Category Archives: Social Initiatives

Birmingham Easter Egg Donation at Local School

On 31st March, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community from Birmingham visited their neighbours at Brookfields Primary School. During the visit, community members  donated more than 350 Easter eggs to support local families this Easter holiday. The members were welcomed by Headteacher Mrs S Lees, who gracefully accepted the eggs on behalf of the pupils…

World Water Day 2021

Since 2017, Ilham Tayabali and her husband Aziz Tayabali, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of London, set up the Yahya Foundation, a non profit organisation set up to help vulnerable children & communities affected by the crisis in Yemen. Over 50% of people in Yemen do not have access to clean water.  This shocking…

Dawoodi Bohra Leicester Women distribute upcycled plastic planters to battle plastic pollution

On 6th March, Women from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester upcycled over 100 milk bottles into reusable decorative boxes as part of ‘Happy Nests’, an upliftment initiative by the community to repurpose and upcycle plastic waste by transforming it into useful products and artefacts. These boxes were used to give community members a slice…

International Women’s Day 2021

First celebrated in 1911, 8 March marks International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year on IWD, the Dawoodi Bohras of the UK have taken time to speak to and learn from Dawoodi Bohras across the UK of different cities, ages, and…

London community hosts iftar dinner

In the spirit of harmony and unity, the Dawooodi Bohra community of London had the honour of hosting an iftār dinner during the holy month of Ramadan. More than forty guests, both public figures and local neighbours, who have played a vital role in enabling the local Bohra community to integrate and flourish, took time out from…

Art in Mind event hosted by Ladies of London

On Sunday 3rd March 2019, Ladies of London hosted a charitable art exhibition to raise money for the charity MIND – for better mental health. This event, labelled Art in MIND took place in the al-Masjid al-Husainy complex in London and showcased the talent of 11 community artists. The exhibition included a stunning range of work from photography to…

Bohras in Leicester celebrate the festive season with neighbours

On 19th December 2018 the Leicester Dawoodi Bohra Community invited local neighbours and friends for a festive dinner to celebrate diversity and friendship within the local community. The event was held in the new Masjid’s courtyard which gave everyone an opportunity to view the beautiful building and its grounds. The evening showcased what the community…