Quran Copies for Fishermen’s Children in Somalia

Aksi Cepat Tanggap delivered Quran copies to help Muslim students in Banadir and Mogadishu areas of Somalia.

Somalian children receive new Quran
Children in Mogadishu City receive new Quran copies. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BANADIR, MOGADISHU - Not only food aid, Aksi Cepat Tanggap also provides Quran copies to children living in poverty and humanitarian conflicts. Recently, Quran distribution took place in the city of Banadir and Mogadishu, Somalia, for local fishermen’s children.

Amir Firdausi of Global Humanity Response - ACT reported that the Quran copies were distributed from Saturday (13/2/2021) to Wednesday (17/2/2021) to 980 children that mostly came from families of fishermen and small merchants.

"The distribution locations were Banadir and around the city of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Most of the beneficiaries were children from the families of fisherman and merchants who sell plantation products,” explained Amir, Monday (2/22/2021).

The Quran distribution aims to support children who are learning Islam and memorizing the Quran. These new Quran copies mean so much for them because their families don’t have much money to buy their basic needs let alone to buy new Quran copies.

Banadir has the largest population in Somalia with a total of 2.5 million including 485,000 refugees living around the city of Mogadishu. In December 2020, this area was swarmed by locusts that destroyed farmlands and was also hit by floods. []