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.
The Dawoodi Bohras of London were privileged to welcome Her Excellency High Commissioner of India Gaitri I Kumar to their Masjid at Mohammedi Park Complex in Northolt, London, to mark the 75th Anniversary of relations between India and the UK.
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.
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.
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.
On 21st June, the Dawoodi Bohra community of Birmingham celebrated the fourth anniversary of the inauguration of their
Tree Planting Last week, the Dawoodi Bohras of London held a tree planting ceremony in honour of HRH The Prince Philip. The head of the local Bohra community, Dr Idris Zainuddin, was joined by Mayor of Ealing Cllr Munir Ahmed and Ealing Councilor Tariq Mahmood to plant a maple tree in the grounds of the…