Category Archives: Project Rise

Addressing Digital Poverty and Its Impact on Society

Digital poverty – the lack of computers, smartphones, & the internet – can negatively impact a person’s access to education, employment, and social services.  With today’s increasing reliance on digital platforms at school and work, those who do not have access to these technologies are at a significant disadvantage. Recognising the importance of addressing digital…

Bradford Bohras Volunteer for #OurCleanRiver Campaign

Project Rise volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford reunited with their partners at Aire Rivers Trust for another clean-up of a local waterway.

This time, the Bohras headed to Kirkstall, Leeds to join other local volunteers in helping tidy and clear paths along the River Aire as part of the #OurCleanRiver campaign spearheaded by the Aire Rivers Trust, a volunteer-led charity that works hard to improve local rivers for wildlife and people.

Bohras Partner with One Roof Leicester on Ramadan Food Drive

The local Dawoodi Bohra community recently organised a food collection drive with long-term partners One Roof Leicester, a local charity that provides accommodation, support and advice to people who are homeless, destitute refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerably housed in Leicester.

Working Hard to “Keep Manchester Tidy” – on Earth Day and Every Day

The theme of this year’s Earth Day – the annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection – is Invest In Our Planet.

This month’s litter pick was, once again, held in partnership with Emma Krinjen-Kemp, Project Manager of Keep Manchester Tidy.  Despite the rain, plenty of Project Rise volunteers worked hard to ensure that all rubbish was collected and disposed of properly, creating a cleaner and more pleasant environment for the local community.

Ladies of London Host Brownie Sundae Fundraiser for Literacy

The Ladies of London, a Dawoodi Bohra women’s empowerment group, recently held a Brownie Sundae Fundraiser to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust.  Dawoodi Bohras have always been encouraged to pursue both religious and secular education, and literacy is the foundation upon which an education rests.  Data shows that 1 in 4 adults in…

London Youngsters Sell Doughnuts in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Research

For Muslims, Ramadan is not only the month of prayer and fasting, but also a time of giving and supporting those in need.  This year, young volunteers from the London Dawoodi Bohra community came together to set up an iftar stall in which they sold Krispy Kreme doughnuts to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support,…

World Health Day: Helping Refugees Impacted by the Earthquake in South-Central Turkey

Dr. Mustafa Ganijee, a member of the Manchester community of Dawoodi Bohras, recently spent time in Turkey providing medical services to people affected by the earthquake in Turkey.  To mark World Health Day – which this year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization – we spoke to Dr. Ganijee about his reflections and experiences.