Category Archives: Project Rise

With Milton Keynes Food Bank under pressure due to COVID19, local Dawoodi Bohras lend a hand

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.

London Bohras Step Up to Help Local Food Banks

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.

Ladies of London Serve Afternoon Chai for Macmillan Cancer Support

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.

Nottingham Bohra Children Collect Food for the Hungry

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…

Dawoodi Bohras Volunteer for Queen’s Green Canopy Tree Planting in Bradford

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.

Bohra Volunteers Clear 150 Kilos of Litter from Bradford Streets on World Clean-Up Day

Over 60 people – men, women and children, young and old – from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford marked World Clean-up Day by volunteering to pick up litter from local streets near to their masjid.

Joined by special guest Dr Javed Bashir, Safeguarding Consultant at Strengthening Faith Institutions, the Dawoodi Bohra volunteers cleared up over 150 kilograms of rubbish.

Nottingham Bohras Partner with Local Baptist Church to Support Community

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.

Young Dawoodi Bohra of London turns school project into fundraiser to fight poverty and food insecurity

For her school project, Amatullah Upriwala of the Dawoodi Bohras of London and her classmate Amani Mohamed were asked to raise money for a cause they were passionate about.  Being residents of the Borough of Ealing, they chose to fundraise for the Ealing Foodbank.