Women and children in class with the Gatumba Sheikh.

Painting the Gatumba Mosque

The Ja’afari Welfare team presented themselves Sunday 12th of April at the Gatumba mosque, to paint it’s inside (ladies and gents section). JW members and some other volunteers from the community of Gatumba helped performing this task.

Seminars in Kinama

Seminars were organized by some youths of Kinama from Wednesday 8th of April to Sunday 12th of April 2009. During these five days, the youngsters (men and women) of different communities (Kinama, Gatumba and Buyenzi) participated, including some of our brothers of the Ahlal Sunna too. Each lecture had a different subject, which were elaborated by various speakers. A question and answers session followed.

Jaafary Welfare fully supported all these events by sponsoring transports and meals after each program.

Closing ceremony: Sunday, 12 April 2009

3 different topics were discussed on this Day:

The Imam of the Kinama mosque, Sheikh Fauzi, gave the first lecture; its topic was

“The difference between Shia’ism and sunnism”.

The JW member, brother Hur Ali Fazal gave the second topic in French, its topic was        “The Importance of Dua”.

The final topic was elaborated by the resident A’alim of the Khoja Shia Ithna Ashari Jamaat of Bujumbura, Syed Hadi Hasan on “The duties of a youth”.

Sheikh Fauzi translated his speech from Arabic to Swahili.

Maulana Syed Hadi Hasan with Sheikh Fauzi



Education support

During the 2008-2009 school year, stationeries were provided to children of primary classes of Gatumba, Kinama, Buyenzi, Minago and Rukago.

JW spent a few hours to verify the works done by some of the students and to better encourage them to study, JW offered gifts to the hard working students and to encourage the weaker, JW promised them prices if they would improve.



Medical Aid: 

JW helped people suffering from eye pain by paying the costs of their medical care.




Financial Aid

JW works with some women wanting to develop their business.

JW sells goods and foodstuffs such as eggs, beans, palm oil, soap, flour, clothes,etc… at a price less than the one purchased.

Hence, once sold, these women have a good profit, which allows them to buy more goods and become financially independent.


Other Aids are given to farmers; giving them ability to rent lands and cultivate on them. (This aid was made to seven farmers in year 2008).



Amir al-mu’minin Ali ibn Abu Talib, peace be upon him, said: Charity is an effective cure, and the actions of people in their present life will be before their eyes in the next life. 
                 قَال عليه السلام: الصَّدَقَةُ دَوَاءٌ مُنْجِحٌ، وَأَعْمَالُ الْعِبَادِ فِي عَاجِلِهِمْ، نُصْبُ أَعْيُنِهِمْ فِي آجِلِهِمْ
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The Jaafary Welfare Secretary.