In the year 2005 and at the campus of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Khartoum
, a group of students met and decided to implement a project for sponsoring orphan children. The idea began by sponsorship of five orphans and grew through time till the number of the sponsored children reached 250.
The idea expanded and the said students graduated to become doctors who turned their orphans support project into Rifqah Organization for Orphans Sponsorship, whose membership are still coming from the Medical Sciences Complex of the University of Khartoum.
Rifqah Organization for Orphans Sponsorship, which started as students voluntary organization based at Medical Sciences Complex of the University of Khartoum, has expanded now to have members from the various faculties and universities.
The charity work of the organization has grown tremendously as it now extends sponsorship to about 378 orphan children, who receive monthly payments. This is besides covering the sponsored children by health insurance and academic support.
The organization also have a number of regular projects for the sponsored orphan children, including an entertainment day, school bag, gifts on the occasions of Ramadan, Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha besides cold season clothes project.
And as part of the moral support it extends to the orphans besides the material one, the organization organized its annual entertainment day project for the sponsored children at Aboud Family Park in Khartoum North on April 14, 2017. It included a number of programs and activities for the children that suit their varying ages, including games, theatre shows and other shows presented by the talented children from among the group itself.
The entertainment day, whose all costs were met by the organization, ended with the children returning to their home smiling all the way.
The happiness shown on the faces of the children during the entertainment day has fuelled the enthusiasm of the members of the organization for implementing other support projects for them including provision of 500 school bags at the cost of SDG150 each and 200 bags for Ramadan that is worth SDG500 each, bringing the total projected cost to SDG175000.