Who We Are

Alridha Foundation is an independent charitable organisation with projects and events relating to youth, education, academic research, community support and international aid work. We also aim to increase the full and part time education and social welfare of various communities by building schools, creating institutions of higher learning and developing educational programs.
Alridha Foundation emphasises the growing need of peaceful coexistence, religious and racial tolerance. As part of a multi-cultural, ethnic and religious world, we aim to highlight the commonalities between us, thus leading to increased tolerance and understanding. Since 2013, the Foundation has held Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and sends delegations to important conferences at the headquarters in New York throughout the year. Alridha Foundation has its headquarters in London, and operates in North America and the Middle East.
As an independent charity we rely on self-funding projects, community support and donations to assist with our operating financial requirements. We are a registered charity and welcome any financial support to our projects including donations that can be added to the Gift Aid scheme (Charity Registration No. 1142811).

How We Help

Relief and Aid Work

Financial aid and relief is a vital part of the foundation's work throughout the world; specifically in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, London and others.

Advocacy

We regularly participate in international conferences and meetings throughout the year, advocating for human rights in all corners of the world.

Youth Work

We established Alridha Youth as part of our national youth initiative to expand and reach out to the young people of our community.

What We Do

Alridha School has been set up for children to learn and extend their knowledge on religion, and also aims to improve their Arabic language. The school welcomes students from different backgrounds and ethnicity. The classes start from reception, going all the way to year seven and are for both boys and girls. The aims of the school are to motivate and assist students to progress academically as well as encourage them to strengthen their Islamic spirituality.

The Alridha Foundation Research Arm was established in July 2007 to bring the Shi’a Hawza tradition and the Western academic tradition closer to each other as well as to foster greater understanding of Islam. It aims to produce research on traditional and contemporary issues specifically from Shi’a perspective and promote a better understanding of the Shi’a faith, its people and heritage in academia and society.

The foundation regularly participates and organises conferences and meetings at the UN office in New York and Geneva. In addition to this advocacy work on human rights abuses against the Shi’a and others are pursued in Washington D.C., USA and London, UK. The foundation has a Consultative Status with the Economical and Social Council of the United Nations and sends delegations to important conferences at headquarters in New York and Geneva throughout the year.

Financial aid and relief is a vital part of the foundation’s work throughout the world; specifically in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, London and others. In Iraq we are currently working in various cities such as Baghdad, Najaf and Karbala to provide financial support to poor individuals and families. We support Ramadan essentials, housing for the homeless, orphans. disabled, general aid and widows.

Become A Volunteer

We are always looking to expand our current projects and hope to start new ones as well. If you would like to help, then please get in touch with us now!

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