muzmatch, the popular dating app for practicing Muslims, is using its platform to help build a school for underprivileged children in Pakistan.
The London-based startup has partnered with the READ Foundation, a non-profit organisation that provides sustainable education systems, for the project. It is aiming to raise a total of $100,000 by the end of Ramadan, which concludes on 23rd May.
The charity campaign has raised $46,000 (as of 15th May) and muzmatch has committed to matching all donations made during the final 10 days of the holy period.
It’s hoped that the school will be built within 12-18 months of the target being hit. The outside of the building will also be painted pink to mirror muzmatch’s brand colours and represent the unique fundraising effort.
Shahzad Younas, founder and CEO of muzmatch, said in a statement: “At muzmatch we’re always determined to raise the bar for what a Muslim centric startup should be about. We knew that raising $100k and actually building a school was highly ambitious, but would be an amazing legacy for our community.
“It’s definitely a priceless feeling seeing just how excited and generous our users have been towards our project, that as a community we will build together.
“For muzmatch to be fortunate enough to be able to match donations is something we have hoped to do for many years, and on a personal level I am humbled we are finally able to.”
Users can easily access the donation page through the app to make their contributions. The scheme is also Zakat eligible, the third Pillar of Islam that requires followers to donate 2.5% of their salaries to charitable causes.
Visit the muzmatch website here.