Category Archives: Project Rise

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.

UK Bohras hold fundraisers for earthquake victims in Turkey & Syria

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.

Dawoodi Bohras Partner With Aire Rivers Trust to Clean Bradford Beck

Volunteers from the Bradford community of Dawoodi Bohras teamed up with Aire Rivers Trust to clear rubbish from Bradford Beck in Shipley.  People of all ages joined the river clean-up to remove around 1 tonne of litter and rubbish from the riverbanks and surrounding areas. Aire Rivers Trust is a volunteer-led charity that works hard…

Bohra Badminton Players Keep Fit and Raise Funds for Ukraine Victims

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…

Supporting Those Hit Hardest by Covid-19 in India, Pakistan and Yemen

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…

Donating Essential Items for Refugees by Nottingham Dawoodi Bohras

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.

Leicester Bohras Raise Funds for Local One Roof Charity

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.