Insiyah is planning to travel to Sierra Leone with Vision Action – a UK charity that provides optical aid and services to developing countries in Africa – to help strengthen essential and basic eye care in schools, communities and vision centers. Her visit will include conducting eye tests and distributing glasses to school students, with the hope that this will improve their academic performance.
Volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Nottingham have undertaken a wide range of initiatives over the last year to help make Hucknall a better place for everyone that lives and works there. Those efforts have now been recognised by Ashfield District Council, who presented the Dawoodi Bohras with the inaugural “Outstanding Community Cohesion Award” at a ceremony to honour the remarkable achievements of several local organisations.
Dawoodi Bohras communities across the UK came together over the last month to raise much-needed funds for the international earthquake relief effort. Community members in London, Leicester and Nottingham hosted local fundraisers to gather donations for the charity White Helmets, a volunteer organisation that provides support with medical evacuation, urban search and rescue, and essential service delivery.
To mark the United Nations’ World Teachers’ Day, we spoke to Nisreen Mohamedali of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Nottingham about why she became a teacher and what the profession means to her.
Nisreen is a social science teacher, focussing on psychology and sociology. As Head of Department at Bluecoat Aspley Academy, she manages the social science teachers, helping to ensure that all students are making progress in their classes through effective teaching and learning opportunities. Nisreen is 38 and has been teaching for 12 years.
During Ramadan, the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham hosted a friendly visit by Ashfield Neighbourhood Police Inspector Jon Hewitt and his colleague Police Community Support Officer Simon Gizzard from Hucknall Police Station. Inspector Hewitt, who had never been to a Mosque before, and Officer Gizzard were provided with a tour of the premises and given a…
The Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham organised a collection of essential items to be sent to Ukrainian refugees who had fled to the neighbouring countries of Poland and Hungary.
The Bohras joined forces with other volunteers from across Nottingham to deliver donated items to the City Hospital, from where they are transported by road to refugees in need. Donations included baby supplies, toiletries, medicine and first aid, clothing, bedding and food.
This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of the Bohra women of Nottingham who make and sell decorative bags all over the world.
TGB by Sherwood Specials is a not-for-profit business initiative run by women from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Nottingham. Women and girls from age eight to 80 volunteer their time to make beautiful gift bags that are sold all over the world, with all profits reinvested into the local community.
During the recent cold weather and winter storms, the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham organised a collection of warm clothing to benefit local vulnerable people in need of support.
Children from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Nottingham have been studying food insecurity in their city and taking practical steps to support their local Trussell Trust food bank. Maryam and Taher Adamjee are siblings and young members of the Dawoodi Bohras’ Nottingham community. Maryam said, “The head of the Dawoodi Bohras, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal…
In partnership with Watnall Road Baptist Church and their Lead Minister Rev. Simon J Robinson, the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham have been lending their support to a Government-sponsored Syrian refugee resettlement programme. Local Bohras have been helping recently-arrived refugees by donating clothes, food and other essentials, and then helping them to integrate into the local community and find employment.