosser Machine
- · A computer system
- · Printer
- · Scanner
- · Scanner reader- Abbey fine reader professional
- · Stabilizer
- · Anti Virus
SIGN: MPAC SIGN: ZSF