The Madina Welfare Project



The vision for the Madina Welfare Project has been in the making for over 20 years, with the co-founders themselves being orphaned at an early age, the project was set up from the loving intention of caring for the poor. Including projects relating to providing free education to children, providing safety and security towards orphans, and to support the less fortunate who find themselves in an unfortunate life circumstance. 

The Madina Complex currently comprises of an orphanage, a primary school, and a secondary school. 

Orphan Sponsorship

The Al-Madina Orphanage has the capacity to nurture 70 children who find themselves in the devastating circumstance of losing a parent.

The cost of sponsoring an orphan is £35 per month which provides for their food, shelter, and annual health checks. 

Each child is provided with a loving home and cared for by the orphanage’s dedicated staff. In addition, freshly cooked food is prepared onsite by kitchen staff using organic produce grown in the orphanage’s garden and fisheries.

Orphans are also provided with an education at the nearby Al-Madina primary and secondary schools where children are taught all national curriculum subjects. 

Please use the buttons below to either sponsor an orphan at £35 per month or to make a general donation to the orphanage complex.

Thank you.

The Orphanage


The orphanage complex itself consists of a main two storey building which includes accommodation, shower facilities and recreational rooms, followed by the orphanage dining hall located close by. Both buildings are connected with a spacious playground for sports and recreational activities.

Orphans are encouraged to participate in recreational activities outside of school including sports, in particular swimming, given Bangladesh’s flood prone landscape.

The Schools

The orphans are taught alongside children from the local community with the all-through school teaching classes from reception to year 11, with national examinations at the end.

The Primary and Secondary schools are free for local community children to attend with qualified teaching staff delivering core subjects. The schools both have plans to incorporate ICT and English language within its curriculum.


Vision takes shape

In 2003 the vision for the Madina Welfare Project began to take shape with plans being drawn and the establishment of a small community centre for locals to gather.

Construction begins

The construction of a primary school began in 2008 with the official opening in 2009, with zero fees for enrolment, uniform and tuition.


In 2014 the primary school was expanded to two floors with the establishment of a secondary school, offering certification up to GCSE level.

Orphanage contruction

In 2017 the construction of the orphanage was initiated.

Orphanage building complete

In March 2018 the building project for the orphanage was completed with the acceptance of the first cohorts of orphans.

Transparency matters

In 2018 CCTV cameras were installed in communal spaces and entry points to the buildings. This was to ensure the safety and security of the orphanage, and the safeguarding of orphans. In additional, this allowed full transparency and auditing of orphanage activities for governmental inspectors. 


In 2019, the first cohort of students took their GCSE exams.

Fisheries established

In 2020 two fisheries were established next to the complex in order to farm freshwater fish for the orphans to enjoy. These fisheries provide the orphans with an ample supply of fish throughout the year. There are plans to procure annexed farmland to grow more fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs for the orphans' kitchen.

Emergency flood relief

The Madina Welfare Project also provided emergency flood relief during the devastating 2022 floods through the distribution of food parcels, and the use of the school buildings to shelter and temporarily house destitute families.

Government recognition

In 2022 the orphanage was officially recognised by the Bangladesh Government which means custodial guidance and care is overlooked by a governmental team, adding another layer of welcomed scrutiny and governance in order to ensure the wellbeing of orphans.