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Who is HAD and what does it stand for?2023-04-27T10:17:12+00:00

We are a learning academy providing vital support and training to humanitarians worldwide. We’ve been operating since 2014 but our team have been working in the sector for over 30 years. We like to be known as HAD which stands for the Humanitarian Academy for Development.

What services do HAD provide?2023-04-27T10:16:26+00:00

Our services range from learning & development training courses such as leadership and management as well as bespoke consultancy services which are tailored to specific needs of humanitarian organisations e.g. coaching & mentoring. We are also creating the future generation of humanitarian leaders through our talent and development programme which recruits interns who are interested in the sector.

How can education save lives?2023-07-31T16:54:44+00:00

As you may know, humanitarians work in some of the most risk-prone and disaster hit communities which comes with a variety of challenges such as environmental issues, trauma and dangerous safety issues. In order to combat these issues and help them provide life-saving aid in the best way possible, we at HAD equip aid workers with vital training courses to help grow, develop and transform their abilities so that when a disaster strikes, there are ready to deal with the situation.

How is HAD linked with Islamic Relief?2023-06-14T15:13:33+00:00

We are often described as the “learning branch” of Islamic Relief.  Together, we help equip humanitarians worldwide with the skills and knowledge they need to respond quickly and efficiently in emergency situations. Our close relationship with Islamic Relief enables us to have an in depth understanding of emerging needs and build the capacity of our workforce through learning and development. 

Find out more here: HAD Training for Humanitarian Professionals | HAD (had-int.org)

Which countries does HAD work in?2023-04-27T10:17:51+00:00

As we are a division of Islamic Relief Worldwide, we have access to over 40 field offices. So far, we have worked in over 26 countries and continue to expand our reach.

Do you hold the same values as Islamic Relief?2023-04-27T10:15:18+00:00

Yes, we hold the same values as Islamic Relief which are excellence, sincerity, social justice, compassion and custodianship. These traits express the belief and define the culture of the organisation. We remain guided by the timeless values and teachings provided by the revelations contained within the Qur’an and prophetic example.


How can I donate?2023-07-12T08:37:22+00:00
Will my donations go towards zakat or sadaqah?2023-04-27T10:20:51+00:00

Donating towards education will not be classed as zakat but it will count as sadaqah jariyah as we leave an impact on humanitarians and the communities they work in for years to come.

I usually give towards basic needs like food & water, why should I donate towards education?2023-04-27T10:20:16+00:00

Donating towards emergency appeals and other staple items like food, water and blankets will help relieve some of the pain and suffering people go through but this is a temporary fix. At HAD we focus on long-term impact which is at the heart of what we do. If you believe in empowering humanitarians and building stronger communities, then donating towards one of our causes is the perfect opportunity. You will gain rewards and reap the blessings for years to come Insha’Allah!

How can I see the impact of my donations?2023-04-27T10:19:30+00:00

You can view the impact of your donations through our quarterly newsletters which can be viewed on our website.

How do I know my donations are in safe hands?2023-04-27T10:18:55+00:00

We are accountable to Allah, to our donors and to all those we have the honour to serve. In line with our Islamic values of ihsan (excellence) and amanah (custodianship), we are committed to ensuring your donations are used in the most efficient way and we provide the best possible service to those we serve.

We believe in transparency and accountability. That’s why we’re clear that we have admin and fundraising costs and that they are necessary expenditure for our division to be committed to the highest international humanitarian standards. Aside from these, our courses are also accredited by ILM institute who are the UK’s top specialists in leadership & management courses.


How can I get involved?2023-07-12T09:03:07+00:00

Simply fill out the enquiry form below and we’ll get in touch with you within 3-5 working days.

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What are the benefits of partnering with you?2023-07-12T08:55:50+00:00

Partnering with HAD can help your organisation create more connections and boost company morale. Nothing brings people together like helping others which can also provide you with a great way of engaging internal stakeholders in your values as well as becoming a more socially responsible organisation. We also provide amazing international volunteering opportunities which staff members can choose to take part in groups or individually.

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