In 2018, a group of friends from the Dawoodi Bohra community of London started playing badminton together at Southall Sports Centre as a fun way to socialise and help each other stay fit. As the group of friends expanded, so did the commitment, and now more than 20 London Bohras meet up to three days…
Mrs Shakir recalls talking to a relative who told her that, due to Covid-19 quarantine measures, many people were unable to work, leaving them with no income and unable to meet their basic needs. She wanted to help them. Helping others in need is an integral part of the Dawoodi Bohra faith, especially during the…
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.
Under the umbrella of Project Rise – a global initiative that aims to foster a culture of empathy, awareness and generosity so that no individual is neglected, overlooked or marginalised – the Dawoodi Bohras of Leicester continued their support of local charity One Roof Leicester to provide their clients with food provisions and other essentials.
As part of the Dawoodi Bohras’ global Project Rise initiative – which strives to raise the living standards of poorer members of society through food, water, sanitation and education programmes, as well as protecting and enhancing the natural environment – the Bohra community of Milton Keynes visited a local food bank recently to lend a hand.
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.
Many people continue to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic and this was further exacerbated by Storm Eunice which impacted much of England. The compounding effect of coronavirus and unprecedented climate disruption makes food banks across the UK a primary source of relief. In an effort to raise awareness of food insecurity and support the hungry, the Dawoodi Bohras of London organised a collection of food and useful items for the Ealing and Slough food banks in the Greater London area following Storm Eunice.
Drawing inspiration from Macmillan’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”, the Ladies of London organised their very own “Afternoon Chai” event, selling both sweet and savoury items such as cakes, cookies, samosas and chaat, with endless cups of spiced Indian chai. There was something for every taste, including a chocolate fountain, fresh waffles and even a face painting station for children.
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…
As part of the Dawoodi Bohras’ Project Rise initiative, members of the Bradford community battled through the snow to participate in the planting of 10,000 trees for Bradford Council’s ‘Tree for Every Child’ scheme.