What's the impact of MBMF?
Since MBMF's inception in 1975, a total of 24 mosques have been built in neighbourhoods across Singapore. To date, approximately $297 million has been spent on building and upgrading mosques across Singapore through the Mosque Building Programme (MBP) and Mosque Upgrading Programme (MUP). Two more mosques will be completed by 2017 namely Maarof Mosque in Jurong West, Yusof Ishak Mosque in Woodlands, and a new mosque will also be built in Tampines North. In the next three years, Muis will also be completing Phase 2 of the MUP, that will add 2,000 more spaces.
For our madrasahs, over $3 million has been spent on teacher training to expand their capacity, with 193 teachers graduating from the National Institute of Education, Edith Cowen University and Republic Polytechnic.
MENDAKI spends about $27 million annually on education programmes, including $8 million on its flagship MENDAKI Tuition Scheme (MTS) that is highly subsidised. The number of students in MTS has grown to almost 10, 000 Muslim students in 50 centres, benefitting close to 200,000 students in the past 34 years. MENDAKI has also expanded its outreach so that MTS centres operate out of mosques and help those staying near the mosques’ vicinity.