The Al-Mabarrat Charitable Organization is proud to announce its latest project — a community and educational center named Great Revelations Academy. Early last year, a committee working for the non-profit organization came together to launch the endeavor. The project, planned to be a full service community center, has most recently received its 501(c)(3) status, the non-profit designation the team is excited about because it will encourage a larger range of financial donors.
The project is set to construct a state of the art facility. Among its many features, the center will include a banquet hall anticipated to be the largest in the Dearborn area. The school will be fully equipped to accommodate Pre-K through 12th grade with a high-tech science lab, full court gym, and large classroom sizes. The building foundation of the project already exists, located on Miller Road near the Bint Jbeil Cultural Center; it will be fully renovated for the intended uses. This approach will save the project millions of dollars in construction costs.
The organization does not intend to finance the project with any bank borrowed funds. Rather, the combination of the project’s newly recognized non profit certification and the Islamic status of counting towards khums requirement (in both Imam and Sada for anyone following Al-Mabarrat marjaeeya) are estimated to be sufficient funding. Many community members have already given their annual khums commitments to the school, and the team explains that continued support by the community will not only enable Great Revelations to be built, but it will count towards long-term sustainability. All khums paid will be considered a donation to the organization and is also tax deductible. The profits will be constantly recycled throughout the funding of the entire project, lowering tuition costs because the school will not run on student tuition alone.
Perhaps the most anticipated part of the community center is the private school, which will implement a high level curriculum exceeding the Michigan Standard of Education benchmarks. Students will graduate with nationally recognized high school diplomas. Furthermore, among the wide range of core and elective subjects for students to choose from, the curriculum mandates that each student study an hour of the Arabic language each day, as well as an hour of Islamic studies. In a community faced with constant pressures of bullying and drugs, the hour of religious studies is intended to remind kids of spiritual importance, and its effectiveness in staying on a straight path towards a successful future.
Further information about Great Revelations Academy will be revealed at this year’s 26th Annual Al-Mabarrat fundraising iftar dinner. This year, the dinner will be held at the newly built H.Y.P.E Athletics facility located on 23302 W Warren in Dearborn. Al-Mabarrat fully houses and supports over 5,000 orphans and benefits over 7,000 families in Lebanon. It is important to the legacy of the organization that it remains strong and supported by our community as it is abroad. For information on how you can contribute to the organization, please call the Al-Mabarrat office at 313.582.5553 or call Hajj Fouad Beydoun at 313. 333 8899.